Predictions for the 2022 AEW Full Gear PPV
AEW’s last PPV of the year is finally upon us and while the build has seemed a little weak we know from experience that their PPVs usually deliver the goods. Here I will break down my predictions for the show…
Zero Hour: Brian Cage vs Lance Archer or Ricky Starks: As of this time of writing the Starks vs Archer Match hasn’t happened yet but look for Starks to get past the Murderhawk Monster on his way to beating The Machine. This will set up a match Between Ethan Page and Ricky Starks in the coming weeks. Winner Ricky Starks.
Wardlow vs Samoa Joe vs Powerhouse Hobbs: TNT championship: Big meaty men slapping meat as Big E would put it. Don’t look for this one to be a technical masterpiece, what it will be is a big hoss fight that will further the story of Joe and Wardlow. It’s time to put a title on Hobbs and see what he can do with the secondary strap while Wardlow goes on to challenge Joe for the ROH TV title. Winner Hobbs.
Death Triangle vs The Elite: AEW Trios Titles: Welcome back The Elite! This will be awesome, these two teams has faced each other in different variations that it is impossible for them to have a bad match together. The Elite will regain the titles they never lost while PAC will turn on the Lucha Bros to give off a new story. Winners, The Elite.
Jungle Boy Jack Perry vs Luchasaurus: Steel cage match: AEW likes to do the slow burn storyline but after the injury to Christian Cage they have decided to drag this feud out a little too long in my opinion. The turn then turn back only to turn heel again from Luchasaurus was a reaction pivot to the injury but it needs to end now. JP needs to get his revenge and win the match to move on until Cage is all healed up. Winner Jungle Boy.
Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal vs Darby Allan and Sting: More of a filler match to get a returning Sting and the debut match of Double J on the card while hopefully ending the boring Lethal, Allan feud. Winners Sting and Allan
Britt Baker vs Saraya: Oh lord does this have the potential to be a messy cluster. Saraya hasn’t wrestled in 5 years and Baker still needs to be led through matches by opponents better than her. I really hope i’m wrong as I like both women. There is also the added fear that Saraya re-injures her neck. It makes sense to give Saraya a win here in her comeback match. Winner Saraya.
Jade Cargill vs Nyla Rose: TBS Championship: The same can be said for this match too. Jade is getting better and better but is still very green. Rose has been quite entertaining with her new over the topic schtick but both ladies are still heels, so who in the hell are we meant to cheer for? Cargill keeps her undefeated streak alive. Winner Jade Cargill.
Chris Jericho vs Bryan Danielson vs Sammy Guevara vs Claudio Castagnoli: ROH World title: Can we just end this JAS vs BCC stuff already! This should have been done and dusted at blood and guts. This match will be great because of the talent involved, there will be dissension between the four men which will make for good viewing. The ever presents of ROH makes sense due to the upcoming PPV and imminent TV deal in 2023 for the reborn brand. They need a big name to Re-launch Ring of Honor so look for Jericho to retain through underhanded tactics. Winner Chris Jericho.
Toni Storm vs Jamie Hayter: AEW Women’s Championship: This will be the best women’s match on the card and has the potential to steal the show. Storm has been performing in a way she wasn’t allowed to in WWE and has put the Women’s division on her back after the disaster that was Thunder Rosa’s reign. Jamie Hayter is becoming the most over woman on the entire roster and with good reason, she is operating on a level above everyone else. its her time to win the big one and plant the seeds of jealousy between Britt Baker and Hayter. Winner Jamie Hayter.
The Acclaimed vs Swerve in our glory: AEW Tag Team titles: There is not another team that has got as organically over as The Acclaimed have. Who would have thought in 2022 that people would be scissoring each other in public? Not this writer. This match will all hinge on the potential injury that Bowens is carrying from his match on Dynamite but it’s too early to take the straps off them yet. Swerve has to turn on Lee to kick off that program and then The Acclaimed can move on to FTR. EVERYONE LOVES THE ACCLAIMED. Winners The Acclaimed.
Jon Moxley vs MJF: AEW World Championship: This match has so many moving parts that its hard to predict whats going to happen but here goes nothing. While the promos between these two have been brilliant, the build has been a bit messy. The Firm getting fired by MJF for ignoring his orders hints at a possible face turn. The Crowd loves MJF regardless of if he is heel or face but the man is so talented as a heel that he can get you to hate him even when you want to cheer him (does that make sense?) it’s no secret that Moxley was meant to go on vacation after All Out but plans change pal and he has waved the AEW flag and pulled them out of a very awkward situation after THAT media scrum. The man deserves his vay-cay and that’s why MJF wins the world title, but how? I personally think Regal turns on Mox and aligns himself with “the devil.” The Firm could also get involved and help Max revealing it was all a rouse. Then there is also the really slim possibility that CM Punk shows up at the end to steal MJF’s thunder once again. Either way it will be a very exciting main event.