Last Saturday saw AEW take over the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey for its fourth annual Full Gear PPV. It was AEW’s first pay-per-view in the Tri-state area. Despite being a defining moment for many AEW Stars, the numbers fell shy compared AEW’s previous All Out PPV.
During a recent episode of the Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer examined the numbers from November 19th’s Full Gear pay-per-view. Meltzer observed it did not exceed the numbers from AEW’s last All Out PPV. However, he noted that it did fairly well, considering many people believed that it was going to flop.
“I got the cable numbers, and they were essentially so identical to All Out, it was 0.02 percent down, it was identical in terms of television, but the streaming number was down a little bit, so overall it was slightly down. And I consider that good for this show, because a lot of people said they were going in cold and this pay-per-view’s gonna bomb and this and that. I thought it would be down a little bit. If I was gonna go with a number right now, 130,000 to 135,000.”
Last week’s Full Gear saw many titles change hands and the return of the Elite following the All Out media scrum. It was also a career-defining moment for Saraya who had her first bout in the ring after being out of action for the past 5 years.
All things considered, AEW Full Gear did pretty well. It remains to be seen how AEW will handle things moving forward. For more updates, stay tuned to Ringside News.
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