All Elite Wrestling to return to Wembley after record-breaking debut

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All Elite Wrestling will return to Wembley Stadium next year after a sell-out crowd of 81,035 attended the promotion’s first-ever event at the venue on Sunday.

It marked the largest crowd ever for a professional wrestling event in Europe, and also became AEW’s highest-grossing event of all time after generating more than $10m (£7.9m/€9.2m).

During Sunday’s show, it was announced that AEW will return to Wembley on August 25, 2024. AEW said that Sunday’s event, which was produced in conjunction with Live Nation Entertainment, attracted fans from more than 70 countries.

Tony Khan, chief executive, general manager and head of creative at AEW, said: “’AEW: All In London’ marked a monumental achievement, and showed the world that AEW is not only here to stay, but also a formidable force worldwide.

“This success wouldn’t have been possible without our incredible roster and talented staff, as well as our colleagues at WBD (Warner Bros Discovery), who passionately believe in the AEW brand as much as I do, and our amazing partners at Wembley Stadium, Live Nation UK and ITV who worked tirelessly to make this dream a reality.

“Most importantly, we thank AEW’s incredibly loyal fans, many of whom travelled to London from around the world to be part of the event, and have been with us from the beginning. We celebrate this long-awaited moment with all of you and look forward to our return to Wembley Stadium in 2024, where we will once again make history.”

AEW announced plans for its inaugural Wembley event back in April. It marked AEW’s first event outside of North America and the first time that Wembley has staged a professional wrestling event in more than 30 years.

AEW’s previous attendance record was 20,177, which was set during an event at New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium in 2021.