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AEW – Full Gear (2022) (Wrestling Review)

AEW

Full Gear

Newark, New Jersey

Nov. 19th, 2022

 

Ten Man Tag Team Match
Best Friends (Chuck Taylor & Trent Beretta), Danhausen, Orange Cassidy & Rocky Romero vs. The Factory (Aaron Solo, Cole Karter, Lee Johnson, Nick Comoroto & QT Marshall)

This wasn’t a great match and the wrestling wasn’t the focus here. The story in match leading to Danhausen is all that mattered and he got an insane pop. 

3 / 5

AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament Semi Final Match
Brian Cage (w/Prince Nana) vs. Ricky Starks

Starks is hurt a little and this gave the David vs Goliath comeback for him. Crowd popped huge at the end and this was a solid match by both. 

3 / 5

Singles Match
Eddie Kingston (w/Ortiz) vs. Jun Akiyama

A fun hard hitting Japan style match. Eddie continues to live his dream of taking guys he loves. This was exactly like you’d expect and a solid pre show main event. 

3.5 / 5

Steel Cage Match
Luchasaurus (w/Christian Cage) vs. Jack Perry

This felt like an old school cage match. Bloody, violent, and had that great rivalry story going into it. The elbow off the top looked great and Jungle Boy bleeding helped root for him a ton. Crowd was super into it too. 

3.75 / 5

AEW World Trios Title Best Of Seven Series Match #1
Death Triangle (PAC, Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix) (c) vs. The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) (w/Brandon Cutler & MT Nakazawa)

A fun spot filled match as expected. Two teams of guys that work together great and give a match that really has no slow down moments. Good twist at the end too since it seems The Elite are trying to be the good guys now.

3.75 / 5

AEW TBS Title Match
Jade Cargill (w/Kiera Hogan & Leila Grey) (c) vs. Nyla Rose (w/Marina Shafir & Vickie Guerrero)

Jade hasn’t developed at all given her undefeated title run. Nyla and her just didn’t mesh either. It was sloppy and sluggish a lot and neither came off looking good. 

1.5 / 5

ROH World Title Four Way Match
Chris Jericho (c) vs. Bryan Danielson vs. Claudio Castagnoli vs. Sammy Guevara

A nonstop 20+ minute action fest. Several different styles here that all meshed together well for a lot of big spots and close calls. Two teams being in here too gave it a in match story as well. 

4.25 / 5

Singles Match
Saraya vs. Dr. Britt Baker DMD

Honestly there’s a lot here bad or weird. Clearly Saraya was gonna have ring rust coming in here but this match never flowed at all. It felt clunky throughout and moves didn’t look great. Having her pin Baker clean with their story though is extremely questionable especially given Baker has been one of the top women here for years. 

2 / 5

AEW TNT Title Three Way Match
Wardlow (c) vs. Samoa Joe vs. Powerhouse Hobbs

A good powerman match where everyone worked hard. Shocking finish with Joe taking it but makes me think they will combine titles hopefully or something with that. Sucks that Hobbs has to take the fall but it won’t hurt him nearly as much as it would the other two. 

3.5 / 5

No Disqualification Tag Team Match
Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett (w/Satnam Singh & Sonjay Dutt) vs. Darby Allin & Sting

A fun brawl but similar to what we always get from Sting and Allin in big matches. Jarrett was cool here and Lethal works well but just isn’t exciting at all really. Would be cool to see Darby and Sting do in the tag division instead of being a singles angle that always ends with Sting helping in a tag match. 

3.5 / 5

AEW Women’s World Title Match
Toni Storm (c) vs. Jamie Hayter

A lot of outside interferences as expected but that was a given. Really good match though and the crowd was behind it heavy. Hayter is super over with the crowd and this was one of the first matches where Storm really looked good here and trying to save her belt. 

4 / 5

AEW World Tag Team Title Match
The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster) (c) vs. Swerve In Our Glory (Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland)

This could have been cut a few minutes down as it only really picked up in the second half. The Swerve angle had been building up for a while so it was nice to see it happen here and The Acclaimed got a PPV defense win. 

3.5 / 5

AEW World Title Match
Jon Moxley (c) vs. MJF

A phenomenal old school match with a story behind it, great in ring psychology with them targeting each others limbs, close calls, and a great final twist. It had to go this way with MJF being heel overall but super over with the crowd and Mox having done an amazing job holding the belt lately. 

4.5 / 5

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