WWE announced their next show in Saudi Arabia during last night’s episode of Raw. The company’s superstars will take to the Middle East on November 5th in Riyadh for another massive payday. Crown Jewel might not be the only major wrestling event taking place on that day.

AEW will be running their Full Gear PPV around that same time. Tony Khan is typically careful to not schedule directly against UFC events or big boxing matches. According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, depending on how those events are scheduled, wrestling fans might be treated to a double header of Crown Jewel in the afternoon followed by Full Gear at night.

“It’s [Crown Jewel] November 5th. Because it’s the weekend that AEW Revolution [Full Gear is the name of the November AEW PPV] would normally be on, although it’s a Saturday. But, then again, [Full Gear] would be on a Saturday, but it might be the next weekend. It depends on schedule and things like that. I mean, the AEW November show, the key is that Tony Khan wants to avoid UFC, wants to avoid big boxing, which there often is in November. You can’t avoid college football. You’re going to be against college football, no matter what.

So, the week of that show could, like last year, it changed, they moved it back a week because there was too much competition on the first week. You know, obviously, pay-per-view night is their biggest money nights of the year and they don’t want to lose 10% because they’re going against something really big, let alone two things really big like they would’ve done last year.


I guess that the Saudi show, because it’s earlier in the day, it wouldn’t go head-to-head but there is, you know, depending on what UFC does and what boxing does, if they’re going to do a big show say the next Saturday, then we may have a situation where there’s a pay-per-view show in the afternoon from WWE and in the evening from AEW. It’s all to be determined.”

AEW is already dealing with scheduling nightmares caused by the NBA and NHL playoffs. Tony Khan may also have to bite the bullet and put on a show on the same day as WWE’s Saudi Arabia event. Time will tell if this unique situation will come to pass.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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