13 Ups & 1 Down From AEW Revolution 2022

A frankly bonkers night of wrestling starring CM Punk, MJF, Sting, Moxley, Danielson & more.

CM Punk

On paper, Revolution 2022 was one of the most stacked lineups All Elite Wrestling has ever put together.

CM Punk vs. MJF is the best story in wrestling at the moment and, after expertly leveraging real-life situations (and traumas, in MJF's case) into an impressively layered program, entered the pay-per-view with five-star potential. Jon Moxley vs. Bryan Danielson came with similar potential between the ropes, albeit without quite the same creative heft. Not that their's is a bad story, mind: the reverberations for Mox, Danielson, and AEW's rising group of killer technicians could be immense.

Elsewhere, the tag three-way, Face of the Revolution, and 'Hangman' Adam Page vs. Adam Cole looked to guarantee pure workrate thrills. Chris Jericho vs. Eddie Kingston and Thunder Rosa vs. Britt Baker were both born from deep-rooted personal rivalries - and who doesn't dig watching Jade Cargill doing Jade Cargill things?

These bouts, plus the potential for debuts and other prizes, had Revolution's hype hitting the roof. We may never see buzz on the same level of All Out 2021 again, given that pay-per-view's unique circumstances, but AEW should be proud of their pre-show efforts. Revolution's marketing was immaculate.

As for the show?

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.