It seemed to be something of a surprise that AEW headlined tonight’s (Sun., Sept. 5, 2021) All Out pay-per-view (PPV) from the Now Arena in Chicago, Illinois, with Kenny Omega defending the AEW world championship against Christian Cage. It’s not that the match wasn’t worthy of the main event spot, of course it was, it’s just that CM Punk’s first match in seven years was also booked for this show. He beat Darby Allin just a couple matches before.
So why go this route?
To debut Bryan Danielson, of course.
And Adam Cole too.
Omega had retained his title, and an absolute melee had broken out with The Elite trying to lay into Christian and babyfaces like Jurassic Express rushing out to save him. Omega grabbed a microphone to say no one is on his level, and the only ones who even could have a hope are retired or already dead.
Cue the music of a guy who was killed off on “Being The Elite” before AEW was ever a company, when he needed to be written off to go to WWE.
Who then joined forces with them by superkicking Jungle Boy.
But before Omega could bid us adieu, Danielson hit the scene and a pier six brawl broke out, with Bryan absolutely going off on Nick Jackson as Omega bailed out of the ring to run for cover.
Cole is here, Danielson is here, and AEW is truly a force to be reckoned with after an all time event for the ages.
Get complete AEW All Out results and coverage of every match on the card right here.