AEW Full Gear has the potential to be Show of the Year

AEW, Jon Moxley (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)
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AEW Full Gear comes with a card full of matches that carry stakes heading into Saturday and long beyond, coupled with fantastic competitors participating.

All Elite Wrestling is putting out its last PPV of 2020 with Full Gear set for Saturday, November 11. AEW has consistently put forth some of the highest acclaimed matches in the industry in its first year of existence. The excitement around this final card is palpable as the trying year closes out. Looking at what is set to come, there is a lot to be excited about as this card can be the best show they have created to date.

There is so much on this card to look forward to, not only because of what will occur in the ring but the ramifications that will be felt throughout AEW. Picking apart this card there is a lot to look at that will help this show be recognized as the best yet if everything is executed correctly.

Let us first start with the main event bout between Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston. What originally seemed like a throwaway feud has become the central aspect of this PPV. The real-life connection between these two men elevated the story of this match in a way that fans will hang on every bit of action that occurs during the match. It should be expected that this is going to be a brutal match akin to some of the other matches that wrestling fans have seen throughout this year.

Moxley should be heavily expected to come out of this match as the champion because there is so much money and attention hinging on him facing the winner of the AEW title eliminator tournament. But unlike some of the other men that Moxley has faced; Kingston will not be relegated to the mid-card with a loss. It would be a massive miscarriage of booking if that occurred. But this match is going to elevate both men in a way that was highly unexpected.

Then there is the match between Kenny Omega and Adam Page. Again, the story of this match has helped build to a moment that everyone wants to see exactly what will happen. Is Omega truly turning? Will Page finally get the main event push that was flubbed last year? What about the rest of the Elite, will they get involved? The ring work is going to be great, but fans can expect just as much effort to be put into the story of that match to help elevate everything and bring it all together.

As the famous informercial saying goes, “But wait, there’s more!” FTR versus the Young Bucks gives fans the tag team match they have waited years to see. Hikaru Shida and Nyla Rose get a rematch on what was an exceptional match from earlier this year. Plus, Allysin Kay is making a surprise appearance in AEW challenging for the NXA title in a match that can have ramifications both in and outside the organization. Darby Allin has lost three singles matches to Cody. Has he figured out how to beat his foil at a time when the TNT title is on the line?

All these moments are more than just throw away matches with meaningless stakes. They come with the weight that will have importance on all the next shows, making them even more important to witness.

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AEW thrives with providing stakes and storytelling. The athletic accomplishments set to occur in the ring are one thing that makes these matches big, but it is the development of characters and story that carries them over the finish line. AEW Full Gear is poised to explode with all of that, setting this event up to be the best match card in the company’s short history.