Today’s the day we see the second ever AEW Full Gear pay-per-view, so let’s take a look and what should and absolutely should not happen tonight.
As always, WrestleTalk.com will be providing live coverage of the show right here on the site, so be sure to keep an eye on that from the start of the Buy-In at 7pm ET/midnight GMT.
FTR SHOULD Beat The Young Bucks
It’s finally here. The dream match several years in the making. Perhaps it doesn’t feel as big a deal as it should right now, but you know it’s going to when they make their entrances and that bell rings tonight.
While there’s little doubt this will probably be the best tag team match in most of our lifetimes, the outcome is one that will likely cause a lot of debate.
If you ask me, which, I mean, you didn’t, but I’m the one writing this so I’m going to tell you anyway, FTR should absolutely retain the AEW World Tag Team Championship.
Both teams define a particular style of tag team wrestling, but both champion tag team wrestling all the same. The Bucks represent the newer style of acrobatics and synchronisation, with FTR bringing a more traditional bread-and-butter outlook.
In this particular case, it’s the bread-and-butter that should win out. FTR’s style is more sustainable, easier to stomach, and – although this part is a matter of opinion – it’s just better.
You’ve also got to factor in the Bucks’ recent antics. They’ve been heels recently, whether they want to tell you that or not. They have. But if they want to sell it as ‘confliction’ of some sort, then that should come into play and allow the more cohesive machine that is FTR to get the win.
With all that said, this is a truly unique match in the sense that the styles are as far apart as you can get, but the goal from both sides is to shine the biggest spotlight possible on tag team wrestling. There’s no better way to do that than FTR beating the Bucks in the best match of both teams’ careers.
MJF SHOULD NOT Join The Inner Circle
The idea of MJF vs Chris Jericho sounds great, but there are issues with the purpose of this match and why it’s happening.
They’re both still heels. Jericho is the leader of the top heel faction and MJF is ranked #2 and has Wardlow. There’s no reason, at all, for MJF to join the Inner Circle.
And don’t get me wrong, MJF absolutely needs to win tonight, but the stipulation is that if he does, he CAN join the Inner Circle.
From this point, the best case scenario is that MJF wins, then turns around and says “actually I just wanted to prove I could beat you, I don’t want to join after all”, or something like that.