It has emerged that AEW could make a change to the date for the Full Gear pay-per-view that is currently scheduled for November 6.
The date now clashes with both a big UFC show and a big boxing fight, so it would seem smart to move it so there’s less competition for pay-per-view buys.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer explained:
“Well I don’t know that it’s likely to be moved, but it’s gonna have the toughest competition that they’ve ever had. It’s scheduled for November 6 in St Louis, and UFC’s running Madison Square Garden that night. They (UFC) have a loaded show.
“It’s Kamaru Usman against Colby Covington for the Welterweight Title which is a pretty big fight, Rose Namajunas against Zhang Weili for the Strawweight Title which is a pretty big fight as well, Justin Gaethje against Michael Chandler, which is fireworks, Luke Rockhold returns against Sean Strickland, and Frankie Edgar against Marlon Vera. I mean it’s a loaded-up show, as it always is when they go to MSG.
“They (AEW) try to avoid big boxing, they try to avoid UFC, and the biggest draw in boxing Canelo Alvarez is fighting Caleb Plant in Las Vegas that night as well. So it’s two giant pay-per-views that both could do pretty substantial numbers. And also the key is that they will get the two primary cable pay-per-view channels. If it’s a cable company that only has two channels for events, AEW will be knocked off. That’s not gonna be a lot of them but it will be some. But it’s not so much that, and of course people can always go to Bleacher Report and things like that as far as ordering it, that’s not really – I mean you can always get it.
“But the competition is really tough that night. It would probably behove them to move it back a week. But, just the way the whole thing is, with St Louis booked on November 5 (for Rampage) and everything, so it’s gonna take a lot of work to move it. But it can be done, and it’s been done (for other shows). But right now it’s a bad night.”
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Before we get to Full Gear, AEW has its All Out pay-per-view in Chicago this coming Sunday, which is headlined by CM Punk’s in-ring return against Darby Allin.
We’ll keep you updated if there are any more updates on the November pay-per-view.