Preliminary Numbers For AEW Full Gear Revealed

2 weeks ago by Laura Cude

Preliminary Numbers For AEW Full Gear Revealed AEW

The preliminary pay-per-view figures for AEW Full Gear have been revealed.

As per Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer, the following numbers are a very early estimate with more concrete figures not due until later in the week.

With Thanksgiving coming up, later estimates may be delayed while pay-per-view figures not due for another 90 days.

Meltzer reported:

“Regarding the PPV number, Khan noted to us regarding his comments last night that it was based on what they have now. It looks to be similar to All Out, which I’d consider to be a success if it ends up in that realm without C.M. Punk.

“All Out was 140,000 buys. It was below last year’s Full Gear, which did 155,000 buys. Most did not expect this year’s show to have a shot at beating last year’s numbers. The two other Full Gear shows were about 90,000 and 100.000 buys.

“The numbers he had last night were very preliminary and based a lot on advance order numbers, but the company would have a better idea today or tomorrow on streaming numbers.

“Television PPV numbers don’t come in for 90 days but we usually get very strong estimates later in the week. With Thanksgiving that could be delayed a little.

“The point is the number is a very early estimate and could vary significantly but right now the best info is a positive.”

When it came to live audiences, Meltzer explained:

“The show was announced on the air as a sellout and standing room only. It was actually a near sellout, about 600 shy of what would have been a full sellout for the PPV set up at the Prudential Center.

“As noted, the show just topped $1 million, hitting that mark the morning of the show and ending at $1,040,000.

“WWE tops this on every PPV show as well these days, and greatly topped it for shows like Clash at the Castle and WrestleMania that topped $8 million.

“But historically, aside from the five AEW seven-figure gates this year, there has only been one other non-WWE $1 million gate in U.S. pro wrestling history.

“That was the 2019 MSG show that New Japan and ROH put on. 

“Adjusting for inflation there are others, including a few WCW shows during the glory period of that company in 1998 and January 1999, and a few of the most historic matches in the early days of the business.”

AEW Full Gear saw two title changes, as Jamie Hayter became the new Interim AEW Women’s World Champion, and MJF defeated Jon Moxley to become the AEW World Champion.

There were also some highly-anticipated returns as Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks made their first TV appearance since AEW All Out.

Saraya (FKA Paige) also made her in-ring return, defeating Britt Baker.

Catch up with all the news following AEW Full Gear right here.

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