MJF Beats White for AEW World Championship at Full Gear 2023

AEW Full Gear 2023

MJF successfully defended his AEW World Title by defeating Jay White at AEW Full Gear 2023 PPV event.

MJF vs White match was the first match to be announced for the show. MJF was also scheduled to defend ROH Tag Team titles against The Gunns where he teamed up with teamed up with Samoa Joe. MJF was injured during the post-match attack from the Gunns and was pulled out of the match.

AEW was about to hand the title to Jay White but Adam Cole stepped in face White. However, MJF made a dramatic return by arriving in an ambulance, despite having an injured leg. Officials advised MJF against competing, but he remained determined and entered the fight. Cole, initially set to face White, ended up at ringside supporting his friend instead.

Throughout the match, White relentlessly targeted MJF’s injured leg. The Bullet Club Gold members at ringside continuously interfered, persistently attacking until the referee finally caught on and banned them from being at ringside.

The main moment of the match unfolded when MJF executed a Kangaroo Kick, followed by an elbow drop through the announcer’s table despite his leg injury. In the closing moments, MJF seized the Dynamite Diamond Ring and swiftly struck The Gunns with it. As White attempted his finishing move, the Blade Runner, MJF dodged and countered by delivering a decisive punch to White’s face, securing the victory.

MJF’s triumph in this match marked his completion of 365 days as the AEW World Champion, making him the longest-reigning titleholder in the championship’s history. He initially secured the AEW World title by defeating Jon Moxley at Full Gear 2022.

The feud between MJF and Jay White ignited when White confidently claimed he could easily dethrone MJF. Following this, White’s stablemates from Bullet Club Gold attacked MJF, which resulted in MJF accepting White’s challenge for a match at AEW Full Gear.

Following the attack, Jay White seized MJF’s AEW World title belt. MJF then had the opportunity to reclaim his belt in an 8-man tag team match. However, MJF, along with The Acclaimed and Billy Gunn, ended up losing to Bullet Club Gold in that match.

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