All Elite Wrestling has been the talk of the pro wrestling industry, ever since it came into inception eight months ago. A brand-new TV deal, an influx of globally recognized names of the industry, and three solid pay-per-views have made sure AEW begins its journey on television on a high note.
AEW’s unofficial pay-per-view, All In, took place last year in Chicago. The company announced the sequel to the highly successful event, AEW All Out, which is set to take place in Chicago in a week’s time. The pay-per-view is loaded with superstars and is the final showcase for the company before AEW officially starts on Wednesdays, as part of the ‘Wednesday Night Wars’ against WWE NXT.
There are high stakes involved with the pay-per-view, with the first-ever AEW World Champion set to be crowned in the main event of the evening. The card currently has nine matches altogether, and each of them carries an intrigue, which is bound to appease the hardcore fanbase of the company. With a TV deal starting soon, AEW won’t be focused on simply making the hardcore fans happy, there will be plenty in store for the casual audiences as well, which has set the tone for the massive pay-per-view.
The Internet Wrestling Community is already buzzing with rumors and speculations about the pay-per-view, and the bookmakers will surely get their odds ready for this huge event.
With just one week to go for the premier event, we look at a rundown of the AEW All Out match card along with our thoughts and predictions on the matches.
Buy In: Tag Team Match: Private Party vs Angelico and Jack Evans
If AEW’s first three pay-per-views are anything to go by, they are laser-focused on developing a highly competitive tag-team division. In order to promote their Tag-Team Division, Tony Khan announced a Tag-Team tournament to decide the first-ever Tag Team Champions. The two teams involved in this matchup are highly entertaining and have competed in the previous pay-per-views as well.
Private Party lost to Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent Barreta) at Fyter Fest PPV in a match also involving SoCal Uncensored (Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky, while the team of Angelico and Jack Evans lost to debutants The Dark Order (Evil Uno and Stu Grayson) in a three-way involving Jungle Boy and Luchasauraus.
Both the teams may not be at the top of the pecking order in AEW but will look to start the show in tremendous fashion. There is no story involved with this matchup, just two fun tag-teams providing an exhibition of AEW’s classy tag-team division.
Prediction: Angelico and Jack Evans win
Buy In: 21-Woman Casino Battle Royale
AEW’s first PPV, Double or Nothing, featured a Casino Battle Royale, with the winner getting a shot at AEW World Championship. The company will conduct a similar multi-man matchup at All Out as well, but this time for the female superstars on the roster. The 21-woman matchup is sure to have some great surprises in it, and as of now, ten superstars have been announced for the Battle Royal.
The winner of this matchup will contest for the AEW Women’s Championship on the October 2 episode of AEW on TNT.
Although there could be a few surprises in store, as of now, Britt Baker and Awesome Kong look the favorites in this matchup.
Riho vs Hikaru Shida
The Women’s Division of AEW has featured a lot of top talent from Japanese promotions, and both these superstars come from the Joshi background. The two superstars have been mighty impressive in their matches so far and will compete in singles action at the All Out PPV.
Women’s Division of NXT is currently lacking top superstars, with no relatively big names in the division as of now. These two ladies will be given the responsibility of representing the female talent of AEW and will be expected to deliver a quality encounter.
Riho will be a favorite going into the match as she currently has a 2-0 record in AEW.
Prediction: Riho wins
Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent Beretta) vs The Dark Order (Evil Uno and Stu Grayson)
The tag-team division of AEW shows up yet again, with yet another match between two stalwarts of the roster. Both the teams won their respective triple threat matches at Fyter Fest and Fight for the Fallen and will contest at All Out to determine who gets a first-round bye in the previously mentioned Tag-Team Tournament.
The Dark Order has received a lot of spotlight in AEW, with two creepy appearances at Double or Nothing and Fyter Fest, before eventually making their debuts at Fight for the Fallen. Dark Order should start as favorites going into the matchup.
Prediction: The Dark Order wins
Darby Allin vs Joey Janela vs Jimmy Havoc
The three superstars participating in this matchup are crazy talented performers, who will be the mainstay of the mid-card in AEW. All of them have put on wonderful performances in their respective showings earlier, and they will look to become a bigger deal after the PPV.
These three superstars teamed up in a six-man tag-team matchup at Fight for the Fallen, where they lost to the team of Cody, MJF and Sammy Guevara.
The loss didn’t go down well with all the three individuals, and each of the performers blamed one another for the defeat. This led to a triple threat at All Out, and the match will surely be bonkers.
Darby Allin shone during his match with Cody at Fyter Fest and wrestled the former WWE superstar to a time-limit draw. He should be the favorite leading into this matchup.
Prediction: Darby Allin wins
Cody vs Shawn Spears (with Tully Blanchard)
In a matchup between the two former WWE superstars, Cody and Shawn Spears (f.k.a Tye Dillinger) will battle after a heated rivalry over the past few weeks. Spears took offense to Cody’s comment about him being a ‘good hand’ and took out his frustration by brutally attacking Cody with a chair at Fyter Fest.
Spears laid down a challenge to the Executive Vice President of the company and will look to prove his worth at the PPV.
It is unlikely to see Spears win this one, and Cody should get his second singles win in AEW.
Prediction: Cody wins
Ladder Match for the AAA Tag Team Championship: Lucha Brothers (Pentagón Jr. and Rey Fénix) (c) vs The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)
Arguably the two greatest tag-teams in the business currently, Lucha Brothers and Young Bucks will reignite their rivalry at All Out. The two teams have traded the AAA Tag Team Championships several times over the past year, with one of them taking place at AEW Double or Nothing. The Young Bucks retained their titles at DON, before losing it to the Luchadors at AAA’s Verano de Escándalo.
Tag-Team Matchups plus Ladder Matches are a combination which rarely goes wrong and expect this match to easily become the Match of the Night.
The Young Bucks won at DON, and the Lucha Brothers should get one-up at All Out.
Prediction: The Lucha Bros win
Pac vs Kenny Omega
In a shocking turn of events, Jon Moxley was forced to withdraw his name (due to injury) from the AEW All Out Card, thus leaving Kenny Omega with no opponent for the Aug 31 pay-per-view. However, AEW promptly issued a replacement for Moxley and announced that PAC (f.k.a Neville) will be making his debut in AEW against Omega.
Although PAC is not that big a star as Moxley, he is not a small name by any means. PAC was scheduled to make his debut against Hangman Page at AEW Double or Nothing, but he was removed from the card due to scheduling conflicts.
Omega and PAC will surely create magic in the ring, and produce a five-star quality match. However, all the build for Moxley and Omega eventually led to nothing, and this is the second time AEW had to cancel a major matchup from their pay-per-view.
PAC will be making his debut in the matchup, and it won’t be a surprise to see him win against Omega.
Prediction: PAC wins
AEW World Championship Match: Adam Page vs Chris Jericho
Adam Page won the Casino Battle Royale at Double or Nothing to receive a shot at the title, while Chris Jericho defeated Kenny Omega in the main event of the same pay-per-view to become the second participant in the first-ever matchup for the AEW World Championship.
Jericho ruthlessly attacked Page after Page’s match at Fight for the Fallen. Page took his revenge the same night after he attacked Jericho during his in-ring promo.
Both the superstars will be itching to go into the history books as the first-ever champion of the promotion and will contest in what is sure to be a bloody fight. According to SportsBettingDime, the odds for this match are Jericho -200 and Page +150 favoring a victory for Jericho.
Jericho should win this matchup, as AEW will look to make the most recognizable superstar in their roster as the first-ever holder of the top title.
Prediction: Chris Jericho wins
Six-Man Tag Match: Luchasaurus, Jungle Boy & Marko Stunt vs SoCal Uncensored
In the latest addition to the card, a 6-man tag team match, which was announced today (Aug 26) on the episode of Being The Elite, Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus, and Marko Stunt will team up against SCU (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, and Scorpio Sky).
Prediction: Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus, and Marko Stunt win