All Elite Wrestling have been building to this huge PPV for weeks, and tonight we finally get to witness what might be AEW’s biggest show ever. There are tons of huge match ups, every AEW title will be on the line, and of course, the biggest return to wrestling in the last ten years, when CM Punk steps foot back inside a wrestling ring. With ten matches announced for the show and pre-show, here is where we’ll break it all down.
CM Punk vs Darby Allin
There is some debate wether this will be the main event rather than the AEW championship match, and that goes to show you the magnitude of this match. It’s been over seven years since CM Punk had his last match, but tonight at All Out, the most anticipated return goes down. Punk has be honest that he’s a bit nervous for his match tonight, because seven years is a long time to be away, but let’s hope he’s able to shake off the ring rust and have a great match.
Darby Allin will be the man welcoming CM Punk back into the squared circle, and this won’t be an easy test for Punk by any means. Darby is one of, is not the quickest wrestler on the roster, and will see if Punk can keep up with Allin. There probably could have been easier opponents for Punk’s first match back, but why not start by jumping right in the deep end, and knock one of the dream matches right off the board right away.
I expect this to have a slow build, and the crowd to be absolutely on fire. I’m interested to see how the dynamics of this match will play out. Will Darby be heel? Because CM Punk most certainly won’t be the bad guy, especially in his hometown. In any case, this is just going to be a special moment. Wrestling fans have waited a long time for CM Punk to come back a wrestle again, and at one point, it looked like it wasn’t going to happen. Thankfully, Punk has taken a chance on AEW, and now we all have the opportunity once again to see if Punk can prove that he is the best in the world.
Kenny Omega (C) vs Christian Cage – AEW Championship Match
It was only a few weeks ago, when Christian Cage defeated Kenny Omega for the Impact championship on the first episode of Rampage. Christian has been claiming that he’s in the head of Omega, and that he has the champion’s number. The promo battles that these two, and Don Callis have been really entertaining. They both do a good job of hyping this match, and they’ve made it personal, really adding to the intrigue of this match.
In the beginning of this feud, Christian was really getting the upper hand. Making the saves for the baby faces, chasing off the Elite, and finally taking the Impact championship from Kenny. It’s only been recently that Omega and Callis have tipped the scales back in their favour. This includes the brutal beatdown of Christian and the Lucha Bros inside the steel cage as Dynamite went off the air.
Even though many people think Omega will retain because of the payoff that’s needed between him and Hangman Page, AEW has fooled us before. AEW have done a good job making Christian look like he could pull it off, I just don’t see Kenny Omega losing both his Impact and AEW championships to the same wrestler.
The Young Bucks (C) vs Lucha Bros – AEW Tag Team Title Steel Cage Match
If there are two teams at this point that I just know they’re going to have a good match together, it’s the Young Bucks and Lucha Bros. Either in tag matches or even in singles matches, you just know these four wrestlers will entertain you. One of the most incredible spots I’ve ever seen in my life was the Canadian destroyer from the ladder through a table that Penta delivered to Matt Jackson. These two teams are phenomenal, crazy, athletic, unbelievable, and just when you thought their ladder match couldn’t get any more insane, the Young Bucks and Lucha Bros are about to up the anti again.
This time, their title match will be taking place in a steel cage. A huge steel cage, as we saw on Dynamite. I love the way AEW have told the story for this steel cage, and it actually is serving a purpose. The Elite have been illegally getting involved in all the Bucks’ matches recently, so the Cage is there to make sure we have a definite winner. AEW have only done a few cage matches, and think that’s the right call. It makes the few that they have way more meaningful.
A couple weeks ago, I predicted that the Lucha Bros would win the tag team eliminator tournament, and that they’d eventually win the belts from the Bucks at All Out. I’m not changing my mind, and I do think that we’ll see new champions tonight. I also think we are going to see some wild dives and moves in this match, and I just hope that everyone comes out with no injuries.
Here is a list of the other matches on the card:
Britt Baker (C) vs Kris Statlander – AEW Womens Championship Match
Miro (C) vs Eddie Kingston – TNT Championship Match
MJF vs Chris Jericho – The Final Fight
Jon Moxley vs Satoshi Kojima
Paul Wight vs QT Marshall
Women Casino Battle Royale
Best Friends & Jurassic Express vs HFO
The Buy-In starts at 7PM on AEW’s Youtube, and the PPV starts at 8PM (both eastern time) which can be purchased through Fite.tv here in Canada.
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