AEW to Hold WrestleDream PPV in Seattle on Oct. 1 in Honor of Antonio Inoki


TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 07: General view during the Late Wrestler Antonio Inoki Farewell Ceremony at Ryogoku Kokugikan on March 07, 2023 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)

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All Elite Wrestling is formally broadening its pay-per-view calendar.

According to Aidan Gibbons of Cultaholic, AEW CEO Tony Khan stated throughout Sunday’s post-All In media scrum that the business will hold a WrestleDream pay-per-view in honor of the late Antonio Inoki. The occasion will happen at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle and is set for Sunday, Oct. 1, which is the 1 year anniversary of Inoki’s death.

WrestleDream will come almost a month after All Out 2023, which is set for Sunday, Sept. 3. Khan likewise verified that Full Gear 2023 will be hung on Nov. 18, so the addition of WrestleDream breaks the long space in between pay televisions.

” I can reveal here for the very first time that on October 1 at the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, it will be the first-ever WrestleDream,” Khan stated, per Ian Carey of “WrestleDream, 1 year anniversary of the death of fumbling’s biggest dreamer. I believed it would be really fitting and after All Out, you will not need to wait on Full Gear in November.”

Khan included that he is confident that NJPW Superstars will have the ability to take part in WrestleDream.

” I’m enthusiastic, I’ve spoken to them about it,” he stated. “I believe they wish to take part in the program and send out individuals and they are really encouraging of it which I wish to do something for him.”

A legend of the fumbling service, Inoki was the first-ever IWGP Heavyweight Champion and the very first Asian WWF Champion.

Khan remained in favorable spirits after the enormous success of Sunday’s All In pay-per-view at Wembley Stadium in London, as the program set a brand-new record for presence at a professional fumbling occasion with a crowd of 81,035 The occasion was so effective that AEW revealed at the end of the program that it would be going back to Wembley Stadium next summer season for All In 2024.

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