After the speculations of the last few weeks, also endorsed by Dave Meltzer, the official has finally arrived: in the latest episode of Dynamite, it was announced that All Elite Wrestling (AEW) will debut in Canada in October!
To be precise, the episode of Dynamite and the recordings of Rampage will be held on 12 and 13 October at the Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto. The building has a capacity of almost 8 thousand seats, so it shouldn't be difficult to get to a Sold Out.
Among the initial voices there was that of the Scotiabank Arena, a venue almost always chosen by the WWE for the episodes of Raw and some premium live events. Tickets for the two Canadian shows will go on sale on August 26.
The success of AEW in Canada had already been confirmed by Tony Khan in the past, citing the excellent ratings on the TSN broadcaster. An overseas tour, which should have also touched the United Kingdom, was already scheduled for 2020 but the Covid emergency totally changed the cards on the table.
Tony also added that the AEW roster is full of Canadian athletes and therefore for them it will be a real homecoming. These are his statements: "We are finally back on the road and we have no intention of stopping. We have a rich roster of great Canadian wrestlers and I am thrilled with the possibility of live events in Canada because we have had a great success here from a television point of view."
AEW debuts in Canada
In addition to Chris Jericho, Christian Cage, Kyle O'Reilly and Shawn Spears, to name a few, the Canadian name that comes to mind is undoubtedly that of Kenny Omega: the former world champion has been in the pits for months due to an injury, but it could return to All Out in September.
Consequently, there's plenty of time to make him a great protagonist of the AEW debut in Canada. Omega had among other things stated that, if he had again run into a bad injury, he would have considered the idea of retiring from the wrestling.
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