Original AEW All Out And Full Gear Main Events Revealed

CM Punk as AEW World Champion

CM Punk wrestled defending AEW World Champion Jon Moxley at All Out but, as was quite evident, this wasn’t the original plan.

The AEW World Championship has been left in a sticky situation for the last few months. When CM Punk went down with an injury days after lifting the championship, it was up to Jon Moxley to carry the interim championship. Punk’s return brought with it a shocking unification bout as Moxley destroyed Punk in mere minutes.

Prior to his injury scuppering plans, though, it appeared that CM Punk was actually on his way to defending the championship against MJF. Dave Meltzer noted on a recent Wrestling Observer Radio that ‘The Best in the World’ was to face MJF at All Out, with it now looking likely that Moxley will face MJF at Full Gear:

“[Tony Khan] put the [interim] championship on him [Jon Moxley] when CM Punk got hurt the first time because he thought [Moxley] was the best guy for the job and the guy to build up Punk before Punk faced MJF. The original plan for Chicago was Punk/MJF but because Punk got hurt and had to win the [unified] championship, they had to delay Punk and MJF. It was going to be for the November pay-per-view [Full Gear] so it’s probably Moxley and MJF at Full Gear, most likely.”

CM Punk defeated Jon Moxley to regain the championship at All Out, with MJF returning post-match to reveal himself as the masked Joker who’d won the Casino Ladder match. An injury to Punk left the title once again vacant; it’s once more in Jon Moxley’s possession following Grand Slam Dynamite.

As it stands, the Full Gear main event is yet to be confirmed. The pay-per-view is currently scheduled for Saturday, 19 November from Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center.

H/T to PWMania.