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AEW Full Gear 2023 results: Eddie Kingston retains the ROH title on the pre-show

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Jay Lethal’s been angling for a chance to reclaim the Ring of Honor World title he’s held twice in the past. He probably didn’t think it would happen on the pre-show before AEW Full Gear, but that’s where the ROH Board of Directors put it.

As usual, Lethal didn’t roll alone into his challenge of reigning champ Eddie Kingston. Jeff & Karen Jarrett, Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh were with him. Double J actually earned Lethal this shot with a Memphis Street Fight win over Kingston last month on Collision. So of course they got involved on his behalf in the Kia Forum on Nov. 18.

But Eddie knew he would be outnumbered in this one, so when he ran into his former friend Ortiz backstage last night. It seems they made peace too. Because when Lethal’s squad tried to slip him Jarrett’s guitar, Ortiz showed up to stop that. He also cracked the guitar over Dutt’s head.

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A Lethal Injection was then countered into a suplex, and one spinning backfist later — the Mad King is still the ROH World champ. Much to ROH Board of Director Stokely Hathaway’s chagrin.

Get complete Full Gear results and coverage of the entire show here.

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