AEW has been running television and pay-per-view tapings in the United States for multiple years now. The company is now trying out holding shows outside of the country.

AEW is heading up north soon to host the first set of tapings in Canada. It marks the first major pro wrestling competitor to WWE in two decades to host TV in the country.

When speaking to the “Toronto Star”, AEW CEO Tony Khan expressed his enthusiasm for bringing “Dynamite” and “Rampage” north of the border. He has great confidence in the roster for the shows.

“For AEW and for wrestling fans, this debut in Toronto is a huge milestone,” Khan said. “WWE has run shows in Toronto and through Canada for decades but there has not been a challenge or promotion with the level of international TV penetration that AEW has with our great roster of wrestlers, our unmatched financial resources, and our international television partnerships in two decades.”


The last major promotion to run in Toronto, Canada was WCW in 1999 with the Mayhem pay-per-view. The event had a tournament to determine the new WCW World Heavyweight Champion. The victor ended up being Bret Hart, who defeated fellow Canadian Chris Benoit in the finals.

Wednesday night’s “Dynamite” card will see “The Bastard” PAC defending his All-Atlantic Championship against Orange Cassidy. “Daddy Ass” Billy Gunn will also be in action against Swerve Strickland, furthering the rivalry between World Tag Team Champions The Acclaimed and former champs Swerve in Our Glory. The show will be main-evented by Bryan Danielson challenging Chris Jericho for the ROH World Title.

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Andre Porter

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