From top to bottom, AEW's 'Full Gear' show has a chance to be the best one they have put on yet. The big question going into the shell is what type of surprises will we get, as the preview for the show teases a shocking debut. Will we see some make a statement on the show? Tune in on Saturday night to find out. In the meantime, let's dive into some predictions.
Buy-In Match (NWA Women's Championship): Allysin Kay vs. Serena Deeb(C)
This match was just announced on Wednesday afternoon. It comes as a bit of a surprise because Allysin is recently a free agent. This will be a fantastic women’s match to open up the show. What makes this match so interesting is that Serena recently signed what are you AEW but then won the NWA Women’s Championship. As for Allysin, her contract with NWA recently expired. I expect this match to be a very good back-and-forth contest but the Champion will prevail.
Winner: Serena Deeb
Orange Cassidy vs. John Silver
This was originally the Buy-In match. It will be an entertaining bout featuring two of the most polarizing individuals in the company right now. But there’s only one superstar that needs to win this match, and that would be Orange Cassidy. After his recent feud, he is in line for a win here.
Winner: Orange Cassidy
Chris Jericho vs. MJF
This match has an added stipulation: if MJF wins, he will be allowed to join the Inner Circle. This might end up being the most interesting match of the night. I see MJF getting back on the winning track but he will not join the Inner Circle. Back when this feud started, MJF did mention he could join or form his own group, so watch out for that.
AEW Women's World Championship: Nyla Rose (w/ Vickie Guerrero) vs. Hikaru Shida (C)
This is a match in which the champion is the one at the disadvantage. Many fans believe that we will see a new champion in Nyla Rose, but the company is going to continue to build Shida. The champion will barely escape with a win.
Winner: Hikaru Shida
AEW TNT Championship: Darby Allin vs. Cody Rhodes (C)
Personally, this is the match I’m looking forward to the most. These two have quite a history that dates back to the very first show of Dynamite. Cody believes that Darby cannot beat him at all. He has beaten Darby twice and they went to a time in the drawing during that very first show. These two have also tagged together twice, winning one match and losing another. They know each other well and that is why Cody Rhodes thinks this will be an easy victory for him. Darby always comes so close to winning the big match but falls short. I don't see it panning out that way this time — at the end of the match, we will have a new TNT champion.
Winner: Darby Allin
The Elite Deletion Match: Matt Hardy vs. Sammy Guevara
With this being a cinematic match, it's not the type of bout that anyone truly wins or loses. Instead, it’s more about how they come out after this match. It seems as if a face turn will come for Sammy after this match. This should be a very fun and entertaining match and I am very interested to see what goes down.
“Winner”: Matt Hardy
AEW World Tag Team Championship: The Young Bucks vs. FTR (C)
We will finally get to see the dream tag team match that everybody has been waiting for. What makes it so hard to decide who will take home the win is the fact that The Young Bucks added a stipulation to the match. That stipulation is the same one that Cody put on himself last year at Full Gear: if The Young Bucks lose, they cannot challenge for the tag titles anymore. This leads me to believe that they will pull out a win.
Winners: The Young Bucks
"Hangman" Adam Page vs. Kenny Omega
This is the final match of the AEW World Championship Eliminator Tournament, and it's bound to be an absolute show-stealer. This story has been building for months and they will finally get to face off for a chance to challenge for the AEW World Championship. Over the last few weeks, Kenny Omega is taking on a little bit of his old personality, ”The Cleaner”. He is also very confident that this tournament is to win and nobody is standing in his way. However, Hangman will give him a run for his money.
Winner: Adam Page
AEW World Championship "I Quit Match": Eddie Kingston vs. Jon Moxley
This battle has gotten very personal over the last few weeks. These two are going to be in an absolute war on Saturday night. The downside for Eddie Kingston is that Jon Moxley has been on a different level since leaving the land of ”entertainers”. Moxley is going to make Kingston humble again.
Winner: Jon Moxley