The main event of AEW All In will see MJF defend the AEW World Title against Adam Cole, which AEW’s boss Tony Khan feels is the most important match in company history.
Following last night’s AEW Dynamite which also included an AEW Collision taping, the company is now fully focused on their massive All In pay-per-view this Sunday, August 27th at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
As fans know, it’s going to be easily the biggest crowd in AEW history with over 80,000 tickets already sold and it’s going to be the biggest show in wrestling history in terms of tickets sold.
In the main event, Maxwell Jacob Friedman will defend the AEW World Title that he has held since last November (over nine months) against his “best friend” Adam Cole. In addition to that, MJF & Cole will challenge Aussie Open for the ROH Tag Team Titles during the Zero Hour pre-show.
During an interview with Sports Illustrated, Tony Khan called the MJF-Cole match the most important match in the history of All Elite Wrestling.
“MJF versus Adam Cole is the most important match in AEW history. It’s become one of the most fascinating friendships in wrestling, and they’re going to clash for the AEW world championship at the biggest pro wrestling show of all-time this Sunday.”
Tony Khan Was Scouting MJF Before AEW Launched In 2019
Fans of AEW have known about MJF since the company launched in 2019 when he was just a 23-year-old rising star. Now at 27 years old, MJF is the AEW World Champion that is one of the company’s biggest stars set to main event the biggest show they’ve ever had. In the same interview, Tony Khan spoke about how he knew about MJF before AEW became a reality.
“I became aware of Max’s great promos when I was watching him in MLW. I was watching every moment of wrestling I possibly could, and I found myself mesmerized by MJF as one of the best young prospects in wrestling.
In 2018, throughout independent wrestling, anyone who saw Max was talking about him. I thought he’d make a great part of the inaugural AEW roster that we launched with in January of 2019.”
On last night’s Dynamite, MJF & Cole ended the show by clearing the ring of Aussie Open and nearly coming to blows, but they ended up hugging it out at the end.
Excited about multiple matches on the card, Khan has also expressed how much he is looking forward to the Tag Team Title match.