All Elite Wrestling

It’s been an interesting journey for All Elite Wrestling since its formation three years ago. Ups and downs and lingering problems still happen within the Florida based promotion but they put on another fantastic pay per view on September 4th that wowed fans. The excitement of All Out left wowed audiences and let their top tier competitors do what they do best.


The event opened with a 8 man ladder match for a poker chip that symbolized a future shot at the AEW World Championship. The match was undoubtedly exciting and saw high risk maneuvers from Dante Martin and the Luchas Bros. But the match turned estranged when the mysterious faction led by Stokely Hathaway stole the poker chip and handed it off to a man in a demon mask as “Sympathy for the Devil” played in the background. New AEW Trios Champions were crowned when The Elite (Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks) defeated The Dark Order and former Elite member Hangman Adam Page in a tournament final. Jade Cargill eviscerated Athena to prolong her winning streak and TBS Championship reign. Wardlow and FTR defeated Jay Lethal and the Motor City Machine Guns in a trios match that ended with the young daughter of FTR member Dax Harwood coming out to celebrate with the team and help beat down Lethal’s manager, Sonjay Dutt. Powerhouse Hobbs annihilated his former friend Ricky Starks in a criminally short match. 


In what was arguably the most exciting match of the night, AEW Tag Team Champions Swerve in Our Glory battled The Acclaimed in one of the craziest tag team matches in company history. They fought til they couldn’t stand and the fans roared for The Acclaimed over the usual fan favorites of Swerve in Our Glory. While the champions retained over The Acclaimed, there was no doubt that the bar of tag team wrestling in AEW has been raised again by these teams. Toni Storm overcame Jamie Hayter, Britt Baker, and Hikaru Shida to become interim AEW Women’s Champion as current champion Thunder Rosa is injured. The long awaited grudge match between “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry and Christian Cage was cut short when Perry’s best friend Luchasaurus suddenly attacked him and laid him out for Cage to pin. 


Technical wrestling wowed once again as two legends of technical wrestling went to war. “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson and “Lionheart” Chris Jericho used every hold, strike, and maneuver in the book to hurt the other and Jericho had to rely on cheating once again to win. The odd pairing of Darby Allin, Sting, and Miro defeated the House of Black in a match that while exciting, was clearly not the outcome most wanted.


In the main event, CM Punk and Jon Moxley battled for the AEW World Championship in a bloodbath that turned the mat a dark red. Punk barely captured the gold, having to hit Mox twice with the GTS. As the new champ celebrated in his hometown, the lights went out and a video message played on the screen. When they came back on, the masked man from earlier revealed himself to be none other than MJF. Punk’s sworn enemy who has been missing from television since June. MJF made it clear he wants the gold and that Punk’s time


AEW airs two television shows, Dynamite at 8 PM Wednesday on TBS and Rampage at 10 PM on TNT. The company will return to Norfolk on October 26 and will undoubtedly bring more excitement with them.