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AEW’s final PPV of the year is coming next Saturday night (Nov. 7, 2020) with Full Gear. Let’s take a look at the upcoming card.
- AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley vs Eddie Kingston
There is no chance Kingston is winning, so AEW had to get creative with a gimmick to garner attention. ‘I Quit’ definitely did it. Kingston still has no chance of winning an ‘I Quit’ match against Moxley, but the intrigue is real in seeing how badly the champ has to punish him before he quits.
- AEW World Tag Team Championship: FTR vs Young Bucks
Bad guys doing bad things because that’s what bad guys do versus bad guys doing bad things because they can’t handle the pressure. It was tough picking someone to root for until Matt Jackson made it clear. He added the stipulation that the Young Bucks will never challenge for the tag titles again if they lose. That pushed many fans into backing FTR. I think it will be much more interesting to see what happens next if the Bucks lose.
- TNT Championship: Cody Rhodes vs Darby Allin
There is no present story here. The match is relying on their past encounters as a selling point. The first duel went the distance to a draw. Cody won the next two matches to make it 2-0-1 in his favor.
- AEW Women’s World Championship: Hikaru Shida vs Nyla Rose
- Hangman Page vs Kenny Omega
These former tag champs will meet in the final of the #1 contender tournament for AEW’s top prize. Page’s path included overcoming Colt Cabana and Wardlow, while Omega blitzed through Sonny Kiss and battled Pentagon. The match should be a banger, but I’m most looking forward to seeing what Omega’s new entrance looks like with the PPV treatment.
MJF desires to join the Inner Circle, but he has to prove his worth. A victory over Le Champion gets him in.
- Matt Hardy vs Sammy Guevara
Just when you thought this feud was over, Guevara pulled a mystery attacker angle. They both want to come as close to killing each other without an actual death, so The Elite Deletion should result in one of the two being deleted.
- Orange Cassidy vs John Silver
Silver’s physical interference cost Cassidy a loss in his TNT title opportunity, so they will settle up on the pre-show.
That tallies seven PPV matches and one pre-show match. AEW generally pushes their PPV shows close to the four-hour mark. I’d guess FTR vs Young Bucks and Hangman vs Omega go toward 30 minutes each, and the rest are in the 15 to 20 minute range. That leaves room for one or maybe two more matches.
Possible candidates for that extra slot could be Scorpio Sky vs Shawn Spears, Best Friends vs Miro & Kip Sabian, Butcher & Blade vs Dustin Rhodes & QT Marshall, or something with Team Taz and Will Hobbs. As for a second women’s match, Brandi Rhodes might get the call against Anna Jay or Allie, or someone gets fed to Dr. Britt Baker DMD.
Is the Full Gear card strong enough to earn your money?