The success AEW has had with All In II, and the number of tickets already sold in Wembley Stadium, has opened up speculations of new doors AEW could open for their promotion. They have plenty of interesting venues they could go next around the world… But where should they go?
Read about the locations where AEW could expand their horizons in the coming years.
Madrid – Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
For those who follow me on Twitter, you’ve seen several tweets of mine mentioning that AEW should host a show in Madrid, Spain. But not in any ordinary venue… They need to get the biggest stadium that the capital of Spain has to offer, The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium… The home of Real Madrid.
Currently, The Bernabéu Stadium is in the last phase of their renovation plans, so any possible future show in Madrid would most likely take place in 2024 or 2025. However, a show for AEW in one of the most iconic football stadiums in the world would garner tons of attention. It could also create new fans in a region that the sport of wrestling has grown in over the last few years.
Tokyo – Tokyo Dome
There are very few venues that have such rich pro wrestling history as the Toyo Dome does. To many, the Tokyo Dome is one of the meccas of pro wrestling, and fans want to see an AEW show inside of it.
Plans for a Dome show have been discussed in the past. But, the most likely scenario is that AEW would host their co-produced show alongside NJPW for a future Forbidden Door PPV. Of all the iconic arenas mentioned, this one is most likely to happen down the line.
Mexico City – Arena Ciudad de México
AEW needs to improve their approach to the large Latin-American market. One way to get things right would be to produce a show in Mexico. Arena Ciudad de México would be the perfect venue for an AEW show in Mexico. They could also take advantage of promoting their best luchadores—Bandido, Fenix, Penta, Rush, Andrade—that they currently have under contract.
If this show were to take place, the most likely scenario would be a co-produced show with their partners AAA. However, the relationship between the two promotions has been rocky over the last few months due to several circumstances…
Melbourne – Melbourne Cricket Ground
Australia is a country with a vibrant wrestling scene, and fans would love to have AEW in town. If the promotion decides to go to Australia, they should book the Melbourne Cricket Ground as the venue. It’s worth mentioning that back in 2018, WWE hosted a PPV in this same arena and did pretty well.
If AEW truly wants to compete, they have the potential to outdraw that show from 2018. Obviously there are so many interesting venues around the world AEW could go to and host one of their shows. They could do MSG in New York, the EverBank Stadium in Jacksonville, or even the Monumental in Buenos Aire-Argentina. But they could make a huge statement if they went to Melbourne.
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