AEW Revolution is set to feature a big match with Sting and Darby Allin taking on Brian Cage and Ricky Starks in a street fight. That is going to be a high-profile match, and the company needs the biggest attraction they can get; because some new competition just popped up.
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed some new competition for AEW on March 7th. The NBA All Star Game could very well pick the same night as Revolution. This is unfortunate because AEW already changed their date to avoid competition from the UFC.
“So it’s March 7, that is the day of the show. It is going to stay March 7th as of this moment. Of course, nothing is for sure, for sure, but the decision is pretty much for sure. Every night they wanted to go — okay, so they went to Marth 7th because they were trying to avoid avoid obviously, March 6’s UFC pay-per-view, they didn’t wanna go against that. The February show, there was the Canelo and Alvarez fight.
“So, the deal was now the NBA is strongly talking about today, now it’s being talked about, but nothing official, but it’s been the talk. The NBA is strongly talking about the All-Star game being March 7th in Atlanta. So, that would be head-to-head and not far away either, now geographic location, Atlanta and Jacksonville, it doesn’t matter. Being head-to-head with a big sports event, it’s something. The indication I was given is that they’re still going on that day, so that’s the deal. That just popped up this afternoon.”
The NBA has not made a date for their 2021 All Star game official just yet. We’ll have to see what they end up doing. AEW seems cemented on holding Revolution on March 7th, no matter what pro basketball is doing.
Transcription by Ringside News