Wembley Stadium (cap. 90,000) is to host the first professional wrestling event at the venue in more than 30 years, with a show promoted by AEW in conjunction with Live Nation.

The event, AEW: All In London at Wembley Stadium, will take place on 27 August. It will be AEW’s (All Elite Wrestling) first show outside of North America.

It comes one year after Cardiff’s 66,000-capacity Principality Stadium hosted the first major UK stadium event by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) for three decades.

AEW CEO Tony Khan said, “We want our debut in London to be epic in scale, and there’s no better venue than Wembley Stadium to deliver what I know will be one of the greatest events in AEW’s history. This April also marks 100 years of Warner Bros. and 100 years of Wembley Stadium – it’s a fitting time to come together for ‘AEW: All In London at Wembley Stadium.’”

ITV4 shows AEW: Dynamite and AEW: Rampage attracted an audience of 2.8 million men in 2022, and began 2023 by increasing the reach by 45% among men aged 16-34.

Tony Khan’s father, Shahid, is chairman of West London’s Fulham Football Club and NFL team Jacksonville Jaguars. Fulham Football Club earned promotion to the Premier League with playoff wins at Wembley Stadium in both 2018 and 2020. The Jacksonville Jaguars, who have played regularly at the stadium since 2013, will return during the 2023 National Football League season for a ninth game there.

The O2 Arena will host WWE’s first “premium” live event in London for more than 20 years, with its Money In The Bank show, on 1 July. WWE said the decision to bring the event to London followed the success of last year’s Cardiff event.