The first AEW on TNT show will take place at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC on October 2nd. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, August 2nd at Noon Eastern / 9 am Pacific at AEWTIx.com.
Announced for the show will include the crowning of the first AEW Women’s Champion, Jon Moxley appearing, Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks vs. Chris Jericho & two mystery opponents, and Cody Rhodes vs. Sammy Sammy Guevara.
In an interview with Chad Dukes on 106.7 The Fan, Rhodes explains why Washington, DC was chosen to host the premiere episode of AEW on TNT. Here is what he had to say:
“We had a really strong presence in terms of, in this era, you’re able to track a lot of data. And I know that might sound like, ‘Whoa. That’s the nerdiest answer ever.’ But you’re able to track a lot of data and see where, okay, where did the most views come from for BR Live and things of that nature? And when I say we’ve got these artists who are running this, and these inmates who are running the asylum, one of the best things that we’ve done – myself, Matt, Nick and Kenny – as EVPs with AEW, one of the best things we’ve done is said, ‘Okay, we don’t know how to do this, so let’s hire somebody who does.’
I’ll give you an example. Rafael Morffi, who came from WWE and was there with me as our market rep, that’s the individual who can look all across the board, and who can strategically place us in the best market and service every market that we possibly can, and reflect that data that’s been reflected, and appease that, and all that math and all that science. We’ve built a really great team around us, and short answer, I’m a huge fan of American history. I’m the American frickin’ nightmare. It makes perfect sense that we’re in Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital. So that’s the short answer. The long answer is that we’ve got a lot of really wonderful professional people who said this is the spot you want to be for the first show.”
Tickets will be priced at $250, $90, $75, $50, $35, and $20. The $250 tickets will be within the first three rows of the ringside floor sections. You can listen to the entire interview by clicking on the player below: