All Elite Wrestling presents the sequel to their All Out PPV this week, which will be the third PPV of the year for the Jacksonville-based promotion. AEW, similar to WWE and other sporting promotions, were forced to change their original plans for All Out which included the show taking place from Sears Center in Illinois.
AEW’s wide gap between their PPVs allows them to squeeze in lots of story-telling opportunities, but the promotion had three Dynamite special episodes last month, which had PPV level cards on cable television.
The card for All Out is quite promising with almost every match having some gimmick attached to it, which will up the ante for all the participants involved.
We look at the AEW All Out 2020 match card and give our thoughts and predictions on it.
Tooth for a Nail Match: Britt Baker vs. Big Swole
A rivalry that has been building for several months found a place on the main card at the last moment after originally being on the Buy-In. Baker suffered an injury several months ago and has been appearing in a wheelchair on Dynamite, but that didn’t stop Swole from attacking Baker whenever she could.
With most of AEW Women’s Division out due to injury or pandemic crisis, Baker has shone brightly as a charismatic star. She will take on Swole, in what is rumored to be a cinematic matchup that will take place inside Baker’s dental clinic.
There is entertainment guaranteed in this match with the comedic timing of Swole, Baker, and Baker’s assistant Reba being up to the mark so far.
Prediction: Britt Baker wins.
Broken Rules Match: Matt Hardy vs. Sammy Guevara
Matt Hardy has been in a feud with the members of Inner Circle ever since his debut nearly six months ago, and the rivalry reaches its culmination this week on All Out. Guevara and Hardy’s rivalry has been quite hardcore so far, with both the superstars going out of their way to hurt each other.
Guevara has been a bright star in the singles division, and will surely reap the benefits by taking in a win against a man of Hardy’s stature. However, AEW’s stipulation that Hardy will have to leave AEW if he loses, is quite interesting, as it brings curiosity to the finish.
Guevara shouldn’t be taking the loss but at the same time, Hardy won’t leave AEW so soon.
Prediction: Matt Hardy wins with shenanigans.
Jungle Express vs. The Young Bucks
This is quite a bizarre match to have on the main-card of All Out, as the two teams have already faced each other on several occasions over the course of the past year. There is no stipulation or prizes to be won for the winners, which makes this match even more puzzling.
The Young Bucks have shown an aggressive side to their characters ever since kicking out Hangman Page two weeks ago, which could be a factor playing in this match. A possible heel turn for Kenny Omega has been teased on multiple occasions. Could the Bucks join the dark side along with him?
Prediction: The Young Bucks win
The Dark Order vs. The Natural Nightmares, Matt Cardona and Scorpio Sky
All the friends of former TNT Champion Cody Rhodes will unite to take on the evil Dark Order led by Mr. Brodie Lee, who viciously destroyed Cody two weeks ago on Dynamite. Matt Cardona will make his PPV debut for the company in his second in-ring appearance, while Scorpio Sky looks to establish his singles run, away from SCU.
The Dark Order will once again have Colt Cabana in their ranks, who continue to enjoy the ride as an unofficial member of the creepy stable. Although Brodie Lee is surely not taking the pin in the match, his minions have often lost on AEW programming.
Prediction: Natural Nightmares, Matt Cardona and Scorpio Sky win.
Casino Battle Royale
The Casino Battle Royale will make its return to AEW, after the inaugural edition at AEW Double or Nothing in 2019. Hangman Page won the inaugural edition and won the right to contest for the AEW World Championship.
Several big names such as Lance Archer, Brian Cage, etc., will be taking part in the matchup, with the winner getting a shot at either Jon Moxley or MJF.
Eddie Kingston’s character seems like a mastermind who united a group of wrestlers just before the matchup to work under him. It seems like Kingston will use this group to win the match and go on to face Jon Moxley.
Prediction: Eddie Kingston wins.
AEW Women’s Championship: Hikaru Shida vs. Thunder Rosa
One of the few matches on the card which has no backstory, with just the title of two extremely good performers trying to fight it out to figure out who’s better. Shida has remained virtually unopposed on AEW programming due to lack of proper female stars, which forced AEW to bring in NWA Women’s Champion Rosa for this one-off matchup.
Both the superstars are immensely talented and Rosa proved her credentials this week on Dynamite. A great match is on the cards, which could end up being the best match in AEW’s Women Division so far.
Shida won’t lose the title to a superstar who isn’t even signed to the company but she will have a tough fight.
Prediction: Hikaru Shida retains
AEW World Tag Team Championships: Kenny Omega and Hangman Page (c) vs. FTR
FTR will receive their first title shots in the company when they take on the team of Omega and Page, who have had their issues recently. Omega has been teasing the return of a heel character, while Page’s alcohol troubles have taken a toll on his mental health.
FTR will look to take advantage of this lack of proper bonding between the champions and capture their first titles in the company, much to the delight of their manager Tully Blanchard. It remains to be seen if the rumored Four Horsemen faction with FTR, Hangman Page and Shawn Spears gets its inception at the PPV.
Prediction: FTR wins
Mimosa Mayhem Match: Chris Jericho vs. Orange Cassidy
The final match in the series of a bizarre feud between the outspoken Jericho and the lazy sloth Cassidy will involve a tank of mimosa. The match can be won by pinfall, submission, or by throwing the opponent into the huge tank, which will make for great entertainment for the fans.
Jericho has slowed down massively in the ring and will benefit from the stipulation, which will allow the Inner Circle to do their part at ringside. Cassidy should take the win in this match, and win the feud with a 2-1 lead.
Prediction: Orange Cassidy wins.
AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley (c) vs. MJF
With the Paradigm Shift banned, the ‘dictator’ Moxley will take on MJF, who promises to usher in a new era for the company by taking down the regime of Moxley. The feud has been brilliant so far, with MJF playing a perfect foil to Moxley’s uber-babyface character.
Both the superstars are undefeated in the rankings, which makes the result even more intriguing. MJF has proved that he has got what it takes to become a complete star, but it’s too early to take the title off Moxley, who has impressed massively since winning the title at Revolution earlier this year.
Prediction: Jon Moxley retains.