AEW Rumors: International shows and TV schedule confirmed for AEW
What's the story?
All Elite Wrestling have been the talk of the town in 2019, and now it looks like they're setting out to rule the world with an incredible event schedule - including events at world famous venues internationally and weekly television.
In case you didn't know...
At the AEW Rally last month, the promotion managed to shock the world by announcing Chris Jericho as a near exclusive signing, only working with AEW and NJPW going forward when he appeared the end of the Double or Nothing Rally to send the wrestling world into meltdown.
Off the back of his signing, it was reported that he had opted to sign for AEW despite being offered a contract by WWE - stating that the AEW offer was "NHL money" and may have been the biggest of his career, signalling a supreme state of intent from the promotion.
The heart of the matter
WrestleTalk have today reported that AEW has five events scheduled, including one in the UK, before their weekly television show starts in October.
It's already common knowledge that Double or Nothing will be AEW's first show, taking place on May 25th at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Arena. The promotion has also previously announced there will be a Jacksonville show in July - but nothing else has been confirmed.
WrestleTalk now claim that "a source very close to AEW" has confirmed to them that the schedule is as follows:
May 25th - Double or Nothing - MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas
June - Unspecified show
July - Unnamed show in Jacksonville, Florida, benefiting anti-gun crime charities
August - Royal Albert Hall, London
September - All Out, sequel to All In and full launch ahead of TV tapings - reportedly from Sears Center, Chicago
October - Weekly television starts, reportedly every Tuesday
WrestleTalk are reporting that AEW could air in October on Tuesday nights on TNT, filling the gap in wrestling fans’ schedules left by SmackDown’s move from USA on Tuesdays to Friday night on FOX.
Double or Nothing takes place on May 25th, fittingly, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The MGM Grand Garden Arena will host the monumental event, and we'll no doubt have more official announcements coming very soon.
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