AEW is full steam ahead toward their next PPV offering. All Out is set for Sunday, September 5, 2021 in Chicago, IL. Let’s take a look at the six matches already announced and prognosticate the remaining bouts to fill the card.
The current All Out lineup includes:
- AEW World Championship: Kenny Omega (c) vs. Christian Cage
- AEW World Tag Team Championship: Young Bucks (c) vs. TBD in a steel cage
- CM Punk vs. Darby Allin
- PAC vs. Andrade
- Paul Wight vs. QT Marshall
- Women’s Casino Battle Royale: 21 competitors
Christian Cage earned the world title shot by being #1 in the rankings at the right time. To spice up the story, Christian surprisingly defeated Omega to win the Impact World Championship. AEW is doing their darndest to add suspense to what many feel will result in a predictable Omega victory at All Out.
The Young Bucks are cheating cheaters who cheat. Big boss Tony Khan has had enough of their shenanigans, so he booked their PPV tag title defense to be inside a steel cage. The Jackson brothers will face the winners of a four-team tournament. Jurassic Express advanced to the final by beating Private Party on Rampage. Lucha Bros and Varsity Blonds will wrestle on Dynamite to determine the other finalists.
CM Punk is back in the world of professional wrestling. He made his AEW debut on Rampage this past Friday. The first man on his list is Darby Allin. On top of the novelty of seeing Punk return to the ring after seven years, it will be interesting to observe how smooth he moves and how well he meshes with the new era talent. Not to mention trying to match Allin in the crazy spot department. Punk is no stranger to pain, but will he be able top Allin’s insanity? Even if the action settles into a traditional contest between the ropes, it still has potential to be a classic.
Andrade tried to lure the Lucha Bros away from PAC. He wants the best talent from Mexico to be his employees. PAC took exception to the disrespect, since Death Triangle is a group of brothers on equal footing. Thus, a duel was made.
QT Marshall chose the wrong person to bully when he picked on Tony Schiavone. It just so happens that Schiavone is pals with a giant. Paul Wight declared his AEW in-ring debut would be to teach QT a lesson.
The Women’s Casino Battle Royale is listed to contain 21 participants. Abadon, Bunny, Big Swole, Emi Sakura, Hikaru Shida, Jade Cargill, Jamie Hayter, Leva Bates, Leyla Hirsch, Nyla Rose, Penelope Ford, Red Velvet, Riho, Tay Conti, and Thunder Rosa are likely candidates to compete. A few Japanese stars might be in the mix, such as Yuka Sakazaki. Injury returns from Anna Jay, Reba, and Serena Deeb could occur. Diamante, Kiera Hogan, and KiLynn King are names from Elevation and Dark that might find a spot. Perhaps AEW opens the Forbidden Door with Impact to add name value stars. There’s bound to be one super surprise. Candidates for that role include Tessa Blanchard, Ruby Soho, Peyton Royce, and Billie Kay.
AEW PPVs generally have 9 to 11 matches, including the pre-show. Other storylines are leading to a few more potential matchups.
All signs point to Dr. Britt Baker DMD defending the AEW Women’s World Championship against Kris Statlander. Surely Miro will put the TNT Championship up for grabs as well. He recently called out Eddie Kingston, so that might be sooner for TV or later for PPV.
Brian Cage is hunting Ricky Starks. The Machine might get his wish to do some pummeling at All Out. Jon Moxley is one of AEW’s biggest stars, so he should be on the show. Mox doesn’t have a clear direction yet, but he has been planting seeds for someone like Hiroshi Tanahashi to walk through the Forbidden Door. Sammy Guevara and MJF are free. They hate each other. Book it!
That would round out to make a damn fine card at All Out.
How does the All Out card stack up so far? Which matches would you like to see fill the remaining spots? Which women’s wrestler would give you the biggest pop as the surprise in the Casino Battle Royal?