The pay-per-view buy estimates for AEW Full Gear 2022 have been revealed.
AEW Full Gear took place in Newark, New Jersey on November 19.
As per the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, reported estimates are as follows:
“The best PPV estimate right now is 137,000 to 140,000 buys, although if you go by the hard television numbers we have, that current estimate may be low and the final number could wind up significantly higher.
“Based on television PPV numbers we have, it is up 16.2 per cent from All Out, up 24.3 per cent from Forbidden Door, and down 9.3 per cent from Double or Nothing. Forbidden Door ended up right at 140,000. All Out was also estimated at 140,000 but final numbers, which have ended well up for the prior two shows with full numbers at 4,000 and 12,000 above the early projections, could put it higher.
“And this estimate if TV numbers correlate to final streaming numbers, as they almost always do, that estimate could end up way low and this show could end up as a major surprise by the end. But the streaming numbers we got were down about seven per cent and AEW is doing more than 70 per cent of streaming buys these days.
“It was also 20.7 per cent up from Anderson Silva vs. Jake Paul on television buys. There were a ton of late buys because it was down 0.1 per cent in the first week from where All Out was after week one.
“The key to this is All Out was Punk vs. Moxley and this was MJF vs. Moxley and it held up, and could end up better and even significantly so.
“The other key things on the show would be the Elite return and the Saraya in-ring debut and perhaps The Acclaimed being hotter in the same match as took place in September.
“Tony Khan talked about 140,000 after the show, but that was with only preliminary data in, then internally they started getting streaming numbers that indicated closer to 130,000, but none of those included television buy estimates.”
The event saw Kenny Omega and the Elite return to take on Death Triangle for the Trios Championship in what retroactively became the first match in the best of seven series.
Saraya also made her huge in-ring return scoring the victory over Dr Britt Baker D.M.D, and Jamie Hayter became Women’s World Champion with a win over Toni Storm.
MJF became the new AEW World Champion by defeating Jon Moxley with an assist from William Regal.
The alliance between Regal and MJF looks to be short-lived as reports point to Regal returning to WWE imminently. Read the latest on this story right here.
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