On a pay-per-view with great promise, the consensus is that All Elite Wrestling delivered an excellent show with Full Gear. The landscape of the young promotion was also forever changed as new champions were crowned, new challengers were lined up and we even had a flip from "No Flips, Just Fists," FTR.
The next challenger for the AEW World Championship was confirmed in the opening contest as Kenny Omega and "Hangman" Adam Page went one on one in the AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament Final. With IMPACT Wrestling EVP Don Callis on commentary, Hangman and The Cleaner displayed how much they knew each other throughout the widely praised match. The former AEW World Tag Team Champions ultimately gave everything they had, but Omega proved he was the better man on November 7 as he countered the Buckshot Lariat into two V Triggers. Even when Hangman tried to escape the One Winged Angel, Omega did just enough to connect with his finisher and pick up the win.
Who he would face was determined in the main event. Eddie Kingston and Jon Moxley used Thumbtacks, barbed wire, steel chairs and rubbing alcohol during the brutal affair. The War King did everything in his power to win the match but he was forced to utter the words "I quit" after Moxley trapped him in the Bulldog Choke while having barbed wire wrapped around his forearm. The Maestro Of Mayhem tried to help his former friend to his feet after the match, but Kingston was having none of it.
Full Gear also featured what many have already dubbed a classic tag team match between FTR and The Young Bucks. Their encounter had been eagerly anticipated for years and the consensus is that the bout was worth the hype. Both teams fought back and forth for 30 minutes, channelling some of the best tag teams in professional wrestling history as they tried to pick up the win. The match was also brimming with storytelling as Matt Jackson's ankle injury was prominently featured throughout. Neither team could put the other away, though, which resulted in Cash Wheeler trying to hit Matt Jackson with a Springboard 450 Splash in the closing stages. This proved to be FTR's downfall as Matt rolled out of the way and delivered a hellacious Superkick for the 1-2-3.
The AEW World Tag Team Championship wasn't the only title to change hands during Full Gear. Darby Allin finally managed to defeat the newly minted Cody Rhodes at the fourth time of asking and was crowned the new TNT Champion. Cody had the match won earlier in the evening after he caught The Invisible Man with an Avalance Cross Rhodes. Allin's arm fortuitously landed underneath the bottom rope, though, and Darby hung on for another day. The challenger later connected with the Coffin Drop for a near fall and the two men exchanged pinning combinations soon after. This proved to be the pivotal moment for Darby and he managed to pin The American Nightmare's shoulders to the mat for the count of three.
One of AEW's factions was irreversibly changed later on in the show. MJF was desperate to join The Inner Circle and he ultimately got his wish after he channelled Eddie Guerrero. Both The Salt Of The Earth and Chris Jericho had used their finishers against one another to no avail and Friedman decided to use his trusty Dynamite diamond ring. He beckoned Wardlow to the ring while Aubrey Edwards was checking on Le Champion. MJF then tried to deck Jericho, but The Demo God ducked, and with Aubrey now dealing with Wardlow, Jake Hager tossed him his baseball bat. The Painmaker didn't have time to use the weapon, however, as MJF collapsed to the mat, feigning a weapon shot. Edwards immediately noticed and while Jericho pleaded his innocence, MJF rolled him up for the pinfall win. Now, The Inner Circle has two new members in MJF and Wardlow.
The long-running feud between Sammy Guevara and Matt Hardy finally came to an end earlier in the pay-per-view. The match featured fireworks, a monster truck, the Lake of Reincarnation and the AEW debuts of Gangrel, The Hurricane and Senor Benjamin. The Multifarious One was ultimately able to pick up the win after he and Sammy entered the Dome Of Deletion. They channelled spots from earlier in their rivalry as Sammy's head missed a table following a Hardy spear and Matt followed up by throwing a chair at Sammy's head. Matt then deleted The Spanish God with a Con-Chair-To.
Elsewhere on the show, John Silver impressed many during his match with Orange Cassidy but he ultimately came up short against The King Of Sloth Style and Hikaru Shida retained the AEW Women's World Championship against Nyla Rose after a flurry of Knee Strikes. Allysin Kay also unsuccessfully challenged for the NWA World Women's Title against Serena Deeb on The Buy In.
Check out the results for Full Gear below:
• Serena Deeb def. Allysin Kay - NWA World Women's Championship
• Kenny Omega def. "Hangman" Adam Page - AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament
• Orange Cassidy def. John Silver
• Darby Allin def. Cody Rhodes - TNT Championship
• Hikaru Shida def. Nyla Rose - AEW Women's World Championship
• The Young Bucks def. FTR - AEW World Tag Team Championship
• Matt Hardy def. Sammy Guevara - The Elite Deletion
• MJF def. Chris Jericho - MJF & Wardlow join The Inner Circle
• Jon Moxley def. Eddie Kingston - I Quit Match for the AEW World Championship