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Here is what's set for the show:
- AEW All-Atlantic Championship Match: Orange Cassidy (c) vs. QT Marshall.
- Cole Karter vs. Darby Allin.
- Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett (w/ Satnam Singh & Sonjay Dutt) vs. Private Party (Isaiah Kassidy & Marq Quen).
- Renee Paquette Sits Down with Saraya for an Interview.
- Swerve In Our Glory (Shane "Swerve" Strickland & Keith Lee) Speak.
- Billy Gunn & AEW Tag Team Champions The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster) Speak.
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Jim Ross, Excalibur & Tony Schiavone welcomed the audience to the broadcast before transitioning to the opening segment.
Cole Karter vs. Darby Allin.
Prior to the match, Darby Allin laid out Nick Comorotto in the ring with his bat before hitting a Tope Suicida on Karter on the outside. Allin smashed Karter's hand onto the stair before sending Karter back into the ring. The match officially began with Allin firing away with punches at Karter before hitting a dropkick on Karter in the corner. Allin climbed to the top rope, but Karter pushed Allin off the top rope onto the ringside floor before hitting a powerbomb on the apron on Allin. Back in the ring, Karter launched Allin into the corner with two consecutive Irish Whips before launching him into another corner with a Buckle Bomb. Karter hit a standing dropkick on Allin to send him to the outside. On the outside, Karter slammed Allin into the stairs before he sent him back in the ring. Karter hit the knee strikes on Allin's abdomen before hitting a snap suplex on Allin for a near fall. Karter focused the back of Allin, launching him with another Irish Whip. Karter hit a knee strike on Allin on the abdomen before hitting a back elbow on Allin in the corner. Kartr went for a Stinger Splash, but Allin evaded and hit a coffin splash in the corner. Karter hit a knee strike, but tAllin responded with a chop block and a kick on Karter's leg. Karter hit a back elbow on Allin and went for a powerbomb, but Allin broke the hold with a wrist lock. Karter fired away at Allin, but Allin targetted Karter's fingers before hitting a Code Red on Karter for a near fall. Allin & Karter got on the top rope, but Karter hit a Flacon Arrow off the top rope on Allin for near fall. Karter got on the top rope and went for a 450, but Allin caught him and locked in a Fujiwara Arm Bar, but Karter got back up, but Allin hit a Scorpion Deathdrop and a Coffin Drop on Karter for the pinfall win.
Winner: Darby Allin.
- Keith Lee was interviewed backstage by Renee Paquette but was shockingly interrupted by former ROH TV Champion Shane Taylor backstage. Taylor challenged Lee to a match at ROH Final Battle. Shane "Swerve" Strickland creeps at Lee from behind after Taylor's challenge.
- There was a video vignette of the Dark Order & LFI talking about Preston Vance leaving the Dark Order. Silver & Reynolds told Vance that turning on the Dark Order would be the biggest mistake of his life.
- Billy Gunn & AEW Tag Team Champions The Acclaimed (Max Caster & Anthony Bowens) came to the ring for an interview with Renee Paquette. Bowens said that Jeff Jarrett & Jay Lethal interrupting meant that they were jealous that everyone loves the Acclaimed or they wanted a shot at the titles. Bowens said that Jarrett & Lethal would have to wait as they would give their shot to the 2nd best team in AEW, as the crowd chanted "FTR, FTR, FTR". Instead, The Gunn Clubb (Austin Gunn & Colten Carter) interrupted before Sonjay Dutt, Satnam Singh, Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett were on the ramp. Billy Gunn said that they only wanted the best, which was proceeded by the entrance of the ROH, AAA & IWGP Tag Team Champions FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Hardwood). The two teams shook hands, setting up a match between the two teams for the AEW Tag Team Titles.
- There was a video vignette recapping the feud between The Bunny & Hikaru Shida. Shida told Bunny she would defend her Regina Di Wave Championship against her in their next match.
Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett (w/ Satnam Singh & Sonjay Dutt) vs. Private Party (Isaiah Kassidy & Marq Quen) (w/ Matt Hardy).
Lethal & Kassidy began the match, with Kassidy getting Lethal in head lock. Kassidy hit an arm drag on Lethal, but Lethal responded with a back elbow on Kassidy. Jarrett tagged in, but Kassidy caught him with a hip toss. Jarrett clubbed Kassidy with a punch, but Kassidy got a wrist lock before Quen tagged in and hit a senton on Jarrett's arm. Kassidy screeched as he leaped off Quen's back onto Jarrett in the corner with. a splash before Quen hit a dropkick on Jarrett for a near fall. Kassidy hit a double stomp on Jarrett's arm. Jarrett punched Kassidy. Hardy argued with Singh and Dutt, which allowed Lethal to slam Kassidy into the stairs. Lethal slammed Kassidy into the stairs again before Dutt, Singh, Lethal & Jarrett stomped down Kassidy. Back in the ring, Lethal & Jarrett hit an Irish WHip followed by a basement dropkick on Kassidy for a near fall. Lethal slammed Kassidy into the corner before Jarrett tagged in and slammed Kassidy with a vicious Irish Whip. Kassidy got hit with a senton on the middle rope and lariat from Jarrett. Lethal got three lateral presses on Kassidy for only kick outs at two before raining down punches on Kassidy & hitting a snap suplex. Kassidy hit a Nrthern Lights SUplex on Lethal before tagging in Quen. Quen hit a springboard crossbody, a dropkick on Lethal, a Tope Suicida on Jarrett to the outside, the Silly String on Lethal, and went for a 450 before Lethal evaded. Kassidy hit an upkick on Lethal, but Jarrett attacked Quen before Lethal & Jarrett hit an assisted Lethal Injection on Quen for the pinfall win.
Winners: Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett (w/ Satnam Singh & Sonjay Dutt).
- Saraya was interviewed backstage by Renee Paquette. Saraya said that she still felt chills from her return and found it unbelievable. Saraya admitted that she felt emotional seeing her brother's support and said that Full Gear was a special moment for the Women's Division. Saraya admitted that she had her eyes on the AEW Women's Championship.
Athena vs. Dani Mo.
Athena hit a vicious forearm strike, two snap suplexes and a twisting neck breaker on Dani Mo before breaking the pin intentionally. Dani Mo got a roll up on Athena for a near fall before hitting a roundhouse kick on her, but Athena no-sold it and hit a vicious forearm strike on Dani Mo and placing Mo in the middle rope and stomped Mo's abdomen. Athena hit a Torture Rack GTS on Mo for the pinfall win.
- Athena attacked Dani Mo after the match, slamming Mo into the stairs before hitting Mo with a Meteora onto the stairs. Athena teased attacking referee Aubrey Edwards.
- "ROCK HARD" Juice Robinson challenged ROH TV Champion Samoa Joe backstage. Robinson told Joe that he may be the king right now, but he would get dethroned.
- Orange Cassidy & QT Marshall were interviewed by Mark Henry. QT Marshall called Best Friends for not being serious, while they were dressed as Lumberjacks. Cassidy asked Henry if they could bring axes to the ring, to which Henry decisively rejected.
- Darby Allin cut a promo backstage, with Allin saying nothing is more important than regaining the TNT Championship. Allin challenged TNT & ROH TV Champion Samoa Joe to a match on AEW Dynamite.
AEW All-Atlantic Championship - Lumberjack Match.
Orange Cassidy (c) vs. QT Marshall.
Cassidy evaded QT's offense before hitting a shotgun dropkick on Marshall. Marshall got sent back in the ring by Best Friends before QT tossed Cassidy back in the ring. Cassidy went for a Diving Crossbody, but Marshall hit a back breaker mid-air before hitting a tilt-to-world back-breaker on Cassidy before tossing him to the outside. Ethan Page instructed Matt Hardy to kick Cassidy, as the two were Lumberjacks. Instead, Hardy tossed Cassidy back into the ring. Marshall laid in the punches on Cassidy as Page sent Hardy to the locker room. Marshall launched Cassidy with a Hammerthrow to the corner before tossing him to the outside. The Trustbusters & Varsity Athletes stomped Cassidy before sending Cassidy at the instructions of Best friends & Indie Star "Spider" Nate Webb. Back in the ring, Marshall hit a side back-breaker on Cassidy for a near fall. Marshall stomped Cassidy's abdomen before doing Cassidy's taunt and stomping Cassidy's back. Cassidy hit a jawbreaker on Marshall before laying in the abdomen area. Marshall dropped Cassidy with a forearm strike to the back before tossing Cassidy out of the ring again. Trustbusters, Varsity Blondes, Chaos Theory, and Zack Clayton stomped Cassidy before sending him back in the ring. Marshall went to attack Cassidy, but Cassidy evaded and hit a splash on Marshall for a near fall. Cassidy slammed the elbow pad. Lee Johnson & Aaron Solo tried to attack Cassidy, but Trent Berretta & Chuck Taylor clotheslined them to the outside before hitting stereo Topes Con Giro on the members of the Factory. Marshall hit a back flip enziguri kick on Cassidy and went for a suplex, but Cassidy hit the Slumdog Millionaire. Cassidy went for the Beach Break, but QT hit a pop-up punch on Cassidy. Cassidy evaded the cutter from QTand hti a tornado DDT on Marshall. Lee Johnson pulled Marshall out of the ring to stop Marshall from being hit. QT went for a Piledriver on Cassidy onto the stairs, but Danhausen cursed Marshall. Marshall flicked off Danahusen before things broke down with the Lumberjacks. Cassidy hit a Tope Con Giro on the Lumberjacks to the outside. Of all people, Penelope Ford distracted Cassidy before Kip Sabian pushed Cassidy into a cutter from Marshall for a near fall. Cassidy hit an Orange Punch on Marshall and a Beach Break on Marshall for the pinfall win.
Winner & still AEW All-Atlantic Champion: Orange Cassidy.
- As Kip Sabian & Cassidy brawled on the ramp and the lumberjacks attacked each other in the ring, the lights went out and went back on to reveal the House of Black (Malakai Black, Brody King, Julia Hart & Buddy Matthews). The faction attacked everyone around the ringside area. Matthews & King were about to hit Dante's Inferno on Ortiz, but Black told them that it was not his time yet. Instead, Matthews & King hit Dante's Inferno on Serpentico. House Black continued to wreck shop at ringside to end the broadcast.