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All Elite Wrestling kicking off DYNAMITE campaign Thursday in C-U

All Elite Wrestling is taking the pro wrestling world by storm, and it just so happens that AEW has direct ties to Champaign-Urbana via the Kahn family. Tony Khan, son of famed entrepreneur Shad Kahn, is the President and CEO of this new wrestling federation. I posted about their lead investment in the wrestling league back in January, and ahead of their nationally broadcasted DYNAMITE show on Wednesday, December 4th, they will be kicking off their campaign tomorrow, Thursday, October 3rd, right here in Champaign-Urbana.

There will be a meet and greet, as well as other opportunities, ahead of their on-sale on Friday for the December 4th event.

From the press release:

EW’s Tony Khan, Cody & Brandi Rhodes and MJF Visit University of Illinois on Thursday, Oct. 3, for Public Meet & Greets and Media Interviews

— State Farm Center at University of Illinois Selected to Host AEW’s Nationally Broadcast “DYNAMITE” Show on TNT on Dec. 4 —


All Elite Wrestling (AEW) announced that the State Farm Center at the University of Illinois will host its nationally broadcast, live “DYNAMITE” show on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The two-hour, action-packed show will be the first live, nationally broadcast event (other than Fighting Illini men’s and women’s basketball) to originate from the State Farm Center since the building opened in 1963. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. CT at or 866-ILLINI-1. 


Tony Khan, President and CEO of AEW and graduate of the University of Illinois, will visit his hometown of Champaign tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 3, with superstars Cody RhodesBrandi Rhodes and MJF for special meet-and-greets with fans and media interviews.


PUBLIC MEET & GREET:  Thursday, Oct. 3 @ Noon-1 p.m.

  • Anniversary Plaza, south of the Illini Union campus
  • Opportunity to take photos, collect autographs and chat with AEW’s biggest stars 


AEW is a new professional wrestling promotion headlined by members of The Elite (Cody & Brandi Rhodes, Matt & Nick Jackson, Kenny Omega and Hangman Page) and Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley.  For the first time in many years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a growing roster of world-class male and female wrestlers who are poised to bring new spirit, freshness and energy to the industry.  AEW is broadcasting two-hour weekly shows on TNT Wednesdays starting October 2, from 8 – 10 p.m. ET.  The highly anticipated, action-packed matches will take place in different cities across the nation each Wednesday, starting in Washington, D.C., at the famed Capital One Arena.  For more info, check out @AEWrestling (Twitter), @AllEliteWrestling (Instagram), /AllEliteWrestling (FB), AllEliteWrestling (YouTube).

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