The pro wrestling world witnessed the emergence of a brand new promotion in 2019. All Elite Wrestling gained prominence as an “alternative” to WWE. The success of AEW’s flagship show “Wednesday Night Dynamite” led to founder and owner Tony Khan introducing a secondary weekly television program, “Friday Night Rampage,” in 2021.

Tony Khan had been wanting to create non-televised live events for quite some time. The 40-year-old brought WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett to help with the creation and management of house shows. The company just dropped a huge news on social media in regards to live events.

AEW is finally commencing with the launch of live events, per the latest statement from the company. Dubbed “AEW House Rules,” this live event series will take place on “select weekends in markets across the United States,” with the first-ever AEW house show set for March 18, 2023, in Troy, Ohio.

AEW Announces Launch of Live Events Series: “AEW House Rules”

— Intimate, Weekend Events to Kick Off in Markets

Across the U.S., Starting March 18 in Troy, Ohio —

Feb. 1, 2023 AEW CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan today announced the launch of “AEW House Rules,” a live event series taking place on select weekends in markets across the country. Continuing the promotion’s meteoric rise and following the success of “AEW: Dynamite” on Wednesdays on TBS and “AEW: Rampage” on Fridays on TNT, fans can expect an up close and personal experience at local venues along with a spectacular and engaging environment.

These non-televised, live events will showcase an electrifying mix of matchups featuring the stars of AEW. Each event offers an even more immersive experience for fans, including customized merchandise, unique ways to engage with featured talent and in-show interactions different from what is featured on televised AEW programming.

The first AEW House Rules show will take place on Saturday, March 18 in Troy, Ohio, at the Hobart Arena and will feature Ohio’s own Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli, Dr. Britt Baker, Darby Allin, Orange Cassidy, and many more. Tickets for all AEW House Rules shows start at $20 plus fees and can be purchased at starting Friday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. ET. Further show dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

“As a lifelong fan of professional wrestling who grew up attending house shows, AEW House Rules is an exciting next step in our journey, giving fans a new level of access to top-tier professional wrestling,” said Tony Khan. “We’re always looking for meaningful ways to engage with our fans, and AEW House Rules will be a great way for them to connect with our incredible talent and experience AEW in an intimate setting.”

“The extraordinary success of AEW changed the landscape of professional wrestling as a whole, not only by providing a fresh new product, but also by raising the bar in a manner that many deemed impossible a few years ago,” said Jeff Jarrett, AEW’s Director of Business Development. “Now as we expand to live house shows, fans can expect an innovative approach and get up close with the best talent in professional wrestling. In addition to satisfying the passions of diehard fans, we’re excited about creating new fans of all ages through these entertaining events.”

“I’m looking forward to teaming with Jeff Jarrett to oversee the expansion and growth of our live event touring schedule,” said Rafael Morffi, AEW’s VP of Live Events. “AEW House Rules ramps up our commitment to creating positive, memorable experiences for fans at our shows, and we’re thrilled to kick off the initiative on March 18 in Troy, Ohio.”

The announcement comes ahead of the live broadcast of Dynamite, which is taking place at the Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, tonight. You can read our live coverage of AEW Dynamite by clicking on this link. For more news like this, stay tuned to Ringside News.

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