AEW Fight for the Fallen

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AEW Fight for the Fallen
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Promotion(s)All Elite Wrestling
First event2019

AEW Fight for the Fallen is a professional wrestling event produced by All Elite Wrestling (AEW). Established in 2019, it is held annually in July as a charity event to raise money for different causes, which is a reference to the event's title. Past events have helped raise money to support victims of gun violence as well as those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the 2020 event, Fight for the Fallen has been held as a special episode of AEW's weekly television program, Dynamite.

The first event was streamed for free on B/R Live in North America and aired on pay-per-view (PPV) internationally. The second iteration of the event aired as a special episode of Dynamite, which became its annual broadcasting format. The first two events were held at Daily's Place in Jacksonville, Florida, while the 2021 event was the first held outside of Daily's Place.

History[edit]

The inaugural Fight for the Fallen took place on July 13, 2019 at Daily's Place in Jacksonville, Florida and was All Elite Wrestling's (AEW) third-ever event held.[1] The company held the charity event to support victims of gun violence, with all gate receipts from the event being donated to these victims. The event was titled as a reference to this cause.[2] In North America, the event was streamed for free on B/R Live, while internationally, it aired on pay-per-view (PPV).[3]

The following year, AEW held a second Fight for the Fallen event, this time as a special episode of their flagship television program, Dynamite, which aired on July 15, 2020. It was also broadcast from Daily's Place, but this time, it was due to the COVID-19 pandemic that began in March that year, which forced the majority of AEW's programs to be held at Daily's Place. This second iteration in turn raised money for COVID-19 relief.[4][5]

The 2021 event was announced to also broadcast as a special episode of Dynamite, thus becoming the annual broadcasting format for Fight for the Fallen. It was also the first Fight for the Fallen to be held outside of Daily's Place. Following AEW's return to live touring during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 event was held on July 28 at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina and was the final event in AEW's "Welcome Back" tour.[6] The 2021 event's charitable cause raised money to support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.[7]

Events[edit]

# Event[8] Date City Venue Main Event Charity Ref.
1 Fight for the Fallen (2019) July 13, 2019 Jacksonville, Florida Daily's Place The Brotherhood (Cody and Dustin Rhodes) vs. The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) Victims of gun violence [1]
2 Fight for the Fallen (2020) July 15, 2020 Jacksonville, Florida Daily's Place Jon Moxley (c) vs. Brian Cage for the AEW World Championship COVID-19 relief [9]
3 Fight for the Fallen (2021) July 28, 2021 Charlotte, North Carolina Bojangles Coliseum "The Painmaker" Chris Jericho vs. Nick Gage in a No Rules match Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors [10]
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "AEW reveals date and venue for Fight for the Fallen". F4WOnline.com. Wrestling Observer Newsletter. March 4, 2019. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  2. ^ "AEW - The Road to Fight for the Fallen - Episode 01". YouTube.com. Nightmare Family. June 26, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  3. ^ Upton, Felix (July 7, 2019). "AEW Fight For The Fallen Streaming For Free". RingsideNews.com. Ringside News. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  4. ^ Gagnon, Joshua (July 1, 2020). "Jon Moxley Vs. Brian Cage AEW Fyter Fest Title Match Delayed". Wrestling Inc. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  5. ^ Thompson, Andrew (July 1, 2020). "AEW Fight For The Fallen scheduled for 7/15, Moxley vs. Cage set for the show". Post Wrestling. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  6. ^ Nason, Josh (June 11, 2021). "AEW ANNOUNCES DATES FOR FYTER FEST, FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN, ROAD RAGER". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved June 13, 2021.
  7. ^ Rueter, Sean (July 26, 2021). "This year's Fight For The Fallen to benefit domestic violence & sexual assault survivors". Cageside Seats. Retrieved July 28, 2021.
  8. ^ "All Elite Wrestling Event Results". All Elite Wrestling. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  9. ^ FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN IN 2 WEEKS - THE MAIN EVENT IS SET | FYTER FEST NIGHT 1, 7/1/20. All Elite Wrestling. July 1, 2020. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  10. ^ All Elite Wrestling [@AEW] (June 11, 2021). "Get your tickets now for the #AEW #WelcomeBackTour 7/7 - #RoadRager Miami, Florida 7/14 - #FyterFest Night 1 Austin, TX 7/21 - #FyterFest Night 2 Dallas Metro Area 7/28 - #FightForTheFallen Charlotte, NC Tickets for all 4 events can be found at AEWTIX.com" (Tweet). Retrieved June 11, 2021 – via Twitter.

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