One title match originally planned for AEW All Out had to be pulled due to injury.
AEW All Out saw six titles defended between the pay-per-view and the pre-show with all but one champion retaining their gold in Chicago. Two Ring of Honor titles were defended at the event as Samoa Joe held on to his ROH World Television Title against Shane Taylor after Better Than You Bay-Bay held onto the ROH Tag Team Title against The Dark Order. However, another ROH title was meant to be on the line.
Speaking ahead of the show on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that Athena was originally set to put her ROH Women’s Title on the line but an injury to her challenger put a stop to that:
“So the deal here is Billie Starkz didn’t get cleared because the original idea for the show was Athena and Billie Starkz if Billie Starkz could get cleared for the Ring of Honor Women’s Championship.”
Instead, the pre-show of the event saw Athena, Mercedes Martinez, and Diamante team up only to fall to defeat at the hands of Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue, and Willow Nightingale.
What else happened at AEW All Out?
At the end of the most turbulent week in the company’s history, All Out showcased the best of AEW talent in the ring. It was a night to remember for the Blackpool Combat Club as Bryan Danielson returned to action for the first time since breaking his arm at Forbidden Door to win a Strap Match against Ricky Starks.
Claudio Castagnoli and Wheeler Yuta picked up a tag team victory over Katsuyori Shibata and in the night’s main event, the incredible AEW International Title reign of Orange Cassidy came to an end in bloody fashion at the hands of Jon Moxley.