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The John Report: AEW Dynamite 08/31/22 Review

aew dynamite aug 31

This week’s AEW Dynamite featured Bryan Danielson facing off against Jake Hager while the Trios Title tournament continued on the last Dynamite episode before All Out.

This was AEW Dynamite episode #152 at the NOW Arena in Chicago Illinois. Check out the AEW PPV listing archive only on TJRWrestling as well. Follow me on Twitter @johnreport. Let’s get to it.

It’s Wednesday night and you know what that means. Jim Ross welcomed to the show with Excalibur and Taz.

The Undisputed AEW World Champion Jon Moxley made his entrance from the back part of the arena with ring announcer Justin Roberts screaming the name. Moxley took his time walking around in the crowd as he made his way into the ring.

Let’s Hear from Jon Moxley

Moxley said that he knows that they love their boy (CM Punk), but he thinks they are still mopping him off the mat in Cleveland. Moxley said that he once heard Punk described as a the modern 60-minute man, so he said that’s a load of crap and said that he had 57 minutes left in him, but Punk did not (since Moxley won in three minutes). Moxley said he’s the heart and soul of AEW while adding that he tests them as well as pushes them. Moxley said that he didn’t care when Punk gave him his best shots, so Punk started looking for a way out. Moxley said that Punk folded while adding that he curled up into a little ball and died. The fans chanted “CM Punk” while Moxley said that champions never fold. Moxley said he was genuinely sorry that Punk didn’t turn out to be what you wanted him to be or what any of us wanted him to be. Moxley said it just didn’t work out. Moxley made it clear that he has zero sympathy for CM Punk. Moxley said that Punk has fragile ego, fragile body, weak mind and weak spirit. Moxley said sorry because it’s a tough business.

Moxley had an open contract for a title match at All Out this Sunday. Moxley said it’s already signed and he’s just going to leave it right here. Moxley said when he says anybody, any place and any time, he’s going to mean it. Moxley wondered if Rocky (Romero) had anybody else left from New Japan. Moxley issued a warning saying he can outfight you, out wrestle you and he’s not just the Undisputed AEW World Champion, he’s the embodiment of professional wrestling. Moxley claimed that wrestling him may be hazardous to your health. Moxley said whoever you are, you’ve been warned. Moxley ended his promo. So if Serpentico ran out there to sign the contract then he faces Moxley on the pay-per-view? Yes, so why wouldn’t anybody from the back run out there to get a title shot? Logically, it’s dumb that nobody would attempt to grab it so that they can move on with the show.

Ace Steel walked out from the back. He was shown last week when he helped CM Punk to the back. Steel is also a backstage Producer in AEW. Steel took the contract and walked to the back with it.

Analysis: That was an entertaining promo from Moxley as usual. Steel grabbing the contract would set up what happened later in the show. It was actually good storyline progression following up what happened last week and starting it off with Moxley with a promo.

Chris Jericho was interviewed by Tony Schiavone with Jericho saying his match against Bryan Danielson was a dream match for some, but a nightmare for one. Jericho said that Stu & Owen Hart would appreciate all that he’s done in the wrestling business and he knows they would be impressed. Jericho talked about beating Bryan this Sunday at All Out. Daniel Garcia walked up to Chris saying he pledged his loyalty to the Jericho Appreciation Society. Garcia told Jericho that he believes in him. Jericho said he believes in Garcia too. Jericho said that this Sunday it will be “Lionheart” Chris Jericho and until then, Danielson should watch his back.

Bryan Danielson entered for the opening match with William Regal, who joined commentary. Jake Hager had Chris Jericho with him leading to Jericho joining commentary as well. Hager’s AEW record is only 19-15 in over three years. Only 34 matches in AEW three years? That’s a nice part-time role and probably a good payday for him.

Bryan Danielson vs. Jake Hager

These are two men that first won World Titles in WWE over a decade ago. Just saying. Hager backed Bryan into the corner leading to punches to the ribs. Hager tossed Bryan across the ring, then Bryan got a kick to the head and applied a tight headlock. Bryan sent Hager out of the ring leading to a suicide dive. Bryan jumped off the apron onto Hager, but Hager slammed Bryan through the ringside table. The fans chanted “holy shit” for that. Bryan was grabbing his head as he landed hard. Hager drove Bryan back first into the ring post two times. Hager suplexed Bryan on the floor. Back in the ring, Hager worked over Bryan with forearms. Jericho mentioned that Hager won the World Title from him (via Money in the Bank cash-in back in 2010 and now Jericho works together with Hager. Hager picked up Bryan leading to a powerslam going into a picture-in-picture break.

(Commercial)

Hager was in control of Bryan on the turnbuckle as Jake unleashed some punches. Hager argued with the referee so Bryan came back with a missile dropkick. Bryan delivered kicks to the body leading to “yes” chants including a roundhouse kick to the head for two. Hager got out of an armbar leading to strikes, then Bryan applied a triangle choke submission, but Jake Hager countered with a Powerbomb. Bryan went for the LeBell Lock, Hager got out of that leading to an Ankle Lock. Bryan picked the ankle into a trip leading to another LeBell Lock, but Hager got to the bottom rope to break it. Bryan with chops then a dropkick and Hager caught Bryan into a slam. Bryan got out of a submission attempt, then he ducked Hager and Bryan hit the Busaiko knee for the pinfall win after 11 minutes.

Winner by pinfall: Bryan Danielson

Analysis: ***1/4 The match was pretty good. I like how many submission counters there were from both guys. Neither guy could really lock in a submission for that long to win the match, so then Bryan was able to break free with the Busaiko knee for the win. Hager just doesn’t get much TV time in terms of matches, but he did look good here. The right guy won since Danielson has a big match against Jericho at All Out while Hager is not on the show.

Post match, Angelo Parker & Matt Menard went down to the ring to beat up Danielson, so Claudio Castagnoli and Wheeler Yuta made the save. Jericho’s buddies were literally chased to the back. Chris Jericho ran down to the ring with a steel chair, but there was Daniel Garcia to take the chair away from Jericho. When Jericho turned around, Bryan hit the Busaiko knee on Jericho. Garcia had a serious look on his face looking at Jericho down in the ring as Bryan left triumphantly.

Analysis: That was well-booked as a post match angle to add more to the story of Garcia possibly turning Jericho to support Bryan instead. My feeling is Garcia is probably going to remain a heel by helping Jericho beat Bryan at All Out. If not, turning Garcia face does make sense too.

(Commercial)

The Wingmen group of Ryan Nemeth, Cesar Bononi, Peter Avalon and JD Drake were in the ring with signs that said “More Wingmen on TV.” They complained about not being on TV more. William Morrissey (former Big Cass in WWE) made his entrance and destroyed the Wingmen group easily. Morrissey hit Chokeslams on Drake and Nemeth along with a big boot to Bononi. Stokely Hathaway went down to the ring. Avalon charged, Morrissey caught him and gave him a huge Chokeslam as well. Hathaway went into the ring to give Morrissey his business card. Big size difference there as Morrissey put the card in his pocket and walked away.

Post match, Tony Schiavone asked Hathaway about the business cards. Hathaway said none of your business. Tony pressed on, Hathaway grabbed Tony’s suit saying none of his business and Hathaway left with Morrissey.

Analysis: I know W. Morrissey was a free agent with rumors of a possible return to WWE, but choosing AEW is certainly fine if that’s what he wants. I know Morrissey was dating Lexy Nair the backstage interviewer, so if they are still together, it makes sense for him to sign with AEW as well. Morrissey has gotten into the best shape of his career, so kudos to him for that.

Will Ospreay & Aussie Open were interviewed by Alex Marvez. Will said he finally gets to get his chance to be in the ring with Kenny Omega. Don Callis walked into the room to suck up to Ospreay and then point out that Omega hit him with a One Winged Angel the last time they were in a tag team match.

Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. & Jamie Hayter (w/Rebel) vs. Hikaru Shida & Toni Storm

These four women are the Interim AEW World Championship four-way match at All Out. Hayter with a shoulder tackle on Shida two times in a row. Shida ran the ropes leading to a hurricanrana that sent Hayter hard into the mat. Shida went up top with a double axehandle to Hayter’s back. Storm tagged in with her own double axehandle on Hayter. Baker tagged in, Storm with a drop toe hold, then a running back elbow and a trip in the corner. Hayter tripped Storm while on the floor as the heels took control and the show went to break there.

(Commercial)

The heels were in control with Storm as the face in peril as Storm hit a DDT out of the corner. Shida tagged in against Hayter with corner punches along with a delayed vertical suplex. Shida hit a meteora double knees for two on Storm as Braker broke up the pin. Storm kicked Baker out of the ring while Hayter hit a double suplex on both opponents. Baker back in with a suplex into a neckbreaker for two. Shida got a rollup for two as Baker came back with a superkick. Baker with a forearm to the head leading to Rebel handing Baker the dreaded glove. While that was happening, Shida jumped off the ropes with a kick to the head. Shida pulled Hayter off the apron to stop a tag, Storm illegally in with a hip attack on Baker and Storm DDT’d Hayter on the floor. Shida finished off Baker with a knee to the head for the pinfall win. It went about eight minutes.

Winners by pinfall: Hikaru Shida & Toni Storm

Analysis: *** A pretty good match here that was earlier in the show compared to where they usually put the women in hour two. The finish was well done even though it did feature Storm illegally going into the ring, but that’s AEW where they try to make the referees look stupid. Anyway, it gives Shida & Storm some momentum. I was probably picking Storm to win at All Out, but may go in another direction when I write the preview later in the week.

There was a brief video with comments from Kip Sabian and the All-Atlantic Champion Pac. Sabian talked about sitting in the crowd with a box on his head for a year as if it was genius plan. Sabian said that on Sunday, Pac will be the first to “embrace the change” so that’s another match at All Out.

(Commercial)

A promo aired from Miro looking up and shouting to the Gods. Darby Allin and Sting walked into the picture with promos. Allin said that Brody King & Buddy Matthews don’t need Malakai Black, but Malakai needs them. Sting said that showtime starts now. Miro ranted some more about the word of the Redeemer.

Analysis: It’s at least the third six-man tag team match at All Out. This company loves tag team matches.

Let’s Hear from CM Punk

CM Punk made his entrance wearing a Larry (his dog) sweatshirt, jeans and sneakers so he was not in his wrestling gear. Punk had a calm demeanor to him as he walked into the ring for a promo. Punk looked sad with JR saying he looked like he hadn’t slept in a week.

CM Punk said that on June 1st, he broke first and that would be bad enough, but then he wrestled on it and his surgeon said he pulverized it. Punk talked about getting plates and screws into his foot, then he said that it’s 16 more times than some fat guy (in the crowd) has ever gotten screwed in his life. I guess the guy didn’t like Punk. Punk said he shouldn’t have said that, but he shouldn’t have done some things in his career. Punk talked about last week he lost and he had to drive home from Cleveland with his thoughts. Punk said he was cleared to compete last week, his foot feels good and it’s a new 100%. Punk said he didn’t know if that 100% is good enough.

Punk said he came back to professional wrestling a year ago because he loved this business, but the business doesn’t love you back. Punk said he also came back because he loved the fans and the fans love him back. Punk spoke about how he felt like he let the fans down while adding he couldn’t walk Larry the dog and he feels like he let him down because he couldn’t walk for two months. Punk said he saw his sister in the front row while saying he felt like he let her down. Punk talked about how maybe that love isn’t just enough anymore.

Ace Steel walked out from the back wearing the lanyard around his neck since he works for AEW. Steel said this is not what Punk said he was going to talk about. Taz said that these guys are best friends for years. Steel said his name saying that he trained this man and Steel said he was proud of his own career, but he’s more proud of Punk’s career. Steel said that they aren’t just friends, they’ve seen things come & go, so they are family. Steel said that you don’t family down just like Punk didn’t let Chicago down. Steel said that Punk filled an arena on a rumor that after seven years, Punk came back to wrestling. Steel said so what if Punk lost in Cleveland. Steel slapped Punk in the face and told him he’s going to get up to fight. Steel said that Punk is going to sign this contract and fight Jon Moxley on Sunday at All Out. Steel told the crowd to tell Punk who he is as the fans chanted “CM Punk” for Punk. Steel told Punk to sign it. Punk hugged Steel. Punk said that before he was CM Punk, he was just a punk rock kid in Chicago and he was born lonely in the hospital with a cord around his neck since they tried to kill him from the day he was born. Punk said that they have been trying to kill him, but Jon Moxley is not the guy to kill him. Punk walked into the card saying this is Chicago where the weak are killed and eaten. Punk walked into the card saying we are different kids, but we have the same heartbeat. Punk shout: “Jon Moxley at All Out, you can’t break my bones, you can’t drink my blood because we are Chicago.” Punk was in the crowd with fans as he signed the contract. Punk’s music played as he high-fived some fans in the crowd.

Analysis: It was an interesting promo with Punk looking emotional and despondent at the start of it, but then his friend and trainer Ace Steel fired up Punk in a way that Punk needed. I thought Steel did a tremendous job in his role of giving Punk that confidence back. As a story, it worked really well to finally announce the main event of All Out just four days before the PPV takes place. They could have just said it’s Moxley vs. Punk two weeks ago, but here we are.

Christian Cage and Jungle Boy did a sitdown taped interview moderated by Jim Ross, who said that they agreed to no physicality. Christian told Jungle Boy that Jack will realize he’s not in Christian’s league. Boy talked about how he cared about Christian, he said it felt very familiar and he loved him, but whether or not Christian cared, he made Boy feel like he loved Christian too. Christian said that this is the real him. Christian said he’s not there to be his friend or his father, Boy said don’t talk about being a father to him and Boy said that his father taught him how to be a man. Jungle Boy said you won’t be wrestling Jungle Boy, you’ll be fighting Jack Perry.

Analysis: It was short and to the point. I liked the confidence shown by Jungle Boy while doing a nice job of saying that they’ll have a fight, not jus some wrestling match. Christian was great as usual as the smug heel that he is.

Wardlow, Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler vs. Silas Young, Vic Capri & Ren Jones

Wardlow with a headbutt to Jones followed by a wind up lariat. Wheeler with a back elbow, then a suplex and Harwood chopping Jones in the corner. Harwood with a clothesline. FTR hit the Big Rig on Capri leading to Wardlow hitting two Powerbombs for the pinfall win. It went about two minutes.

Winners by pinfall: Wardlow, Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler

Analysis: 1/2* A squash match to put over Wardlow & FTR ahead of their match at All Out. Simple as that. Silas Young didn’t even tag into the match.

(Commercial)

Jon Moxley made his way down to the ring with the AEW World Title in his hand. Moxley said if that’s what your boy (CM Punk) wants then that’s what he’s going to get. Moxley said if Punk wants to go out on his shield then it will be CM Punk vs. Jon Moxley one more time this Sunday at All Out for the AEW World Championship. Moxley said if Punk has one more miracle left in him, he better find it and Moxley is going to try to take his head off. Moxley ranted about putting on a show about pro wrestling violence. Moxley said that he’s a legend being made right before your eyes. Moxley looked like he wanted to say more, but then his music started to play.

Analysis: That was comical as the music played when he wanted to say more. The rest of it was good. I predict Moxley will bleed in the All Out match within the first two minutes.

Evil Uno and Ten were interviewed by Tony Schiavone with Ten having some tape around his knee and crutches. Evil Uno, who has a very visible tan line, said he’s replacing Ten in the trios tournament. Andrade tried to offer them money to work for them, Evil Uno refused it and Andrade beat up Evil Uno easily while Jose the Assistant used a stun gun on Ten.

Analysis: That was random. I don’t remember any interaction between them in the past.

Dante Martin vs. Rush vs. Rey Fenix vs. Wheeler Yuta

William Regal joined commentary again. This was not for Yuta’s ROH Pure Champion. This should be chaotic. Yuta tried a submission on Rush, but Rush backed out of it and hit a powerslam. Martin with a cross body block on Rush. Martin countered a Fenix move with a Code Red, then Fenix back up with a hurricanrana for two, then a dropkick and Fenix hit a dive onto Rush on the floor. Yuta hit a suicide dive on Fenix. Martin was next with a twisting splash off the top onto two guys standing on the floor. Back in the ring, Martin jumped off the top with Rushing hitting him with a headbutt. Rush ran the ropes leading to a somersault dive over the top onto three guys. That meant that all four guys hit dives onto the floor as the show went to break.

(Commercial)

The match returned with Rush suplexing Martin onto Fenix. Yuta hit a missile dropkick, Rush got a hold of Yuta and hit a straightjacket piledriver for two. Fenix kicked Rush out of the ring. Martin got a hold of Fenix leading to sitout full nelson slam for two. Fenix with a couple of slams on Martin leading into a powerbomb for two. Fenix with a back kick that sent Rush out of the ring. Martin with a poison rana on Fenix. Martin went for a springboard attack, Yuta shoved him down and Fenix got an uppercut shot on Yuta. Fenix jumped off the top onto Rush on the floor. Yuta jumped off the top, Martin avoided that and Yuta hooked the limbs of Martin in a seatbelt pinning move for the pinfall win after about eight minutes.

Winner by pinfall: Wheeler Yuta

Analysis: ***1/2 An exciting spot fest with some occasional, but not consistent selling. At least it was a creative wrestling hold that won the match, which might be a surprise in a match that was all about doing dives out of the ring. I don’t think it really mattered who won. It was just a bunch of random guys thrown together that are also in the ladder match at All Out. There’s not really any story. It’s just AEW throwing them out there in matches. Fenix was the most impressive to me.

Jon Silver & Alex Reynolds were interviewed by Tony Schiavone, who mentioned Evil Uno was taken out and Ten was injured. That led to “Hangman” Adam Page saying he wanted this tournament to be their moment. Page said that if they need a partner, they have always had him. Silver said that’s a good idea. Page said we’ll see ya Friday.

Analysis: Finally something for Hangman Page to do since he’s been doing nothing for the past month.

Excalibur did the really fast-talking routine going over matches for Rampage, one match on Dynamite next week and All Out on Sunday. I feel so bad for the guy because he’s going to pass out due to talking so fast one of these days. Anyway, the All Out card is at the bottom of this review. There are 14 matches.

(Commercial)

It was main event time with Will Ospreay and Aussie Open out first. The Young Bucks were first followed by a ridiculous entrance with a lot of words for Kenny Omega. Don Callis was on commentary.

AEW Trios Title Tournament Semifinals: Kenny Omega, Nick Jackson & Matt Jackson vs. Will Ospreay, Mark Davis & Kyle Fletcher

Omega was wrestling in a tight black shirt. Ospreay ran over Omega to start. Omega ran over Ospreay, who no sold it leading to a kip up. They exchanged punches, then Ospreay with a chop and Omega with a chop of his own. Young Bucks and Aussie Open each went into the ring illegally. They got into a weak-looking slugfest and then Aussie Open missed an attack, so then they bumped to the floor. Matt launched Nick onto Ospreay for a headscissors. Fletcher and Davis caught the Bucks on the floor and slammed them into Omega. Ospreay dove off the top rope with a twisting dive onto the three opponents. The easy-to-please crowd chanted “this is awesome” for them. The wrestlers were fighting up the aisle. Is there a referee? Yes. He was not doing anything like counting them out. I’m not saying I want a countout finish. I’m just saying don’t make the referee look stupid or make the fans at home question why it’s booked like this. Anyway, it was a picture-in-picture break.

(Commercial)

Davis was dominant for the heel side with a double clothesline and then he slammed both Young Bucks at the same time. Fletcher with a kick to the ribs followed by a jumping Cutter off the middle rope for two as Omega made the save. Matt with a headscissors leading to moves on all three opponents including a spot sending Ospreay into the mat. Omega was back in against Davis with Omega hitting a dropkick into and a jump over the head into a bulldog for two. Fletcher in illegally leading to a Snapdragon Suplex, then a Snapdragon Suplex on Davis and Ospreay in illegally as Omega sent him towards the ropes. Ospreay with a superkick even though he wasn’t legal, Ospreay landed on his feet during a move, then a hurricanrana and Ospreay tried a dive over the top, but Omega caught him. Omega hit a Snapdragon suplex on the floor. Aussie Open were both on the turnbuckle with a superplex on Omega off the middle rope. I guess Davis was legal as he covered for two with Nick making the save. Ospreay tagged in to rip the black shirt off Omega. Kenny had his ribs taped, his right shoulder taped and some cupping marks on his back. Ospreay hit a spinning backbreaker for two. They went to another picture in picture break.

(Commercial)

There were about seven minutes left as Nick tagged in with a Canadian Destroyer off the ropes. Nick hit a double-team armdrag/headscissors combo on both Aussie Open guys and a double facebuster. Nick with a DDT onto Ospreay on the floor. Nick jumped off the ropes with a 450 Splash, Ospreay got the knees up and hit a Snapdragon Suplex. Omega in illegally to exchange strikes with Ospreay with the referee pointing to the apron as if that matters. Omega avoided a kick to the head. Ospreay got a hold of Omega with a Powerbomb. I think it was Fletcher who tagged in on Nick, but Nick hit a Cutter on Ospreay. Matt tagged in with a superkick, Nick and Omega each did moves including a Powerbomb and a double superkick along with a knee combo for two as Davis broke up the pin. Nick hit a twisting dive onto Davis on the floor. Ospreay with an Oscutter on Nick, then Fletcher reversed Matt and Ospreay did a Shooting Star Press into a piledriver for Fletcher on Matt for two. A better description is that Will didn’t land it well and jumped into Matt, I think. Ospreay barely helped with the move, but Matt managed to kick out of it. Nick grabbed Ospreay’s leg, then Omega into the ring with a knee and the Young Bucks hit multiple superkicks. Fletcher staggered to his feet leading to a triple superkick on Fletcher. Omega got the tag as Ospreay hit a jumping knee and kicked the Bucks, but then Omega was back after no selling and they hit a double team Indytaker on Ospreay, who was not legal. Omega hit a V-Trigger knee on Fletcher and Omega hit the One Winged Angel on Fletcher for the pinfall win after about 19 minutes.

Winners by pinfall: Kenny Omega, Nick Jackson & Matt Jackson

Analysis: ****1/4 I thought it was an impressive athletic display that was also lacking organization or any semblance of an attempt to have a regular tag team match. It was also a disjointed mess at times since they don’t seem to care to follow rules or care about the legal man for most of the match. Of course, it was Fletcher getting beat because he’s one of the two weaker guys in the group. At least Fletcher actually sold some of the big spots in the match like when he took a triple suplex. When some of the other guys took big moves they barely sold anything. Matt Jackson kicked out of a tombstone that was in addition to a Shooting Star Press off the top and then he barely sold it, so what’s the point of doing big moves? They need to sell more. If you thought Kenny and the Young Bucks were going to lose this match and not be a part of All Out then you haven’t watched much AEW. Just being honest. When half the match features guys illegally in the ring, is it really that good? I don’t know. I’d rather see a traditional tag where people use creativity to set up tag team spots instead of randomly going into the ring to do moves.

The win means that Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks move on to All Out in the finals of the Trios Title Tournament where they will face the Rampage winners Best Friends or Dark Order.

Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks celebrated the win while Ospreay looked sad on the ramp. The announcers plugged the upcoming shows. That was the end of the show.

Here’s a post-show video AEW posted on Youtube featuring a Kenny Omega promo followed by Ospreay & Aussie Open beating up The Elite after the match.

 

Three Stars of the Show

1. CM Punk/Jon Moxley

2. Kenny Omega, Nick Jackson & Matt Jackson

3. Will Ospreay, Mark Davis & Kyle Fletcher

 

The Scoreboard

This Week: 7.75 out of 10

Last Week: 7.5

 

Final Thoughts

A good show overall as they built to All Out this Sunday. A nice mix of quality wrestling action along with some strong promo work from top guys like Jon Moxley & CM Punk. The Moxley/Punk rematch is now on as the All Out main eventer after Punk got a pep talk from longtime friend/producer Ace Steel, who delivered a hell of a promo to fire up Punk. They didn’t have Moxle y and Punk interact on screen together at all, but their promos made me care more about their match at All Out. Good job bringing in W. Morrissey (former Big Cass) too. He’s in the best shape of his career.

The main event that saw The Young Bucks & Kenny Omega beat Will Ospreay & Aussie Open (shocking result huh?) was an impressive athletic display as I wrote in the review, but it was also unorganized chaos where they spent about half the match with multiple people running into the ring or diving onto the floor to do spots. I get why people like it because they are talented wrestlers. I just think they could sell moves more and tell a better story within the match. I promise you that certain wrestling observers will rate it higher than me. That’s fine. It’s all a personal choice.

The card for AEW All Out is now set with a whopping 14 matches counting the pre-show. They did a lot of quick segments to promote some of the match and I’m sure Rampage will devote some time to other matches. Preview to come later in the week and my review on Sunday night as I try to survive a crazy week.

The next AEW pay-per-view is called All Out on Sunday, September 4 in Chicago. Here’s the lineup.

AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley (c) vs. CM Punk

Bryan Danielson vs. Chris Jericho

Interim AEW Women’s Championship: Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. vs. Jamie Hayter vs. Toni Storm vs. Hikaru Shida

AEW Tag Team Championships: Swerve In Our Glory (Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland) (c) vs. The Acclaimed (Max Caster & Anthony Bowens)

Wardlow & FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) vs. Jay Lethal & Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin)

Jungle Boy vs. Christian Cage

Ricky Starks vs. Powerhouse Hobbs

Trios Tag Team Championship Tournament Finals: Young Bucks & Kenny Omega vs. Best Friends or Dark Order

Miro, Sting & Darby Allin vs. House of Black – Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Matthews

TBS Championship: Jade Cargill (c) vs. Athena

Casino Ladder Match: Andrade Eld Idolo vs. ROH Champion Claudio Castagnoli vs. Dante Martin vs. Penta vs. Rey Fenix vs. Rush vs. ROH Pure Champion Wheeler Yuta vs. mystery Joker competitor.

Zero Hour Pre-Show Matches:

Eddie Kingston vs. Tomohiro Ishii

FTW Championship: Hook (c) vs. Angelo Parker

AEW All-Atlantic Championship: Pac (c) vs. Kip Sabian

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