Hangman Page and Swerve Strickland are set to finally settle their differences at AEW Full Gear this Sunday when they clash in a Texas Death Match. The two faced off in a singles match for the first time at AEW WrestleDream last month where Swerve managed to get the win, although that was mainly thanks to interference from Prince Nana. Swerve continued to taunt Hangman in the weeks that followed with the tensions between the two reaching boiling point when Strickland invaded Page’s home.
Ahead of their Full Gear match, Strickland appeared at Wrestling Revolver Unreal alongside Nana to cut a promo about his upcoming pay-per-view bout. In the middle of berating his opponent and asking the fans in attendance which weapons he should use in the match, Page ran into the ring from the crowd and the two got into a brawl. They were eventually separated by security with Page telling Swerve that he’d “beat his a–” and that he was a “dead man” come Full Gear.
The surprise appearance from Hangman wasn’t the only noteworthy thing to happen at the Wrestling Revolver event. In the show’s main event, Ronda Rousey competed in her second match since leaving WWE where she teamed with close friend Marina Shafir against Athena and Billie Starkz. Surprisingly, however, the match ended in a no-contest after Athena hit Rousey with her ROH Women’s World Championship belt.
Aside from Hangman and Swerve’s Texas Death match, AEW Full Gear will also see defenses of five separate championships. MJF is once again pulling double duty as he’ll defend the ROH World Tag Team Championship alongside a mystery partner against The Gunns on The Buy-In before heading the main show in an AEW World Championship defense against Jay White. The AEW International, Women’s World, and World Tag Team titles will also be defended at the event.