The latest edition of All Elite Wrestling’s The Road to All Out dropped yesterday (July 23), and while we still haven’t heard Cody Rhodes’ response to Shawn Spears sit-down interview with Jim Ross, there is plenty of build and a new match announced for the pay-per-view (PPV) in Sears Centre on Sat., Aug. 31...
- Spears’ advisor Tully Blanchard explains why he’s working with fka Tye Dillinger, and informs us “taking out a Rhodes” with Fyter Fest’s steel chair attack is just phase one of their plan.
- We see a brawl which broke out between the losing side of Fight for the Fallen’s six-man tag, as Joey Janela is upset about being 0 - 2 and Jimmy Havoc blames Darby Allin for taking the pin. They’ve got a Triple Threat at the next PPV.
- After MLW’s Court Bauer was not happy with Tony Schiavone manning the Control Center when AEW didn’t ask if they could use him, YouTube interviewer extraordinaire Chris Van Vliet get the gig. He recaps the issues between Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega, and kicks it to an interview with Mox to hype his half of All Out’s “double main event”.
- Which is honestly a pretty standard Moxley promo, which is to say it’s very good. There are references to his dark days as Dean Ambrose, as he contrasts Kenny’s time in Japan building his myth “making beautiful elegant ballet, 60 minute classics in Japan and, you know, I’m hitting people in the face with cream pies and stuff on TV.” He positions his run in New Japan as research for the match with Omega. Moxley says Kenny thinks he’s a joke, but he promises “it won’t be the least bit funny when I break your ****ing jaw”.
Check it out above. Here’s the updated card for All Out:
- Chris Jericho vs. Hangman Page for the AEW World title
- Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega
- Best Friends (Chuck Taylor & Trent Beretta) vs. The Dark Order (Evil Uno & Stu Grayson) for a first round bye in the AEW Tag Team championship tournament
- Lucha Bros vs. Young Bucks in a ladder match for the AAA Tag titles
- Cody Rhodes vs. Shawn Spears
- Darby Allin vs. Joey Janela vs. Jimmy Havoc