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AEW’s Grand Slam Set To Return To Queens Later This Year

All Elite Wrestling has had a number of successful events this past year, including Grand Slam, which took place on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 inside the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York. The special Grand Slam episode of AEW Dynamite saw then-AEW World Champion Kenny Omega go up against “The American Dragon” Bryan Danielson in a Singles Matchup, which ended in a 30-minute time-limit draw and then-AEW World Champion Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. defending the title against Ruby Soho in the featured matchup.

A special Grand Slam episode of AEW Rampage would then take place two days later on Friday, September 24th, 2021 also inside the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York and would feature top AEW Star Jon Moxley teaming up with Eddie Kingston to face Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki and Lance Archer) in a Lights Out Match.

AEW President and CEO Tony Khan recently appeared on Sirius XM’s Hit 1 Celebrity Interviews, where he revealed that the Grand Slam special will be returning later this year at Arthur Ashe Stadium and the show will be a yearly tradition.

This is what Tony Khan said:

“It was something I kind of conceived before the pandemic [booking AEW at Arthur Ashe Stadium].” “It wasn’t that sophisticated of a process. I was Googling stadiums with a roof. The last thing I’d ever want is a weather delay, and I realized one of the best stadiums was right under our nose the whole time.”

“This amazing venue, Arthur Ashe Stadium, and the USTA have been so great to work with, and I’m so excited to be able to say that we’re bringing Grand Slam back to New York later this year, and it’s going to be a tradition.”

Tony Khan also spoke about his sleeping routines and how there are days where you don’t sleep as much and there are days where you can catch up on your sleep.

This is what Tony Khan said:

“I pick my spots for everything.” “To sleep, there’s nights where you travel, and you don’t sleep as much. Then there’s other nights, where you get a lot of sleep to catch up. So I try on Sunday, for example, when there’s not a pay-per-view event and there’s no NFL games during the off-season, that can be a good day to catch up on sleep.”

Tony Khan then spoke about how he tried to get Bette Midler’s “Wind Beneath My Wings” for the MJF vs. CM Punk Dog Collar Match, but it was turned down as they wouldn’t want to license it for professional wrestling.

This is what Tony Khan said:

“I really wanted to get Bette Midler’s Wind Beneath My Wings for the MJF vs. CM Punk Dog Collar Match.” “They wouldn’t do it. They wouldn’t license it for pro wrestling. I thought it would have been an incredible thing, especially because I had a specific part of the song that I – in the backend of the second part of the song, that I thought was tremendous for a music video for CM Punk vs. MJF Dog Collar Match At Revolution. But, they didn’t want to do it.”

You can check out Tony Khan’s comments in the video below:

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