AEW is making some big plans for the future, and Tony Khan is very happy about their progress so far. A new event, WrestleDream is coming in October, but the company already has some stiff competition.

After AEW All In London, Tony Khan was pleased to announce that WrestleDream is coming to AEW, a tribute to Antonio Inoki. He has big plans for the show to incorporate NJPW talent as well.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that WrestleDream already some big competition. The NFL has a big game already scheduled on that night, and the New York Jets vs Kansas City Chiefs game could steal a lot of viewers away from AEW.

The 10/1 show will be called Wrestle Dream. A major note is that it will be a Sunday night show, meaning for the first time AEW will be going against NFL Sunday Night Football for a PPV. Khan had in the past always avoided the NFL, for obvious reasons. Even worse, the game will be the New York Jets vs. Kansas City Chiefs, meaning Aaron Rodgers vs. Patrick Mahomes, and it is expected to be the highest rated Sunday night game of the season. It also means three PPV shows in five weeks. 


Tony Khan was quite coy about the idea of Mercedes Mone finding her way to AEW. Tony Khan also noted that Inoki was “wrestling’s greatest dreamer.” That event should be a big one in Seattle, and he seemed very excited about that. Tony Khan said that there are a lot of possibilities for NJPW crossovers for that show, and he “expects them to participate.”

AEW has teased the of adding more pay-per-views. It appears that Wrestle Dream will be a new event on AEW’s schedule. As of this writing, no matches have been announced for Wrestle Dream, but Tony Khan is very excited about the event. That being said, he needs to book a big show in order to attract attention away from the NFL.

What’s your take on AEW WrestleDream? Will you be ordering the show? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you’re thinking!

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