The main card for AEW Full Gear kicked off with MJF taking on Darby Allin in the battle of two of AEW’s pillars.
During his entrance, MJF forced Justin Roberts to say that MJF can beat Darby with a headlock takeover. The match got started with some chain wrestling, thus proving that Darby can actually wrestle.
Darby took over the match after hitting a running dive through the ropes. Darby went for the coffin drop but MJF moved and Darby’s back crashed on the ring apron. MJF played up like he hurt his knee as he worked over Darby’s back. MJF tried a piledriver off the middle rope but Darby countered into the stunner. Darby was not able to go for the pin because of his bad back.
Darby tried a code red but MJF powered out and powerbombed him into a pin attempt. MJF then locked in the Sharpshooter/Scorpion Death Lock but Darby was able to break free. Moments later, Darby locked in the figure four to work over MJF’s bad knee. MJF broke free and hit a tombstone piledriver on Darby on the ring apron. At the same time, MJF hurt his knee again.
There was an incredible sequence of pin attempts with about a dozen or so total attempts from both men that led to the fans giving them a standing ovation. Darby hit a coffin drop to MJF onto the floor and another in the ring but MJF got the knees up. Shawn Spears and Wardlow walked out to interfere but Sting took them out with bat and chair shots.
Back in the ring, MJF hit Darby with a kick to the face but MJF crumbled because of the pain in his bad knee. MJF grabbed Darby’s skateboard and he gave it to Darby so he could use it and get disqualified. Darby refused and gave it to the referee but MJF used the diamond ring and then pinned Darby after executing an inside headlock, just like he said he would.
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