As previously reported, AEW President and CEO Tony Khan appeared on the WFAN 660 Sports Radio Program and announced that All Elite Wrestling will be holding an episode of Dynamite on Wednesday, September 22nd from the USTA Arthur Ashe Stadium, which is a tennis stadium located in Queens, New York. It was also announced that this is AEW’s first-ever stadium show at a tennis complex and also the first-ever wrestling show hosted at the USTA Arthur Ashe Stadium.
An update was recently provided, where it was noted that Khan spoke with Kate Feldman of The NY Daily News and revealed that the event will be called Grand Slam. Khan also said no city is more synonymous with wrestling than New York City, while also comparing the upcoming Dynamite show to recent Dynamite special events like Blood And Guts and Winter Is Coming.
Chris Jericho also spoke with The NY Daily News and said it is a celebration and a victory for AEW to go back to the road again after the effect the COVID-19 pandemic had. Jericho also said that AEW will be vindicated as the coolest wrestling company in the world today after they take control of New York City.
This is what Chris Jericho said:
“It’s a trumpeting call that AEW is back on the road at the highest of levels. It’s ready to take control of New York City. It’s a celebration. It’s a victory.” “We’ll be vindicated as the coolest wrestling company in the world today. What fans can expect is what we’ve been doing, just at a higher intensity level and a higher energy level because of the people in the crowd giving us more inspiration and more energy and more reward for what we’re doing.”
Despite there being concerns on what the storylines will be for Grand Slam as it was indicated on the article that AEW President and CEO Tony Khan was the one behind writing every Dynamite episode on his own since late 2019, Chris Jericho assured that it will be one of the biggest shows in AEW history.