Matt Hardy faced off against the Inner Circle’s Sammy Guevara in an “Elite Deletion” match at AEW Full Gear.
Hardy, who is known for his tenure in TNA and WWE, was able to defeat Guevara in a “cinematic” match that featured some of his old friends from WWE, his Broken Universe compatriots, and his AEW allies.
The fight between Hardy and Guevara started at the Hardy Compound and featured the involvement of several “characters” from Hardy’s Broken Universe storyline.
At one point, Guevara’s Inner Circle stable mates Santana and Ortiz showed up, breaking a pinfall attempt and attacking Hardy. Hardy’s own AEW allies, Private Party then got involved, keeping the Inner Circle from ganging up on Hardy.
The wrestler who was known as Gangrel in WWE also showed up at Hardy’s side, as did Hurricane Helms. Helms appeared several times as both his “superhero” gimmick and his “civilian” persona of Gregory Helms.
Hardy was able to get the upper hand on Guevara and eventually pinned him to win the match. After the pinfall, Private Party helped Hardy put Guevara into a trash bin which was driven off in a pickup truck as Hardy’s wife Reba played the piano.