AEW’s fifth pay-per-view offering was also their first official PPV after they started weekly programming on TNT last month. The show had a lot of hype surrounding it, with all the championships in the company on the line along with few other intriguing non-title bouts.
The show started out slowly but picked up the pace as the show went on. The two major matchups of the evening, the AEW World Championship Match between Chris Jericho and Cody and the Lights Out Unsanctioned Match between Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega were the standouts from the show.
We take a look at how the Full Gear PPV went down, with our thoughts and reactions from the show.
Buy In: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D vs. Bea Priestley
The first and the only match on the preshow saw the two rivals go at each other. Baker and Priestley traded shots at one another, as Priestley gained the upper hand in the initial stages. Baker found some momentum and delivered a series of offensive maneuvers.
Baker kicked out of the Queen’s Landing and landed a destroyer for a near-fall. Baker went on to apply her submission maneuver, Lockjaw, for the victory.
Post-match, Awesome Kong and Brandi Rhodes made their way out to the ring, destroying Priestley and cutting a strand of her hair.
Result: Britt Baker defeated Bea Priestley via submission
Analysis: The match was decent and had a good story to back it up. Baker and Priestley had a history going back to the July event, Fight for the Fallen, and this served as a proper culmination of the rivalry between the two individuals.
Britt Baker will surely be the next-in-line for a championship feud now, while Bea Priestley will probably have to deal with the new threat of Kong and Rhodes. It is still unclear what their gimmick is meant to be, but we will get more clarity in the coming weeks.