Another chapter for AEW is over the beginning of other chapters will begins for the promotion after Full Gear. AEW had a great PPV and what they have a lot of interesting moving parts going forward to watch until the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023.
AEW World Champion MJF
On Saturday, we saw the crowning of MJF, with the assist of William Regal, as AEW world champion. The crowning of MJF as AEW world champion was a moment a lot of AEW fans waited a long time, and it’s a reality now. The twist of Regal betraying Jon Moxley was well executed and with several interesting clues if you look at the build-up of this world title match.
This was the right move for both wrestlers, Mox wanted to go on vacation and can finally do so, meanwhile, MJF has been ready for the position of AEW world champion for a long time and this also proves AEW has a lot of faith on MJF as a main eventer and someone that can be considered the future ace of AEW.
AEW has a lot of interesting programs they can book with MJF as world champion; one of the first ideas it comes to mind for fans is MJF feuding with the other pillars of AEW (Jack Perry, Sammy Guevara and Darby Allin). Another interesting idea would be a program with Eddie Kingston, just the promo work from these two would be amazing TV to watch every week.
Trios Titles and The Best of 7
The return of The Elite after the situation regarding the All Out scrum was a moment fans waited a long time, especially because how unclear the situation still is regarding the situation and what will come of it and especially regarding the future of CM Punk with AEW.
The Elite on All Out won the AEW trios championships after beating The Dark Order and Hangman Page. Obviously due to what happened after CM Punk’s media scrum, they were stripped away of the titles and new champions had to be crowned and Death Triangle (Penta, Fenix and PAC) ended up winning the trios titles.
Once the return of The Elite was confirmed, it was a natural feud to match The Elite against the current trios champions, Death Triangle. The match was itself fantastic and what you would’ve expected from 6 of the best wrestlers in the world. The end of the match with Fenix using a hammer to counter the one-winged angel and retain the trios titles.
Later on the PPV, it was announced that The Elite and Death Triangle would face each other in a best of 7 series to determine the new champions. An interesting idea that will allow The Elite and Death Triangle to have awesome matches until the beginning of 2023, if both teams are tied by that point. Having 6 of the best wrestlers in the world wrestle each other until the end of 2022 is a great idea and a good way to boost ratings for the end of the year.
Overall, Full Gear was a good PPV to end the PPV cycle of AEW of the year. The build for interesting things to come for the rest of 2022 also looks promising like: Jaime Hayter as interim AEW women’s champion, Ethan Page vs. Ricky Starks to become the next challenger of the AEW world title and the tensions between Swerve and Keith Lee.
This end of year for AEW and beginning of 2023 looks very interesting for the AEW as a promotion and the product they can deliver to fans on TV. Only time will tell if AEW will take advantage of the great position they are in right now.