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New Interim Women’s Champion Crowned At AEW Full Gear

AEW presented their final pay-per-view of the year on November 19 with Full Gear in Newark, New Jersey.

Jade Cargill channeled ThunderCats for her TBS Championship defense against Nyla Rose. Their clash was the third match on the card and featured an Eddie Guerrero-inspired entrance from Rose, Marina Shafir, and Vickie Guerrero. The powerhouses wasted no time in duking it out after Rose clobbered Kiera Hogan at ringside. As the match went on, Rose rolled through Jaded and connected with a slam of her own on the champ. It wasn’t enough as Nyla ate the pump kick followed by Jaded. Cargill pinned Rose at eight minutes to extend her streak to 42-0.

Saraya made her long-awaited return to the ring after five years out of action. After weeks of tensions building, Britt Baker took out her frustrations and held nothing back when targeting Saraya’s neck. The former world champion hit a neckbreaker off the apron and delivered two curb stomps. Despite D.M.D.’s attempts to end the match, Saraya connected with a sunset flip powerbomb off the top rope. Saraya hit Rampaige back to back before covering for the three-count after 12:30.

In the eighth match of the main card, Toni Storm put her interim AEW Women’s World Championship on the line against Jamie Hayter. About half way through the bout, Storm face-planted onto Hayter’s head, which effectively busted the champ’s nose open. Rebel ran down and hit Storm in the head with the title, but she managed to kick out. Rebel was ejected, then Baker ran in to stomp Storm, but the nearfalls continued. Baker exposed the top turnbuckle as Hayter was shoved into her. Hayter took advantage by sending Storm face-first into the steel before connecting with the lariat. Hayter pinned Storm to win her first AEW title in the longest women’s match of the night at 15 minutes.

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