Mercedes Mone & AEW Update
As noted before, this past Sunday’s AEW All In event at Wembley Stadium in London, England featured New Japan Pro Wrestling and Stardom talent Mercedes Mone in attendance in the crowd.
PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that his sources stated that the reason why Mone did not make an in-ring or any other appearance at the show beyond sitting in the crowd was due to her still wearing a heavy walking boot for her ankle injury. Johnson reported that AEW production had specifically shot Mone in the crowd sitting down as to not show it.
Johnson also reported that the current expectation within AEW is that once Mone is medically cleared, she will be making several appearances for the company. Prior to her injury, AEW officials reportedly had originally planned for Mone to make her official debut for the company at their Blood & Guts 2023 show this past July in Boston, Massachusetts.
Update on CM Punk & Jack Perry Backstage Incident at AEW All In
As noted before, CM Punk and Jack Perry were involved in a backstage physical altercation incident at this past Sunday’s AEW All In event at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso reported that his sources confirmed that both Punk and Perry have been suspended by AEW and are expected to remain so until the completion of AEW officials investigation into the incident.
Following the incident, PWTorch’s Wade Keller reported that his sources stated that Punk had allegedly threatened to quit on the spot which led to AEW production team to scramble to potentially shuffle the card order for a new opener match and also potentially delay the start of the show over it. Keller reported that cooler heads prevailed in the end and Punk continued on for his scheduled match against Samoa Joe that opened the show.
Fightful Select reported that their sources that Samoa Joe was the person who had quickly broken up the altercation backstage. Those close to Punk reportedly stated that there was not much communication between him and AEW CEO Tony Khan following the incident and went as far as telling others that he “hates this place” in regards to his constant issues in AEW. Many people within AEW reportedly stated that Punk is plenty responsible for those issues.
AEW Touts Record Breaking Success of All In at Wembley Stadium
AEW recently announced that this past Sunday’s All In event at Wembley Stadium in London, England broke several AEW and all-time wrestling records.
It was announced that All In broke the all-time record for largest paid attendance for a wrestling event in wrestling history and highest ever live gate for an AEW event at over $10 million.
AEW: ALL IN LONDON SHATTERS MULTIPLE RECORDS
— Global Pay-Per-View Event Becomes AEW’s Highest Grossing Event in History and Biggest Pro Wrestling Event Ever Held in Europe
—August 27, 2023 – All Elite Wrestling (AEW) announced tonight that “AEW: All In London” shattered multiple records across the professional wrestling industry. The sold-out event, which was broadcast worldwide, saw 81,035 fans from more than 70 countries converge on Wembley Stadium in London, marking the largest crowd in history to ever attend a pro wrestling event in Europe.
In addition, “AEW: All In London” became AEW’s highest grossing event ever and one of the largest pro wrestling gates of all time, generating more than $10 million.
“‘AEW: All In London’ marked a monumental achievement, and showed the world that AEW is not only here to stay, but also a formidable force worldwide,” said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW. “This success wouldn’t have been possible without our incredible roster and talented staff, as well as our colleagues at WBD, who passionately believe in the AEW brand as much as I do, and our amazing partners at Wembley Stadium, Live Nation UK and ITV who worked tirelessly to make this dream a reality.
“Most importantly, we thank AEW’s incredibly loyal fans, many of whom traveled to London from around the world to be part of the event, and have been with us from the beginning. We celebrate this long-awaited moment with all of you and look forward to our return to Wembley Stadium in 2024, where we will once again make history.”As announced during tonight’s event, “AEW: All In London” will return to Wembley Stadium on Sunday, August 25, 2024. Fans can register for additional information on the event by clicking here.