AEW Reveals Its First Show Will Be At The MGM Grand

We knew that All Elite Wrestling's first show would be Double Or Nothing, and now we know where and when that event will take place.

At the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day, Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks confirmed that the rumors were true. That their promotion, All Elite Wrestling, was becoming a reality. Aside from that and that the first event would be called Double Or Nothing, we weren't really given much more information on what the future might hold for AEW.

The members of The Elite involved in the promotion did reveal that on January 8, 2019, they would be holding a press conference in Jacksonville, Florida to disclose more information. That is currently going on as we type this. One of the first things announced was where and when Double Or Nothing will be taking place.


After revealing that AEW will be working closely with Chinese promotion OWE, Rhodes and The Young Bucks let us in on when the massive event will take place. Keep May 25, 2019, clear on your calendars as that's when Double Or Nothing will be taking place. Judging by what was said about the event, it will effectively be All In 2. This time around though, the event will not take place in Chicago.

Las Vegas will be the host city for AEW's first ever show. More specifically, The MGM Grand Arena. One of the most interesting things about that announcement is the arena's capacity. Wikipedia lists it as being more than 17,000, a full 7,000 more fans than came to All In. Ambitious? Maybe, but then again All In's 10,000 tickets did sell out in less than half an hour.

As mentioned above, at the time of typing this the press conference is still ongoing. As well as revealing the date of Double Or Nothing, various talents have been announced as signees for All Elite. SoCal Uncensored, Britt Baker, MJF, and Joey Janela just to name a few. What will be interesting to see now is what AEW has planned for the company and its wrestlers between now and May 25 to help build towards its big debut show. Rhodes also added that the promotion's second show will take place in Jacksonville, but no date was revealed for that show.


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