AEW Full Gear 2020: 5 bold predictions including an NJPW shocker

NJPW, Hiroshi Tanahashi (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)
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AEW, Eddie Kingston
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4. Eddie Kingston makes Jon Moxley say “I Quit” at AEW Full Gear

The night’s main event and what very well could be the most compelling and unforgettable contest of the event, if not one of the best AEW has ever seen, will see Eddie Kingston challenge Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship.

This rivalry has been brewing ever since Kingston lost the Casino Battle Royale without being eliminated, but it’s gotten much more personal than that. Kingston and Moxley’s biting words at each other this week and in previous weeks have made it clear just how much this match means to both men.

It may seem like a long shot, but I believe we’ll have a new champion this Saturday. Eddie Kingston, so soon after arriving in AEW, will push Jon Moxley to a limit he didn’t know he had until the defending champion gives in and says “I Quit,” beginning the era of Eddie Kingston in All Elite Wrestling.

5. Hiroshi Tanahashi appears to challenge Cody Rhodes

It’s the moment we’ve been clamoring for since before All Elite Wrestling had their first event. As soon as it became clear Kenny Omega and the rest of The Elite were leaving NJPW to start this company, there was hope of a partnership with New Japan Pro-Wrestling.

There are many ways AEW can open the forbidden door and make this a reality, but I believe it’ll finally happy this Saturday. On the most recent episode of AEW Dynamite, Cody Rhodes cut a promo on his AEW Full Gear challenger Darby Allin, and in that moment Cody called himself “The Ace.” There’s only one true “Ace” in this sport.

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That man is Hiroshi Tanahashi, and while some may think this is impossible with Tanahashi scheduled to compete at NJPW Power Struggle the same day, all it takes is a recorded video message. Just imagine the sight of Cody defeating Darby Allin to retain his champion only for Hiroshi Tanahashi to appear on the screen and challenge him for the TNT Championship.