The first AEW Full Gear pay-per-view was held in November 2019 and the event has been held annually ever since. The show forms part of All Elite Wrestling’s regular pay-per-view schedule alongside Revolution, Double or Nothing and All Out.
AEW Full Gear 2022 Card
Zero Hour Pre-Show:
- Best Friends, Rocky Ramero & Danhausen def The Factory
- Ricky Starks def Brian Cage – AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament Semi-Final
- Eddie Kingston def Jun Akiyama
- Jungle Boy Jack Perry def Luchasaurus – Cage Match
- Death Triangle (c) def The Elite – World Trios Championships
- Jade Cargill (c) def Nyla Rose – TBS Championship
- Chris Jericho (c) def Sammy Guevara, Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli – ROH World Title
- Saraya def Britt Baker
- Samoa Joe Def Wardlow (c) & Powerhouse Hobbs NEW TNT CHAMPION
- Sting & Darby Allin def Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett
- Jamie Hayter def Toni Storm (c) NEW INTERIM AEW WOMEN’S CHAMPION
- The Acclaimed (c) def Swerve In Our Glory – AEW World Tag Team Titles
- MJF def Jon Moxley (c) NEW AEW WORLD CHAMPION
When Was AEW Full Gear 2022?
AEW Full Gear 2022 place on Saturday, November 19th.
Where Was AEW Full Gear 2022 Held?
AEW Full Gear 2022 was held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
How Can I Watch AEW Full Gear 2022?
AEW Full Gear was available on Bleacher Report via their website or B/R Live in the United States for $49.99. Fans in the US were also able to order the event via their cable or satellite providers on traditional pay-per-view.
Internationally, fans tuned into the action on FITE TV.
AEW Full Gear History
The last of AEW’s ‘Big Four’ pay-per-views to be unveiled in November 2019, Full Gear has since gone on to become an All Elite Wrestling staple. The event’s name comes from a segment of Being The Elite of the same where Hangman Adam Page is always in his always in his full ring gear. The first-ever Full Gear was headlined by the Unsanctioned Lights Out match between Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley. The latter debuted at the end Double or Nothing, attacking Omega and Chris Jericho. The bout was initially scheduled for All Out in August but was postponed after the former WWE star sustained an elbow injury.
Meanwhile, Chris Jericho defended the AEW World Championship against Cody Rhodes. The American Nightmare lost the match after his cornerman MJF threw in the towel. The defeat meant that Rhodes could never challenge for the AEW World Title again. This was a stipulation he famously stuck to all the way up to leaving the company in February 2022. The controversial ending to the match sparked a rivalry between MJF and Rhodes, which led to the debut of Wardlow.
The 2020 edition of the event came live from Daily’s Place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. AEW had set up base at the venue in Jacksonville, Florida earlier that year. The show featured the finals of a tournament to decide a new number one contender for the AEW World Championship. On this occasion, Kenny Omega defeated Hangman Adam Page. The tournament has become a regular presence at Full Gear since. Elsewhere, MJF defeated Chris Jericho, and as a result was permitted to join the Inner Circle. It could be argued that it was this win and subsequent fall out which kick-started MJF’s rise to AEW stardom.
The following year Hangman Adam Page finally reached the top of the AEW mountain and defeated Kenny Omega to win the World Championship. Omega wouldn’t wrestle again until August 2022, taking time off to deal with a number of injuries. The show also featured the debut of Jay Lethal and a grudge match between CM Punk and Eddie Kingston. In the finals of the World Championship Eliminator Tournament, Bryan Danielson overcame Miro. The Redeemer was a late edition into the tournament, replacing Jon Moxley who had entered a rehabilitation program for alcohol addiction.
AEW Full Gear Main Events
|Full Gear 2019||09/11/2019||Baltimore, Maryland||Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega|
|Full Gear 2020||07/11/2020||Jacksonville, Florida||Jon Moxley vs. Eddie Kingston|
|Full Gear 2021||13/11/2021||Minneapolis, Minnesota||Kenny Omega vs. Hangman Adam Page|
AEW Full Gear Records
|Biggest Attendance||Full Gear 2021 – 10,422|
|Most Matches||Young Bucks, Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho, Adam Page (3)|
|Most Wins||Chris Jericho, Adam Page, Britt Baker, MJF, Hikaru Shida (2)|
|Most Losses||Cody Rhodes, Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, FTR (2)|
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