Wrestling fans rejoice, as All Elite Wrestling announced Thursday it will debut a new live event series during the Calgary Stampede.
The new event, titled House Rules, is set to take over the Scotiabank Saddledome on July 15. The non-televised series will offer fans an “immersive experience” that will allow for customized merchandise, unique ways to engage with feature talent and in-show interactions different from what is featured on televised AEW programming, according to a press release.
“We are thrilled to see wrestling return to Stampede Park, the home of the legendary Stampede Wrestling promotion. Calgary is one of the premier wrestling cities in the world, so it’s no surprise that the Calgary Stampede is the premier destination for AEW to bring their ‘House Rules’ show,” said Adam Oppenheim, president of Stampede Entertainment Inc. in the release.
“Wrestling fans will be ecstatic at the opportunity to see this electrifying roster, live and in-person.”
AEW, seen as a main competitor to World Wrestling Entertainment, features a cast of world-class professional wrestlers. From Chris Jericho and Sting, to Jon Moxley (Formerly Dean Ambrose in WWE) and Bryan Danielson (Formerly Daniel Bryan in WWE), followed by a number of exciting up-and-comers and tested veterans, the company has garnered quite the roster since starting back in 2019.
“Wrestling fans will be ecstatic at the opportunity to see this electrifying roster, live and in-person,” Oppenheim added.
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Founded by Tony Khan, AEW has found mainstream success with high ratings, a solid roster and a “highly entertaining product.”
Jeff Jarret, AEW’s director of business development, said the company wanted to bring the show to Calgary to showcase something “extraordinary and memorable.”
“We love the concept of wrestling under the lights at the Saddledome, and we can’t wait for fans to experience our live show in one of the coolest venues in Canada. In addition to satisfying the passions of diehard wrestling fans, we’re excited about creating new fans of all ages,” said Jarret.
Tickets for the event go on sale on Friday, and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.