Here are the highlights of the Zero Hour pre-show matches for AEW Full Gear 2022…
* Best Friends (Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta and Chuck Taylor), Rocky Romero and Danhausen defeated The Factory (QT Marshall, Aaron Solo, Lee Johnson, Nick Comoroto and Cole Karter) in a ten man tag match. There was initially no 5th person for the Best Friends team during the match and the numbers game gave The Factory the upper hand. QT hit Cassidy with a cutter and went for a piledriver on the steel steps but that’s when Danhausen arrived. Danhausen cleaned house on members of The Factory. After putting teeth from a jar in Comoroto’s mouth, Dauhausen scored the pinfall victory. Danhausen took out QT with a spike after the match and hugged his teammates.
The very evil, very mysterious fifth partner is @DanhausenAD!
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) November 20, 2022
* Ricky Starks defeated Brian Cage. Ethan Page was on commentary. Cage attacked Starks right at the start of the match but Starks fought back. Starks hit a spear but Cage kicked out. Cage regained control but missed a top rope elbow drop and Starks hit a destroyer followed by the Roshambo (dominator) to pick up the win. Starks will face Page on AEW Dynamite in the finals of the world title eliminator tournament.
* Eddie Kingston vs. Jun Akiyama. Ortiz was in Kingston’s corner for what a competitive, back and forth match. Kingston hit a spinning back fist but Akiyama kicked out. Akiyama hit a running strike with his knee exposed but Kingston kicked out. Kingston hit a northern lights bomb followed by another spinning back fist to win. Kingston got emotional after the match and the two embraced. Kingston got on the mic and thanked the fans for coming and paid tribute to Japanese wrestlers that have passed away. Kingston finished by saying, “order the god damn PPV. My man Jon Moxley is gonna beat the piss out of MJF.”
— TDE Wrestling (@tde_gif) November 20, 2022