Revolution will be the first All Elite Wrestling (AEW) pay-per-view of the season for the company, and it will be incredible with the AEW World Championship on the line in a match between Maxwell Jacob-Friedman (MJF) and Bryan Danielson in a wrestling match. 60 minute ironman.
MJF is the reigning champion entering the feud after he defeated Jon Moxley at Full Gear in November with the help of former AEW star William Regal. Two weeks later, MJF would betray Regal when he brass knuckled him and goaded Danielson into confronting him.
It would spark an intense feud between two of AEW’s main competitors. Danielson needed to beat Konosuke Takeshita, Bandido, Brian Cage, Timothy Thatcher and Rush before earning a title shot and he did exactly that. In the weeks that followed, MJF and Danielson delivered some serious promos, taking heated personal photos while on the mic.
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On «AEW Dynamite» Wednesday, Danielson was in the ring about to speak when MJF apparently interrupted him. Danielson seemed to have enough, and when the agitator came out, «The American Dragon» told him to shut up. He recalled MJF saying that he hated Danielson because he had a loving family and the fans loved him. He added that MJF took the low road to become AEW World Champion.
«If there’s one thing you deserve, it’s your fiancée leaving you,» Danielson said to cheers from the crowd.
Danielson said he has been ready to fight and has battled everything from depression to head injuries to get to where he needed to be.
«Before I came here, I had a job that would have paid me for the rest of my life, but I left and came to AEW because I wanted to fight,» he said. “When I talk about fighting for your dreams, do you know what my new dream is since I’ve been here? It is to become AEW World Champion. And damn it, I’m willing to fight for it.
«This Sunday at Revolution you better be ready to fight for everything you’ve got for a full 60 minutes, and if you don’t, you’re going to get kicked in the head.»
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Danielson’s promo on Wednesday followed MJF’s personal and epic riff the week before.
MJF got dark and personal as he opened up about calling off his engagement in the past year and what drives him to remain champion.
“She left me because I am not worthy of love and now the only thing I have in this life that I can trust, the only thing I have in this world that makes me feel unconditional love is this triple B. The AEW World Heavyweight Championship It’s the only thing that keeps me from grabbing a fist full of pills and calling it a day,» he said.
MJF ranted about his dislike for Danielson because of the fans’ love for him and the happy family he helped build. She led to a skirmish and further increased his enmity.
His Ironman match is likely to be the main event on the Revolution card for Sunday. The event will take place at the Chase Center in San Francisco, beginning at 8 pm ET. The show can be purchased through Bleacher Report, and fans can view the card in select movie theaters.
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AEW Revolution Card
- MJF(c) vs. Bryan Danielson in a 60 minute ironman match for the AEW World Championship.
- The Gunns (c) vs. The Acclaimed vs. Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett vs. Orange Cassidy and Danhuasen in a four-way tag team match for the AEW World Tag Team Championship.
- Jon Moxley vs. Adam Page in deathmatch in Texas
- Samoa Joe (c) vs. Wardlow in a singles match for the AEW TNT Championship
- Chris Jericho vs. Ricky Starks in individual fight
- Jamie Hayter (c) vs. Saraya vs. Ruby Soho in a three-way match for the AEW Women’s Championship
- The Elite vs. The House of Black in a six-man tag team match for the AEW World Trios Championship
- Christian Cage vs. Jungle Boy in a fight without limits