UPDATE: We were contacted by AEW with an update saying that Tony Khan was not on the flight to Chicago. However, we did get confirmation that his family plane did in fact make the trip from Champagne to Chicago over the weekend.
AEW head back to Chicago the first week of September for three huge shows, as they return to the NOW Arena for Dynamite, Rampage, and All Out.
But it sounds like Tony Khan has more planned for the Windy City.. as I was told that AEW is said to be hitting the Chicago area hard, as they want it to be their #2 market. We previously reported that AEW 100% wants CM Punk to be in Chicago, as it isn’t a matter of IF, but a matter of WHEN to have him appear. But that isn’t all..
While speaking to sources in AEW, I was told that the company has been eyeing the United Center as a potential venue for when they return to the Chicago area, which was expected to be later this year. Previously AEW has ran in Chicago the night before Thanksgiving, with a special Thanksgiving Eve edition of Dynamite.
Additionally, sources have confirmed to me that Tony Khan and the EVP’s flew in his private jet on Sunday from Champagne-Urbana to Chicago. Everyone is being very tight lipped about what exactly they were doing in the Windy City, but sources told me that the trip was potentially for them to film some promo stuff at the United Center. This would fall in line with rumors and rumblings that I had been hearing that Tony Khan was expected to make a big announcement soon, which was believed to be event/venue related.
I will keep you updated when I hear more about Tony Khan’s business trip this weekend to Chicago.
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