WWE icon Edge has concerns over All Elite Wrestling's ability to sell out large arenas


After the brand announcement and their first rally last week, the All Elite Wrestling promotion is gathering steam.

Their first shows have been announced, a TV deal is in the works and the likes of PAC and Chris Jericho have gotten on-board; things are looking up for Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks.

Current and ex-WWE talent have also been having their say, with Cody's brother Goldust stating he is 'very proud' of what he's already accomplished.

On a recent episode of their podcast 'Pod Of Awesomeness', multi-time WWE Tag Team champions Edge and Christian both discussed the emerging AEW brand and its first upcoming event - Double Or Nothing - which takes place on May 25 inside the MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas.

Christian was positive about their chances going into it, stating, per WrestlingInc:  "I think they will [sell it out].

"I mean, I think they proved they could do it with ALL IN. I think they've stumbled… not stumbled… worked hard for this and I think there's definitely an interest."

Edge meanwhile chose to look at things on the other end of the spectrum.

ALL IN was in Chicago, which is a wrestling stronghold," argued the Rated-R Superstar.

"Yeah, Vegas is just a little bit different. That's the only reason I question it. And it's a bigger arena. I think they ran a 10,000 seater the last time. This is 17,000+. I hope they do. I really do."

WWE Hall of Famer Edge has doubted AEW's ability to sell out 17,000 tickets for their first event - Double Or Nothing.

Edge does raise a valid point in the fact that they need to sell out 7,000 more seats than ALL IN, and with staying in Vegas not exactly being cheap, there's no guarantee it will be a sell-out, with no full roster confirmed as of yet.

The WWE Hall of Famer did praise Rhodes and The Bucks though for realising their dream and thinks they could make it a success.

"I love the fact that even if they didn't have this vision from the beginning, they realized to shoot for the stars and give this a try," said Edge.

"And then, they run into financial folks like we talked about that are willing to do this with the Khans. It's exciting!"

With the expected signing of Kenny Omega as well once his New Japan Pro Wrestling contract expires, it's certainly a good time to be a follower of All Elite as they count down the days and months until their first show.

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