AEW: AEW Revolution 2021 Date, Tony Khan on AEW Games & Women’s Division, Scorpio Sky

AEW Announces February Date for AEW Revolution 2021 Event

During the broadcast of Saturday’s AEW Full Gear 2020 event, AEW announced that their next pay-per-view event will be AEW Revolution 2021 and it will take place on February 27, 2021.

No venue was announced for the event but it is currently expected to take place at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida.

Tony Khan Comments on Current Plans for AEW Video Games & Criticisms of AEW’s Women’s Division

AEW held a post-show media scrum following Saturday’s Full Gear 2020 event. Among the hosts included AEW CEO Tony Khan and some of the topics discussed included the current status of AEW’s plans for their video games and his thoughts on the criticisms towards AEW’s Women’s division.

On the topic of the current status of AEW’s video games plans, Khan stated:

“I can’t say too much. We’re making multiple games. We’re working on more than one game in AEW games and we’re going to cater to multiple platforms. We’re going to cater to different kinds of games and different interests. I think we’ll put a title out, a console game that’s best in class for a console game. We’re really excited about it. We have some big surprises to come in 2020. I just can’t say enough, but there’s still time in 2020. The show was great but there is still a lot left this year. That can impact our video game plans and also, we’re going to put something out for those people, like myself, that love putting wrestling cards up together and love to be in the position that I am which is the general manager of AEW. That’ll be fun. There’s going to be a few different titles and then I don’t think we’re going to stop anywhere either. I think we’re going to expand here at AEW Games because it’s a great chance to introduce gaming fans to AEW and introduce AEW to gaming fans, expand and build a business. There’s a lot to come from there.”

On the topic of the current criticisms towards AEW’s Women’s division, Khan stated:

“Serena Deeb, who is a full-time AEW wrestler and a really important part of our roster, is the NWA Women’s World Champion. So, I mean, there was definitely a relationship and there’s definitely a good chance you’re going to see the NWA title defended here but the AEW Women’s title is still our top priority. We have a great Women’s Champion in Hikaru Shida. She’s defended the title against many top contenders and I think there’s still some good matches in front of her. But I thought the match she had tonight was excellent.

I understand what people are saying about the division. I should have probably done better to put some of Nyla’s story when she said she wasn’t going to wrestle again and Vickie said she was going to wrestle again until they got the title shot. I should have used that on Dynamite more. I watch Dark very closely and work on Dark very closely and book Dark, so I’m obviously watching Dark, but I forget sometimes that there’s about half the audience watches Dark for us, typically.

I probably should have put that on and then, to be honest, the time in the real world, Vickie was not able to come those weeks, not because she was sick, but because it was a conflict that she always had. So I gave her that time off and I probably should have made it clear… There’s a lot to putting the shows together.”

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Scorpio Sky Health Status Update

As noted before, AEW recently pulled Scorpio Sky from the card of their November 4th episode of AEW Dynamite due to coronavirus-related reasons. While Sky’s intital test for the coronavirus came back negative, AEW officials were not willing to take any risks with his health nor the health safety of others in the company.

Sky recently stated on Twitter that the person he had been in contact who he was concerned might have contracted the coronavirus ended up testing negative and a second COVID-19 test he recently took was also negative. Sky also stated that he is currently in good health and is eager to return soon for the company.