10 Best AEW PPVs
Check out the 10 best AEW pay-per-views below!
Since the promotion's founding in January 2019, All Elite Wrestling have cemented themselves as one of the top pro wrestling companies in the world alongside the likes of WWE and New Japan Pro-Wrestling.
In keeping with pro wrestling tradition, AEW have adopted the pay-per-view model for their biggest events of the year and fans have been treated to plenty of entertaining evenings over the years to the point a good show from AEW is an expectation rather than a hope.
The promotion currently has a slate of four pay-per-views per year with Revolution, Double or Nothing, All Out, and Full Gear, while AEW co-promotes Forbidden Door with New Japan.
With the latest anniversary of Double or Nothing 2019 - the promotion’s first show in May of that year - having passed not too long ago, AEW have ran 20+ pay-per-views in their short history.
The question is, however, which ones are worth going out of your way to see.
Check out the 10 best AEW pay-per-views in the promotion's history below!
Disclaimer: This list was put together before AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2023.
10. Full Gear 2019
Only the promotion’s fifth-ever pay-per-view, Full Gear 2019 emanated from Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland on November 9, 2019.
This show is primarily remembered for two things. First, we had MJF finally turning on Cody Rhodes, costing him not only the AEW World Title against Chris Jericho, but the chance to ever compete for the championship again.
The other memorable moment occurred during the main event/non-main event of Kenny Omega vs. Jon Moxley in a Lights Out Match. The bout was more violent than expected, featuring a ton of barbed wire - including a barbed wire platform - glass, trash cans and a screwdriver. Jon Moxley would ultimately pick up the win, avoiding a Phoenix Splash from Omega before he hit a Paradigm Shift on the exposed wooden boards in the ring.
The rest of the show was solid rather than spectacular, but when you save the best for the last two matches on the card, that’s probably a good sign rather than a bad one - and it’s not like the rest of the card was bad. Riho defended her AEW Women’s World Title against Emi Sakura, Santana & Ortiz beat the Young Bucks, SCU had a fun three-way with the Lucha Brothers and Private Party over the AEW World Tag Team Titles, and Hangman Page tied his series with PAC at one win apiece - the only member of the Elite to actually win on the night.
We also must not forget about Shawn Spears vs. Joey Janela.