AEW: More on Elite Deletion Match, Anthony Bowens Signing Update, Countdown to Full Gear Ratings

More on Elite Deletion Match at Full Gear 2020

AEW’s Full Gear 2020 event this past Saturday featured a cinematic Elite Deletion match between Sammy Guevara and Matt Hardy.

PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that the match was taped last week at Matt Hardy’s compound in Cameron, North Carolina. Johsnon reported that Tony Khan was the main producer of the match and oversaw the filming of it.

Johnson also reported that Gangrel and Shane Helms appearances were meant to act as closure to the cliffhanger ending of the House Hardy Halloween special on the WWE Network from October 2018. It was also reported that AEW officials currently do not have any plans for Gangrel and Helms to make future appearances but the door is currently open.

More on Anthony Bowens’ Signing

As noted before, Tony Khan revealed in a recent interview with PWInsider that he has signed indie talent Anthony Bowens and Max Caster to official contracts with the company.

PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that while WWE had been interested in signing Bowens for some time, Bowens chosed to sign with AEW instead due to their offer allowed him to remain home in New Jersey and also keep his position as a trainer at the Create-A-Pro Academy in Hicksville, New York. AEW’s offer also reportedly allowed him to continue pursing outside media projects.

AEW Countdown to Full Gear Special Ratings

AEW reportedly drew 245,000 viewers for their Countdown to Full Gear 2020 special this past Friday on TNT, according to Showbuzz Daily.

This was down from the 357,000 viewers from the Countdown to All Out special on September 5th on the network, which aired prior to the start of AEW’s All Out 2020 Buy-in show.

In terms of key demographic ratings, Countdown to Full Gear 2020 drew a 0.09 rating and down from Countdown to All Out 2020’s rating of 0.14.