AEW’s first Fight For The Fallen event in 2019 raised money for victims of gun violence. Last year’s show benefited COVID relief efforts.
For this year’s show, coming our way from Charlotte, North Carolina this Wednesday (July 28) funds raised will go to a local program for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The company’s kicking off the drive with a six-figure donation of their own.
Here’s their full announcement, along with a link where you can contribute:
AEW DONATES $100,000 AND ANNOUNCES INITIATIVES TO SUPPORT CHARLOTTE’S “SAFE ALLIANCE”
— AEW’s “Fight for the Fallen” Donation Drive and T-shirt also to Benefit Safe Alliance’s Programs Supporting Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors —
July 26, 2021 – Continuing its commitment to supporting local communities and charities, AEW announced that at the FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN event in Charlotte, N.C., this Wednesday, July 28, the company will be donating $100,000 to Safe Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing hope and healing for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.
Additionally, AEW will be donating a percentage of proceeds from the limited-edition FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN T-shirts to Safe Alliance as part of the initiative. In the spirit of FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN, which has raised money for the other organizations in past years, AEW also encourages fans to donate what they can to Safe Alliance at: www.AEWFightfortheFallen.com
“Safe Alliance is thrilled to partner with All Elite Wrestling and their annual FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN event,” said Tenille Alexander-Banner, Safe Alliance Director of Corporate and Community Engagement. “Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault survivors have to ‘fight’ each day to heal from the trauma and abuse they’ve endured. Without support from the community, our work would not be possible. We appreciate AEW’s generous gift and thank them for providing hope to survivors in the greater Charlotte area.”
“Giving back to the community and helping make a difference in people’s lives is an ongoing goal for AEW, especially with our annual FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN event,” said Tony Khan, AEW CEO, GM and Head of Creative. “We’re proud to share this donation with Safe Alliance, and through this initiative, we hope we can come together with fans to further Safe Alliance’s important mission.”
Good stuff, especially as wrestling continues the work of making the business safer for everyone in the wake of the #SpeakingOut movement.
Fight For The Fallen is reportedly close to being sold out. The card for Wednesday night at Bojangles Coliseum currently looks like this:
- Hangman Page & Dark Order vs. The Elite in a ten-man elimination tag match. Page’s World title shot with Kenny Omega, and chance for Dark Order to challenge The Young Bucks for tag gold are on the line.
- Chris Jericho vs. Nick Gage in a No DQ match; the second of five matches Jericho has to win to get a singles match with MJF.
- FTR vs. Santana & Ortiz
- Christian Cage, Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus vs. Angelico & Private Party.
- Lance Archer (c) vs. Hikuleo for the IWGP United States title
- Tony Khan will announce “a major new live event”.