10 Best AEW World Championship Matches (So Far)
How will Omega versus Page measure up against these?
Tomorrow is AEW Full Gear 2021 day.
It looks like a hell of a show on paper, with CM Punk versus Eddie Kingston, Miro against Bryan Danielson, the Lucha Brothers taking on FTR and much, much more all likely to give viewers more than their money's worth.
The biggest of the big matches, however, is Kenny Omega defending the AEW World Title against 'Hangman' Adam Page.
One of the most anticipated World Title matches from any promotion in recent memory, it could very well steal the show. Not only is Page a wildly popular challenger and Kenny a damn fine champion, but the AEW World Title itself has, in its short life, solidified its reputation as one of the most meaningful in the business.
There have (to date) been only three champions and World Title matches aren't something that are booked on a whim. Most of them have either been great or, at the very least, meant something in the grand scheme of things.
How will Hangman versus Omega compare to the following ten AEW World Title matches?
10. Chris Jericho Vs. Adam Page - All Out 2019
And so we start where it all began, with the first AEW World Title match at the company's fourth pay-per-view - 2019's All Out.
AEW played it smart by not rushing to crown their first world champion, as Dynamite was yet to debut. The title match came about after Adam Page won the Casino Battle Royale during the Double or Nothing buy-in show and Chris Jericho downed Kenny Omega in the main event.
There was certainly a lot of intrigue heading into All Out, more so around the booking than how good the match would turn out.
Would AEW put the strap on the tried-and-tested veteran and their first major signing, or on the promising upstart?
It wasn't either man's greatest effort, but it was a decent scrap and they certainly put the work in. Plus, I mean, Hangman came out on a horse, you know? That's an automatic recommendation, in my book (or internet post).
What the match did prove was that Page was not quite ready to hold the title. Tony Khan made the right call and had Jericho go over with the Judas Effect after some close near falls.
Hangman wasn't ready to hold the title then, yes, but you could see that, one day, he would be.
That day is hopefully at Full Gear 2021.