MJF claimed that his AEW Full Gear main event clash against Jon Moxley was not only the biggest of his career, but would mark his arrival as a megastar. In the lead-up to the show, the star cited icons such as Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, The Rock and Steve Austin, boldly suggesting that he was next.
While only time will tell whether MJF is looked upon in the same was as the greats of previous generations, and icons of the wrestling business, he is now the AEW World Champion. After a war with Jon Moxley, the Salt of the Earth scored the win via an assist from some brass knuckles handed to him by William Regal. The shock-move from the figurehead of the Blackpool Combat Club leaves the group in shambles and sees a villain from wrestling’s past, align with the central villain of wrestling’s present.
Who Came Up With The Finish To AEW Full Gear?
In a new report Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter offered an insight into how the finish of the match came about. Meltzer said that the final sequence involving Regal was a “Tony Khan idea” and the pair will now be working together. Their union will not be dissimilar to that between Kenny Omega and Don Callis.
Meltzer added that there was another idea pitched by “several” of AEW’s top wrestlers, although it is believed this also involved MJF winning.
“There was another finish brought up by several of the most influential wrestlers. We don’t know what it was although I presume MJF winning was not the question and it was just a different way to get there. It was an alternative way of getting there. Khan was strong on his finish that the direction this goes.”
AEW Full Gear featured a number of title changes with Samoa Joe winning the TNT Championship, while Jamie Hayter became Interim AEW Women’s Champion.