AEW has revealed who its Women's and Tag Team Champions will be defending their titles against this Saturday at Full Gear.
Wednesday night played host to AEW's first-ever PPV go-home show. The last episode of Dynamite before this Saturday's Full Gear. With only five matches on the card heading into Dynamite, it was safe to assume that there would be a lot of Full Gear-altering occurrences on the show. Those occurrences included two title match announcements and a big development in the AEW Championship match.
Cody Rhodes appeared early on in the show to address fans who are unhappy about him getting a title shot. The AEW EVP promised that if he does not win at Full Gear, he will never challenge for the company's World Title ever again. That's quite the statement. Elsewhere, Tag Team and Women's Title matches were also added to the Full Gear card.
It had already been revealed that The Lucha Bros will be getting another chance to defeat SCU. However, the two losing teams from the semifinals were also given a chance to be added to that match. Private Party went up against The Dark Order in what was effectively a third-place playoff from the Tag Team Title tournament. Private Party won, earning their way into this Saturday's title match.
Riho also needed an opponent for Full Gear as she gets set to defend her title on a PPV for the first time. That match was announced before Dynamite as the Japanese star will face her fellow countrywoman, Emi Sakura. The two of them clashed in tag team action on Dynamite with Sakura picking up the win. If that happens this Saturday, AEW will have a new Women's Champion.
As for the rest of the Full Gear card, that is now looking pretty complete. All of AEW's titles will be defended, plus there's the Lights Out Unsanctioned match between Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega to look forward to. This will be the first AEW PPV that has been built to via weekly television, and it's set to be the biggest show yet from the fledgling promotion.