In an electrifying announcement, AEW World Champion, Maxwell Jacob Friedman, better known as MJF, is set to defend his title against Jay White at the Full Gear pay-per-view (PPV) event. The wrestling world still vividly recalls last year’s Full Gear, where MJF, with William Regal's assistance, bested Jon Moxley, marking the beginning of his historic World Title reign in AEW.
The past year has seen MJF solidify his dominance, defeating numerous top AEW contenders. However, this year, he faces a formidable adversary in Jay White. The growing tension between these two top-tier wrestlers came to a head during the September 27th episode of AEW Dynamite.
In a dramatic twist, White cut short MJF’s promo, boldly asserting his intention to dethrone Friedman and claim the AEW World Title. Further igniting this high-stakes rivalry, Bullet Club Gold members - Juice Robinson and The Gunns (comprising Austin & Colten Gunn) - accused MJF of orchestrating a clandestine attack on Jay White during a previous episode of Dynamite.
A defiant MJF vehemently denied any involvement, but tensions flared.
White's Bladerunner Ambush
In a strategic play during the latest AEW Dynamite in Stockton, as MJF sought to confront Bullet Club Gold, they promptly exited the scene.
Unbeknownst to MJF, this was a calculated distraction, allowing Jay White to launch a surprise attack, flooring him with the devastating Bladerunner. In a captivating turn of events, Jay White seized the moment, boldly challenging MJF to a high-stakes match at Full Gear, slated for November 18th.
Demonstrating his unwavering confidence and champion's resolve, MJF promptly accepted, setting the stage for a monumental showdown. With this matchup on the horizon, the AEW fanbase is buzzing with anticipation. Will MJF's reign continue, or will Jay White ascend to the pinnacle of AEW? One thing is certain; Full Gear promises a showdown that the wrestling world won't soon forget.