AEW World Champion Jon Moxley will defend against MJF in Saturday’s AEW Full Gear main event in Newark, New Jersey.
The Elite (Young Bucks & Kenny Omega) will be making their first appearance since being stripped of the AEW Trios titles as they take on Death Triangle for the titles.
In the trilogy, AEW Tag Team Champions The Acclaimed defend against Swerve in our Glory.
Interim AEW Women’s Champion Toni Storm will defend against Jamie Hayter while TBS Champion Jade Cargill will defend against Nyla Rose.
ROH Champion Chris Jericho defends against Claudio Castagnoli, Bryan Danielson and Sammy Guevara in a quadruple while TNT Champion Wardlow defends against Samoa Joe and Powerhouse Hobbs in a hat-trick.
In her first match in five years, Saraya returns to the ring against Britt Baker while Jeff Jarrett makes his AEW in-ring debut, teaming with Jay Lethal against Sting & Darby Allin.
“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry takes on Luchasaurus in a cage match to complete the main card.
Excalibur welcomes us to the pre-show alongside Taz & Tony Schiavone and scans the map.
All-Atlantic AEW Champion Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta, Chuck Taylor, Rocky Romero and Danhausen defeated QT Marshall, Aaron Solo, Nick Comoroto, Lee Johnson and Cole Karter
(The party match kicked things off, as it was a way to really introduce more serious behavior to Danhausen.)
Best Friends’ very mysterious and very evil mystery partner didn’t show up at the start of this one. Taylor & Trent took turns with Solo and Johnson suffered the same fate with Roppongi Vice. Romero hit his clotheslines forever in the corner, as Marshall was ping-ponged with punches. Factory deprived Excalibur to hit his line for a hug from the Best Friends group, as Taz stole it, while Factory hugged Marshall.
Trent was isolated momentarily until he got to his knees to avoid a Karter frog splash and laid Marshall down with a rear suplex. Cassidy lit up Comoroto with her little kicks. Used his speed to counter Karter, Solo & Johnson and delivered ten loop shots to Marshall. Cassidy tried a DDT satellite, but Marshall braked in a pop-up punch. Trent countered a Cutter into a Tornado DDT, as everyone took turns playing their big moves until Cassidy starched Johnson with a satellite DDT. Karter wiped out all three of his teammates on a dive, while Rocky, Taylor and Trent made triple dives. Marshall countered Orange Punch into a Cutter and was about to piledriver Cassidy on the ring steps.
Before Marshall can do so, Danhausen, with a new crown, walks in and has a pot of teeth and a spike. A German slingshot on Marshall, Northern Lights release on Karter, a lariat on Solo, a German slam on Johnson led to Cassidy hitting an Orange Punch on Comoroto. Danhausen poured loose teeth into Comoroto’s mouth and hit a pump kick for the win.
-Behind the scenes, Renee Paquette is with new AEW roster member Konosuke Takeshita. He was happy with his performance last night on Rampage and happy to be back in America. He thanks Tony Khan and the fan, as it is his dream as he has officially moved to America.
Ricky Starks defeated Brian Cage (with Prince Nana) to advance to the Title Eliminator tournament
(A good semi-final match that really had Cage in control for the majority of it, as Starks was selling his ribs almost all the time. Starks had to go through two monsters in two days, so the toll is taken on his body. )
Ethan Page joined on commentary for that match, as Cage attacked at the bell, but Starks turned it into a slugfest that spilled out. Cage hit a superplex from the ring apron inside and posed for the crowd. Starks attempted a comeback, but was quickly beaten into the corner. Cage really focused on the ribs until Starks landed a boot in the corner and followed that up with back elbows and a clothesline. Starks tried a cross body from the top, but Cage caught it in a back breaker for two. Starks countered a reverse DDT into his own DDT Tornado, tried Roshambo, but the ribs were injured. Cage tried Weapon-X, but Starks got a roll up for a super close two. Starks responded with a spear for his own downfall. Cage hit a Powerbomb, Loopbomb, and Disc Lasso, but again Starks was kicked out. Starks dodged a top rope elbow, Cage looked for an F-5, but Starks countered a Destroyer and then Roshambo for the win. Page watched Starks from the ramp, as the Title Eliminator tournament finals are scheduled for Dynamite.
A video package of Saraya’s return to the ring in 5 years airs ahead of her match with Britt Baker tonight.
-Backstage, Renee Paquette is with Eddie Kingston, who is moments away from his dream match. He tells Renee he doesn’t want to talk right now, but he was 18 when he saw Akiyama and can’t put into words how he feels about this match. You can hear the crowd singing for Eddie.
Eddie Kingston defeats Jun Akiyama
(A fantastic back-and-forth battle only enhanced by Kingston’s respect and admiration for Akiyama.)
Massive ovation for Kingston, as Akiyama crossed a chop, while Kingston blocked a high knee to start. Both men fought for position before Kingston got a full nelson, Akiyama got the ropes and ate a chop from Kingston which echoed. An exchange of chops and forearms rang out loud as Akiyama’s chest is beaten red. Akiyama was sent to the outside, as Kingston chased him, looking for a half-half on the apron, but Akiyama countered with a DDT and a guillotine knee to the apron. Arms locked, Akiyama hit a hard curb kick and piledriver for two.
Akiyama was cut in the ropes again, as Kingston bit him and nailed a superplex. Machine gun chops from Kingston, as Akiyama absorbed them and hit the machine gun forearms. Kingston responded with more chops and hit a half and a half. Both men appeared to deliver Exploder suplexes before Akiyama hit a charging knee for the double down. Kingston dodged another Exploder and hit his own perfect DDT. Backhanded fist slumped Akiyama, who blocked a second into an Exploder and charged the exposed knee for two close. Kingston retaliated with a Northern Lights bomb and hit another back fist to put Akiyama away for three. Kingston was moved to tears as it was the biggest win of his career with the respect he has for Jun Akiyama. Kingston bowed and shook Akiyama’s hand, as he handed Akiyama the ring to applause in a very classy move.
Kingston took the mic after the game and said not to thank him, it’s about thanking the fans for coming and thanking Jun Akiyama. Kingston shows respect to Giant Baba, Rikidozan, Mitsuharu Misawa, Jumbo Tsuruta and Antonio Inoki and hopes he made them all proud. He went to browse the PPV map himself, but got cut off, so he just said goodbye and left, which was pretty hilarious.
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Excalibur & Taz are joined by Jim Ross to form the show’s announcement team.
“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry defeated Luchasaurus (with Christian Cage) in a Steel Cage Match
(An opening war that led to one of Perry’s biggest wins of his career. It was a great opening contest.)
Excalibur notifies us of falls or submissions only in this cage match. Perry used his speed early on to dodge Luchasaurus’ claws, spring out of the cage, and hit a missile dropkick. Luchasaurus grabbed Perry and the lawn threw him into the cage and already opened him up. Luchasaurus separated Perry, threw him into the cage several times, and delivered a Razor’s Edge into the cage for two. Perry countered a chokeslam wedge into an armbar, but was cut high with a huge choke slam by Luchasaurus, who followed with the Cutthroat for two.
Luchasaurus found himself facing referee Bryce, which allowed Christian to pickpocket referee Mike Posey, who had the keys to the cage door. The door is open, as security went to escort Christian, but Luchasaurus chased them away. Perry landed a dive from the ring to the ground, but Luchasaurus blocked another dive and launched Perry into the cage. Luchasaurus threw a table, two chairs, and Perry himself into the ring. Luchasaurus took too long and Perry hit a series of dropkicks and kicked Luchasaurus in the face into the cage. Perry was in the background on the apron, as Luchasaurus attempted a chokeslam through a chair, but Perry countered by getting Destroyer up out of the chair and Killswitch into the chair for two.
Perry went for another launch from the chair, but this time Luchasaurus blocked him in a chokeslam through the chair. While in the corner, Perry fought free and hit an avalanche of sliced bread, as the pair sat down as the Undertaker that led to a slugfest. . Perry had a Sleeper, but Luchasaurus hit back in multiple Tombstones, but Perry didn’t give up. Luchasaurus tried a Cutthroat across the table, but Perry got a sleeper, sat Luchasaurus on the table, and swung a chair towards his face. Perry climbed into the cage, hugged his late father, and landed a huge elbow across the table. Snare Trap was applied and Luchasarus was submitted. After the match, Perry climbed over the cage and hugged his mother and sister at ringside.
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