All Elite Wrestling wanted a really robust displaying at Full Gear after the debacles of All Out. The corporate didn’t get a house run, nevertheless it leaves New Jersey with the main focus again on what’s taking place within the ring, new champions, The Elite again and the individual everybody it believes it wants on the high.
The 26-year-old MJF defeated Jon Moxley in the primary occasion to change into AEW world champion for the primary time at Prudential Middle on Saturday. The Plainview, Lengthy Island native believes he’s professional wrestling’s subsequent megastar and he’ll get his likelihood to show it. Listed here are six takeaways from stable AEW Full Gear.
To the Max
There have been so many story paths AEW may have taken with MJF’s ascension to the highest of the corporate as world champion, among the many youngest in professional wrestling historical past. After loads of babyface leans, it selected to maintain him a dastardly heel with a brand new ally. Friedman has William Regal to thank for as he turned on Moxley, his fellow Blackpool Fight Membership member.
MJF wrestled the vast majority of the main-event-worthy match as a babyface, doing the “Come on!”, banging the mat to get the followers behind him and Moxley’s smugness was getting him booed. That every one modified when MJF pulled the referee in entrance of him knocking him out. Friedman then went to make use of his Dynamite Diamond ring after saying he wouldn’t. Regal then got here out to carry him to that.
MJF, after dropping the ring, bought caught in a bulldog choke by Moxley and tapped out, however the ref didn’t see it. As Regal informed Moxley to wake him up, he grabbed the ring and tossed MJF his brass knuckles. He used them on the champion to get the 1-2-3. Friedman celebrated by doing snow angels on the ramp and delivered a full-heel and profanity-laced tirade within the post-event media scrum. MJF is again in his full glory, he’s champion and has a brand new story to inform with Regal.
If that is the place Saraya is ranging from after a five-year absence from the ring due to a neck harm, we’re in for a enjoyable experience. Saraya, previously referred to as Paige in WWE, delivered a robust first outing in AEW with Britt Baker doing a terrific job serving to her by it. Saraya pinning the previous AEW girls’s world champion in the course of the ring after back-to-back Rampaiges. It wasn’t good, however she actually appeared like see belongs on the high of the division, however will want a greater story round her contemplating the gang’s tepid response at instances to the match.
Saraya confronted Dr. Britt Baker at AEW Full Gear on Saturday.AEW
Saraya slowly bought up from her first dwell bump in 5 12 months and gave a enjoyable little sassy strut to point out folks she’s OK. Baker labored Saraya’s neck early and sometimes within the clear story of this match as issues rightfully began gradual. Issues turned halfway by as Saraya started to search out her footing after a lot time away due to her neck harm. There was one clunky powerbomb from Saraya the place he realized it wasn’t nice and sort of forgot to pin Baker shortly, however apart from that she appeared like she nonetheless belongs.
The Elite returned utilizing “Stick with it Wayward So” to a giant ovation. One way or the other AEW went two months with out giving an actual on-screen rationalization for his or her absence, however the crown informed you why by letting out loud “F—ok CM Punk!” and “Colt Cabana” chants. The circumstances across the All Out press convention and the suspension that adopted clearly turned Kenny Omega and Matt and Nick Jackson babyface.
These six by no means disappoint and so they turned in one other superbly frantic conflict. The top got here when Rey Fenix was reluctant at first to make use of a hammer tossed to him by PAC as he had been prior to now. The modified within the end when Fenix fought off a One-Winged Angel by hitting Kenny Omega within the head with the hammer and rolling him up for the pin so Demise Triangle may retain the titles.
After the match, AEW introduced the match would be the first of a best-of-seven collection that might culminate – and sure will – on Jan. 11 on the Kia Discussion board on Los Angeles, which is Younger Bucks nation. Nearly as good as these group’s chemistry is, we are going to see if they will inform a compelling story six extra instances.
Buddies change into Foes
The story of the Ring of Honor world champion match was what teammates may assist and belief one another most. Ultimately, it was none of them in one of many matches of the night time. Sammy Guevara and Chris Jericho’s bond didn’t final too lengthy as Guevara hit a Spanish Fly on Bryan Danielson, however Jericho went proper right into a Lionsault to attempt to make the most of it. It prompted Guevara to tug Jericho off a pin of Castagnoli. Guevara totally turned on Jericho after a hug, however couldn’t get the three-count after a capturing star press to him. Then it was Danielson turning on Castagnoli, hitting him a Flying Knee after his Blackpool Fight Membership associate tossed Guevara out of the ring.
A ton of false finishes adopted with the gang totally behind both Danielson or Castagnoli. It ended with Guevara in a Massive Swing and Jericho leaping over him to hit Castagnoli with a Judas Impact after which a second one to retain the belt. Glorious story, glorious match and we in all probability get a Jericho-Castagnoli rematch at ROH Closing Battle in December.
Samoa Joe is your new TNT champion within the greatest shock of the present. Joe, who had lately turned on his former tag group associate Wardlow, hit “Powerhouse” Hobbs with the belt simply because the champ had accomplished his Powerbomb Symphony. Hobbs handed out within the Coquina Clutch to make Joe each the TNT and Ring of Honor TV champion. Favored this rather a lot. Taking the belt off Wardlow with out him truly being crushed ought to ignite an enormous feud between him and Joe. Wardlow can be significantly better chasing the belt once more.
One the ladies’s aspect, we would have had a riot in Jersey had Jamie Hayter didn’t beat Toni Storm for the interim AEW girls’s wold championship. Fortunately, she did in a match the exceeded expectations.
All of the false finishes have been actually efficient, beginning with Insurgent clocking Storm with the belt, however the champ was capable of get her shoulder up. Then Baker, carrying a hoodie, stomped Storm on the surface, however she kicked once more. It drew boos from the gang till Hayter kicked out of a Storm Zero, bringing chants of “Jamie!” Storm, who could have damaged her nostril, was capable of knock Baker off the highest rope, however she took the turnbuckle pad together with her. Hayter launched Storm into the uncovered turnbuckle. She hit Hayter-aide for the 1-2-3 and an enormous pop. It means AEW is preserving Hayter a heel for now and gradual burning any breakup with Baker.
Darby Allin and Sting over Jeff Jarrett and Jay Deadly (No Holds Barred)
This was probably the most complicated and messy match of the night time and it seems like we watch certainly one of these pure chaos contests with Sting and Allin at practically each pay-per-view. They went from brawling exterior the ring for two-thirds of the match to on the lookout for tags once more as soon as they bought again to the ring. Satnam Singh bought concerned each time he needed and Jeff Jarrett’s finest second was hitting Allin with a guitar shot as he was making an attempt a Coffin Drop. The match ended when Sting countered a Deadly Injection into Scorpion Demise Drop and Allin delivered a coffin drop for the pin. The end result feels prefer it cuts the legs out of Jarrett and Deadly as heels earlier than they even bought began. It additionally feels lengthy overdue for Allin to be doing greater than this.
Jade Cargill over Nyla Rose to retain the TBS championship
Cargill by no means disappoints together with her PPV apparel, breaking a Cheetara-themed Thunder Cats outfit this time after Rose street in on an Eddie Guerrero-like automotive. Once they tried to wrestle extra technically, it was a bit gradual and clunky, however the energy stuff was spectacular. Cargill did should kick out of Rose touchdown her personal Jaded finisher on her. The champ ultimately hit the transfer herself to retain in a solid-at-best match. With all of the story across the TBS championship itself, it will have been good for the belt to play a task within the match itself.
“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry over Luchasaurus (Metal Cage)
Outdoors of a bizarre sequence the place Christian Cage stole the important thing from the surface referee and opened the cage door to spill the motion exterior, this match completed every little thing it wanted. It informed a top quality story of babyface resiliency for Jungle Boy. He gained with a diving elbow off the highest of the cage with Luchasaurus laid out on high of a desk after which bought him to submit within the Snare Entice. Now the query is will this story finish for Jungle Boy or will AEW match him up with Christian Cage when he’s totally heathy.
The Acclaimed over Swerve in Our Glory (AEW tag group championships)
Swerve Strickland mercilessly attacked Anthony Bowen’s “injured” proper arm all through the whole match, giving his group the advance for many of it. Regardless of the behest of Strickland, Lee refused to make use of the clippers on the finger of Bowens. Strickland slapped his associate and Lee left him all by himself for The Acclaimed to retain. This breakup felt a very long time coming and wanted as Strickland can change into probably the greatest heels within the firm.
Zero Hour Outcomes
Chuck Taylor, Trent Beretta, Orange Cassidy Rocky Romero and Danhausen over The Manufacturing unit (QT Marshall, Aaron Solo, Cole Carter, Lee Johnson and Nick ComorotoRicky Starks over Brian Cage (World Title Eliminator semifinal)Eddie Kingston over Jun Akiyama
Largest Winners: MJF, Jamie Hayer
Largest Loser: Darby Allin
Match of the Night time: Ring of Honor world championship match