12 Ups & 5 Downs From AEW Full Gear

Moxley & Omega erupts into a bloody storm as Cody goes for the heartstrings.

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Numbers can be deceiving when it comes to the Ups and Downs format.

While a quick glance at this article's title may suggest All Elite Wrestling's Full Gear was a great-to-excellent pay-per-view, this isn't quite the case. Yes, the show had a handful of staggering highs, but most of what the night offered wasn't anything close to blow-away, with the flaws fewer in number, but weightier individually. This was a good pay-per-view, subjectively, rather than a great one.

Cody challenged for Chris Jericho's AEW World Championship in a dramatic "main event" that concluded in the most gut-wrenching fashion, yielding a game-changing post-match angle in the process. They were followed by a grisly Kenny Omega vs. Jon Moxley Lights Out clash sure to divide the internet, though its biggest spots will never leave the memory of anyone who witnessed want went down, no matter what they thought of the bout as a whole.

Elsewhere, pupil met teacher as AEW Women's Champion Riho defended against Emi Sakura, The Young Bucks battled Pride and Powerful in the opener, Hangman Page and PAC looked to settle their long-running beef, and a lot more.

Let's light the fuse...

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.