AEW Full Gear
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PromotionsAll Elite Wrestling
First event2019

AEW Full Gear is a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by All Elite Wrestling (AEW). Established in 2019, it is held annually in November, generally around the week of Veterans Day. The name of the event is a reference to a segment from the YouTube series Being The Elite involving AEW wrestler "Hangman" Adam Page. It is considered one of the "Big Four" PPVs for AEW, along with Double or Nothing, All Out, and Revolution, the company's four biggest shows produced quarterly, and of the four, it is the only to traditionally be held on a Saturday.


Shortly after the formation of All Elite Wrestling (AEW) in January 2019, a recurring segment of The Young Bucks' (AEW Executive Vice Presidents Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) YouTube series Being The Elite began. The segments revolved around AEW wrestler "Hangman" Adam Page, who was always in his full ring gear. The 135th episode of Being The Elite, which was uploaded on January 31, 2019, was in turn titled "Full Gear".[1]

AEW in turn took the title and used it for their November 2019 pay-per-view (PPV) event. The inaugural Full Gear PPV took place on November 9 that year at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.[2] The following year, a second Full Gear was held on November 7, thus establishing Full Gear as an annual PPV for AEW held around Veterans Day—this second event was held at AEW's home base of Daily's Place in Jacksonville, Florida due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3] AEW resumed live touring in July 2021, with the 2021 event held at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[4] The 2022 event was scheduled for the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, marking AEW's first PPV held in the Tri-State area.[5]

AEW President and Chief Executive Officer Tony Khan referred to Full Gear as being one of the promotion's "Big Four" PPVs, their four biggest shows of the year produced quarterly, along with Double or Nothing, All Out, and Revolution.[6] Out of the four, Full Gear is the only one that is traditionally held on a Saturday, so as to not counter-program against the National Football League's Jacksonville Jaguars, which is also owned by the Khan family.[7]


# Event[8] Date City Venue Main Event Ref.
1 Full Gear (2019) November 9, 2019 Baltimore, Maryland Royal Farms Arena Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega in an Unsanctioned Lights Out match [9][2]
2 Full Gear (2020) November 7, 2020 Jacksonville, Florida Daily's Place Jon Moxley (c) vs. Eddie Kingston in an "I quit" match for the AEW World Championship [3][10]
3 Full Gear (2021) November 13, 2021 Minneapolis, Minnesota Target Center Kenny Omega (c) vs. "Hangman" Adam Page for the AEW World Championship [4]
4 Full Gear (2022) November 19, 2022 Newark, New Jersey Prudential Center Jon Moxley (c) vs. MJF for the AEW World Championship [5]
5 Full Gear (2023) November 18, 2023 Inglewood, California Kia Forum MJF (c) vs. Jay White for the AEW World Championship [11]
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

See also


  1. ^ “Full Gear” - Being The Elite Ep. 135. Being The Elite. YouTube. January 21, 2019. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Johnson, Mike (August 31, 2019). "AEW Full Gear PPV Announced". PWInsider. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Defelice, Robert (September 5, 2020). "AEW Full Gear 2020 Set For 11/7". Fightful. Retrieved September 5, 2020.
  4. ^ a b Lambert, Jeremy (September 27, 2021). "AEW Officially Announces New Location For Full Gear 2021". Fightful. Retrieved September 27, 2021.
  5. ^ a b Defelice, Robert (September 4, 2022). "AEW Announces Date And Location For AEW Full Gear 2022". Fightful. Retrieved September 4, 2022.
  6. ^ Defelice, Robert (November 8, 2020). "Tony Khan Likes AEW's 'Big Four' Pay-Per-View Schedule, Announces 'Beach Break' Special For January". Fightful. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  7. ^ Staff (August 10, 2023). "Backstage News On Plans For AEW Full Gear Date And Location". PWMania. Retrieved August 30, 2023. AEW has avoided scheduling pay-per-view events on Sundays in the past because AEW President Tony Khan has stated that he does not want to compete with himself. Khan serves as the Jaguars' Chief Football Strategy Officer, a team owned by his father, AEW lead investor Shahid Khan.
  8. ^ "All Elite Wrestling Event Results". All Elite Wrestling. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  9. ^ AEW Staff (November 10, 2019). "AEW FULL GEAR Recap November 9, 2019". All Elite Wrestling. Retrieved July 8, 2020.
  10. ^ AEW World Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston face off ahead of Full Gear | AEW Dynamite 11/04/20. All Elite Wrestling. November 4, 2020. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  11. ^ Lambert, Jeremy (August 27, 2023). "AEW WrestleDream Announced For October 1, AEW Full Gear To Take Place On November 18". Fightful. Retrieved August 27, 2023.