AEW added several thing to the card for their next PPV during the Aug. 25 Dynamite.
Chris Jericho put his in-ring career with the company on the line for another chance to beat MJF, and Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.’s title defense against #1 ranked Kris Statlander was made official.
More surprising than those was Jon Moxley’s match for the Sun., Sept. 5 PPV in Chicagoland. There had been some reports Mox might face New Japan’s Forever Ace, current IWGP United States champion Hiroshi Tanahashi. Those hopes were dashed last week in a story broken by Wrestling Observer. The alternative isn’t as flashy a name, but it’s still a match a lot of people are excited for - including Moxley. Not that you can tell from this in character promo...
50 year old Satoshi Kojima has held New Japan’s IWGP Heavyweight title, All Japan’s Triple Crown, and the NWA World Heavyweight belt - one of only three wrestlers to achieve that career trifecta. He and Hiroyoshi Tenzan are also former IWGP and NWA Tag champs. Kojima is a charismatic performer and strong style practitioner (he loves bread and giving lariats, not necessarily in that order), and a battle with Mox should make a great addition to the All Out card.
Which now looks like this...
- Kenny Omega (c) vs. Christian Cage for the AEW World championship
- CM Punk vs. Darby Allin
- The Young Bucks (c) vs. the winner of Rampage’s Lucha Bros/Jurassic Express match in a Steel Cage for the AEW Tag titles
- Kris Statlander vs. Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (c) for the AEW Women’s championship
- PAC vs. Andrade El Idolo
- Jon Moxley vs. Satoshi Kojima
- Paul Wight vs. QT Marshall
- Casino Battle Royal for a future Women’s championship shot (Julia Hart, Big Swole, Bunny, Thunder Rosa, Nyla Rose, Red Velvet, Tay Conti, Penelope Ford, Diamante & 12 women TBA)
Sound like a good way to spend part of Labor Day weekend?