AEW is building out the match card for AEW Full Gear 2023 nicely, adding some of their top stars to the fifth-annual edition of the pay per view event. With the likes of Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho yet to be given a match on the show, even more is to come from AEW’s latest outing.
Full Gear will be hosted at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California on November 18th, and is proving to be one of AEW’s biggest pay per views yet. A rematch from All Out’s main event of Orange Cassidy vs Jon Moxley is joined by huge bouts like Jay White vs MJF, Hikaru Shida and Toni Storm, as well as many more matches yet to be announced.
With last month’s WrestleDream event still fresh in the fans mind, Full Gear will need to pull out all the stops to gain the same critical acclaim of the show. Expect the likes of MJF, Adam Copeland and Orange Cassidy to go all out in one of the last big wrestling PPV’s of 2023.
AEW Full Gear 2023 Match Card
Here is the full match card for AEW Full Gear 2023. These are the matches currently announced for the show, with more matches likely to be added in the weeks prior to the event. Keep checking back here to see the new matches added to the card.
- MJF & ??? vs The Gunns (ROH Tag Team Championships)
- Sting, Darby Allin & Adam Copeland vs Christian Cage, Luchasaurus & Nick Wayne
- Hikaru Shida vs Toni Storm (AEW Women’s Championship)
- Orange Cassidy vs Jon Moxley (AEW International Championship)
- “Hangman” Adam Page vs Swerve Strickland
- MJF vs Jay White (AEW World Championship)
How To Watch AEW Full Gear 2023
In the United States, AEW Full Gear 2023 will be available to purchase on pay per view on Bleacher Report. The show will be priced at $50, which is the usual price for an AEW Pay Per View in America. With use of a VPN, American users can purchase the pay per view on Fite.TV for the price of $20, after changing their location to be outside of the United States.
Click here to learn how to watch AEW in the UK.
AEW Full Gear 2023 Predictions
MJF & ??? vs The Gunns (ROH Tag Team Championships)
With Adam Cole still out injured, MJF will have to find a new partner in order to keep his ROH tag team Championships. Before he wrestles Jay White for the AEW Championship later that night, Full Gear will like start with MJF taking on Bullet Club Gold’s The Gunns.
With MJF still searching for a partner to join him in the match, he will likely recruit one of The Acclaimed to join him in defending the titles. Max Caster showed his true friendship on Dynamite by taking a belt shot to the head for MJF, so we predict the two Max’s will team up at Full Gear to beat The Gunns.
Prediction: MJF and Max Caster beat The Gunns to retain the ROH Tag Team Championship.
Sting, Darby Allin & Adam Copeland vs Christian Cage, Luchasaurus & Nick Wayne
Adam Copeland was recently announced as Sting & Darby Allin’s partner for Full Gear, much to the surprise of nobody. It is a good math to ease Copeland in to the AEW main event scene, and teaming with Sting is a childhood dream of his come true.
Given how Sting has remained undefeated in AEW so far, we can expect his side to pick up the win. It would be foolish to have Copeland lose on his PPV debut too, with a win looking to set up a TNT Championship match with Christian Cage at Worlds End.
Prediction: Adam Copeland wins the match for his team, ready for a title match with Christian Cage next month.
Hikaru Shida vs Toni Storm (AEW Women’s Championship)
Toni Storm has quickly become the most popular female wrestler in AEW, with her “Troubled Hollywood Starlet” character being one of the most unique and entertaining gimmicks seen in a long time. Evoking stars of the golden age of Hollywood, her slow decent into madness has led her to Full Gear, where a match with Hikaru Shida awaits her.
While Toni Storm is the most popular woman in AEW today, a title win for her now is not the right time. She lost the belt only weeks before All In 2023, and her descent into madness has been fantastic to watch. A loss here could further push her over the edge, and give her the chance to recruit even more wrestlers to her group (after adding Lutha, one of the worst wrestlers in AEW history).
Prediction: Toni Storm loses, but comes out an even more popular wrestler because of it.
Orange Cassidy vs Jon Moxley (AEW International Championship)
Orange Cassidy is once again defending his AEW International Championship against Jon Moxley, after their classic match at All Out was the main event of the fantastic show. Moxley brutalized Cassidy during that match, taking home the title for the first time in a match that had fans on their feet for Freshly Squeezed by the end of it.
However, a mid-match concussion saw Moxley drop the belt to Rey Fenix, who in turn lost to Orange Cassidy weeks later. This match was always planned for Full Gear, although the path here took more twists and turns than expected. We predict Orange Cassidy will earn the respect of the Blackpool Combat Club by beating Jon Moxley, avenging his loss from All Out.
Prediction: Orange Cassidy gets revenge from All Out by beating Jon Moxley, and establishing himself as a main event wrestler in AEW.
“Hangman” Adam Page vs Swerve Strickland
The feud between Adam Page and Swerve Strickland has been heating up in recent weeks, with the rivalry expected to come to a boiling point at AEW Full Gear 2023. After Swerve stole a win over Page at WrestleDream, he took the feud to the next level be breaking into Hangman‘s home and threatening his infant child.
It was one of the most devious acts in AEW history, and certainly deserving of a stipulation match at Full Gear. We predict that the match will be made a Texas Death Match (which has become Hangman’s specialty over the past few years), and will see Page take his win back and avenge his family in victory.
This will put the series at 1-1 between the two, likely leading to a third match to decide who won the feud, which will likely see Swerve pick up the win in another stipulation match.
Prediction: Adam Page wins the match and avenges his son, setting up a rematch for Worlds End.
MJF vs Jay White (AEW World Championship)
With how dominant Jay White has been in the build up (pinning MJF in a tag team match and stealing his AEW Championship), the stage seems set for MJF to overcome the odds and pin the Kiwi wrestler to retain his AEW Championship. With Adam Cole still out with an injury, it seems the Better than you BayBay story has been put on hold somewhat, leaving MJF to deal with some outside challengers for his title in the meantime.
In what will likely be a fantastic match, I expect MJF to pin Jay White with the Panama Sunrise and Heatseeker combination to retain his title, before being ambushed by three of his challengers for AEW Worlds End 2023.
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