All Elite Wrestling’s All Out pay-per-view is this Saturday, September 5 at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida. All Out is one of AEW’s big four pay-per-view events that occur each year, and this year’s event is particularly special in that it’s the first pay-per-view of the pandemic era to have fans in attendance.
All Out has the potential to most important AEW pay-per-view in company history. The heart and soul of the group that founded AEW, The Elite, is on the line when Kenny Omega and Hangman Adam Page face off against FTR for the AEW Tag Team Championships. With Hangman officially kicked out of The Elite by The Young Bucks, the group is barely holding together, and Omega could be the final crack needed to bring down the entire foundation.
Britt Baker returns to in-ring action against Big Swole in a Tooth and Nail match (whatever that is) and AEW Women’s Champion Hikaru Shida faces off against NWA World Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa for the top prize of the women’s division.
Has MJF finally figured out the secret to defeating Jon Moxley? Will banning the Paradigm Shift bring him victory where no one else has been able to find it? Our team of experts breaks down the AEW Championship match and the rest of the card with our official AIPT AEW All Out 2020 preview and predictions.
Britt Baker w/Rebel vs Big Swole (Tooth and Nail match)
Forrest: I have a feeling this is on the buy-in specifically because Britt may not be back to 100% post injury, and a cinematic style match “at Britt’s job” may allow them to cover up the seams as she gets back up to speed. That being said, these ladies have a really fantastic chemistry and I’m definitely looking forward to Swole squashing Britt in what I think might be the professional wrestling world’s first ever dentist office match.
Winner: Big Swole
Darius: It’s simple math for me. Big Swole beat former championship-contender Penelope Ford as well as Reba and Britt Baker all on her lonesome. If Swole’s already that hard to put down, you could imagine how rough it’ll be for the still-somewhat-injured Baker one-on-one. Swole is out for blood, and the best Britt can hope for is not taking too much more damage to the nose.
Winner: Big Swole
Jay: Britt. They won’t be able to resist the heat they’d get on Britt Baker and make her the heel they need to fight Hikaru Shida. The roster needs a heel more than it needs a face right now.
Winner: Britt Baker
Matt Hardy vs Sammy Guevara (Broken Rules match: If Hardy loses he leaves AEW)
Forrest: I don’t think Matt Hardy has any intention of leaving AEW, I do think however, that a gimmick pivot is in order. Sammy will win, Matt will re-debut as one of his many multiversal creations (thus circumventing the stipulation). A MJF v. Big Money Matt feud could be a lot of fun, too
Winner: Sammy Guevara
Darius: I think Guevara has speed and youth on his side here. Though the stipulation may be heavily in Hardy’s favor, they just had a tables match two weeks ago, and I feel like he’ll be quicker to recover from such an affair. As long as he can keep all five versions of Matt Hardy down (including the one named “Unkillable”), the match should go his way.
Winner: Sammy Guevara
Jay: All of this points of a Sammy Guevara win but he needs to be humbled. Sammy Guevara is very young and his temperament is getting the better of him in regards to resurfacing of abhorrent comments he made back in 2016 and unnecessarily injuring Matt Hardy because he threw the wrong chair AT HIS HEAD in the heat of the moment. He needs something to bring him down a notch professionally and personally and losing a fake fight on a big stage might remind him that he needs to be better before he can excel.
Winner: Matt Hardy
Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus) vs. The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)
Forrest: They’re positioning the Bucks and a Cleaner Kenny to run roughshod through AEW, the entire tipping point being Kenny’s over-the-top assault on Marko Stunt post-match just weeks ago. How could you not expect them to follow-up on, and go over the edge with, that here? Jurassic Express will win, the Bucks will lose whatever composure they have left.
Winner: Jurassic Express
Darius: My heart calls out to Jurassic Express, as I feel like this could be their big chance to recover from their loss at last year’s All Out to SCU. That being said, they’re taking on a royally angry Young Bucks, and while I fear this could result in them slipping up since their minds are certainly on Hangman, that same energy just might be what pushes them to win, determined to take their frustrations out on either FTR or Kenny/Hangman. I’ll have to give the edge to experience.
Winner: Young Bucks
Jay: Jurassic Express. Young Bucks are dedicated to building the tag division and a win here would be pointless for them. They’re going to let JE shine and use the lose to propel them further in their storyline with Adam Page, Kenny, and an apparent implosion of The Elite.
Winner: Jurassic Express
The Dark Order (Brodie Lee, Colt Cabana, Evil Uno and Stu Grayson) vs. Matt Cardona, Scorpio Sky, and The Natural Nightmares (Dustin Rhodes and QT Marshall) (with Allie) (Eight Man Tag Team match)
Forrest: Weeks after one of the most terrifying segments to take place in AEW (Brodie’s satanic laugh as Anna Jay choked out Brandi Rhodes) I can’t imagine this match being used as anything but to cement the Dark Order’s reign. Matt Cardona will get a good spot or two, as will a Scorpio Sky turning his attention to singles competition, but at the end of the day the Nightmares are just no feasible match for Brodie alone, and least of all a united Dark Order.
Winner: Dark Order
Darius: The Dark Order’s got this with ease, simply for the fact that they’re an actual team. I think all four of their opponents are formidable — Dustin consistently busts my predictions, Scorpio is a star, Cardona’s carried by that chip on his shoulder, and QT has that secret “Rock Lee” potential (controversial, I’m sure) — but it’s the Dark Order. Not just A regular team, but the version of them with the most heavy hitters: Mr. Brodie, Colt Cabana, and the OG duo of Stu and Uno. Easy day.
Winner: Dark Order
Jay: Dark Order. It’s one of the hottest angles in AEW vs. a team with QT Marshall on it. I hope he comes to All Out hungry because he will eat that pin.
Winner: Dark Order
21-man Casino Battle Royale (winner receives future AEW World Championship match)
Forrest: While there are dozens of indie stars and WWE releases that could make a splash, I’m hoping we’ll see a Miro (Rusev) or maybe even a Warhorse debut here. That being said, I really don’t think the angle between Darby and Mox is over, and what better way to move it forward than have Darby come out on top yet again? That persistent, industrious, teflon-tough thorn in Mox’s side both physically and emotionally. Give me a legitimate death match between the two this time around, please.
Winner: Darby Allin
Darius: This one’s a little hard since it legitimately looks like a warzone with this field of competitors. The obvious ones to keep your eyes on are Archer and Cage since they’re so big, but that also makes them prime targets — especially for a group with five men on the same page. I feel like this one has to go to a member of Team LBBB&E, and for me, the guy to look out for is Pentagon Jr. He’s one of the best singles competitors in the whole promotion, but he’s only really fought Christopher Daniels on his own. If Kingston’s pulling all of the strings, I say he’d do his best to set Pentagon up for success and either watch him take the gold or weaken the then-champion for Kingston himself.
Winner: Pentagon Jr.
Jay: This is hard to predict because. So AEW, has a multi-man match with a winner getting a shot at the AEW title pretty much every PPV and the person who wins it typically is the person who doesn’t have a storyline. Darby, Lance Archer, Cage, Ricky Starks, and Kingston’s posse all have something to do. I guess Shawn Spears is free?
Winner: Shawn Spears
Hikaru Shida (c) vs. Thunder Rosa (AEW Women’s World Championship match)
Forrest: Rosa’s match on the most recent Dynamite was nothing short of electric, and while I would like to see AEW put her over hard, I think that’s unlikely given her commitments to NWA, if it still exists.
Winner: Hikaru Shida
Darius: Thunder Rosa is, always has been, and always will be my girl. But she lacks the home court advantage, and I think a bout between the two top competitors in two separate promotions will usually set up a victory for the hometown hero, especially when they’re both so even otherwise.
Winner: Hikaru Shida
Jay: Thunder Rosa. It would be a shock and she’s clearly earned a spot on the roster, her NWA commitments not withstanding, and it could be the shot in the arm the women’s division needs right now.
Winner: Thunder Rosa
Kenny Omega & Hangman Adam Page vs. FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) w/Tully Blanchard (AEW Tag Team Championship match)
Forrest: This is legitimately heartbreaking in a way that I’m not sure I’m prepared to capture in words but I don’t see how Hangman’s betrayal of the Elite’s trust coupled with Kenny’s continuous descent into his inner darkness will result in anything but defeat (and, eventually a triumphant singles runner for The Cleaner Kenny Omega)
Winner: Fear the Revelation
Darius: I can’t believe I’m going against my two favorite wrestlers in AEW here, but Omega and Hangman aren’t on the same page, and you can’t bring that energy to an FTR match. FTR took out SCU earlier this year, and they’ve been teaming up since 1942 basically. Kenny and Hangman may be “singles guys,” but they’d been holding their own since they had chemistry. Without that chemistry on Sunday, this spells the end for their reign and likely their tag team. All I can say now is…
Winner: Finish This Right
Jay: This is the best built match to me and my main event. I could see it going either way but having FTR win furthers everyone’s storyline. If Hangman and Kenny lose, we can see Hangman falling deeper into self-doubt, Omega getting even more angry, The Young Bucks mad at the both of them, and I can see the inevitable shouting match on Dynamite where someone yells, “wait, where the f*** is Cody?” Plus, it cements FTR as the new fulcrum of the tag division.
Winner: F*** The Revival.
Chris Jericho vs. Orange Cassidy (Mimosa Mayhem match)
Forrest: Jericho is gonna be so pissed when Orange ruins yet another jacket. Maybe that nice one from this week’s Dynamite even.
Winner: Freshly Squeezed Orange Cassidy
Darius: Hard agree with Forrest. Jericho’s getting soaked because, as he said himself, he’s turned Orange Cassidy into a new man. I’ve always believed that, if he applied himself, Orange may be the best wrestler in the world, but he needs the motivation. Now he’s running and talking? He didn’t even do much of that with PAC, and he almost beat him prior to the sudden formation of Death Triangle. Jericho’s awoken the beast, and now he’s going to get drenched.
Winner: Orange Cassidy
Jay: Orange Cassidy. They’re clearly trying to build up Cassidy and having a stipulation that allows the match to be won without pinfall or submission always favors the darkhorse option.
Jon Moxley (c) vs. MJF w/Wardlow (AEW World Championship match – Paradigm Shift is banned)
Forrest: I want nothing more than to see Mox grind MJF into a fine paste. Good thing that’s what we’re getting!
Winner: AND STILL Mox
Darius: The only way I see MJF winning this is if the little teases he’s been throwing out with Tully Blachard pay off right now. He’s already friends with Shawn Spears, he called out Tully as one of the men he studies last week, and I think he just has the pure swagger to rock with the suave scum that is FTR. That being said, MJF also teased joining the Inner Circle and that didn’t happen, and he’s been stirring stuff up with Wardlow, so maybe he doesn’t like friends. In that case, Mox is just going to choke him out.
(Seriously; why did MJF even choose this stipulation? Mox beat Brodie, Robert Anthony, and Darby Allin with submissions. He’s winning by submission.)
Winner: The father of Darby and Shota, Jon Moxley
Jay: This one is also very tough. There’s so much heat to be won with MJF winning the title. They even did the paradigm shift thing to give Mox an excuse for losing so they’re clearly thinking about putting on MJF. They can make him right here but, is he ready? Probably? I don’t know? This feud also does nothing for Mox were he to win so, I guess it makes sense for MJF to win. I can see MJF winning here and then losing it back to Mox a little bit later on Dynamite in like October. It could go either way.
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