An update has been provided on the number of pay-per-view buys for the AEW Full Gear event.
AEW Full Gear took place last Saturday, November 19th from Newark, New Jersey. It was a newsworthy event that saw Maxwell Jacob Friedman (MJF) win the AEW World Title for the first time thanks to William Regal turning on former AEW World Champion Jon Moxley by handing MJF some brass knuckles that MJF used to knock Moxley out – while the referee wasn’t looking – and leave with the gold.
Jamie Hayter also won her first championship by beating Toni Storm to win the AEW World Women’s Title. At the time, it was called the Interim AEW Women’s Title, but that changed on AEW Dynamite this past Wednesday when it was announced that Thunder Rosa’s reign as champion ended due to injury.
Samoa Joe also won the TNT Title in a triple threat match with former champion Wardlow and Powerhouse Hobbs. The tag team of Darby Allin & Sting also picked up a big win by
In an update on the number of buys for AEW Full Gear, Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio noted that the early estimates are that the show did between 132,000 and 135,000 buys. It is a bit below the estimates for September’s AEW All Out pay-per-view which did between 135,000 to 142,000 PPV buys.
As Meltzer explained, the cable numbers for Full Gear were similar to All Out, but the streaming numbers were down a bit.
“I got the cable numbers, and they were essentially so identical to All Out that it was 0.02% down, which is like a couple of dozen viewers. The number was identical as far as television, but the streaming number was down a little bit. Overall, it was slightly down.”
“If I am going to go with a number right now, maybe 132,000-135,000 in that range.”
If those numbers are accurate then it would be down from the 2021 edition of Full Gear, which reportedly did 145,000 pay-per-view buys. That show was headlined by “Hangman” Adam Page beating Kenny Omega to win the AEW World Title for the first time.
The gate for Full Gear passed the $1 million mark, which made it the fourth straight million-dollar show for AEW as Owner/President Tony Khan mentioned last week. The estimated gate is actually $1,040,000.
AEW Revolution is the company’s next pay-per-view taking place at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California on Sunday, March 5th.