Cody Rhodes, who serves as an executive for AEW (All Elite Wrestling), which is a promotion that launched back in January, has confirmed that the company is scouting stadiums for potential upcoming shows.
The first official event under the banner of AEW is Double or Nothing that is scheduled to take place on May 25th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho 2 is expected to headline this show. Their second official show goes down July in Jacksonville, Florida at the Fight for the Fallen event.
In an interview with the WINCLY podcast, the Executive Vice President of AEW, discussed potentially running stadium shows.
“To be frank, I have a couple site visits in the next few weeks that are stadiums,” he confirmed. “So, it doesn’t mean anything. There’s no promises, no contracts, no nothing like that. Just me and my business partners checking out a few spots. That would be really exciting [to host that many people]. I mean, that would be a dream come true to have over 40,000+. When you get between that 40 and 80 range a Wrestlemania-like event has, that Superbowl event-like has…that’s something special. But I know that we don’t want to — we really got to do this right. We got to crawl before we walk and we’ve got to walk before we run, and you’ve seen companies that have a lot of financial backing take shop that they shouldn’t take, so, we’re just trying to be careful.”
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H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.