5 Biggest AEW Stories of the Week for 02/12/23 | Revolution Main Event Set and New Tag Team Champions

Welcome to the 5 Biggest AEW Stories of the Week for 02/12/23, Pro Wrestling Post’s weekly breakdown of the biggest All Elite Wrestling stories, both in the ring and beyond.

This week brought us an action-packed Dynamite and Rampage which saw Revolution’s main event set and new Tag Team Champions crowned. With that in mind, we bring you the five biggest AEW stories of the week for 02/12/23.

5 Biggest AEW Stories of the Week for 02/12/23

  1. Revolution Main Event Set

5 Biggest AEW Stories of the Week for 02/12/23
[Via AEW]
The main event for AEW’s Revolution Pay-Per View event on March 5th, with Bryan Danielson challenging MJF for the AEW World Championship in a 60-Minute Iron Man Match.

Wednesday’s Dynamite saw MJF take on Konosuke Takeshita in a World Title Eliminator. MJF was able to get the best of his challenger, forcing Takeshita to tap with an arm bar. The Champion may have also sustained some damage in the match, as he was clutching his knee and limping after powerbombing Takeshita onto it.

After the bell, MJF clocked Takeshita with The Dynamite Diamond Ring before Dainelson emerged and chased him off.

Later in the evening, Danielson bested Rush to secure his spot as #1 contender and punch his ticket to Revolution. The match was instant classic, with many fans calling it AEW’s best TV match in recent memory. Rush was able to bust The American Dragon open, but Danielson’s Busaiku Knee would prove to be too much for El Toro Blanco.

Following the bout, MJF limped to the ring and decked Danielson with the Dynamite Diamond Ring before putting his next challenger into the Salt of the Earth armbar.

5 Biggest AEW Stories of the Week for 02/12/23

  1. New Tag Team Champions

[Via AEW]
The main event of Wednesday’s Dynamite saw The Acclaimed defend their AEW World Tag Team Championships against The Gunns. The match ended with a controversial conclusion that saw Austin and Colten Gunn walk away as the new champions, much to the dismay of the crowd.

After a referee bump, Colten cracked Anthony Bowens with one of the championship belts and then Austin pinned him. A rematch come Revolution seems inevitable, perhaps with Billy’s allegiance in question.

5 Biggest AEW Stories of the Week for 02/12/23

  1. Hayter & The Elite Reign Tall

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Aside from MJF’s bout with Takeshita, Dynamite also saw AEW Women’s World Champion Jamie Hayter and AEW World Trios Champions The Elite compete in Title Eliminator and Title Matches Respectively.

Hayter took on The Bunny, with the challenger earning a future Title Match if victorious. The Bunny’s championship aspirations were quickly put to rest however, with Hayter getting the pin after dropping her with a Hayter-Aide. According to PWInsider, the match ended prematurely with The Bunny suffering either a concussion or broken orbital bone.

Elsewhere in the evening Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks successfully defended their AEW World Trio Championships against AR Fox and Top Flight. As expected given the talent involved, the match was incredibly fast-paced and competitive. Omega scored the pinfall on Fox with a crucifix.

5 Biggest AEW Stories of the Week for 02/12/23

  1. Police Receive Calls After MJF Promo

Did MJF's car accident promo on AEW really prompt fans to call the police?
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MJF’s busy night Wednesday didn’t just involve his bout with Takeshita and getting the best of Danielson, the AEW World Champion also cut a controversial promo. In the monologue, MJF recalled a high school story in which he and a girl he liked were involved in a serious car accident, with the now AEW star then switching seats with “Liv” to make her seem at fault.

However, some fans took this villain origin story as real and not storyline. Several sources reported that the Nassau Police Department had received several calls from concerned fans.

Bryan Alvarez reported on Wrestling Observer Live that 80% of the promo was true, with the remaining 20% made up or exaggerated. Alvarez also confirmed the report of Nassau Police receiving several calls.

5 Biggest AEW Stories of the Week for 02/12/23

  1. Fight Forever Gets ESRB Rating

AEW: Fight Forever
[Via AEW & THQ]
AEW’s upcoming Fight Forever video game has finally been rated by the US Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), bringing the game one step closer to launch. According to a recent report from Wrestle Zone, the game’s delay from a 2022 release was due to a ratings issue. Given this now appears to be resolved, we just may finally be able to jump into AEW’s first video game release in the near future.

Fight Forever will be rated T for Teen, a typical rating for both Wrestling and Sports games. The rating notes “Blood, Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco, and Violence” as themes in the game, noting the multiple weapons and match types players can simulate. There are also references to “exposed buttocks” and “deep cleavage” which likely refers to the outfits of AEW’s women wrestlers.


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