At AEW’s Full Gear Event, AEW World Champion and ROH World Tag Team Champion MJF not only competed in one title match, but in two titles matches, the first match of which took place on the Zero Hour Pre-Show, where he teamed up with Samoa Joe (Adam Cole’s replacement) and defended the ROH World Tag Team Titles against The Gunns (Austin Gunn and Colten Gunn). MJF then defended his AEW World Title against “Switchblade” Jay White in the main event.
Immediately after MJF’s first match, Austin and Colten Gunn brutally attacked him, which would result in the AEW World Champion being rushed to the hospital. Prior to the main event, Adam Cole would step in and take MJF’s place to prevent White from winning the match and the championship via forfeit, but the AEW World Champion showed up at the last minute and still managed to walk out as the winner after nailing White with the diamond ring.
Dave Meltzer noted on a previous Wrestling Observer Radio Program that MJF is definitely dealing with a lot of pain as it was reported a few days back that the reigning AEW World Champion hurt his hip in the main event and needed it to be popped back in after the show, but he will be ready for the Worlds End PPV this coming December from Nassau Coliseum, when he defends his AEW World Championship against Samoa Joe. It was also reported at the time that MJF may have banged up his shoulder, but he won’t be missing any television time, although he will be staying out of the ring while he heals up.
Meltzer noted on the latest episode of the Wrestling Observer Radio Program that the swelling is down on MJF’s hip, but the pain is still there and the injury MJF suffered on his shoulder is more serious than the one on his hip. Meltzer also stated that the torn labrum MJF currently has is worse than the one he suffered back in 2020, so it’s a pretty big tear, but guys work on torn labrums all the time.