Professional wrestling is a canvas where athleticism meets performance art, and AEW Full Gear is shaping up to be a magnum opus for the ages. This event is where storylines converge, rivalries are settled, and legends are forged. On November 18th, the wrestling community will set its sights on a pay-per-view spectacle featuring some of the most anticipated matchups in the recent history of the sport.
At the heart of this event is the intriguing tag team contest between Matt and Nick Jackson, the high-flying duo known as The Young Bucks, and the nascent alliance of Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega, dubbed The Golden Jets. This match, borne out of a backstage interview with Renee Paquette on AEW Dynamite, is thick with tension and high stakes. Should The Golden Jets triumph, they will snatch the AEW Tag Team Championship match from the Bucks. Conversely, a victory for Matt and Nick Jackson would dissolve The Jets, liberating Omega to potentially reunite with The Bucks.
This clash is not merely about titles; it’s about legacy. The Elite, a faction that has been central to AEW’s narrative fabric, finds itself in a chasm of discord. The Bucks’ recent loss of the Ring of Honor World Six-Man Tag Team Championship, coupled with FTR’s unexpected defeat, which quashed the prospect of a fourth Bucks-FTR face-off, has set the stage for this high-octane confrontation. The Bucks are on a quest to reclaim their dominion, while Omega and Jericho, united by their disdain for Don Callis, are on a winning streak, evident in their undefeated run as a tag team, further raising the bout’s intensity.
Parallel to the tag team drama, AEW’s Full Gear is further augmented by the official pronouncement of the Women’s World Championship bout. In a segment replete with tension and anticipation, Tony Schiavone mediated the exchange between challenger “Timeless” Toni Storm and the incumbent champion Hikaru Shida. This confrontation is not simply about the title; it represents Storm’s transformative odyssey and her relentless pursuit to reclaim the pinnacle of AEW’s women’s division.
Chris Jericho’s admiration for Manami Toyota, expressed through his tweet, adds a layer of reverence for the sport’s legacy while we anticipate the upcoming bouts. Toyota’s remarkable in-ring prowess serves as an emblem of excellence that wrestlers aspire to, transcending gender and nationality.
In a tweet, Chris Jericho wrote, “A legit contender for the true GOAT of pro wrestling….and I’m talking men AND women.”
Veda Scott’s debut in Major League Wrestling at Fightland on the same night as Full Gear is another thread in the rich tapestry of wrestling’s ongoing narrative. Her arrival in MLW adds a dynamic that will resonate with wrestling aficionados looking for athletic prowess and storytelling.
Below is the Full Gear lineup:
- The AEW World Championship match between MJF and Jay White represents not only a competition for the prestigious title but also a significant clash between two highly charismatic competitors, with the outcome poised to shape the destiny of the championship.
- The impending AEW International Championship bout between Orange Cassidy and Jon Moxley exemplifies the inherent unpredictability of professional wrestling. This encounter will see Cassidy’s nonchalant approach meet Moxley’s unbridled intensity head-on.
- The tripartite confrontation that brings together seasoned professionals and emerging talents highlights AEW’s distinctive capacity to weave established legacies with burgeoning ones, as Sting, Darby Allin, and Adam Copeland engage with Christian Cage, Luchasaurus, and Nick Wayne.
- The intensifying rivalry between “Hangman” Adam Page and Swerve Strickland is set for a decisive showdown, with both competitors’ reputations and standing within AEW at stake.
- The enigmatic ROH World Tag Team Championship bout adds a layer of intrigue to the event. With MJF’s partner yet to be disclosed, it introduces an element of surprise and tactical anticipation, leaving the Gunns — and the spectators — in a state of eager anticipation.