AEW presented its Full Gear PPV from the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, California. The show featured 11 matches, including 3 on Zero Hour. There were a lot of Title matches for. Adam Copeland was in action on the show. Let’s talk about AEW Full Gear Results.
- 1 Eddie Kingston vs Jay Lethal
- 2 Claudio Castagnoli vs Buddy Matthews
- 3 MJF and Samoa Joe vs The Gunns
- 4 Adam Copeland, Sting and Darby Allin vs. Christian Cage, Nick Wayne, and Luchasaurus
- 5 Adam Cole is Back!
- 6 Jon Moxley vs Orange Cassidy
- 7 Hikaru Shida vs Tony Storm
- 8 Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Ladder Match for AEW World Tag Team Championships
- 9 Kris Statlander vs Julia Hart vs. Skye Blue
- 10 Mystery Signing
- 11 The Young Bucks vs The Golden Jets
- 12 MJF vs Jay White
Eddie Kingston vs Jay Lethal
The first match on Zero Hour featured the ROH World Champion, Eddie Kingston, defending his Title against Jay Lethal. It was a decent match to kick things off. Lethal dominated mostly in the match, but Kingston kept bouncing back. The ringside persons made their presence felt. These were Jeff Jarret, Satnam Singh, Karen Jarret, and Sonjay Dutt, while Stokely Hathaway was on commentary. In the end, as Jarret went to use his signature guitar, Ortiz appeared out of nowhere and blasted Dutt with the guitar. Kingston won inside the ring.
Winner: Eddie Kingston
Claudio Castagnoli vs Buddy Matthews
Claudio Castagnoli and Buddy Matthews made a great match and proved their caliber. Mami’s chants looked weird, as the fans should enjoy the action inside the ring. Both men were bruised at the end, which was a hard-hitting bout. Claudio got the win in the end with a sharpshooter.
Winner: Claudio Castagnoli
MJF and Samoa Joe vs The Gunns
Samoa Joe partnered with MJF in his ROH Tag Team Titles’ defense against The Gunns. Early on in the match, we saw Joe taking out The Gunns with a dive to the outside. Joe tried for a double muscle-buster, but The Gunns hit their finisher on Joe. MJF broke the pinfall. Adam Cole entered on crutches. This allowed Joe to lock in his finisher for the win.
The Gunns attacked MJF’s knee with a steel chair after the match. MHF was taken in an ambulance.
Winners: MJF and Samoa Joe
Adam Copeland, Sting and Darby Allin vs. Christian Cage, Nick Wayne, and Luchasaurus
The main show started with a big trio match. We saw Christian avoiding to face Adam Copeland. Darby did an excellent job in the match. He delivered a Code Red on Wayne from the top. Luchasaurus delivered a brutal chokeslam on Allin from the ring to the apron. Copeland delivered an Impaler DDT on Luchasaurus while Darby went for a suicide dive.
Sting’s dive took out everyone. We saw a face-off between Ric Flair and Christian. Flair delivered a few chops, but Cage poked him and hit a low blow. Christian tried to attack with the Title but accidentally took out Luchasaurus. Copeland chased Cage, who ran through the attendance crowd. Back in the ring, a Stinger Splash by Sting, a spear by Adam, and a Coffin Drop by Darby got Luchasaurus down for a three count.
Winners: Adam Copeland, Sting, and Darby Allin
Adam Cole is Back!
Tony Schiavone introduced Bullet Club Gold, who injured MJF in zero Hour. As the AEW World Title was awarded to Jay White, Adam Cole returned and announced himself on behalf of MJF to defend the Title. Jay White agreed.
Jon Moxley vs Orange Cassidy
Next up was a fun match where Orange Cassidy defended his AEW International Championship against Jon Moxley. Early on, we saw a superplex from the top by Cassidy and a Satellite DDT for a two count. Moxley countered an Orange Punch with a mid-air Ace Crusher. A Gotch Style Piledriver by Mox, but a near fall. It took Cassidy five Orange Punches and a Beach Break to defend his Title successfully.
Winner: Orange Cassidy
Hikaru Shida vs Tony Storm
Timeless Tony Storm challenged Hikaru Shida for The AEW Women’s World Championship. We saw a Falcon Arrow from Shida. A Deadlift German Suplex by Toni Storm. Timeless Storm got the victory by running a hip attack in the corner. The match didn’t deliver the mark quality-wise. The only plus point is that we have a new Champion, and Storm can do a lot of stuff with the Title in her new character.
Winner: Tony Storm
Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Ladder Match for AEW World Tag Team Championships
Ricky Starks defended their Titles against FTR, LFI, and House of Black (Malakai Black and Brody King). The match started in a chaotic brawl. Dralistico took out everyone. Black followed him up and took on everyone with a moonsault. We saw brilliant use of the ladder. Cash delivered a piledriver on Black from the top onto a ladder. Three ladders were set in the ring, with six guys trying to unhook the Titles. Dralistico hit a Poisonrana on Malakai Black. Brody delivered a Ganso Bomb through the ladder at ringside. Black Mass to Dax Harwood. In the end, Cash and Starks were on the ladder. Big Bill pulled down Cash, and Ricky Starks grabbed the Titles.
Winners: Ricky Starks and Big Bill
Kris Statlander vs Julia Hart vs. Skye Blue
Statlander defended her TBS Title in a triple-threat match. Kris dominated early on both opponents. Julia Hart bounced back with a running-back elbow and a lariat. Statlander hit a discus lariat, followed by Michinoku Driver. Statlander delivered a Saturday Night Fever on Skye. Hart took out Kris and pinned Blue to win the Title.
Winner: Julia Hart
The mystery signing by AEW came out to be Will Ospreay. He signed the contract but said that he won’t start from now. He will finish his NJPW business and join the AEW roster on the road to the AEW Revolution.
Swerve Strickland vs Hangman Adam Page
Next up was the much anticipated Texas Death Match. Hangman attacked Strickland during the entrance. Page used duct tape to trap Swerve and delivered Cmcgaur shots and staple gun attacks. Strickland used the barbed wire and sent Page into a concrete block on the apron. Strickland delivered a piledriver on the barricade. Hangman delivered a brutal Tombstone to Swerve inside the ring onto the barbed wire chair. Strickland scattered glass on Hangman’s back and delivered a splash.
Page wrapped barbed wire around Swerve’s head and delivered the Buckshot lariat. Nana broke the pin by pulling away Strickland. Brian Cage attacked Page and brought a table. Page bounced back to take out Cage and sent Nana through the table. Strickland took advantage of the distractions and smashed the concrete block on Page. Swerve choked out Hangman with a steel chain to get the victory.
Winner: Swerve Strickland
The Young Bucks vs The Golden Jets
Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho faced The Young Bucks. The condition was that Omega and Jericho would split if they lost, and they would get #1 contenders for AEW Tag Team Titles if they won. The match began at a moderate pace, and Bucks dominated a bit on Jericho. Omega tagged in to build some momentum for his team. Jericho applied The Walls of Jericho on Matt Jackson. Later, Nick took advantage of the referee’s distraction and delivered a low blow to Jericho. Bucks delivered double superkicks and went for the pin. This time, Jericho delivered a low blow. Matt delivered the One Winged Angel on Omega. Jericho landed a Codebreaker. Omega got the win for his team after One Winged Angel on Matt.
Winners: Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho
MJF vs Jay White
The night’s main event was MJF vs. Jay White for the AEW World Championship. MJF returned to the show by driving the same ambulance that took him away earlier on the show. His leg was taped up. Referees stopped him, but he hugged Adam Cole and went for the match. Jay attacked the injured leg. He would send MJF outside and distract the referee, allowing The Gunns to attack. He did it successfully two times, but the referee caught them the third time and ejected The Gunns.
MJF got back with a kangaroo kick. He also delivered a DDT and an elbow drop outside on the floor. MJF delivered a Tombstone. A cutter on the apron for a near fall. MJF looked suffered. The referee called the doctor, but MJF sent him away. White applied a figure four leg lock. Adam Cole looked to throw the towel in, but MJF somehow managed to escape. Jay White then grabbed the ROH Tag Title from Cole and attacked MJF as the referee was not watching. Still, the champion was kicked out. The referee was knocked out. Cole placed a Dynamite Diamond Ring for MJF to use. Instead, White put it on his fingers. MJF with a low blow. He also took out The Gunns, who were again trying to distract him. MJF used the Dynamite Diamond Ring and got the win.
A great story told in the main event. Adam Cole seems to be back, still on crutches, however. Jay White delivered an impressive performance. Samoa Joe will be the next challenger. Amazing PPV by AEW with good wrestling matches. We saw Title changes. The storytelling has improved so much, and the matches are now more than just wrestling.