All Out Hot Take
Since All Elite Wrestling exploded onto the scene, changing professional wrestling forever, the pursuit of competition, championship glory and personal grudges has never been hotter, but with AEW's All Out set for Saturday September 5th, the blood is boiling ever hotter, the pursuit of glory ever more dangerous and the anger between combatants has never been more personal.
Streaming live on FITE from Daily's Place in Jacksonville, Florida, AEW All Out not only describes how hard the fighters in the ring will compete but is an immortal mission statement for All Elite Wrestling. Every competitor intends to leave it all in the ring, just as AEW intends to leave FITE viewers blown away, wanting more after the biggest AEW event of the year.
With the entire FITE world standing witness, AEW intends to indeed go all out!
AEW All Out will feature:
AEW WORLD CHAMPION JON MOXLEY VS. MJF
For months, MJF has been waging a smear campaign against the reigning AEW Champion, Jon Moxley, claiming that AEW and the wrestling world deserve a better champion - MJF. Hiding behind an arsenal of lawyers and a vicious verbal assault, MJF has all but promised to outclass and outlast the unpredictable Moxley. Moxley, ever confident in his ability to out-brawl and out-man his opponents, has even agreed that his trademark finishing maneuver, The Paradigm Shift, will be banned from this championship encounter. It will be MJF's braggadocious finesse against Moxley's unrestrained monstrosity, a youth movement against a veteran fighter, with the fate of All Elite Wrestling hanging in the balance.
AEW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS KENNY OMEGA & ADAM ‘HANGMAN' PAGE VS. FTR
To say Adam Page's recent time in AEW has been frustrating may be one of the greatest understatements in the history of professional wrestling. His relationship with his Elite brethren is tenuous at best and his own partner, Kenny Omega, seems to be at the breaking point. As the champions appear to be nearing the point of no return, their challengers have never been in more sync. Now under the stewardship of the legendary Tully Blanchard, FTR has been forged into a virtual tag team pro wrestling machine without peer. Will their long history with Page prove to be a factor in the war that is yet to come? Can the champions find a middle ground in the wake of perhaps their most dangerous challengers to date?
AEW WORLD WOMEN'S CHAMPION HIKARU SHIDA VS. NWA WOMEN'S CHAMPION THUNDER ROSA
Thunder Rosa is no stranger to FITE viewers, who watched her rise as NWA Women's Champion in the National Wrestling Alliance. Now, she crosses into unknown territory, breaking borders and traditions to challenge AEW World Women's Champion Hikaru Shida. This dream match has not only shocked and excited fans across the globe but provides the unique international flavor of action that has made AEW the Elite professional wrestling promotion. Shida, having endured wars against the likes of Britt Baker and Nyla Rose, now finds herself facing one of the best in the world. Two Champions will enter the squared circle, but only one winner will emerge.
MIMOSA MAYHEM MATCH - CHRIS JERICHO VS. ORANGE CASSIDY
For many months, the unique and lackadaisical Orange Cassidy have grated on the nerves of former AEW World Champion Chris Jericho. While the leader of the Inner Circle has stopped at nothing in his attempts to humiliate and batter Cassidy, it's been all thumbs down for Le Champion. Cassidy shocked the world by taking Jericho to the limit in their first encounter and the second time around, even scoring a rare clean pinfall victory. Jericho has bloodied, beaten and attempted to emasculate Orange Cassidy, but it's all rolled down his back as he's stood there, to the roar of AEW fans, ready for more, in his own unorthodox way. Now, Jericho, the mind behind Money in the Bank, has created a new, never-before seen encounter in the first-ever Mimosa Madness Match. Victory can only occur through pinfall, submission or when the loser is thrown from the ring into a massive vat filled with a mix of orange juice and Jericho's trademark Lil' Bit of the Bubbly. To the winner goes the spoils and the ability to say they have proven who truly is the better man. The loser will be humiliated throughout the annals of time, knowing they've been submerged into true embarrassment forever.
BROKEN RULES - MATT HARDY VS. SAMMY GUEVARA
FITE fans across the globe have seen many different incarnations of Matt Hardy across the years, time and even space, but they have never seen one as angry and unhinged as the Matt Hardy who has been stalking through All Elite Wrestling, seeking The Inner Circle's Sammy Guevara. After Guevara nearly decapitated Hardy with a dangerous chair thrown at the beloved veteran's head, the stitches threaded through Hardy's flesh have only served to ignite a raging fire of revenge. Hardy has beaten and bloodied Guevara during a Tables Match on AEW Dynamite, but even that wasn't enough. Hardy, no stranger to deleting opponents, has declared that he will enter a Broken Rules match at AEW All Out with The Spanish God. In a match where anything goes, Hardy has sworn to destroy Guevara once and for all and has placed his own career on the line in the highest stakes imaginable. Should Hardy fail to defeat Guevara, he will exit AEW, deleting himself from professional wrestling. The brash Guevara is one victory away from the biggest moment of his career - one that could also potentially be his final moment.
THE DARK ORDER VS. THE NATURAL NIGHTMARES & MATT CARDONA & SCORPIO SKY
After many months of tormenting All Elite Wrestling, it appears that the Dark Order may have cast its darkest shadow. With Mr. Brodie Lee's TNT Championship victory over Cody and the long beating Cody and the rest of the Nightmare Family endured in the wake of Cody's loss, the Dark Order has never been stronger, with follower after follower falling in line. While Cody's status remains day to day, the rest of his allies have risen up attempting to bring a true American Nightmare to Lee and his minions. Dustin Rhodes leads QT Marshall, Matt Cardona and Scorpio Sky into an eight man way, seeking to avenge Cody's loss and gain their own victory….but can the Dark Order even be pushed back at this point...or is their power now unstoppable?
21 MAN CASINO BATTLE ROYAL
While the AEW World Championship is at stake in the main event of All Out, the third-ever Casino Battle Royal may provide insight into who the next challenger will be. With entry depending on what suit of cards a competitor drew from a deck of cards, there is no predicting what interactions or battles will emerge in this raucous affair. With everyone gunning for a future championship match, the only thing one can predict is action, violence and in the end, a career potentially changed forever.
YOUNG BUCKS VS. THE JURASSIC EXPRESS or PRIVATE PARTY VS. SCU
In a match that will be officially determined on Dynamite, there are two potential tag team clashes that may be featured at AEW All Out. The first, featuring the incredible mad scientists of tag team wrestling, The Young Bucks against the intensely popular pairing of Luchasaurus' power and Jungle Boy's youthful finesse. The other could see the veteran SCU taking on the aerial assault perfection of Private Party. Which match will be added to the PPV broadcast will be announced on Wednesday but no matter which encounter is solidified, there is tag team greatness guaranteed.
AEW All Out can be pre-ordered now on FITE!
Mike Johnson is the lead reporter for PWInsider.com and has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He can be found on Twitter @MikePWInsider and MikeJohnsonWrites.com.