WrestleMania 32, headlined by Roman Reigns and Triple H, set the largest paid attendance for a wrestling event in 2016 at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, which had a reported attendance of 101,736 people.
Fast forward to today and All In, AEW's groundbreaking UK debut event scheduled for August 27 at Wembley Stadium, is right up there just next to the record-setting event.
With around 66,500 tickets sold and a gate of approximately $8.35 million, All In is set to be the largest paid attendance for a wrestling event in nearly a decade.
Beyond marking AEW's first-ever event in the United Kingdom, "All In" also signifies the highest-attended event in AEW's short yet impactful history. Prior to this, the record was held by AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City, which pulled in an estimated 20,177 fans in 2021.
All In marks a significant milestone for AEW. The event's success signifies the company's ambitious expansion and further solidifies its place in the wrestling industry. While the match card for All In remains a closely guarded secret, fans can expect the fallout from the second Forbidden Door event to heavily influence the event's top storylines.
The said event represents another one of AEW's boundary-pushing initiatives as a co-promoted PPV with New Japan Pro-Wrestling, which is scheduled for June 25 in Toronto.
Ticket sales for the upcoming AEW event have been strong, with 13,143 tickets out and only a few scattered singles left. It has a gate of approximately 1.5 million Canadian dollars ($1.14 million US), which already makes it the biggest gate for a wrestling show in Canada in over 20 years, surpassing WWE's Elimination Chamber event this past February.
As we eagerly anticipate these mega-events, one thing is clear: whether it's by hosting record-breaking shows or opening the 'forbidden door' of global collaboration, AEW is truly all in when it comes to delivering unforgettable wrestling experiences.