Tony Khan Explains Reasoning For AEW Full Gear Date Change
Credit: All Elite Wrestling
AEW likes to ensure their pay-per-views are as big of a deal as possible.
That will also be the case for the company’s next big show, Full Gear, which is one of the factors that the date for the event was shifted one week back to November 13 from November 6.
During last night’s post-All Out media scrum, AEW President Tony Khan explained the reasoning for the change in dates, touting not wanting to compete with ‘good friend’ Dana White’s big UFC 268 pay-per-view event which happens on November 6 from Madison Square Garden in New York.
“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.”
(h/t to Fightful for the transcriptions)
Related: AEW All Out Results (9/5/21)