AEW entered the game as an alternative for WWE, but Vince McMahon’s company carried on with business as usual. Although both sides have taken shots at each other with small references in creative, it seems that WWE is also making big moves to shut down AEW’s touring options.

AEW is embarking on a new journey in the UK, and their turnout for All In London saw tickets fly out of the Wembley Stadium box office. That being said, AEW’s options are a bit limited thanks to WWE.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that WWE put a clause in their contracts that prohibits venues from hosting AEW events. It isn’t an outright ban, but it does prohibit AEW from running shows in the same timeframe as WWE at the same venue.

There is an interesting note that in arenas that do rent to both AEW and WWE, WWE has put clauses in its deals that AEW can’t run a certain number of weeks before or after the WWE show, and also that AEW and the arena can’t announce the show or sell tickets until after the WWE show has taken place


WWE might not give much attention to AEW, but this is certainly a sign that they are aware that Tony Khan’s company is making moves. We will have to see if this creates any sort of issue in the years to come.

AEW is going to keep branching out into every market they can. Hopefully, they don’t encounter too many roadblocks put up by WWE along the way.

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