AEW Planning PPVs In The UK

Tony Khan hints at Saturday shows with 8pm start.

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AEW recently announced a working arrangement with major United Kingdom broadcaster ITV, which will see upcoming debut show Double or Nothing streamed via the network's pay-per-view channel ITV Box Office.

In a sit-down interview with the station published today, the upstart promotion's owner revealed this is just the start of their relationship in the country - and that he is hoping to promote PPVs from British soil down the line.

Khan mused that there are "a lot of ways we can take this partnership", and that a major event hosted in the UK, taking advantage of the "proven live audience" would make all kinds of sense.

According to the AEW boss, the issue of beaming back to the USA wouldn't be an issue, as he reckons an 8pm UK start time on a Saturday - translating to an afternoon showing back in the States - would be embraced.

The entrepreneur speculated the show could take place in one of several major London venues, and that it'd be a great way to build a following in the country.

Fans have been clamouring for WWE to put on another major event in the UK for years, their last canonically significant PPV on the isles coming some 27 years ago when Wembley Stadium hosted SummerSlam '92 before a mammoth attendance. Clearly, Khan is aiming to satiate the obvious demand.

Elsewhere in the interview, Khan said there may yet still be surprises in store for Double or Nothing in the next week before the show. He remained tight-lipped, but promised AEW would be "constantly providing people with new reasons" to buy the PPV before 25 May.

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