AEW fans in Canada have been waiting a long time to see their favorite promotion live and in person. Tony Khan has wanted to cross the northern border for quite a while. Unfortunately, the COVID pandemic happened and made it next to impossible to run international events for well over a year.
Now that things are getting back to normal, AEW is working on plans to make its Canadian debut. The event has not been finalized yet. It looks like Toronto will be the target city to host the show.
In this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer talked about AEW’s process for planning a Canadian event. The venue choice is still up in the air but will be a major building in the market. An AEW show in Toronto would be expected to sell out, regardless.
“AEW has at least started work on the idea of a Canada debut in Toronto. It’s not yet known when and what arena they would run. If the debut would be a Saturday night PPV in November, they may want to take the chance of Rogers Centre, the former Skydome. I don’t think they could get 50,000 but people in the market tell me they believe they could get 30,000, but more likely they’d play it safe and run Scotiabank Arena.
There is also the issue of their American fan base traveling to Canada and whether those restrictions will change to having it be relatively simple like it would have been pre-pandemic if they are going for a stadium show since much of their PPV audience is a traveling audience. A PPV there would theoretically sellout any arena they have.”
AEW fans in Canada have been waiting a long time for the company to do a show there. It looks like the wheels are now in motion for that to happen. It could be a matter of time before an announcement is made that will make Canadian fans very excited.
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