The 2022 Revolution was the third annual Revolution professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by All Elite Wrestling (AEW). It took place on March 6, 2022, at the Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, Florida. The event was promoted by AEW as the culmination of a "weekend spectacular", beginning with the go-home episode of Rampage on March 4 and then a fanfest on March 5, both at the same arena.
Revolution is a pay-per-view (PPV) held annually in late February–early March by All Elite Wrestling (AEW) since 2020. It is one of AEW's "Big Four" PPVs, which also includes Double or Nothing, All Out, and Full Gear, their four biggest shows produced quarterly. The 2022 event will be the third event in the Revolution chronology. During the December 8, 2021, episode of Dynamite, AEW announced that the event would take place on March 6, 2022, at the Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, Florida. Additionally, the go-home episode of Rampage on March 4 and a fanfest on March 5 will both be held at the same venue, with the three-day event being promoted as a "weekend spectacular". Tickets will go on sale on December 17, 2021, with a limited number of combo packages for the three-day event also available.
Revolution featured professional wrestling matches that involve different wrestlers from pre-existing feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portray heroes, villains, or less distinguishable characters in events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches. Storylines are produced on AEW's weekly shows Dynamite, Rampage, Dark, and Elevation, and The Young Bucks' YouTube series Being The Elite.
After successfully defending the AEW World Championship against Lance Archer in a Texas Deathmatch on the February 9 episode of Dynamite, "Hangman" Adam Page was confronted by Adam Cole, who indicated his intentions to challenge Page for the championship. On the following week's episode of Dynamite, the match was made official for Revolution.
On the TBS debut episode of Dynamite on January 5, 2022, Jurassic Express defeated the Lucha Brothers to win the AEW World Tag Team Championship. After numerous title defenses, it was announced on the February 16 episode of Dynamite that Jurassic Express would defend the titles in a three-way tag team match against the winners of a tag team battle royal on the February 23 Dynamite episode, and a Casino Tag Team Royale on the March 1 Dynamite episode. reDRagon would win the first tag team battle royal to secure their spot in the match.
After Full Gear, CM Punk began feuding with MJF. On the February 2, 2022 episode of Dynamite, MJF and Punk faced off in a match that MJF won, giving Punk his first loss in AEW. On the February 9 Dynamite episode, Punk demanded one more match, which MJF would grant if Punk found a partner to defeat FTR in a tag team match that night. Jon Moxley was revealed as Punk's partner, and Punk won the match for them; the following week, Punk revealed the rematch against MJF would be a Dog Collar Match.
After remaining undefeated for months, Thunder Rosa became the number one contender to Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.'s AEW Women's World Championship. The title match was made official on the February 16 episode of Dynamite.
On the February 23 episode of Dynamite, after Jade Cargill retained the TBS Championship against The Bunny, she touted her undefeated record of 28–0 and issued an open challenge for the title. Tay Conti came out to accept the challenge, and the match was made official for Revolution.
At the 2021 Revolution, AEW held the Face of the Revolution ladder match, with the winner receiving a match for the TNT Championship. A second match was scheduled for the 2022 event, thus establishing the match as an annual tradition at Revolution. Keith Lee, making his AEW debut, qualified first by defeating Isiah Kassidy on the February 9 episode of Dynamite. The remaining spots were filled over the next couple of weeks, with Wardlow, Powerhouse Hobbs, Ricky Starks, Orange Cassidy, and Christian Cage each qualifying by defeating Max Caster, Dante Martin, The Dark Order's Preston "10" Vance, Anthony Bowens, and Ethan Page, respectively.
Chris Jericho and Eddie Kingston began feuding after Kingston began insinuating to his friends (and Jericho's Inner Circle teammates) Proud and Powerful (Santana and Ortiz) that they were being held back from their full potential and should branch out on their own, which Jericho took offense to. After confronting each other on the February 23 episode of Dynamite, a match between the two was scheduled for Revolution.
On the January 19 episode of Dynamite, Jon Moxley returned after taking time off to battle alcoholism. In the following weeks, Moxley would be approached by Bryan Danielson about teaming up to "run" AEW and mentor the younger generation of wrestlers. On the February 16 episode, Moxley responded that he had never defeated Danielson regardless of what promotion they were both in and that he would only consider teaming up if they "bled together" first, indicating that he wanted a match. The following week, after Moxley saved Danielson from an attack by 2point0 (Jeff Parker and Matt Lee) and Daniel Garcia, Danielson agreed to the match at Revolution.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Pre-Show: "Legit" Leyla Hirsch defeated Kris Statlander (9:51)
- Pre-Show: Hook defeated QT Marshall by submission (4:58)
- Pre-Show: House of Black (Malakai Black, Brody King, and Buddy Matthews) defeated Pac, Penta Oscuro and Erick Redbeard (w/ Alex Abrahantes) (17:23)
- Eddie Kingston defeated Chris Jericho (14:12)
- Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus) (c) defeated reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly) vs. The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) in a Three-way tag team match to retain the AEW World Tag Team Championship (19:11)
- Wardlow defeated Keith Lee, Powerhouse Hobbs, Ricky Starks, Orange Cassidy & Christian Cage in a Face of the Revolution Ladder match for a future AEW TNT Championship match (18:18)
- Jade Cargill (c) (w/ Mark Sterling) defeated Tay Conti (w/ Anna Jay) to retain the AEW TBS Championship (7:03)
- CM Punk defeated MJF in a Dog Collar match (26:48)
- Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (c) (w/ Rebel & Jamie Hayter) defeated Thunder Rosa to retain the AEW Women's World Championship (17:30)
- Jon Moxley defeated Bryan Danielson (20:44)
- Sting, Sammy Guevara & Darby Allin defeated A.H.F.O. (Andrade El Idolo, Matt Hardy & Isiah Kassidy) in a Six-Man Tornado Tag Team match (13:01)
- "Hangman" Adam Page (c) defeated Adam Cole to retain the AEW World Championship (26:00)
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|All Elite Wrestling Events|
|Double or Nothing • Fyter Fest • Fight For The Fallen • All Out • Full Gear|
|Revolution • Double or Nothing • Fyter Fest • All Out • Full Gear|
|Revolution • Double or Nothing • All Out • Full Gear|
|Battle of the Belts I • Revolution • Battle of the Belts II • Double or Nothing • AEW-NJPW Forbidden Door • Battle of the Belts III • All Out|