AEW held its first stadium show last September with the Grand Slam special edition of Dynamite in New York City at the USTA Arthur Ashe Stadium.
It featured a 30-minute time limit draw between Bryan Danielson and then-World Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega. The promotion had over 20,000 fans in attendance, the highest for a non-WWE event since the July 5, 1999 episode of WCW Monday Nitro at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. All Elite Wrestling also held a special Grand Slam edition of Rampage.
While speaking with News 12 Long Island, AEW President Tony Khan confirmed that AEW Grand Slam will be returning to Arthur Ashe Stadium later this year, but didn’t provide a date.
“Yes, I expect we’ll be back to have AEW Grand Slam Dynamite and Rampage back in Queens at Arthur Ashe Stadium again. It was a huge success for everyone involved and it’s all thanks to this great partnership with the USTA. They were so kind and I think it resulted in a big partnership. It was almost the first million-dollar gate in AEW history just came shy of that but it was really close and of course, we set that record now for AEW Double or Nothing in Las Vegas….We will be back and it will be another hopefully a huge success going back to Queens for AEW Dynamite Grand Slam and Rampage later this year in 2022 again.”
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