AEW Brings in Three Judges for the World Championship Title Match at FULL GEAR PPV
-- Panel of Esteemed Judges Could Decide Fate of Chris Jericho vs. Cody at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore --
BALTIMORE, (October 29, 2019) - AEW today announced a new tiebreaker stipulation for its World Championship title match featuring defending champion Chris Jericho taking on "The American Nightmare" Cody at the FULL GEAR pay-per-view event in Baltimore on Saturday, Nov. 9.
In the event there is no winner at the end of the 60-minute time limit, a panel of three esteemed judges, who will be seated at ringside, must vote for a winner. In the event there is not a unanimous choice, the majority decision will be the winner. This will ensure that a draw will not be the outcome of this World Championship title match.
Chris Jericho was crowned the inaugural AEW World Champion by defeating Hangman Adam Page in a brutal, bloody match at ALL OUT in August. Since then, Jericho has formed the nefarious “Inner Circle” with Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager, Santana and Ortiz to counter Cody and The Elite. At the AEW Dynamite show in Pittsburgh last week, a vicious brawl between the two powerhouse factions erupted when Cody punched through a glass door of a suite to get to the Inner Circle, which spun into an all-out melee on the crowded concourse at Petersen Events Center. The three judges will also ensure that the blatant assists Jericho has received thus far from The Inner Circle will not be tolerated during the title bout.
Cody’s road to the Championship bout included wins against Dustin Rhodes at DOUBLE OR NOTHING and Shawn Spears at ALL OUT. Other feature matches at FULL GEAR include Jon Moxley battling Kenny Omega, PAC vs. Hangman Page, and The Young Bucks taking on Inner Circle members Santana and Ortiz.
FULL GEAR will be live on PPV on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and is available for purchase via iN DEMAND cable operators, DirecTV, DISH Network and B/R Live. International fans can purchase the event at ITV Box Office and FITE.TV.
AEW is a new professional wrestling promotion headlined by members of The Elite (Cody & Brandi Rhodes, Matt & Nick Jackson, Kenny Omega and Hangman Page) and Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley. For the first time in many years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a growing roster of world-class male and female wrestlers who are poised to bring new spirit, freshness and energy to the industry. The inaugural event under the AEW banner was DOUBLE OR NOTHING in Las Vegas, followed by FYTER FEST in Daytona Beach, FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN in Jacksonville, ALL OUT in Chicago, and FULL GEAR in Baltimore on Saturday, Nov. 9. AEW is broadcasting two-hour weekly shows on TNT (U.S.) on Wednesdays from 8 to 10 p.m. ET. The action-packed matches take place in different cities across the nation each Wednesday. For more info, check out @AEWrestling (Twitter), @AllEliteWrestling (Instagram), /AllEliteWrestling (FB), AllEliteWrestling (YouTube).