Former wrestling executive and media personality Eric Bischoff recently shared his insights regarding the highly-anticipated AEW All In pay-per-view event, slated for August 27 at the iconic Wembley Stadium. With over 80,000 seats sold, expectations for the spectacle are sky-high, and Bischoff believes the spotlight should be focused in a somewhat unconventional direction.
Bischoff emphasized the pivotal role of the audience during the event, stating, "The heartbeat of All In isn't just the athletes in the ring; it's the fans filling those 80,000-plus seats. The responsibility of AEW's creative team, whether it's helmed by Tony Khan or someone else, is to tap into that energy.
Their goal should be to navigate the audience's emotions, ensuring they're on tenterhooks throughout." He expanded on this, noting, "A charged audience catalyzes the emotions in the ring, strengthening the brand image of AEW.
The direction they opt for in presenting this event is crucial. Do they go the usual AEW route with hardcore elements or lean towards a more traditional wrestling presentation, prioritizing drama and storytelling over sheer physicality?"
Bischoff Anticipates Shocking Entrances
Bischoff's intrigue doesn't stop there.
He's keenly awaiting potential surprises that could make headlines. "A surprise appearance by someone of Goldberg's caliber would be electrifying," he mused. "Considering how tight-lipped everyone's been, if Goldberg were to show up, it'd catch me off guard." He also added weight to the potential appearance of Sasha Banks, a consistent WWE figure over the past few years.
"With much of AEW's roster comprising former WWE talents, UK fans will relish the opportunity to witness some familiar faces live. Sasha Banks' return, in particular, would resonate deeply with them. To me, both Goldberg and Banks would be monumental surprises." As the wrestling world counts down the days to AEW All In, it's evident that surprises, both in and out of the ring, are highly anticipated.
Yet, as Bischoff reminds us, amid the lights, drama, and potential returns, the real stars might be the thousands of fans in attendance, ready to make their presence felt.