8 Match Star Ratings For AEW Full Gear

An unforgettable night nobody will ever agree on.

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"I've shouted it off the rooftops, how proud I am of AEW - how proud I am of the all-inclusive nature, of the schedule, of the pay, of the fact that we will listen..."

Cody, AEW Dynamite, November 6

This promo was consistent with Dave Meltzer's report in this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter, in which he revealed Full Gear's intended run-time of four hours maximum. AEW listened to one of few complaints levelled at the first two major shows and sought to correct it; the long All Out's main event failed to create an atmosphere on the level of the insane Escalera De La Muerte, and AEW appeared to consider the sequencing with more care, in addition to the run-time.

The star power and destructive tendencies of Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega - and the promise/threat of a "level of beautiful pro wrestling violence not seen in decades" - meant nothing could follow it. And so nothing did: the Lights Out stipulation manoeuvred it into the (non-canon) last slot, allowing the World Championship clash to both act as the "official" main event and not suffer through the quenched bloodlust of exhaustion.

The divisive Librarian comedy was left to Dark. The Buy-In was limited to one attraction.

AEW listened - but did they deliver a brisker and better event than All Out?

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