Tonight AEW presented FULL GEAR 2022 live from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ!
It’s Saturday and you know what that means!
The Zero Hour portion of the show kicked off!
Your announce team for Zero Hour was Excalibur, Taz, & Tony Schiavone.
AEW All-Atlantic Champion “Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy & Best Friends—Chuck Taylor & Trent Beretta & Rocky Romero & Danhausen
The Factory—QT Marshall, Nick Comoroto, Aaron Solo, Lee Johnson, & Cole Karter!
Best Friends hit a shoulder tackle on Aaron Solo. Trent chopped away at Solo in the corner turnbuckles. Rocky Romero did the forever clotheslines on Lee Johnson and finished if off with a big uppercut. QT Marshall jumped in and got bounced around by right hands from Chuck, Trent, Rocky, and Orange.
Cole Karter attempted a frog splash but Trent lifted his knees, and Karter crashed down below. Trent hit a desperation suplex on QT Marshall. Comoroto and Orange Cassidy tagged in for their teams. Orange blasted Comoroto with a shotgun dropkick and then used a double hurracanrana on Solo and Johnson. All the members of the Factory got involved and ganged up on Orange Cassidy.
Trent tagged in and landed a DDT on QT. Orange spiked Lee Johnson with a DDT. Chuck, Rocky, and Trent wiped out the Factory on the floor with tope suicidas. In the ring, QT countered the Orange Punch from Cassidy with the cutter! QT was looking to piledrive Orange on the steps, but Danhausen’s music hit!
Danhausen entered the match and hit QT with a German Suplex. Danhausen grabbed his jar of teeth and sprinkled them down Comoroto’s mouth before kicking Nick in the mouth and pinning him!
Renee Paquette was backstage with the newest member of the AEW roster—Konosuke Takeshita!
Takeshita: “I’m honored to join All Elite Wrestling. My dream has come true. I’m going to move to America and fight for my life for AEW.”
“All Ego” Ethan Page joined the commentary booth for the next match, as he’ll be facing the winner on DYNAMITE this Wednesday.
World Title Eliminator Tournament Semifinal Match!
“The Machine” Brian Cage (with Prince Nana) vs. “Absolute” Ricky Starks!
“Both of these men were part of the original Team Taz here in AEW,” observed Tony Schiavone.
Starks and Cage slugged it out. Cage whipped Starks into the steel guardrail outside the ring. Cage suplexed Starks from the outside of the ring and back into the ring.
Cage cracked Starks with a backbreaker and then booted him in the face. Starks rallied back with a diving cross body off the top turnbuckle, but Cage intercepted him and hit another backbreaker on Starks.
Starks speared Cage for a near fall. Cage powerbombed Starks into the turnbuckle and then mowed Starks over with a discus lariat for a two-count. Brian Cage went for an elbow drop but Starks dodged it. Starks smashed Cage with the destroyer and then pinned Cage after the Roshambo!
Jun Akiyama vs. “Mad King” Eddie Kingston (with Ortiz)!
Kingston blocked a jumping knee from Akiyama. Kingston chopped at Akiyama’s chest and Akiyama fired back with shots of his own.
Kingston knocked Akiyama off the top turnbuckle with a massive right hand. Akiyama DDT’ed Eddie on the apron, and then dropped the guillotine knee across the back of Kingston! Akiyama hit a piledriver on Kingston for a near fall.
Akiyama ate machine gun chops from Eddie Kingston, and then Akiyama hit the exploder suplex. Kingston retaliated with his own exploder suplex! Kingston spiked Akiyama on the crown of his head with a well-timed DDT. Kingston rocked Akiyama with a spinning back fist for a near fall. Akiyama came back with an exploder and then cracked Eddie in the face with a running knee strike!
Kingston walloped Akiyama with a Northern Lights Bomb! Kingston hit the spinning backfist and pinned Akiyama!
“That was a battle for sure,” said Taz.
Steel Cage Match!
“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry vs. Luchasaurus (with Christian Cage)!
Jim Ross joined the broadcast booth for the main portion of FULL GEAR.
Jack Perry jumped off the ropes with a missile dropkick to Luchasaurus. Jungle Boy’s momentum was stopped by a big boot from Luchasaurus, who then threw Jungle Boy into the side of the cage like a lawn dart!
Luchasaurus raked Jungle Boy’s forehead against the steel cage, busting him wide open. Luchasaurus repeatedly rammed Jack Perry face first into the cage. Jungle Boy went after Luchasaurus’ arm, grabbing an arm bar. Luchasaurus was able to defend, choke slamming Jack Perry off the top rope.
Christian Cage snatched the cage keys from the ref Mike Posey, but Mike Posey caught him and ordered security to take Christian Cage back to the locker room.
They started brawling outside the cage on the arena floor. Jack Perry tried for a dropkick but Luchasaurus countered by catapulting Jack Perry into the side of the cage. Luchasaurus shoved a table through the cage door and into the ring. Luchasaurus tossed steel chairs into the ring too.
Back in the ring, Jack Perry dropkicked Luchasaurus into the cage. Jungle Boy spiked Luchasaurus with a piledriver for a near fall! Jack Perry swung a steel chair at Luchasaurus. Jack Perry climbed to the top of the steel cage and dropped an elbow off the top, down onto Luchasaurus who was on a table below! Jungle Boy locked on the Snare Trap and forced Luchasaurus to tap out!
“That was a war,” said Taz.
“I don’t know how you can write down a better start than what we just witnessed,” added Jim Ross.
AEW World Trios Championship Match!
Death Triangle (c.)—Rey Fenix, Penta El Zero Miedo, & “The Bastard” PAC
The Elite—Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks—Matt & Nick Jackson (with Don Callis, Brandon Cutler, and Michael Nakazawa)!
The arena lights went dark! When the lights came back on, The Elite made their long-awaited return!
The fans chanted “Welcome back! Welcome back! Welcome back!”
Nick Jackson and Rey Fenix traded and countered amazing offensive.
“These teams know each other well and they are well scouted,” said Don Callis.
The Bucks and the Lucha Bros traded kicks and knocked each other down. The Bucks finally landed superkicks and knocked down all of Death Triangle.
Kenny Omega tagged in and took down Penta El Zero Miedo with a hurracanrana. Nick Jackson hit Rey Fenix with a hurracanrana. Kenny Omega had Penta El Zero Miedo hoisted on his shoulders when PAC dropkicked Kenny in the knee!
Omega hammered PAC with right hands. Omega walloped Penta El Zero Miedo with a snap dragon suplex, and then served one up to PAC. Omega jumped over the top rope and hit PAC and Rey Fenix outside the ring, and then landed on his feet. Matt Jackson spiked Fenix with a DDT on the apron.
The fans began chanting “This is awesome! This is awesome!”
Nick Jackson sent Penta El Zero Miedo flying off the top turnbuckle down into a pile of the Death Triangle outside the ring with an amazing hurracanrana. Omega picked up PAC and then dropped him head first across Omega’s knee.
PAC avoided the V-trigger from Omega and sent Omega flying with a German Suplex. The Death Triangle nailed the Elite with a triple tombstone! PAC splashed Omega with the Black Arrow and then locked on the Brutalizer! Nick Jackson broke up the hold.
PAC tossed a hammer to Rey Fenix but Rey Fenix didn’t want it and threw it back at PAC. Kenny blasted Rey with the V-Trigger and then the Tiger Driver ’98 for a near fall!
The fans chanted “Fight forever! Fight forever!”
Penta El Zero Miedo dropped the Elite with three sling blades. The Elite fired back with triple superkicks. They hit Rey with the BTE Trigger! PAC had the hammer in his hand and went to whack Omega with it but Nick Jackson superkicked PAC.
Kenny Omega decimated Rey Fenix with the V-trigger. PAC placed the hammer in Rey Fenix’s hand. Omega lifted up Rey for the One-Winged Angel but Rey Fenix smashed Omega in the head with the hammer and then rolled up Omega for the pin!
“This is an abomination,” said Don Callis.
“Rey Fenix is upset with himself. This is not how he and Penta El Zero Miedo want to win,” replied Excalibur.
TBS Championship Match!
Jade Cargill (c.) (with The Baddies—Kiera Hogan and Leila Grey) vs. “The Native Beast” Nyla Rose (with Vickie Guerrero and Marina Shafir)!
Nyla made her entrance in a low rider.
Jade sent Nyla spilling over the barricade after an explosive pump kick. Back in the ring, Nyla splashed Jade in the corner and then slammed her.
“Nyla is testing the undefeated champion right here,” said Excalibur.
Nyla rammed Jade with a cannon ball splash in the corner. Jade managed to drop Nyla with a boot to the temple. Jade jumped off the turnbuckle but Nyla got her boot up and followed up with a neck breaker for a near fall.
Nyla dropping a diving knee down onto Jade who was strung across the top rope. Jade escaped the Beast Bomb and struck Nyla with a forearm. Jade used a Beast Bomb on Nyla for a two-count!
“A lot of power there by the TBS Champ,” said Taz.
Nyla planted Cargill with Jaded but Jade kicked out at two! Nyla missed a senton atomico as Jade rolled out of the way. Jade rocked Nyla with a pump kick and then planted her with Jaded, pinning Nyla in the center of the ring!
ROH World Championship Match!
“The Ocho” Chris Jericho (c.) vs. “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson vs. “Spanish God” Sammy Guevara vs. Claudio Castagnoli!
Danielson rocketed out of the ring with a tope suicida to Sammy! Jericho grabbed Danielson and whipped him into the metal ring steps!
Claudio and Danielson teamed up with tandem offense on Jericho. They turned their attention to Sammy. The two Blackpool Combat Club members took turns on Jericho and Sammy.
Claudio and Bryan shook hands and then exchanged uppercuts! Bryan grabbed an arm bar on Claudio but Claudio hoisted Bryan up. They each countered with pinning predicaments and Jericho jumped in to break it up and save his championship.
Sammy rocked Danielson and Claudio with a double cutter off the ropes! Jericho hugged Sammy and patted him on the back.
Jericho and Sammy sent Claudio to the outside with a double clothesline. Sammy and Jericho dropped Danielson with a standing delayed vertical suplex. Sammy and Jericho double teamed Danielson in the corner. Danielson had enough and clocked Jericho and Sammy with round kicks.
Sammy hit the Spanish Fly on Danielson but Jericho used the Lionsault on both of them! Claudio grabbed Jericho from behind with a gut wrench suplex. Claudio stomped on Jericho’s chest for a near fall. Jericho countered Claudio with the Code Breaker, but Sammy pulled Jericho off Claudio. Sammy and Jericho had a stare down!
“He’s in the principal’s office now,” said Taz.
Sammy and Jericho had a hockey fight, hitting each other with stiff shots. Sammy took Jericho’s move, hitting Jericho with the Code Breaker for a near fall. Jericho rallied back and trapped Sammy in the Walls! Danielson tried for a diving knee but Jericho let go of Sammy and locked Danielson in the Walls. Claudio smashed Jericho with big boots and then suplexed Jericho.
Claudio applied the sharp shooter to Jericho. Danielson put Jericho’s in the LeBell Lock at the same time. Sammy fended them off with two thrust kicks. Sammy hugged Jericho but then smashed Jericho with the GTH! Sammy followed up with the shooting star press for a near fall on Jericho!
“We were a second away from crowning a new Ring Of Honor Champion,” said Jim Ross.
Claudio press slammed Sammy onto Jericho who was outside the ring. Bryan nailed Claudio with the running knee for a two-count. Claudio turned Danielson for a loop with a powerful lariat. Sammy used a Spanish Fly on Danielson but Danielson transitioned into the LeBell Lock! Jericho broke up the hold!
Claudio caught Danielson and planted him with the Neutralizer on the arena floor. Sammy shot off the top rope with a shooting star press onto Claudio. Back in the ring, Claudio clocked Sammy with a European Uppercut for a two-count. Claudio spun Sammy with the Giant Swing until Jericho wrecked Claudio with the Judas Effect, pinning Claudio!
“Jericho is still the man in Ring Of Honor,” said Jim Ross.
Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. vs. Saraya!
Britt and Saraya locked up, with Britt putting Saraya in a headlock. Britt used a shoulder tackle on Saraya, and Saraya went down clutching her neck. Saraya collected herself, got back up and booted Britt with a thrust kick.
Britt used a twisting neck breaker on Saraya on the arena floor! Britt continued to work over Saraya’s neck with a neck breaker in the ring. Britt put on her surgical glove, looking for the Lock Jaw, but Saraya had it scouted. Saraya connected with a diving cross body press on Baker. Saraya battered Baker with three lariats.
Baker bashed Saraya with the Air Raid Crash. Baker followed up with the curb stomp for a two-count. Saraya rallied back with a powerbomb to Baker off the turnbuckles. Britt countered a full nelson from Saraya and put used the Lock Jaw. Saraya escaped after a roll up. Saraya staggered Britt with a thrust kick and then a running knee.
“Man, these ladies are laying it in,” said Taz.
Britt stomped Saraya a second time, but Saraya kicked out on the pin attempt. Saraya ran straight through Britt with a knee strike. Saraya impaled Baker with two DDTs and pinned Baker!
“Saraya wins it and it wasn’t easy,” said Jim Ross.
“What a gutsy performance from Saraya after a five-year layoff,” added Excalibur.
TNT Championship Match!
Wardlow (c.) vs. ROH World TV Champ Samoa Joe vs. Powerhouse Hobbs!
Wardlow went right after Samoa Joe, blasting him with forearms and knee strikes. Powerhouse Hobbs just paced around the ring, letting Wardlow and Joe tear each other apart. Then Hobbs jumped out of the ring and smacked Wardlow into the metal ring steps.
Hobbs hammered the chest of Wardlow. Joe interjected and fired chops at Hobbs, but Hobbs suplexed Samoa Joe.
Samoa Joe battled back with a running boot across the side of Hobbs’ face. Samoa Joe booted Wardlow and then sat out with a senton! Wardlow tackled Joe and then rammed Hobbs into the corner. Wardlow planted Samoa Joe with a spinebuster.
Wardlow shoulder tackled Hobbs, sending him to the arena floor. Samoa Joe jumped on both of them with a tope suicida. Hobbs charged at Samoa Joe and speared him into the barricade. Hobbs rocked Wardlow with a spinebuster for a two-count.
Wardlow powerbombed Hobbs and then hit a second powerbomb on Hobbs. Samoa Joe cracked Wardlow from behind with the title belt and then choked out Hobbs.
“Samoa Joe is now the TNT Champion and the ROH World TV Champion,” said Excalibur.
Sting & Darby Allin vs. Jay Lethal (with Sonjay Dutt) & Jeff Jarrett!
Sting and Darby pinballed Jarrett with shots. Darby suplexed Jarrett on the floor. Darby attempted a Coffin Drop off a ladder onto Jarrett but Satnam Singh caught Darby and then hurled him onto the ramp! Sting jumped from a section in the arena and splashed down onto Satnam Singh!
Darby fought his way out of an abdominal stretch from Lethal. They collided heads. Sting got the tag and hit the Stinger Splash in the corner on Lethal and Jarrett. Sting applied the Scorpion Death Lock on Jarrett. Sonjay jumped into the ring, and then Satnam Singh chokeslammed Sting!
“Sting’s in bad shape now,” said Taz.
Jarrett covered Sting but Sting kicked out before the three-count. Darby tagged in and he and Lethal exchanged blows. Lethal connected with the Lethal Combination for a near fall. Darby went over the top with a stunner to Lethal. Darby went for the Coffin Drop but Jarrett jumped in and cracked the spine of Darby with the guitar!
“What a swing,” said Taz.
Darby jumped to his feet like a man possessed and blasted Lethal and Jarrett with strikes. Sting was trying for the Scorpion Death Drop on Satnam, and Darby jumped off the top rope with a Coffin Drop to aid Sting. Darby hit the Coffin Splash on Lethal and pinned him!
AEW Interim Women’s World Championship Match!
Toni Storm (c.) vs. Jamie Hayter!
Hayter grabbed a side headlock on Storm. Toni reversed it with a headlock of her own, followed up by a shoulder tackle.
Storm hit a shotgun dropkick and then sent Hayter soaring outside the ring with the running hip attack. Storm pounded away with a sledgehammer fist to Hayter. Jamie Hayter whipped Toni into the steel guardrail.
Toni shoved Hayter into the steel ring post. Toni tried to chop at Hayter but Hayter ducked, and Toni smashed her own hand into the steel ring post.
Hayter hit a snap suplex on Storm. Toni rallied back with a hip attack in the corner to Hayter. Storm followed up with a swinging DDT for a near fall on Hayter.
Rebel snuck down to the ring. Hayter and Storm battered one another in the middle of the ring. Storm’s nose was busted open. Rebel clocked Storm with the belt! The ref didn’t see it. Hayter used the sliding lariat on Storm for a two-count! Ref Paul Turner ejected Rebel from the ringside area.
Storm tried for the hip attack by Hayter moved. Storm tumbled out of the ring. Baker snuck up and cracked Toni in the head with the belt. Hayter tried to pin Toni but Toni kicked out! Toni spiked Hayter with the Storm Zero but Hayter kicked out! Storm knocked Baker off the ring apron and when Storm turned around, Hayter was there to hit Storm with the Hate-Breaker for a near fall.
Baker removed the turnbuckle pad. Hayter whipped Storm into the exposed turnbuckle, hit her with the rip cord lariat, and then pinned Toni Storm!
Jamie Hayter is the new AEW Interim Women’s World Champion!
AEW World Tag Team Championship Match!
The Acclaimed (c.)—Max Caster & Anthony Bowens
Swerve In Our Glory—Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland!
Bowens used a rolling elbow strike on Keith Lee. The Acclaimed hit a double clothesline on Keith Lee, sending him over the top rope. The Acclaimed smashed Swerve with the Scissor Me Timbers!
Swerve retaliated by whipping Caster into the steel guardrail. Swerve propped a barricade across the edge of the ring. Back in the ring, Keith Lee smacked Bowens with overhead chops. Swerve tried to suplex Bowens onto the guardrail, but Bowens countered with a suplex of his own.
Keith Lee worked over Bowens’ injured arm and shoulder. Keith Lee headbutted Bowens. Swerve tagged in and rocked Bowens with a running stomp to the shoulder. Keith Lee hoisted up Bowens but Bowens countered with a reverse hurracanrana!
Caster tagged in and cleaned house on Swerve In Our Glory! Keith Lee waffled Caster with overhand chops. Caster shoved Keith Lee off the top turnbuckle and followed up with a leg drop.
The Acclaimed used tandem offense on Swerve, with Bowens getting a near fall on Swerve. Caster jumped off the top rope with a cross body block onto Keith Lee through the propped-up steel guardrail!
Swerve wrecked Bowens with four leaping kicks to the skull. Swerve was looking for the Swerve Stomp but Bowens dodged it. Bowens nailed Swerve with the Arrival and Caster followed up with the Mic Drop but Keith Lee broke up the pin attempt!
Keith Lee tagged in and ran over Max Caster twice in a row. Lee pounced on Bowens. Caster kicked out of the Fall From Glory from Lee and Swerve! Keith Lee powerbombed Caster onto Bowens! Swerve grabbed a pair of pliers and was going to use them until Daddy Ass sprinted down to make the save.
Swerve handed the pliers to Keith Lee but Keith Lee threw them down. Swerve slapped Keith Lee across the face! Keith Lee walked out on Swerve! Bowens connected with a combination on Swerve. Caster clobbered Swerve with a springboard dropkick. The Acclaimed planted Swerve and then Bowens pinned him!
Main Event Time!
AEW World Championship Match!
Jon Moxley (c.) (with William Regal) vs. MJF!
Mox slapped MJF across the face at the start of the match. MJF slapped Mox back. Moxley started laying in heavy shots. Moxley bit down on MJF’s forehead.
MJF stomped a mudhole into Mox, but the champ rallied back with a hard clothesline. Moxley planted MJF with a falcon arrow and then transitioned into an arm bar.
Outside the ring, Moxley whipped MJF into the steel ring steps. MJF retaliated with a desperation clothesline inside the ring. MJF jabbed at Moxley and then knocked him down with a left-handed hook.
MJF countered the Paradigm Shift, whipping Moxley into the turnbuckles. Moxley waited on MJF and then rocked him with a cutter. Moxley grabbed MJF’s wrists and then started to stomp on MJF’s head.
“Brutal beatdown there,” said Taz.
MJF nailed Moxley with a tombstone piledriver on the apron. In the process, MJF injured his left knee. Moxley smashed MJF with a piledriver off the apron and down through a table!
Moxley crunched MJF with the Paradigm Shift. Moxley applied the figure four on MJF. Finally MJF reversed it, but Mox grabbed the ropes to force the ref break. Both the champ and the challenger were clutching their knees.
MJF waffled Mox with the Heat Seeker for a near fall. MJF tried for another Heat Seeker but Mox shoved him off and then chop blocked MJF’s leg. Moxley took MJF and dropped him with an avalanche Paradigm Shift!
Mox and MJF slugged it out in the center of the ring with forearms. Mox charged at MJF but MJF pulled the ref into Moxley’s path, and Mox collided with the ref. MJF pulled out his Dynamite Diamond Ring. William Regal walked to the ring and ordered MJF to put the ring down. MJF threw the ring down! Moxley grabbed MJF from behind with a bulldog choke, and in the process, the second referee was knocked down. Moxley looked on the bulldog choke, and MJF was tapping, but the ref didn’t see it.
Regal slid brass knux to MJF and MJF cracked Moxley in the head! MJF pinned Moxley!
And new AEW World Champion MJF!
“William Regal just sold his soul to the devil,” said Tony Schiavone.
“The MJF era begins tonight for All Elite Wrestling,” replied Excalibur.
Catch the fallout from AEW: FULL GEAR 2022 on AEW DYNAMITE on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL!
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