AEW Reportedly Pushing Back Date of Revolution 2021 Event to March
Dave Meltzer reported (via F4WOnline.com) in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that AEW is currently planning to push back the date of this year’s AEW Revolution event from February 27th to a new date in March.
Meltzer reported that AEW officials are currently considering holding the event either on March 6th or March 7th at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida.
One reason for the change in date reportedly is due to AEW officials did not want their event to compete against an upcoming Jake Paul headlined boxing event which was initially rumored to take place that night. Meltzer reported that when AEW’s Full Gear 2019 event ran head-to-head against a Logan Paul headlined boxing event, AEW drew its lowest ever pay-per-view buy rate.
NJPW Announces Date for Sakura Genesis 2021 Event
New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that they will be holding a Sakura Genesis event on April 4th at the Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
This will be the first time that NJPW has held a Sakura Genesis themed event since 2018. This will also be the first time that NJPW has held an event at the Sumo Hall since the 2019 G1 Climax Finals.
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
Lucha Libre AAA and Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre reportedly saw around a 70% drop in revenues for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Mexican sports newspaper Record (via Wrestling Observer Newsletter).
Stardom reportedly generated a paid attendance of 713 for their 10th Anniversary event on January 10th in Tokyo, Japan, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
The NFL announced that they will be allowing 22,000 fans to attend their Super Bowl LV game on February 7th at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. 7,500 tickets was announced to be reserved as free tickets for vaccinated health care workers as appreciation for their work combating the coronavirus pandemic. For comparisons, WWE reportedly is currently planning on allowing around 30,000 fans for each night of WrestleMania 37 at the same venue.
Pro Wrestling NOAH announced that Hajime Ohara recently tested positive for the coronavirus and as a result he has been pulled from tonight’s event in Osaka, Japan.
NJPW reportedly generated a paid attendance of 694 for their Road to New Beginning 2021 event on January 17th, 396 for their Road to New Beginning 2021 event on January 18th, and 470 for their Road to New Beginning 2021 event on January 19th in Tokyo, Japan, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Dave Meltzer reported that the attendance for the January 18th event might have been the smallest ever in company history at the Korakuen Hall.