All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has announced that they will host their first major wrestling event at Wembley Stadium since WWE’s Summerslam 1992.
The event, titled “AEW: All In London at Wembley Stadium,” will take place later this year. Tony Khan, the CEO of AEW, expressed his excitement about the event, stating that the UK is one of the most important markets in professional wrestling, and AEW is coming in hot as the number one wrestling company in the UK on television.
He added that they want their debut in London to be epic in scale and that there is no better venue than Wembley Stadium to deliver what he knows will be one of the greatest events in AEW’s history.
“This April also marks 100 years of Warner Bros. and 100 years of Wembley Stadium – it’s a fitting time to come together for ‘AEW: All In London at Wembley Stadium,’” he added.
The announcement follows AEW’s tremendous growth in TV viewership in the UK. AEW programming has been the highest ratings driver for men aged 16-34 on ITV4 since the start of 2022, reaching 2.8 million men on ITV platforms in 2022. At the beginning of 2023, they increased their reach by another 45 percent among men aged 16-34.
Shahid Khan, the Chairman of Fulham Football Club and owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, has a history with Wembley Stadium.
Fulham Football Club earned promotion to the English Premier League with playoff wins at Wembley Stadium in both 2018 and 2020, and the Jacksonville Jaguars have regularly hosted a home game at the stadium since 2013 and will return once again during the 2023 National Football League season for a ninth game at Wembley.
“AEW: All In London at Wembley Stadium” will be a homecoming for several top stars, including AEW Women’s World Champion Jamie Hayter, Saraya, Nigel McGuinness, Pac, Anthony Ogogo, and more. The event will be produced in conjunction with Live Nation Entertainment.