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AEW closed its All Out pay per view with double debuts!
After Kenny Omega beat Christian Cage to retain the AEW Championship in last night’s main event, Adam Cole made a surprise appearance...and he quickly aligned himself with The Elite.
That was followed by the AEW debut of Bryan Danielson, who helped Christian and Jurassic Express run off Omega and the rest of The Elite.
Backstage after the show, Cole talked about his decision to jump to AEW.
(Adam Cole Jumps To AEW)
That clip from the media scrum after All Out.
Those were not the only surprises at All Out.
Ruby Soho - the former Ruby Riott - made her AEW debut and won the women’s Casino Battle Royale to earn a shot at the AEW Women’s Championship.
That title is still held by Dr. Britt Baker after she beat Kris Statlander last night.
New Japan’s Minoru Suzuki made a surprise appearance to confront, and lay out, Jon Moxley...after Mox had beaten Satoshi Kojima. Moxley and Suzuki are now set for a match on Wednesday’s Dynamite from Cincinnati.
The lone title change last night...the Lucha Brothers beat the Young Bucks inside a steel cage to take away the AEW Tag Team Titles.
Miro beat Eddie Kingston to retain the TNT Championship.
CM Punk’s first pro wrestling match in over seven years was a win over Darby Allin. He pinned him with the GTS and the two shook hands after the match.
For a few moments, it appeared MJF had pinned Chris Jericho to end his in-ring career in AEW. It took a second referee to point out that Jericho’s foot was on the bottom rope. The match was restarted and Jericho later forced MJF to tap out to the Walls Of Jericho.
And Paul Wight pinned QT Marshall with a choke slam.
On the Buy In pre-show, Jurassic Express & the Best Friends beat the Hardy Family Office. After the match, The Butcher returned to AEW TV after a long layoff to beat up on Orange Cassidy.
AEW also announced a new date for the Full Gear pay per view. It’s now set for Saturday, November 13th.
AEW wasn’t the only company in the Chicagoland area this past weekend. GCW ran a bunch of shows and late Saturday night, Jon Moxley showed up and pinned Matt Cardona to win the GCW Championship. Mox will defend the title against Nick Gage on October 9th.
We have FIVE matches announced for tonight’s Raw…
Charlotte Flair is set to defend the Raw Women’s Championship against Nia Jax.
Also tonight, Drew McIntyre vs Sheamus. The winner gets a US Title shot against Damian Priest at Extreme Rules…
A Tag Team Turmoil Match to decide the next challengers for the Raw Tag Titles…with AJ Styles & Omos, The Viking Raiders, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods, Mustafa Ali & Mansoor, Jinder Mahal & Veer, The Lucha House Party, and Mace & T-Bar…
The WWE Women’s Tag Champs Natalya & Tamina in a non-title match against Rhea Ripley & Nikki ASH…
And 24/7 Champ Reggie vs Akira Tozawa in a non-title match.
WWE is dissolving its subsidiary in the United Kingdom, but NXT UK’s Jim Smallman assured fans on Instagram that brand will not be affected by the move.
(STINGER: New Japan)
New Japan held its second Wrestle Grand Slam show of the weekend on Sunday.
Shingo Takagi pinned EVIL with Last Of The Dragon in the main event to retain the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.
We have new IWGP Junior Tag Team Champions. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado dethroned Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo. Despy got a hold of ELP’s allegedly loaded boot, punched him in the face with it, hit Pinche Loco and pinned ELP to get the win.
Robbie Eagles is STILL the IWGP Junior Champ. He submitted Hiromu Takahashi. El Desperado was out after the match to challenge Eagles.
Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr. are still the IWGP Tag Team Champions. They won a 3-Way over Tetsuya Naito & SANADA and Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI. Taichi pinned YOSHI-HASHI with Black Mephisto.
Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan beat Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii. Great-O-Khan pinned Ishii with the Eliminator.
Syuri & Giulia beat Saya Kamitani & Momo Watanabe. Syuri submitted Kamitani.
The lineup for G1 Climax 31 was announced during Sunday’s show. Tama Tonga is back in the tournament. Also, Tanga Loa, Great-O-Khan and Chase Owens are in the tournament for the first time..
Block A has Shingo Takagi, Kota Ibushi, Tetsuya Naito, Zack Sabre Jr., Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii, Yujiro Takahashi, KENTA, Great-O-Khan and Tanga Loa.
Block B has Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, SANADA, Taichi, YOSHI-HASHI, Hirooki Goto, Jeff Cobb, EVIL, Tama Tonga and Chase Owens.
The tournament begins on September 18th.
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