AEW President Tony Khan has explained the reason for the Full Gear 2021 pay-per-view date change, following All Out.
Earlier this year, it was announced that this year’s Full Gear event will take place on November 6. During last night’s All Out event, it was stated that the pay-per-view will now be a week later, on Saturday, November 13.
Speaking during the post-show All Out media scrum, Tony Khan confirmed that the event was moved so it wouldn’t clash with a big UFC show announced November 6.
Explaining how the move benefits both parties, Tony Khan said:
“I really would prefer not to compete head-to-head with, honestly, knocking over for one thing, but also, Dana is a really good friend of mine and I don’t really see any point of taking money off of each other’s plate.
“He’s got a big pay-per-view that day and I was actually able to, when you find out what we’ve got set up, it’s a logistically big change, but I think in the end, it probably is going to work out better for us and work out better for them. Then, my friend and I both get to do our shows on back-to-back weekends and be very happy.”
“I can’t get into the destination (of Full Gear), but I will say that we will still be in St. Louis for Friday night Rampage, which is the night before.”
In the closing moments of All Out, Bryan Danielson made his first appearance for AEW, debuting new entrance music. After the pay-per-view, Danielson opened up about his relationship with Vince McMahon, following his WWE departure.
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