On the heels of All In, All Out did not disappoint! Although it was only 7 days and an ocean away, AEW Staff and Talent put on a memorable show for casuals and fans alike! From the Zero Hour card and pre-show promos to the full match card and commentary, All Out left nothing to be desired.
Zero Hour had three major matches, starting off with the over-budget Charity Battle Royal with the winner donating $50k to a charity of their choosing. The entrants were as diverse as the charities, seeing the likes of Dalton Castle, Brian Cage, Daniel Garcia, Action Andretti, and the return of both Scorpio Sky and Shawn Spears. “Hangman” Adam Page was victorious and chose the Chicago Public Education Fund.
The Women’s match was the highlight of the pre-show, seeing ROH Women’s Champion Athena, Diamante, and Mercedes Martinez, taking on Hikaru Shida, hometown girl Skye Blue, and Willow Nightingale. The women proved that this match deserved to be added, with the heels having beautiful conflict between them, causing them to eventually fall to the Babyface team, with Skye Blue pinning Diamante after her finisher at home!
The Trios match between the champions, The Acclaimed, and the team of Jay Lethal, Jeff Jarrett, and Satnam Singh wrapped up the pre-show with the champions retaining the titles with the help of Rodzilla, Dennis Rodman!
The momentum kept rolling for AEW, kicking off with the AEW World Champion, MJF, and Adam Cole, the ROH Tag Champions, taking on and defeating Alex Reynolds and John Silver of the Dark Order. The train keeps rolling with the ROH TV Title being defended in a match between Samoa Joe and Shane Taylor. Samoa Joe retained in a hard-fight battle of the big men!
The Battle of the Belts continued with the TNT Championship match between everyone’s favorite Dinosaur Luchasaurus and the “Little Dead Boy” Darby Allin. Luchasaurus retained as we moved back to the match affectionately coined the “Meat” match between Powerhouse Hobbs and “The Redeemer” Miro. The men were slapping meat as this match was hard-hitting from the start. We also got the debut of Miro’s wife, CJ Perry, armed with a chair for the Miro win.
Finally, it was time for the women, with Kris Statlander, the TBS Champion, taking on the Outcasts Ruby Soho, accompanied by the newly crowned AEW Women’s Champion Saraya. This match was exciting from the bell, with the women going back and forth in a pretty even match until Saraya distracted the ref. Once distracted, the third member of the Outcasts, Toni Storm, came from below the ring, took the spray paint can, and wandered off, infatuated. Statlander was able to get the finisher and the pin to retain.
The remainder of the show saw a Strap Match between Ricky Starks and Bryan Danielson, with the Dragon getting the win, Eddie Kingston and Shibata falling to the Blackpool Combat Club, Kenny Omega losing to Konosuke Takeshita, an 8-man tag with FTR and the Young Bucks losing to Bullet Club Gold, and the Main Event for the International Championship with the Champion, Orange Cassidy falling to Jon Moxley.
This show was absolutely stacked and left an excited buzz in the fan’s ears for the future of the company. Heading towards Full Gear in the historic Forum Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA, what storylines or matches are you looking forward to seeing develop?