The latest episode of AEW’s The Road to All Out dropped tonight (July 31), and is embedded above. It’s entirely focused on building to and making the Cody Rhodes vs. Shawn Spears match official. It’s also very good.
- I remain convinced a major point of the entire angle which started at Fyter Fest is to establish MJF as a main eventer. It stands a very good chance of working, because young master Friedman is killing it.
- Along those lines... there’s no way MJF vowing he would never betray or use his friendship with Cody doesn’t come up again.
- The use of the Jacksonville Jaguars Chief Legal Officer Megha Parekh may have just been because a matter of logistical convenience or corporate synergy between the Khans’ businesses, but it made the contract signing feel like a bigger deal.
- Tully knit-picking the contract was also a nice touch, and sets the stage for a nice reveal when Cody announces who his one ringside representative will be (my money is on DDP).
- Rhodes comes across as being as all-business as Blanchard, while Spears seems emotional. But I don’t buy it... Cody is pissed.
Overall, it made me more excited for the match, and therefore the pay-per-view (PPV) coming our way on Sat., Aug. 31 from Sears Centre in Chicagoland. You?
Here’s the All Out card as it stands today:
- 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