AEW had a plan to run Full Gear on November 5th, but that didn’t work out. There is some big competition already, primarily from the UFC with their Madison Square Garden event. Tony Khan made the decision to change the date, and that is what happened.

During the media scrum following All Out, Khan addressed the company’s reason for moving Full Gear. They changed their date to November 13th, a date that Ringside News reported was under consideration, and it was done to avoid that competition.

”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.”

AEW obviously wants to present a big pay-per-view on a night where they don’t have so many other things to worry about. CM Punk himself said that the company’s biggest competition is losing fan interest.


When it comes to where Full Gear will take place, Khan said, “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.” We have heard rumors about Minneapolis, but they have not been confirmed. Fans will know soon enough.

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Felix Upton

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