Date: Monday, September 4th, 2023
Time: 9am AEST Zero Hour, 10am AEST Main Show
Location: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
How to Watch: YouTube (Zero Hour only), FITE TV
• Six Woman Tag Team Match: Athena, Mercedes Martinez, and Diamante vs Hikaru Shida, Willow Nightingale, and Skye Blue
• Over the Budget Battle Royal: Participants TBA
• AEW World Trio’s Championship: Billy Gunn and The Acclaimed (Max Caster and Anthony Bowens) (with Dennis Rodman) (c) vs Jeff Jarrett, Satnam Singh, and Jay Lethal (with Sonjay Dutt and Karen Jarrett)
• AEW TNT Championship: Luchasaurus (c) (with Christian Cage) vs Darby Allin
• Singles Match: Miro vs Powerhouse Hobbs
• AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy (c) vs Jon Moxley
• AEW TBS Championship: Kris Statlander (c) vs Ruby Soho
• Singles Match: Kenny Omega vs Konosuke Takeshita (with Don Callis)
• Eight Man Tag Team Match: Bullet Club Gold (Jay White, Juice Robinson, Austin Gunn and Colton Gunn) vs FTR (Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler) and The Young Bucks (Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson)
• ROH World Tag Team Championships: Better Than You Bay Bay (MJF and Adam Cole) (c) vs Dark Order (Alex Reynolds and John Silver)
• ROH World Television Championship: Samoa Joe (c) vs Shane Taylor
• Tag Team Match: Eddie Kingston and Katsuyori Shibata vs Blackpool Combat Club (Claudio Castsgnoli and Wheeler Yuta)
• Strap Match: Bryan Danielson vs Ricky Starks
Just a week after the biggest show in AEW history, we have arrived at All Out. While there hasn’t been much of a build, it looks like a promising show. Let’s see how this show holds up.
1. 6 Woman Tag Team Match
Athena, Mercedes Martinez, and Diamante vs Hikaru Shida, Willow Nightingale, and Skye Blue This was set up on the go home Collision. Athena has held a grudge against Willow since the end of the Owen Hart tournament. This should be a decent match, nothing too exciting. I have Hikaru, Willow and Skye winning
Winner: Hikaru Shida, Willow Nightingale, and Skye Blue
2. Over the Budget Battle Royal
Who doesn’t love a battle royal? It’ll be your average run of the mill battle royal. Not sure who will win.
Winner: The Fans….?
3. AEW World Trio’s Championship
Billy Gunn and The Acclaimed (Max Caster and Anthony Bowens) (with Dennis Rodman) (c) vs Jeff Jarrett, Satnam Singh, and Jay Lethal (with Sonjay Dutt and Karen Jarrett)
Making their second defence of their newly won Trio’s Championships, Billy Gunn and the Acclaimed take on Jeff Jarrett and his lackeys. The champs have shown they can put on great matches against anyone, and this shouldn’t be any different. I don’t see them dropping the titles any time soon.
Winner: Billy Gunn and The Acclaimed
4. AEW TNT Championship
Luchasaurus (c) (with Christian Cage) vs Darby Allin
Darby Allin earned the right to face Luchasaurus after winning a battle royal on the Rampage edition of Blood and Guts on July 21st. This should be an interesting match. I’m not expecting anything too over the top, given both guys skill sets. Christian will interfere since he believes he’s the current champion. I reckon Darby wins and Luchasaurus turns on Cage.
Winner: Darby Allin
5. Singles Match
Miro vs Powerhouse Hobbs
This match is all about redemption based on the next chapter in the Book of Hobbs, resulting in him calling out “The Redeemer” Miro. After being attacked by Nick Comoroto and Aaron Solo, Miro cleared the ring and was attacked by Hobbs. A match was announced for All Out and a contract signing was held on the All In pre show, leading to a brawl. This feels very much like a nothing much used to build up Hobbs, who will win this match. Winner: Powerhouse Hobbs
6. AEW TBS Championship
Kris Statlander (c) vs Ruby Soho
The entirety of this build to place over the 3 Fyter Fest with Ruby Soho issuing a warning towards Kris Statlander on Dynamite, Statlander attacking Soho on Rampage, and Soho challenging Statlander to a title match, which was accepted. On the August 30th episode of Dynamite, Soho stole the title sheet Statlander had finished a match. Statlander deserves a good run with the title, and I don’t see it ending here.
Winner: Kris Statlander
7. AEW International Championship
Orange Cassidy (c) vs Jon Moxley
Orange Cassidy has been involved in a rivalry with BCC for a number of weeks. Cassidy successfully retained the International Championship against Wheeler Yuta at Fight for the Fallen, and picked up the win for his team in the Stadium Stampede match at All In by pinning Claudio Castsgnoli. During the post show media scrum, Orange Cassidy stated that after already pinning two members of BCC, he wanted to pin Mox, but he’d have to defend the Championship against Penta El Zero Miedo, who holds his own grudge against Mox for injuring Rey Fenix. We are seeing a different side to Orange Cassidy, more determined, more physical. Cassidy is retaining. Winner: Orange Cassidy
8. Singles Match
Kenny Omega vs Konosuke Takeshita (with Don Callis)
This match up is personal, given how close Omega and Callis were in the past. Tony Khan made this match official during the All In media scrum at the request Callis, after Takeshita pinned Omega during their 6 man tag match. These 2 have good chemistry, this should be a great match. I think Takeshita is winning this and continuing the rivalry.
Winner: Konosuke Takeshita
9. Eight Man Tag Match
Bullet Club Gold (Jay White, Juice Robinson, Austin Gunn and Colten Gunn) vs FTR (Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler) and The Young Bucks (Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson)
On the go home episode of Dynamite, a backstage segment was shown from All In between all 8 men. FTR confronted the Young Bucks about their match earlier in the night. BCG followed suit to talk smack to both FTR and the Young Bucks. As a result, FTR challenged BCG to an 8 man tag match at All Out between both sides, which was swiftly accepted. Juice Robinson has been a shining light in every match he’s in, and this shouldn’t be any different, and FTR and the Young Bucks have a solid chemistry. This should be an exciting match. I believe BCG will get the win by pinning an FTR member and whoever gets the pin gets a future tag title shot.
Winner: Bullet Club Gold
10. ROH World Tag Team Championships
Better Than You Bay Bay (MJF and Adam Cole) (c) vs The Dark Order (Alex Reynolds and John Silver)
The Dark Order won a battle royal on the go home episode of Rampage to earn a shot at the ROH World Tag Team Championships. Set on showing everyone they mean business and no longer a joke, Dark Order are determined to set gold to their resumes. But MJF and Adam Cole are on a role, and shown they are a formidable team. I have BTYBB winning and continuing their “will they/won’t they split” story.
Winner: Better Than You Bay Bay
11. ROH World Television Championship
Samoa Joe (c) vs Shane Taylor
Shane Taylor won a tournament on ROH Honour Club TV, defeating Serpentico, Christopher Daniels, and Gravity. Shane Taylor has previously held the Television Championship, holding it once in 2019 for 218 days, and is determined to beat Joe for the title. Joe has been dominant since winning the TV title, taking on all comers and holding the title for over 500 days. Shane Taylor is my winner.
Winner: Shane Taylor
12. Tag Team Match
Eddie Kingston and Katsuyori Shibata vs Blackpool Combat Club (Claudio Castsgnoli and Wheeler Yuta)
Made official after Eddie Kingston retained his NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship against Wheeler Yuta, this match is a continuation of the Eddie Kingston vs Claudio feud. This has been rather intense, being a years long rivalry that’s taken many turns. The latest match between Kingston and Claudio was at All In during the Stadium Stampede. Eddie and Claudio will brawl this whole time, it won’t be clean. But I have BCC winning this.
Winner: Blackpool Combat Club
13. Strap Match
Bryan Danielson vs Ricky Starks
Strap matches are more bruta than one would expect. The strap causes a lot of pain, it can bust people open, it can be used to chock your opponent. Both Danielson and Starks have a mean streak in them. Now, this match was made official on Collision after Ricky Starks issued the challenge to Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat. Steamboat accepted the match and brought out Bryan Danielson as his proxy. Having Danielson in this match as a face is kinda confusing since he is still with BCC, who are heels. Either way, this should be a solid match. This is Bryan’s first match back after breaking his arm in his last match. Ricky Starks needs this win more than Bryan does.
Winner: Ricky Starks
I’m not expecting a great show, but that said, AEW have made a hair off under hyping shows and over delivering. Holding 2 PPVs in 2 weeks hasn’t done AEW any good, but it is what is.