It was better than anyone could have hoped for, a fan’s sign read at All Elite Wrestling’s (AEW) Dynamite match on Wednesday.
look into my eyes
What do you see
where is jack perry
For the second time in less than a year, the wrestling community is talking about vague details of a backstage off-stage brawl involving CM Punk, this time reportedly involving wrestler Jack Perry.
All in on Sunday: The excitement of the London race was attended by more than 80,000 fans and between “brochachos” Adam Cole and champion Maxwell Jacob Friedman world championship.
Reports of an altercation between Punk and Perry emerged shortly after the show. Sports Illustrated Both wrestlers were reportedly suspended. During a media call on Thursday, AEW chairman Tony Khan said he hopes to reach a resolution before the bell rings on Sunday.
As with all things in professional wrestling, the line between reality and fiction is often blurred during the making of a show. Time and a skeptical eye are the best tools for watching backstage wrestling news.
With or without local legends, AEW will host its annual “All Out” show on Sunday in the punk hometown of Chicago, Illinois.
How to watch AEW All Out
AEW’s “All Out” will be streamed live for US fans on the Bleacher Report app for $49.99. The event kicks off at 8:00 PM ET. “Zero Hour” airs for free on YouTube at 7 p.m. ET.
Full play and prediction
Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Jon Moxley for the AEW International Championship
With no clear main event on the cards, likely due to the CM Punk incident, Cassidy’s closing promo on Dynamite seems to set the stage for the match. Both wrestlers are hugely popular and the match created real tension over who would emerge as the champion.
A former world champion, Moxley is in line for the title, which his protégé Wheeler Yuta fell short of earlier this year. Cassidy, for his part, wrestled almost every week with little downtime. For the world’s laziest wrestler, it might be time to change titles and take a break from television. Moxley’s belt win will also help boost the AEW Men’s Division II title.
Luchasaurus (c) vs. Christian Cage vs. Darby Allin for the AEW TNT Championship
There are few better moves in a wrestling match than wearing dress shoes and no socks or insulting your local sports team. But if there’s one worse thing, it’s claiming titles that belong to someone else.
Christian Cage has been doing all three of these stunts for months, keeping the TNT title of Luchasaurus firmly in his hands. But on Sunday, former champion Darby Allin had a chance to regain his two previous titles.
There’s something strangely palpable about this game. Allin is sexy and as sheer babyface as the company is now. Expect some shenanigans to lead to championship retention. Could we see the return of another former TNT champion, Wadlow? In a show that’s missing some of its regulars, a returning big man can energize the crowd early on.
Kris Statlander (c) vs. Ruby Soho for the AEW TBS Championship
This summer belongs to Chris Starland. Statlander has been a consistent fighter champion since winning the title from Jade Cargill. She successfully defended the title five times on AEW shows and two house shows.
Soho is still looking for her first title in AEW. Last week, her “The Outcasts” partner Saraya and Toni Storm competed for the AEW Women’s World Championship in a foursome at All In London, which Saraya won.
Even though Soho has won the title in AEW, she feels like this is just not her time. Infighting among her friends could end up distracting her and causing her to lose the game. Alternatively, getting the gold medal and making Storm the outcast in “The Forsaken” would provide massive drama.
Samoa Joe vs. Shane Taylor for ROH TV Championship
Samoa Joe is as well known as the Ring of Honor, which is a very good reason for fans to pay monthly for the Honor Club membership. But his talent could work in any wrestling company, including AEW. Maybe it’s time for the self-proclaimed “King of TV” to turn to the “King of AEW”.
Shane Taylor is a former ROH TV Champion with a three-game winning streak on All Out. Is there enough motivation to make him a formidable opponent for Joe? If it’s someone like former ROH World Champion Bandido, fan favorite Keith Lee or even Kip Sabian, it seems like the perfect moment to bring Joe into the main event picture. In fact, it feels like a feature of Joe recovering from last week’s loss to CM Punk without disrupting a featured wrestler’s momentum.
Regardless, the involvement of these two big men will certainly have a physical impact.
Prediction: Samoa Joe
Milo VS Mighty Hobbs
Speaking of bigs, this game could be one of the more interesting outcomes on the card. Milo was a mainstay who always seemed to be on the fringes of the main event. Hobbs, on the other hand, appears ready to enter the next level of competition. Both have held the TNT Championship title before, but this one will certainly elevate the title.
Prediction: pick them
Kenny Omega VS Takeshita Konosuke
If you like races with star ratings then this game is for you. During Thursday’s media call, Khan mentioned that Omega has wanted to run the match in AEW since the pandemic era. With one of Japan’s best young stars in the ring, and his former ally Don Callis on Takeshita’s side, it might be difficult for Omega to overcome.
But isn’t it a great story?
Omega is still one of the best professional wrestlers in the world and has been out of the main event for far too long. But he may need a devastating loss to change character before returning. This can be either way.
FTR and Young Bucks vs. Bullet Club Gold
FTR and the Young Bucks played a classic game at Wembley last weekend and they needed something to move the story forward. The partisan divide could intensify their rivalry while continuing Bullet Club Gold’s momentum.
Prediction: Bullet Club Gold
Eddie Kingston and Shibata vs. Claudio Castagnoli and Yuta Wheeler
If ever there was one story that seemed easy to choreograph, it was Eddie Kingston and Claudio Castagnoli. The two clearly have unfinished business and Kingston nailing Castagnoli here will put a ROH world title fight on the horizon.
Predictions: Kingston and Shibata
Adam Cole and MJF (c) vs. SPOILER for ROH Tag Team Championship
Since we’re posting this ahead of the first airing of AEW’s pre-recorded “Rampage” episode, we won’t mention here who will be challenging Cole and MJF at All Out for their newfound gold. But the “brochachos” needed to find a new source of tension from their All In classic, and nothing divides wrestlers faster than blaming each other for mutual failure. For a duo that can both win titles and shine as title holders, losing titles quickly makes sense.