AEW is set to hold All In London on August 27th, and Tony Khan’s company is very happy about how things are turning out. That being said, WWE has certainly paid attention to this event, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re impressed.
It was previously reported that WWE had an option to play Wembley Stadium last year for Clash at the Castle. They went with Cardiff instead, because there was a payday attached to that for WWE. Paying for a show is a huge driving factor that WWE is considering in a big way for any event that requires a lot of travel.
The big issue with London, and this also goes for WrestleMania in London, is that WWE wants payment to host big events. London is the #1 tourist destination in all of Europe, so they don’t need to pay WWE for that extra PR boost.
Ringside News reached out to ask about AEW All In, and what the internal thought within the company is about that Wembley Stadium show. We were told by a tenured member of the team that, “after what WWE drew at Clash at the Castle, I don’t think we’d have a problem with Wembley. But we want the right deal.”
It was also explained to us that, “WWE is driven on economics. AEW is driven on appearances. The 4-for-1 ticket prices for Wembley speaks volumes.” This is quite interesting, and it is also apparent by the way those two companies operate.
AEW is still selling 4-pack family tickets for All In £24.31 per ticket, which is a discounted deal. Those combos include 2 adult tickets and 2 children’s tickets. They also have quite a few of those packages left.
AEW might have broken big record as they were able to move more tickets than WWE’s WrestleMania 32 events in Arlington, Texas. That does not mean WWE couldn’t do the same thing. The fact is that AEW and WWE are two completely different companies that handle things in their own way.
What’s your take on AEW All In selling out? Do you think WWE could sell out Wembley Stadium faster? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you’re thinking!