With Forbidden Door in the books, the build to All Out should start this week. I thought it would be fun to try predicting what the card will be. I want to make clear up front this is me trying to guess the matches, not fantasy booking. I'm assuming wrestlers who are injured won't make the PPV and I went with the same number of matches as Double or Nothing (which was too many). Here are my guesses!
Jon Moxley vs. Sammy Guevara
I'm guessing the CM Punk match will be at the next PPV, not this one. If Punk was going to be back in time for this, would they have done the interim championship? So they need someone the crowd will love to see get beat up and can make the match interesting when the conclusion is pretty obvious. I think Sammy is perfect for this role.
Young Bucks vs. FTR
The rubber match for all of the belts. I feel like this one is the closest to a lock of any of the matches I have on this list.
Thunder Rosa vs. Britt Baker
Whew, I do not want to see Baker wrestle for this championship again. Please someone tell me I'm wrong about this being the match.
PAC vs. Claudio
I think the new championship is silly, but this will be a helluva match.
Jade Cargill vs. Athena
Personally I'd like to see Kris Statlander get the honor of being the one to beat Jade, but I won't be mad about that match happening on television and Athena getting the big moment here.
Scorpio Sky vs. Wardlow
I'm guessing Sky keeps dodging Wardlow and Ethan Page gets destroyed in a match or two before we finally get this at the PPV.
Adam Page vs. MJF
Who knows what is going on with MJF, but I have to think there is some plan for him on the next PPV. If there is, Page seems like the obvious choice.
Keith Lee vs. Swerve Strickland
I'm beyond tired of tag teams breaking up in WWE, but AEW actually hasn't done this story very often so it feels fresh.
Lucha Bros. vs. Los Ingobernables
This match is definitely planned, but will it wait until the PPV? I'm guessing yes right now, and it could steal the show.
Serena Deeb vs. Kris Statlander vs. Nyla Rose vs. Ruby Soho vs. Toni Storm vs. Jamie Hayter
I believe AEW will want a third women's match but doubt they will put the effort into a separate story for any of these women. My guess is some type of multi-woman match, maybe a Face of the Revolution ladder match.
Ricky Starks vs. Hook or Team Taz vs. Hookhausen
I guess this is a bit of fantasy booking, but I truly believe eventually there is going to be Hookhausen/Team Taz story. All Out seems like a good time for it.
Darby Allin, Sting, and Best Friends vs. Jericho Appreciation Society
AEW loves Allin/Sting and Jericho factions in multi-man matches. No reason to think that pattern stops now.
Miro vs. Malakai Black
I'm excited for this match just for the epic, over the top, nonsensical promos we're going to get leading up to it.
What about Santana & Ortiz?
Let me just say I love Santana & Ortiz but I can't figure out what's next for them after Blood & Guts with all of the other stories going on. When looking at the roster, they are the biggest stars I couldn't predict with any certainty would make it on the PPV. My hope? They finally decide to focus on the tag team championship and they become number one contenders for the winners of the Bucks/FTR match. In the meantime, if AEW decides to do one more match on the pre-show than they did at Double or Nothing, Eddie Kingston, Santana, and Ortiz vs. Max Caster and The Ass Boys would be fun!