AEW All In 2023 Preview w/Aussie Times

AEW All In 2023 Preview

AEW All In 2023

Date: Monday 28th August, 2023

Time: 2am AEST Zero Hour, 3am AEST main show, 1am AWST

Location: Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, UK

How to Watch: FITE TV, ESPN

Match Card:

Zero Hour:

  • ROH World Tag Team Championships: Aussie Open (Mark Davis and Kyle Fletcher) (c) vs MJF and Adam Cole
  • FTW Championship: Jack Perry (c) vs Hook

Main Card:

  • AEW World Tag Team Championships: FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) (c) vs The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson)
  • AEW Women’s World Championship Fatal 4 Way: Hikaru Shida (c) vs Toni Storm vs Dr Britt Baker DMD vs Saraya
  • Tag Team Coffin Match: Darby Allin and Sting vs Christian Cage and Swerve Strickland (with Prince Nana)
  • Six Man Tag Match: The Golden Elite (Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega, and “Hangman” Adam Page) vs Konosuke Takeashita and Bullet Club Gold (Jay White and Juice Robinson) (with Don Callis)
  • Stadium Stampede: Eddie Kingston, Orange Cassidy, Best Friends (Trent Beretta and Chuck Taylor) and Penta El Zero Miedo vs Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley, Claudio Castsgnoli, and Wheeler Yuta) and Santana & Ortiz
  • Singles Match: Will Ospreay vs Chris Jericho
  • “Real World Championship”: CM Punk (c) vs Samoa Joe
  • AEW World Trio’s Championship: House of Black (Malakai Black, Brody King and Buddy Matthews) (c) vs Billy Gunn and The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens and Max Castor)
  • AEW World Championship: MJF (c) vs Adam Cole

All In has returned for the first time since 2018, and will be promoted for the first time under the AEW banner. This show will also be AEWs first PPV outside of North America, being held at the famous Wembley Stadium on London, England. We have a stacked card for the show so, let’s dive in, shall we?

  1. Zero Hour: ROH World Tag Team Championship

Aussie Open (Mark Davis and Kyle Fletcher) (c) vs MJF and Adam Cole

This match came about during the blind tag tournament, where Adam Cole and MJF were forced to team after an AEW World Championship draw. The team would go on to face FTR for the AEW World Tag Team Championships in a losing effort, and they’d become friends along the way. Adam Cole thought the duo could make a championship calibre team and challenged Aussie Open to a championship match for Zero Hour, which the champs accepted. I would like to see how Adam Cole and MJF go as tag champs, but I don’t see them winning the ROH World Tag Team Championships.

Winner: Aussie Open

  • Zero Hour: FTW Championship

Jack Perry (c) vs Hook

This feud started at Forbidden Door when Jack Perry turned on Hook Street losing to Sanada in an IWGP World Heavyweight Championship match. He then beat Hook for the FTW title after running constantly. This is Hooks return match. It’ll be a quick one, I reckon. Jack Perry retains.

Winner: Jack Perry

  • AEW World Tag Team Championships

FTR (Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler) (c) vs The Young Bucks (Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson)

This match is a rubber match between the two teams. After defending their titles on an episode of Collision, FTR claimed they had unfinished business with the Young Bucks, dating back to Full Gear 2020, and challenges them to a match for the AEW World Tag Team Championships, which the Bucks accepted. These teams compliment each other well, with FTRs old school, smashmouth style, and the Young Bucks hybrid high flying and technical style. As it stands, the series is 1-1, and this match could go either way. I have the Young Bucks winning this

Winner: The Young Bucks

  • AEW Women’s World Championship

Hikaru Shida (c) vs Saraya vs Toni Storm vs Dr Britt Baker DMD

A week after defeating Toni Storm for the AEW Women’s World Championship, or was announced that Hikaru Shida would be defending the title against Anna Jay, and the winner advancing to a fatal four way for the Championship. Toni Storm also announced that she was using her rematch clause to advance into the match. Those last 2 matches were determined by a tournament (of which Hikaru Shida vs Anna Jay was apart). Saraya defeated Skye Blue, and Dr Britt defeated The Bunny to advance. I love Toni Storms character development since dropping the title to Hikaru at Dynamite 200. She’s added real depth to herself and to the Outcasts, and having her stable-mate Saraya in the match will added some interest as well. I’m torn as to who I want winning, but I think Hikaru will hold on to it.

Winner: Hikaru Shida

  • Tag Team Coffin Match

Darby Allin and Sting vs Swerve Strickland (with Prince Nana) and Christian Cage

Initially, this match was set to have AR Fox teaming with Strickland, but on the Go Home Dynamite, Strickland turned on Fox. This had also the most personal since Fox and Swerve attacked Nick Wayne, son of Buddy Wayne, Darby Allin’s trainer. It should be a hard hitting match, with swerves galore. I have Sting and Darby winning.

Winner: Sting and Darby Allin

  • Six Man Tag Team Match

The Golden Elite (Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega and “Hangman” Adam Page) vs Konosuke Takeshita and Bullet Club Gold (Juice Robinson and Jay White)

This will be great match. Kenny has a big grudge against Konosuke and Don Callis. Hopefully, this is a hard hitting as all these are known for. Seeing Juice Robinson and Jay White involved is an interesting fit. I’m keen to see how they go teaming with Takeshita. My money is on Takeshita and BCG.

Winner: Konosuke Takeshita and Bullet Club Gold

  • Stadium Stampede

Eddie Kingston, Orange Cassidy, Best Friends (Trent Beretta and Chuck Taylor) and Penta El Zero Miedo vs Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley, Claudio Castsgnoli and Wheeler Yuta) and Santana & Ortiz

This will be the “HOLY S#!T” match of the night. There’s personal matters, business matters, Family Matters. Eddie Kingston has had beef with Claudio for years, but had maintained a rocky friendship with Mox, who is staying loyal to Claudio. This will also be the first time there’s been a Stadium Stampede with people in the stadium (these matches happened during pandemic shows when AEW was filming at Dailys Place and TIAA Stadium). And, of course, Mox is going to bleed (I swear he gets busted open just walking to the ring). It’ll be hectic, it’ll be antiseptic, it’ll be hectic antiseptic (shout out to 1Buck80). The stadium will be buzzing like there’s no tomorrow. Rey Fenix was supposed to be in this match, but he was taken out by BCC after a match against Mox on the go home Dynamite, this going from a 12 man match to a 10 man match. During the past match brawl, Santana & Ortiz returned and continued their rift with Eddie Kingston. I have BCC winning this and continuing the feud for a little while longer

Winner: Blackpool Combat Club and Santana &Ortiz

  • Singles Match

Will Ospreay vs Chris Jericho

Don Callis is the centrepiece of this match. Don Callis offered Jericho a spot in the Don Callis family, which was thought over by Jericho for a number of weeks before accepting. During this time, Callis played on their decades long friendship, and touching on a conversation both had with Bad News Brown. When Jericho accepted, there was a painting in the ring they was covered up. Callis lied about it, and it was a painting of Callis holding Jericho’s bodiless head. Will Ospreay came in to fend off Jericho, and the match up was set. Ospreay and Jericho have a history, as they had a phone call and Jericho hyped Ospreay up. This will be an exciting match up. Lots of back and forth, wiry Ospreay winning.

Winner: Will Ospreay

  • “Real World Championship”

CM Punk (c) vs Samoa Joe

Talk about history. These 2 men have been feuding on and off for near 2 decades, dating back to ROH. When Punk returned from suspension/injury, he started claiming to be the real World Champion. During this run, Punk defeated Joe during the Owen Hart tournament for the first time in his career, which triggered Joe, who challenged Punk to a match at All In to prove he is better. At Fight for the Fallen, Punk accepted, putting his “Championship” on the line. These 2 have always put on quality matches, and this one will be straight forward. Punk retains.

Winner: CM Punk

  1. AEW World Trio’s Championship

House of Black (Malakai Black, Buddy Matthews and Brody King) (with Julia Hart) (c) vs Billy Gunn and The Acclaimed (Max Castor and Anthony Bowens)

This match stems from HoB pinning Billy Gunn multiple times leading to his “retirement.” The Acclaimed had been carrying Gunn’s boots around with them to their matches as inspiration. The Acclaimed had come out for a match and instead they got jumped by HoB, busting Max open, leading to Gunn returning. The following week, Gunn explained why he returned, and challenged HoB to a title match, which was made official. My money is on Billy Gunn and The Acclaimed winning.

Winner: Billy Gunn and The Acclaimed

  1. AEW World Championship

MJF (c) vs Adam Cole

The most anticipated match of the whole cars. This match stemmed from a time limit draw between the two and Cole asking for 5 more minutes, which MJF refused. A week later, the two were forced to team in the Blind Tag Eliminator. This led to the two being friends, much to the dismay of Roderick Strong. Due to winning the Blind Tag Eliminator, they earned an AEW World Tag Team Championship match. MJF promised a World Championship match to Adam Cole regardless of outcome, which he delivered the next week. During the build to All In, both wrestlers showed signs of turning, but hugged it out. These two have great chemistry, this should be a great match. I have Adam Cole winning.

Winner: Adam Cole

Final Thoughts:

This will be a great show,  there’ll be 80,000+ screaming fans, which will make the show even better. Every match should be solid.

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