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Full Gear Preview: “Le Champion’s” first PPV defense

The Revolution continues! All Elite Wrestling is finally having its first pay-per-view since their TV debut in October, at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. Since the very first debut show of “AEW: Wednesday Night Dynamite,” the very first main event was announced for their pay-per-view called, “Full Gear.”

At “AEW Full Gear,” the main event of the evening will be for the AEW World Championship, and it is the American Nightmare Cody against “Le Champion,” the AEW World Champion and world-renowned wrestling veteran, Chris Jericho. In the past few weeks, Cody and Jericho have taken shot after shot at one another, with Jericho even going so far to form his own stable, “The Inner Circle.”

The Inner Circle consists of “Le Champion” himself, as well as the renowned tag team Santana and Ortiz, “Spanish God” Sammy Guevara and newcomer to AEW over the recent weeks, former WWE star and current Bellator fighter Jake Hager, formerly known as Jack Swagger. The stable has made a name for themselves, challenging and tormenting Cody, as well as his brother Dustin Rhodes and friends such as Maxwell Jacob Friedman, better known as MJF.

Besides the main event, there are several other big matches going on the card, such as a really good bout between Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega. Those two have been going at it since AEW’s “Double or Nothing” pay-per-view, with Moxley attacking Omega back then, causing this feud to spark. Their match is unsanctioned and “lights out,” which means it will not count within their respective records, as both Moxley and Omega look to gain a better win-loss record, and right their respective wrongs.

Next on the card we have the AEW “Tag Title Match,” with defending champions SCU going against the famed Lucha Brothers in Pentagon Jr and Rey Fenix, and against the Private Party. This match has been built up over the past couple of weeks, as SCU recently just beat the Lucha Bros for the tag titles in the first ever match for the gold. Private Party inserted themselves as one of the best tag teams in the company when they themselves faced the Lucha Bros, putting on a show with the world-renowned team.

Next, we have the AEW Women’s Championship being defended by Riho against her former teacher Emi Sakura, which should also be a fantastic bout to watch, as Riho knocked off Nyla Rose in her last match, which was a huge upset to both the fans and herself. Riho is severely underrated as a superstar in the wrestling industry, and I think she will be just fine going against her former teacher.

Besides those main championship matches, there are two other singles matches on the main card, as “Hangman” Adam Page going against “The Bastard” PAC, in which we should see a brutal fight between the Cowboy and the Brawler from Newcastle upon Tyne. The “Bad Boy” Joey Janela also faces off against Shawn Spears, formerly known as WWE’s Tye Dillinger, in which said feud has been ramping up over the past few weeks on Dynamite.

Lastly, there is a tag match with The Young Bucks against the Inner Circle’s Santana and Ortiz, which should also be a fantastic bout since The Bucks always love to put on a show for the fans.

If you can’t watch the main show, make sure to catch AEW’s famed “Buy-In” pre-show, which features Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D versus Bea Priestley in what could be a fantastic start to a great night of wrestling. If you haven’t watched “Full Gear” yet, make sure to find it on B/R Live, or on your local pay-per-view sellers, because AEW will not disappoint.

Jeffrey Babcock is a third-year student majoring in communications and minoring in journalism. JB884128@wcupa.edu

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