The latest addition to AEW’s pay per view calendar has been announced, with the first iteration of AEW Worlds End coming later in 2023. AEW announced the event on the October 26, 2023 episode of AEW Dynamite, with some interesting details about the show.
AEW Worlds End 2023 will take place on December 30, 2023 from the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York. Long Island is the hometown of AEW Champion MJF, who we predict will defend his championship in one of his toughest tests yet (more on that later on in the article).
This is the first time that an AEW PPV has been broadcast from Long Island, and will be a true homecoming for MJF. The AEW World Champion has wrestled for AEW in Long Island before, and always got a monster reaction – even when he was the most hated heel in the business. Expect an incredible crowd reaction for MJF at World End 2023 in the two matches we predict he will compete in that night.
Other wrestlers expected to compete at AEW Worlds End 2023 include Kenny Omega, Bryan Danielson, Wardlow, FTR and many more. Expect a number of AEW championship titles on the line, in a wide variety of matches with various different stipulations.
Tickets for AEW Worlds End 2023 will go on sale on Friday, November 3 at 10 a.m. EST.
AEW Worlds End 2023 Predictions
Here are our predictions for AEW Worlds End 2023, giving our view at what will happen at the first edition of the event. Let us know what you think about the AEW Worlds End predictions, in the comments section below this article.
MJF Vs. Samoa Joe Vs. Wardlow vs Powerhouse Hobbs
Once he has dispatched Jay White at AEW Full Gear 2023, MJF already has a few challengers lined up to try and take the AEW Championship from him. Over the past few weeks, a few wrestlers have cut promos, warning the AEW Champion that they are coming for the title. While Kenny Omega and Jay White already have their AEW Championship title matches booked, we look forward to Samoa Joe and Wardlow as the next challengers.
MJF already beat Samoa Joe to retain his title on AEW Collision, but that doesn’t matter. Joe has the ability to build himself back up to a title contender with just one promo, as he has shown already with his backstage vignettes.
Meanwhile, Wardlow is one of the few wrestlers to hold a pin fall win over MJF. He pinned the AEW Champion at AEW Double or Nothing 2022, decimating the Long Island-native in mere minutes. However, the match was marred by backstage controversy that took away from the win, and Wardlow’s booking was fumbled hard following the biggest win in his career.
Powerhouse Hobbs has also been setting his sights on MJF, especially after picking up his huge win over Chris Jericho on AEW Dynamite. He was spotted watching Omega vs MJF from AEW Dynamite, so could be added to this match for the AEW Championship.
With every match in MJF’s title reign being completely different, placing him as the underdog against two of AEW’s biggest monsters would be something truly different. It will help continue to make his title run feel fresh, and add another layer to his already impressive title defenses at Worlds End 2023.
With MJF’s contract set to expire in January 2024, the multi-man match could be Tony Khan’s last chance to get the belt off MJF before he makes a big-money move to WWE, or even to Hollywood.
Christian Cage vs Adam Copeland
With Adam Copeland expected to be drafted in by Sting and Darby Allin to team with them at Full Gear 2023, the stage is set for the best friends to collide (not Chuck and Trent) at AEW Worlds End 2023. Adam Copeland vs Christian Cage is a big-money match that fans have been dying to see for over a decade, with Long Island being the place the dream match can finally take place.
The former tag team partners haven’t wrestled one-on-one since an encounter on Raw in 2010. After 13 years and two retirements between them, a clash between Cage and Copeland will not only be something fans never thought they’d see again, but a match that the two men could only dream of.
Since Adam Copeland debuted at WrestleDream 2023, he has been locked in a feud with Cage – who had some expletives to say when Copeland wanted them to tag together again. With Adam Copeland said he wouldn’t fight Christian, we reckon he’ll be the man to take the TNT Championship from The Patriarch, and start the downfall of one of the best heel runs in wrestling history for Christian Cage.
However, a win for Christian Cage would not be out of the question. With Luchasaurus and Nick Wayne by his side, he has the chance to pick up his biggest win since coming to AEW, and solidifying the TNT Championship as one of the most prestigious titles in all of professional wrestling.
Kenny Omega vs Jay White
After losing to MJF on AEW Dynamite, it is likely that Kenny Omega will wrestle against Jay White at AEW Worlds End 2023.
AEW Continental Classic Final
On AEW Dynamite, Tony Khan and Bryan Danielson announced a new tournament for AEW. Taking inspiration from NJPW’s “G1 Climax”, they coined the term “AEW Continental Classic” – a 12-man, round-robin tournament to determine the best wrestler in AEW.
Bryan Danielson was the first person announced for the tournament, with more to be revealed in the coming weeks. The AEW Continental Classic Final will take place at AEW World’s End 2023, and we predict that the final match will involve Bryan Danielson (although we can’t say his opponent until more wrestlers are announced for the tournament).
AEW Worlds End 2023 Match Card
These are the matches for AEW Worlds End 2023. Keep checking back to this page to see additional matches added for the December 30, 2023 show.
- MJF vs Wardlow vs Samoa Joe vs – AEW Championship
- Christian Cage vs Adam Copeland – TNT Championship
- Kenny Omega vs Jay White
- Bryan Danielson vs ??? – Continental Classic Final
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