3 interesting observations from AEW Full Gear 2019
Undoubtedly, AEW is off to a momentous start after last night's Full Gear Pay-Per-View. The last two matches of the event, where Cody Rhodes came up short against the AEW World Champion, Chris Jericho, and the brutal showdown between Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley put Full Gear into the history books forever.
Professional wrestling fans will never forget the main event. Although the first half of the PPV was somewhat bogged down altogether, and the event was too lengthy, it was still a decent lead-in for the top stars to steal the show.
Here are a few interesting observations from AEW Full Gear (November 9, 2019).
#3: MJF betraying Cody Rhodes was a great booking decision for the future
One of the biggest stories from Full Gear deals with the post-match events following Cody Rhodes vs. Chris Jericho's title match.
Maxwell Jacob Friedman (MJF) threw in the towel when Cody seemed almost unresponsive to Jericho's submission move. Things escalated when MJF pretended to apologize, only to hit his mentor with a low-blow in the end.
We all know that MJF's presence on the sidelines of The Elite was a very interesting concept, because MJF is a natural heel, and he never pretended to be anything else. However, MJF's allegiance to Cody was always one of his defining characteristics.
After the betrayal, it looks like we are finally getting the feud that was eventually going to happen at some point in AEW.
MJF's betrayal also makes Cody look strong after a loss against Jericho because he never quit in the first place. On top of that, this plot point also gives the booking team an easy way to put Cody in another AEW World Title match in the future.
So even if the finish to Jericho vs. Cody might have seemed a bit abrupt, it was necessary to successfully establish their (Jericho, MJF, and Cody) future plotlines on AEW Dynamite.