It's Sunday night, and you know what that means ...
If you don't, it's time for All Elite Wrestling to provide their annual ALL OUT pay-per-view.
The show that started it all and led to the formation of the second largest pro wrestling promotion in North America that would go on to establish television deals with TNT and TBS, before essentially defeating the WWE-led NXT brand in head-to-head competition during the Wednesday Night Wars, returns to the pay-per-view arena for one of their quarterly special events.
Tonight, the show that got everything started is back, and it's jam-packed with an absolutely loaded lineup of high-profile, highly-anticipated matches, including a four-bout, one-hour pre-show on the official AEW Instagram and YouTube channels, as well as right here at Rajah.com.
On tap for AEW ALL OUT 2022 "Zero Hour" pre-show at NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois is a four-match card, including three title bouts. We will see Eddie Kingston vs. Tomohiro Ishii, PAC (C) vs. Kip Sabian for the All Atlantic title, Hook (C) vs. Angelo Parker for the FTW title, as well as Sammy Guevara & Tay Melo vs. Ortiz & Ruby Soho for the AAA Mixed tag-team titles.
From there, it will be time to switch over to the main pay-per-view, which features a lineup that includes Bryan Danielson vs. Chris Jericho, Britt Baker vs. Toni Storm vs. Jamie Hayter vs. Hikaru Shida, House Of Black vs. Darby Allin, Sting & Miro, Jade Cargill (C) vs. Athena for the TBS Women's title, Jungle Boy vs. Christian Cage, as well as Wardlow & FTR vs. Jay Lethal & The Motor City Machine Guns.
Also scheduled is the Casino Ladder match with ROH Champion Claudio Castagnoli vs. Wheeler Yuta vs. Penta El Zero Miedo vs. Rey Fenix vs. RUSH vs. Andrade El Idolo vs. Dante Martin vs. TBA, Swerve In Our Glory vs. The Acclaimed for the AEW Tag-Team titles and Ricky Starks vs. Powerhouse Hobbs.
In the two headline bouts on the show, we will see Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks vs. "Hangman" Adam Page & Dark Order to crown the inaugural AEW Trios Tag-Team Champions, and the main event will see Jon Moxley (C) vs. CM Punk for the Undisputed AEW World Championship.
Featured below are AEW ALL OUT results from Sunday, September 4, 2022 at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The following report was written by Rajah.com reporter Matt Boone (@MattBoone0709) as the show aired live via B/R Live and pay-per-view.
AEW ALL OUT "ZERO HOUR" RESULTS (9/4/2022)
The live stream for the Zero Hour pre-show at AEW ALL OUT 2022 is now officially underway. We are welcomed by Jim Ross, Excalibur and Tony Schiavone on commentary and then we get straight to it.
AAA Mixed Tag-Team Championship
Sammy Guevara & Tay Melo vs. Ortiz & Ruby Soho
We see Sammy Guevara and Tay Melo standing by right in front of the camera. "The Spanish God" gets on the microphone and says they know what everyone wants to see, which is he and his bride make out.
With that said, Guevara and Melo make out like their plane is going down. As they continue trading saliva, we start to hear a horn honking in the background. Almost like they knew exactly when and where to be.
Now the golf cart that their opponents, Ortiz and Ruby Soho are seated in, begins driving directly at them. The commentators point out that Ortiz has once again shaved his head. They begin to brawl with the duo from the Jericho Appreciation Society.
All four duke it out on their way to the ring and once they get there, the match is officially off-and-running. We see action all over the place, as this isn't being contested like a typical tag-team or mixed tag-team match with the two legal participants in the ring and the other two on the apron.
Instead, all four brawl all over the ring and at ringside for a few minutes. We see some double-team spots and some big high spots. Guevara ends up taking out Ortiz on the floor, but also gets banged up on the big fall.
Meanwhile, Anna Jay gets involved at ringside on the opposite side of the ring. She ends up tripping up Soho, which leads to Melo catching her with her Tay-KO finisher for the pin fall victory. Guevara joins Melo in the ring for another make-out session, which of course, is shown in a super-close-up camera shot.
Gotta love it. Right? Meanwhile, Ruby Soho is shown covering her nose and running to the back with the guidance of an AEW official as the commentators point out that she took a hard shot to the snout on the finishing move from Tay Melo.
Winners and STILL AAA Mixed Tag-Team Champions: Sammy Guevara & Tay Melo
Hook (C) vs. Angelo Parker
We see a video package highlighting the scheduled showdown between "The Lionheart" Chris Jericho and "The American Dragon" Bryan Danielson and then we shoot back inside NOW Arena, where we get ready for our scheduled second match on this the "Zero Hour" pre-show for AEW ALL OUT 2022.
The Jericho Appreciation Society theme hits and out comes J.A.S. members Angelo Parker and his tag-team partner, who will be at ringside for moral support for this one.
Parker settles inside the ring and then the bell sounds and we're almost ready for our second title match of the evening, and our second in a row on the "Zero Hour" pre-show.
Now we hear the familiar sounds of the Action Bronson-performed theme song for "The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil" and the reigning, defending FTW Champion coming into this one, Hook.
Hook heads down to the ring, stopping at ringside briefly to shake hands with Action Bronson, who is shown sitting in the front row. He heads into the ring and stops in the corner with his back to Parker.
The bell sounds and we're now off-and-running with this one. We see Hook dominating the action from the word "go," handling Parker with ease until some cheap heel tactics sees the J.A.S. member jump into the offensive driver's seat.
Parker enjoys a moment or two in control of the action, but it isn't long at all before the FTW Champion reverses the momentum into his favor. He begins dumping Parker all over the ring before ultimately finishing him off with relative ease for a quick win and defense of his FTW title.
Once the match wraps up, we see Matt Menard immediately hit the ring for a cheap sneak-attack from behind. He clobbers Hook, who ends up getting some help in the form of Action Bronson, who hops the guard rail and helps Hook clean house for a nice pop from the fans in Chicago.
Winner and STILL FTW Champion: Hook
AEW All-Atlantic Championship
Kip Sabian vs. PAC (C)
We now see a quick vignette for some more action on tonight's show and a match graphic for the main event, the Undisputed AEW World Championship showdown between Jon Moxley and CM Punk.
Once we return inside the NOW Arena, the theme for Zip Sabian plays and out comes the former box-head, who is going to be entering the ring this evening instead of watching from the crowd.
He settles inside the squared circle and then his music dies down. The theme for his opponent, the reigning and defending AEW All-Atlantic Champion "The Bastard" PAC plays and he heads to the ring.
The theme song fades down and then the bell sounds to get this one off-and-running. As it gets going, we hear "The Human Suplex Machine" Taz join the gang on commentary for this match. He quickly sings the praises of his son, Hook, for his defense of the FTW title in the previous match.
Meanwhile, PAC and Sabian begin duking it out as this match gets off-and-running. We see PAC doing well from the start, but Sabian ends up doing a good job of slowing him down and decking him.
With PAC laid out on the mat, Sabian decides to have some fun. Like a conductor, he raises and lowers his arms over-and-over again, which the fans literally follow like his hands were attached to their collective vocal cords.
Things start going PAC's way soon after these two start getting back after it upon the vertical return of "The Bastard." The All-Atlantic Champion settles into the offensive driver's seat. He dumps Sabian out to the floor and he builds up a full head of steam before launching himself from the ring to the floor, taking out Sabian in the process.
The two continue to duke it out at ringside, with a big brainbuster on the floor popping the crowd. Soon after this, we see PAC and Sabian head back into the ring to keep this match going. The commentators focus on how Sabian's cardio doesn't seem to be quite up to par with PAC's, and not even his own compared to the last time he was in the ring.
They point out that he hasn't been in the ring for a while and even though he could have been doing all of the cardio in the world, nothing will get you in true ring shape quite like consistent appearances and performances between the ring ropes, in front of a large audience.
Finally we see Sabian crawl his way up PAC, only for the title-holder to continue to dominate the action for a few more moments. Sabian finally slows down the momentum of "The Bastard," and both guys end up taking some time to get back to their feet.
While Sabian ends up staying down longer than PAC, he does have enough wherewithal to roll out of the way when PAC heads to the top-rope with intentions of finishing off Sabian with his Black Arrow finisher.
Now we see Sabian once again shift the offensive momentum into his favor, leading to his second run as the occupant of the offensive driver's seat. As the commentators, Sabian looks over at the box he has been wearing for his in-crowd appearances for the past several weeks.
With Sabian focused on the wrong details, we see PAC once again resume control of the action. As Sabian gets decked to the mat, he looks up at the champ and smiles and waves on more and more punishment as "The Bastard" puts the boots to him.
Now PAC heads to the top-rope and he goes for the coup de grace, the Black Arrow. He connects with it and goes for the cover for the 1-2-3 and another successful defense of his AEW All-Atlantic Championship. The first for him since defending the title on U.S. soil.
Once the match wraps up, we see Tony Schiavone head to the entrance ramp, where he catches up with the AEW All-Atlantic Champion PAC for some post-match comments. As he talks with "The Bastard," out comes the "Freshly Squeezed" one himself. Orange Cassidy heads down and PAC immediately says, "no," while the commentators remind us of their storied rivalry in AEW.
Winner and STILL AEW All-Atlantic Champion: PAC
Eddie Kingston vs. Tomohiro Ishii
Now it's time for our fourth and final match on the "Zero Hour" pre-show at AEW ALL OUT 2022. This is the only non-title match scheduled for this ongoing live stream heading into the main pay-per-view card coming up next.
The theme for Tomohiro Ishii hits and the Japanese legend makes his way out to a nice pop from the crowd inside the NOW Arena, which is now essentially packed from the top of the building to the front row, and everything in between.
Ishii is settled inside the ring now and his theme music dies down. The theme for his opponent, Eddie Kingston, hits and out he comes. "The Mad King" gets the loudest pop of the night and he heads to the ring, walking with a purpose, and looking ready for action.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one. These two go at it straight out of the gate and we see these two begin a near-never-ending, back-and-forth chop-fest. Kingston gets the better of the exchange, lighting Ishii's chest bright red.
We hear the commentators, particularly "The Human Suplex Machine," having some fun. Excalibur seems to know what he means. It doesn't sound flattering based on the way he's talking and the way Excalibur is reacting. Regardless, pro wrestling is fun and these two are having some of their own.
Things stay interesting in between two or three more sets of lengthy chop-fest showdowns between Kingston and Ishii. "The Mad King" is starting to enjoy a comfortable lead, controlling the offense and dominating the action until Ishii no-sells a few stomps on the mat. He stands right up and grabs Kingston.
Kingston brushes his hand off and begins chopping away at Ishii yet again. Ishii avoids getting overtaken this time in the chop contest. Instead, we see Ishii knock Kingston down to the mat. Upon getting back up, Ishii grabs "The Mad King" and locks his hands. He pops his hips and sends the fan-favorite for a ride, dumping him on his shoulder on the way down.
Eddie Kingston sits up but Ishii is ready, winding up and blasting him with a big kick to the back. Kingston does some no-selling of his own, popping up and then popping the Japanese legend with an open-handed smack in the mouth. Ishii fires one back for good measure.
The b*tch-smacks turn to chops to the chest once again. Both guys' chops are insanely beat red, such as the color of the inventory one might see at Schrute Farms. Because, well, Dwight is a beat farmer you idi....good sir! You made a mistake -- huge mistake! Hey, at least he let him know what said-mistake was!
The two keep blasting each other until finally Kingston slumps down to the mat and clutches his left arm. The commentators have been mentioning that the chops of Ishii are landing repeatedly to the heart of "The Mad King."
Once the two get back to their feet, we see Kingston start to take over. He hits a big power bomb and goes for the cover, however "The Stone Pitbull" hangs on. He gets up but ends up walking into a brutal lariat from Kingston for another close near fall.
Both get back up and Ishii blocks a big spot attempted by Kingston. Ishii nails him with a big kick and then connects with a lariat of his own. He goes for the cover, but Kingston kicks out at two.
Now we get some more shenanigans and tomfoolery from the commentary trio of Tony Schiavone, Excalibur and Taz. Taz once again leads the pack in terms of the comments that seem to be out of the ordinary.
He talks about the scripts being written quickly and changing frequently. He says fear not, "we'll fix it, in post," after mistakenly calling Schiavone the wrong name, mistaking him for Excalibur.
Eventually we get back to the action unfolding in the wrestling ring during this, a wrestling match. It is the hash-tag that represented WWE this week on social media, but it is the word that is the center-focus of the AEW brand name since day one.
The match wraps up with Kingston scoring the win. He wants to show Ishii some respect after the match, but Ishii wants nothing to do with it. He exits the ring. Kingston follows out to try again, but again Ishii denies him.
He walks off and the commentators switch focus to the final hard sell for the loaded lineup for tonight's highly-anticipated AEW ALL OUT 2022 pay-per-view main card. The main PPV card is up -- NOW! It's time to switch over and get ready for the big time bouts advertised for this evening.
Winner: Eddie Kingston
AEW ALL OUT RESULTS (9/4/2022)
The cold open video package for AEW ALL OUT 2022 airs and then we shoot back inside the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. It's time for the pay-per-view main card portion of tonight's big event.
Casino Ladder Match
We waste no time getting right back into the action, as the ring announcer begins the formal ring introductions for our first match of the PPV card and our fifth overall this evening.
The PPV show will get kicked off by the Casino Ladder Match. On that note, the ring introduction of Rey Fenix and Wheeler Yuta are each made as the first two competitors make their respective ring entrances.
Now the bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one. After some brief back-and-forth action, we see our first high spots as Yuta tries taking out Fenix on the floor with a big dive. He then grabs a ladder and as he gets ready to head into the ring with it, the theme for the next competitor hits as the ten second countdown clock expires. Out comes RUSH from the Andrade Family Office as Yuta is climbing up the ladder he just set up inside the middle of the ring.
RUSH takes his time, as the commentators point out. Fenix ends up stopping Yuta anyways. RUSH hits the ring and decks Yuta. He then blasts Fenix with a vicious headbutt that sends a lifeless masked fan-favorite out to the floor at ringside. RUSH goes to work on Yuta now and then grabs an additional ladder as the theme song for RUSH's partner, Andrade El Idolo, hits.
He comes out with his mask on and jacket, which Jose The Assistant takes off of him. He heads to the ring and his music dies down. RUSH sets up a ladder and steps aside, allowing Andrade to do the climb. Instead, Andrade decides to set up another ladder next to it and they both head out to the floor to grab some more ladders, as they appear to have something big in mind.
The action gets even crazier after we see some more entrances, which includes ROH World Champion Claudio Castagnoli, Penta El Zero Miedo and Dante Martin. We see a crazy Canadian Destroyer with the landing being directly on the ladder. Ouch. That just simply can't feel good. At all.
Finally, we get to the entrance of The Joker, who comes out with a mask on. He ends up stealing the chip and pulling off the victory with the help of W. Morrissey. He heads to the back doing the "Shhh!" hand gesture as the commentators speculate about who it could be.
Will it be revealed to be Maxwell Jacob Friedman? Have their been any MJF sightings outside of the Chicago area this evening to rule him out? The commentators claim they are going to try and find out who was behind the mask. Great Casino Ladder Match to kick off the PPV portion of tonight's show.
Winner of the Casino Ladder Match: The Joker
AEW Trios Tag-Team Championship
"Hangman" Adam Page & The Dark Order vs. Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks
We shoot to a video package promoting our next match, which will be to determine the inaugural AEW Trios Tag-Team Champions. With that said, out comes the trio of "Hangman" Adam Page and The Dark Order -- John Silver and Alex Reynolds.
The three fan-favorites settle into the squared circle. They then await as the music hits to begin the long, drawn out, elaborate ring introduction of "The Cleaner" Kenny Omega. We hear Don Callis join the gang on commentary as The Young Bucks -- Nick and Matt Jackson -- make their way to the ring. Of course we get a nice shot of the kicks sported by the decorated tag-team tandem.
Now we see the the six men in the ring that will be vying for the right to earn the first-ever AEW Trios Tag-Team Championships. The bell sounds and it's time to get this one off-and-running. Straight out of the gate we hear Don Callis make promises of things being unveiled tonight that have been in motion for a while now.
Then there are some remarks from Callis about being impressed with the ability to choose work over friendship, speculating that he might end up being a high-functioning sociopath like he is. We see some good shifts of offensive swings from the trio of the babyfaces and the three men on the opposing side of the ring.
This one immediately gets underway and we see the action gets going with a bang, as the two sets of three-man teams look determined to etch their names in the history books by becoming the first-ever AEW Trios Tag-Team Champions.
Winners and the first-ever AEW Trios Tag-Team Champions: Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks
AEW TBS Women's Championship
Athena vs. Jade Cargill (C)
We get ready for our next match of the evening, which will feature another title on-the-line, this time in the women's division. With that said, we see the sit-down interview segment with Jade Cargill and Athena hosted by Mark Henry.
Now we shoot inside the NOW Arena in Chicago where we are treated to the ring entrance of "The Fallen Goddess" Athena. She makes her way out and settles inside the ring.
The theme for the reigning, defending TBS Women's Champion plays now and out comes "That B*tch" Jade Cargill. As she comes out, we see she has dyed her hair a dark color, losing the trademark white hair look.
While Cargill heads to the squared circle, we hear in the background someone screaming over-and-over-and-over again. The camera is in a tight shot on Cargill and her mouth isn't moving. They cut to Athena in the ring as the screaming in the background can still clearly be head on the broadcast, yet her mouth is shut as well. The commentators don't really acknowledge it, so we'll move on as well.
Now it's time for this TBS Women's Championship contest to get underway. The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one. These two get after it straight from the word "go." When all is said-and-done, the bell sounds again and it is Cargill who continues her undefeated streak and retains her title in the process.
Winner and STILL TBS Women's Champion: Jade Cargill
Wardlow & FTR vs. Jay Lethal & The Motor City Machine Guns
After the stage is set and the promotional build-up is shown to bring fans up to speed on the events that led to our next match here at AEW ALL OUT, the camera shot returns inside the NOW Arena.
In another AEW Trios contest, we see the first team, consisting of Jay Lethal and the decorated veteran tag-team known as The Motor City Machine Guns -- Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin -- heading to the ring. With Lethal is Sonjay Dutt, who is wearing a "fight like an eight year old girl" t-shirt, with the word "girl" scratched out and in its' place is the word "BRAT."
Definitely some cheap heel heat there. Regardless we hear the theme for their opponents begin playing and out comes the other team involved in this AEW Trios showdown. Out comes AEW's TNT Champion Wardlow and the multiple tag-team title-toting FTR duo of Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler head to the squared circle.
The trio settles inside the ring and it's time for this one to get underway. The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with our next match of the evening. Things get off to a hot start, with action getting the crowd going strong.
When Dax Harwood finally tags in, he looks to get his hands on Sonjay Dutt for his custom "BRAT" t-shirt. He doesn't get to him yet, but he doesn't appear to be done trying when he gets available opportunities.
We hear loud "Wardlow! Wardlow!" chants and the TNT Champion is looking for the tag from the apron. He doesn't get the five from Cash Wheeler, as he is down on the mat and immobilized with the team of Jay Lethal and the Motor City Machine Guns consistently making frequent tags to keep a fresh guy in the ring on Wheeler at all times.
Finally, Wheeler buys himself just enough time to make some movement and he heads over to the opposing corner where he does indeed finally tag in the TNT Champion. The big man from Cleveland, who as Taz points out on commentary doesn't play any games, immediately goes right to work on the legal man in the ring. He beats down Lethal and looks to finish him off, but he gets distracted when he sees the MCMG yank Wheeler and Harwood off the apron and down to the floor at ringside.
As they continue their sneak attack from behind, we see Wardlow look to come provide some assistance, only for the massive Satnam Singh to come over and blast him with one clubbing blow that makes all the difference in the world.
Now with Wardlow in a rare vulnrable state, we see MCMG take turns tagging in and trying to keep control of the offense. He ends up taking over just after Lethal connects with a double Lethal Injection on the duo of FTR. Wardlow then beats Lethal down and pulls down the straps on his singlet.
He then proceeds to take Lethal to a powerbomb symphony. He looks to hit him with another and does. Finally he finishes him off with a fourth one and goes for the cover. 1-2-3. Just like that, this one is over.
Once the match wraps up, the action continues as we see Wardlow and FTR celebrating in the ring. The theme hits to bring out Samoa Joe to help out with an assist to prevent Satnam Singh and company from dominating the winners of this AEW Trios match.
A lead pipe is used and at some point we see "The Samoan Submission Machine" busted open hardway with it. Finally, they bring out the eight year old daughter of FTR and they knock out Sonjay Dutt, the one wearing the "BRAT" t-shirt, and they set him up for her to do the Wardlow-style foot on the chest pin fall, which they count.
The fans even give a loud pop as if it were a match victory. The full treatment, folks. Fun stuff and a good match here at AEW ALL OUT 2022.
Winners: Wardlow & FTR
Ricky Starks vs. Powerhouse Hobbs
After a quick break between matches, we gear up for our next bout of the evening here at this AEW ALL OUT 2022 pay-per-view, which has delivered on all fronts thus far.
The camera shot returns inside the NOW Arena in Chicago, where we see the respective ring entrances of the two men involved in this one-on-one contest.
Out comes Powerhouse Hobbs as well as Ricky Starks. The former tag-team partners will do battle in our next singles bout. The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one.
Starks and Hobbs get into a very physical contest that is apparent straight out of the gate. From the word "go" it is Hobbs who is dominating the action. He ends up brutalizing the "Absolute" Ricky Starks and within just a couple of minutes we see him finish the former title-holder and fellow Team Taz member off.
Winner: Powerhouse Hobbs
AEW Tag-Team Championship
Swerve In Our Glory (C) vs. The Acclaimed
The theme for the tag-team champions hits to bring out the duo of Shane "Swerve" Strickland and Keith Lee after a backstage interview segment is shown with the title-holders and the challengers.
Now we hear the theme for said-challengers, which brings out The Acclaimed. Max Caster and Anthony Bowens make their way out. They settle inside the ring and it's almost time to get this one underway.
We see Billy Gunn at ringside in the corner of The Acclaimed. The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one. It will be Shane Strickland and Anthony Bowens mixing it up coming out of the gate.
Strickland and Bowens duke it out and then we watch as the tags are made to bring in the other two members of each team. In comes Keith Lee and Max Caster. The fans do some chants and cat-calls with Keith Lee, basking in all his glory.
Meanwhile, Caster is not overly intimidated by the much larger man, whom the commentary team, which now features Jim Ross at the desk as well, mention would be the final choice most people would have as someone they'd want to be standing across from in the squared circle.
Regardless, Caster starts to get in some good offense, with J.R. and company also putting over the hip-hop head for his impressive strength. Bowens ends up joining Caster in the ring after Lee is dumped out to the floor.
We see Billy Gunn, who is in the corner of the challengers, hop on the ring apron and along with the fans does the big dramatic scissor-me-daddy gesture led by Caster and Bowens.
Now we see Caster and Lee doing their thing, duking it out as the fans break out in a loud "You can't scissor" chant that quickly spreads throughout the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Shane "Swerve" Strickland tags in and he goes to work as the chants continue. Also tagging in is Bowens, who also gets after it with one-half of the tag champs. After some more back-and-forth action we see Bowens and Lee duking it out in the corner of the ring.
Keith Lee quickly gains the upper hand, but it's not going to stop Bowens from giving his best soup bone thumps to the big man. He heads to the top-rope while clearly favoring his leg. He then goes for the neckbreaker off the top and again clutches his leg upon landing. He slowly gets up and makes the tag.
The action continues and we see things build to a big avalanche brain-buster off the ropes. Strickland follows that up with a big high-spot off the top of his own. Strickland stomps on the knee that Bowens was favoring and he puts him in a single-leg crab as he stomps and kicks at the dome of the grounded challenger.
As this is going on, we see Caster head to the top-rope in the corner across the ring. He leaps off the top and connects with a drop-kick that breaks the hold, but also sees Bowens leg get yanked as Strickland was falling over from the big shot.
Finally things work their way to the finish of the match, which sees the match come to a conclusion with Shane "Swerve" Strickland and Keith Lee getting their hands raised. With the win, Swerve In Our Glory retain the AEW Tag-Team Championships.
Winners and STILL AEW Tag-Team Champions: Shane "Swerve" Strickland & Keith Lee
Interim AEW Women's Championship
Britt Baker vs. Jamie Hayter vs. Toni Storm vs. Hikaru Shida
It's time for some tag-team action from the AEW women's division. The team of Hikaru Shida and Toni Storm, as well as the duo of Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. and Jamie Hayter both make their way to the ring.
With all four women inside the squared circle, we hear the theme songs die down and all that's left to do now is ring the bell and get this one going.
The bell sounds on that note and we're off-and-running with this one. We see Baker and Hayter get off to a tough start, but ultimately they end up settling into the offensive driver seats.
Baker and Hayter take turns dominating the offense, actually taking Shida out of the picture at one point. Shida heads to the back, leaving Storm by herself to deal with Hayter and Baker alone.
Now we see that the team of Baker and Storm fight their way back into dominant form. They are making a good showing for themselves. Hayter hits an impressive spot at one point that elicits loud "Hayter! Hayter!" chants from the rabid AEW fan-base in Chi-Town.
Shida ends up running down to the ring and immediately getting back in and making an impact. This gives Storm a fighting chance once again. They are not out of this one just yet, as we start to see with Storm finally recovering and getting in some big offense.
Hayter actually connects with a Rip-Code finisher that sees her have things seemingly finished off. She goes for the cover, but doesn't get the three count because Baker wants the win. Instead, we see Storm nearly steal this one, but again the pin is broken up.
Now we see things go to the finish of this title contest as Baker looks for the Lockjaw finisher, only for it to not be enough to seal the deal. Instead, Storm ends up connecting with her finisher and scoring the pin fall to pick up the victory. With the win, Toni Storm becomes the new Interim AEW Women's Champion.
Winner and NEW Interim AEW Women's Champion: Toni Storm
Jungle Boy vs. Christian Cage
We see the events that took place during the very personal and intense build-up to our next match, which is set to get underway now between Christian Cage and the Jurassic Express tag-team member Jungle Boy.
Christian Cage's theme hits and out he comes ready to do battle with the man he served as a mentor for during the early days of his career in All Elite Wrestling.
Now with the wrestling legend settled inside the squaredcircle, we hear the theme for Cage die down. As he awaits the theme for his opponent, we finally hear the first note of thev very catchy song.
Out comes the one and only Jungle Boy Jack Perry and he looks like he's ready to handle business, as he is sporting a very serious facial expression and isn't the fun-loving guy he normally appears to be when heading to the ring.
As he makes his way out, he never even gets to walk down the entrance ramp as out comes the masked man, his former tag-team partner from Jurassic Express, the monster Luchasaurus.
Luchasaurus walks over from behind and he grabs an unsuspecting Jungle Boy by the throat. He hoists him up nd he chokeslams him down -- hard -- onto some of the production equiptment on the stage.
Jungle Boy is down and not moving, and his chances of competing don't look great. As some time passes we learn that is exactly what is going to happen, as Cage is shown looking on from the ring and we are informed that Jungle Boy won't be able to compete as scheduled due to the attack from Luchasaurus.
It looks like that's where this one is going to end, but instead Jungle Boy is slow to get to the ring. When he does, the bell sounds and we immediately see Luchasaurus strike again, this time connecting with his Dinosaur's Edge finisher through a table outside of the ring.
From there, Luchasaurus rolls a lifeless Jungle Boy right into the ring and he is immediately speared by Christian Cage as soon as he gets back to a vertical base. He follows that up with a Killswitch and Aubrey Edwards, who didn't even want to let Jungle Boy compete, counts to three to give Cage the win via pin fall.
Winner: Christian Cage
"The Lionheart" Chris Jericho vs. "The American Dragon" Bryan Danielson
We head back to the ring after a video package airs to get us ready for our next match of the evening here at the AEW ALL OUT 2022 pay-per-view.
The video shows the events and actions that transpired between the Jericho Appreciation Society leader and the veteran Blackpool Combat Club member leading up to this showdown here at tonight's AEW ALL OUT show.
From there, we head back into the NOW Arena in Chicago, Illinois, as the theme song plays to bring out both "The Lionheart" Chris Jericho and "The American Dragon" Bryan Danielson. For the ring entrance of the former, we don't hear the usual theme song from Jericho, as we hear a White Zombie song play as he heads to the ring. The fans can't sing along to that one, so the intended heel affect was there early.
We see some great action right off the bat as the bell sounds to get this one off-and-running. Some technical difficulties leads to some issues with catching all of the spots in this one, but it's evident from what does air that they had the crowd eating out of the palm of their hands from the opening bell to the closing moments of the match.
We see some technical-based wrestling from Jericho and Danielson early on. That was largely the focus of this contest heading into tonight's show, so it's fitting with the build-up to this one.
Back-and-forth reversals and exchanges take place on the mat and then we see some striking entering into the mix, as the two start to beat down one another, with each taking turns in control of the offense.
As the match starts to develop a bit, we see Jericho look for a guillotine choke but Danielson pops his head out and delivers some ground and pound with hard elbows. Side Russian leg sweep by Jericho and Jericho swings his leg over into a double arm bar. Danielson with an Indian Death Lock now but Jericho is able to escape.
Jericho is up now and lays into Danielson with some heavy chops before catching Danielson with a double underhook back breaker. Danielson is on his knee and Jericho is slapping him in the face. Danielson crosses his legs and asks for some more and Jericho is happy to oblige. Jericho with a running elbow strike that sends Danielson to the outside of the ring. Jericho looks for a plancha on the outside but Danielson catches him with a kick in the mid section.
Running knee off the apron by Danielson. Danielson sends Jericho back in the ring before coming off the top with a shotgun dropkick. Yes kicks by Danielson but Jericho grabs a hold of the leg and attempts a Liontamer but Danielson escapes. Yes kicks now by Danielson in the corner. Danielson sits Jericho on the top rope and attempts a hurricanrana but Jericho holds on, jumps off the top rope, and sits down into the Walls of Jericho. Danielson sneaks out the back door and grabs a cradle for two. Jericho rolls to the outside and Danielson follows with a tope suicida.
Jericho is placed in the corner of the two railing and Danielson lays into Jericho’s chest with chops and kicks. Danielson goes back in the ring but gets crotched up top. Jericho heads up top and tries the frankensteiner. Danielson shoves Jericho off and comes off the top with a headbutt that that misses. Jericho looking for the Lionsault but Danielson gets his knees up.
We see a Catapult by Jericho as Danielson skins the cat but walks into a tombstone attempt. Both men trade reversals but Jericho winds up landing the tombstone followed by the Lionsault! One, two, no! Running punt by Jericho. Judas Effect attempt but Danielson kicks the elbow. High kick by Danielson. Now we see Jericho kicking in the dome of "The American Dragon." This continues and then we see some 12-to-6, up-and-down elbows with the point of the bone getting smashed into the temple and arm.
Close-calls and near-finishes are taking place left and right, as neither man can establish a clear-cut advantage over the other, surely not enough to finish off one or the other thus far. It's still anyone's fight.
As the match continues, we work to a spot where Jericho sinks in his Liontamer submission, with the knee of the J.A.S. leader in the back of the neck of Danielson! Danielson bridges out and barely gets to the bottom rope. German suplex by Jericho but Danielson lands on his feet. Psycho Knee by Danielson gets two. "The American Dragon" is running on pure adrenaline at this point, and the fans in the NOW Arena are loving every bit of it.
Finally, Jericho sinks it in a bit deeper and he starts to really crank down on it like he thinks he's got this one in the bag. He's not afraid to gas his arms out, because he's convinced this is the end. Instead, Danielson does manage to survive, however not for much longer, as Jericho connects with his Judas Effect finisher after a blatant low-blow lands flush for the J.A.S. leader while the referee was not looking. This leads to the pin fall victory for "The Lionheart."
Winner: "The Lionheart" Chris Jericho
Miro, Darby Allin & Sting vs. The House Of Black
We return inside the NOW Arena in "The Windy City" and the winds of change now pick up as the lights in the building go down and out comes The House Of Black trio.
Malakai Black comes out along with Buddy Matthews and Brody King. The trio head to the ring accompanied by Julia Hart and then they settle inside. The lights come back on and their music dies down as they await the arrival of their opponents.
The theme for "The Redeemer" plays and out comes Miro. The commentators praise him for not waiting for his additional two opponents and simply being ready for battle by himself, despite being at a three-on-one disadvantage.
Obviously that's not how things are going to play out, as the theme for Darby Allin hits and out comes one of the tent-pole performers for AEW along with his friend, wrestling legend "The Icon" Sting.
We have all six men in the ring and now it's time for the two legal men representing each squad, which appears to be Miro and Malakai Black, get ready to duke it out. The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one.
We see Buddy quickly tagged in but was back body dropped by Miro, who wouldn't tag Darby in, instead planting Buddy again. Darby finally got in and he and Buddy had a rapid exchange, but Malakai tagged in and took Darby out with a high kick.
House of Black completely dominated Darby, ragdolling him around the ring and the ringside area. Darby eventually reached Sting for the hot tag. The big man ran wild on everyone, hitting repeated Stinger Splashes. He fought off Buddy and King to lock on the Scorpion Deathlock.
Sting shrugged off repeated strikes until Malakai applied a knee bar. Miro tried to drag them to the ropes, but Buddy cut him off with a kick. Buddy avoided a tackle from Miro and sent him into the steel steps. Darby took him out with a tope suicida. Inside the ring, Black set up for the spin kick, but Sting hit him with the mist and Darby get the Last Supper cradle for the win.
Winner: Darby Allin, Sting & Miro
AEW Dynamite Matches Announced For Post-ALL OUT Show
Now we shoot backstage where Chris Jericho and Daniel Garcia talk to each other and we see that the "Wizard" himself is curious about the whereabouts of Daniel Garcia during his ring entrance for his match against Bryan Danielson earlier this evening.
Chris Jericho makes it clear that he doesn't like what he's hearing from Garcia and he informs him that he and the rest of the J.A.S. won't be in his corner for his ROH Pure Championship match against Wheeler Yuta at this coming Wednesday night's edition of AEW Dynamite.
From there, the commentary team runs down some upcoming action scheduled for AEW programming next week. We are informed that in addition to the Garcia-Yuta match for the ROH Pure title, there will also be Death Triangle vs. Best Friends in another featured bout.
Undisputed AEW World Championship
Jon Moxley (C) vs. CM Punk
It's main event time here at the AEW ALL OUT 2022 pay-per-view in the NOW Arena. The hometown crowd of CM Punk gives him an expected rock star reaction as he makes his way to the ring with hopes of winning back the title that was once his in front of his hometown fans in Chicago.
"The Best in the World" settles inside the ring and awaits the start of the contest. "Wild Thing" also plays and this brings out the current reigning, defending Undisputed AEW World Champion Jon Moxley. "The Purveyor of Violence" settles inside the squared circle and this one is about to get underway folks.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one. We see the crowd is going nuts just based on what is visible in the background on the camera shot. As soon as the bell sounds to get this one going, we see Mox drop down and do the CM Punk cross-legged pose while shooting the double-birds to the Chicago Made Punk.
Punk glares down at Mox and looks more prepared than he was when they met previously on AEW television leading up to tonight's rematch here on pay-per-view. We see Punk get off into an early offensive lead. He ends up connecting with his GTS very early into the bout and this results in Moxley looking like he's going to have the same outcome Punk had during their first meeting, which is one that doesn't last long at all and sees a shocking upset in a title changing effort.
Instead, the leader of the paradigm shift in the pro wrestling industry hangs on and he eventually recovers. Soon after this we see the action spill out to the floor. When it does, we see Mox run Punk into the ring post and before you know it, you see blood pouring from the head of the hometown fan-favorite.
Punk continues to show fighting spirit and heart, however he's also showing more and more of the blood on the inside of his dome as his heart rate increases and the punishment that Mox inflicts starts to increase. The crowd pops like crazy as they continue to duke it out. Eventually they fight through the crowd for a bit before bringing the action back into the ring.
Punk is on the defensive and we see Mox take full advantage of this. He is hitting Punk with everything in his arsenal. He holds onto Punk's hands and stomps away at the already profusely bleeding former champion. At one point Mox locks in a submission, which forces Punk to squeeze and try to pull and free himself. This makes the blood flow more out of the forehead of Punk. His entire face and much of his body is completely covered in blood now.
We see that Punk realizes what a bloody mess he is becoming, so he tries to use it to his advantage. Not quite as bad as Luke Rockhold against Paulo Costa at the recent UFC pay-per-view event in a losing effort in what was the retirement bout of the former UFC and Strikeforce Middleweight Champion. But not far off, either. Punk takes some of the blood squirting out of his own face and he uses it to wipe into the eyes of Mox with his fingers.
This along with a never-say-die attitude helps Punk hold on long enough to escape the situation. He is able to move again and now he stands up and starts to show signs of life for the first time in a while. Mox ends up getting him back down. He holds his hands and again stomps the living p*ss out of his bloody grill once more.
The crowd is starting to turn on Mox and boo him, so of course Moxley leans into this instead of shying away from it. He stands up and proudly and defiantly flips the double-birds to the entire crowd inside the NOW Arena in Punk's hometown of Chicago.
Punk again starts to fight back but this time we see that Mox still gets the better of things. This time Mox gets Punk down and he locks in the Bulldog Choke on him. He squeezes away and it looks awful for Punk. Punk hangs on, however, and ultimately escapes. Now we see Punk trying to fight back and again we see Punk refusing to quit.
Moxley tries to use brutal strikes to finish this one off but again, Punk won't give up. He gets free again and gets to his feet. He ends up hoisting Moxley up with intentions of delivering his GTS finisher again. Due to his bum wheel, and fatigued and weakened state, he ends up seeing his leg give out under the weight of Moxley.
It was just repaired with surgery weeks ago, and instead of the 6-to-8 months or better he was supposed to wait, Punk is fighting for the second time after waiting only a fraction of the time doctors informed him he needed to use to fully recover.
Once again we see Mox lock in the Bulldog Choke and once again we see that Punk will not give up. Mox starts bouncing elbows off the sides of Punk's head, so vicious that Punk literally starts to look like a bobble head as his melon is just dancing around on his shoulders as if it were independent from the rest of him. Or worse, controlled by the champion.
Regardless, Punk just will not quit. He somehow survives this barrage and he makes it back to his feet where out of the blue he once again connects with his GTS finisher. This time, he slumps down before Mox falls like a Redwood Tree after the knee from the Go To Sleep finisher from Punk connects flush. This results in Mox slumping down over the back of Punk as he is on the mat.
Punk finds it in him to stand up again and to ensure he's got Mox out he hits one final GTS. He makes the cover. 1-2-3. Ladies and gentlemen, we have ourselves a new AEW World Champion. Chicago's favorite son brings home the gold on his home turf from a very dangerous and dominant challenger.
Winner and NEW Undisputed AEW World Champion: CM Punk
After the match, the lights went out. A voicemail played from Tony Khan talking to MJF about paying him a lot of money to show up at All Out. The camera cut to the Joker from earlier in the show, with MJF saying "I am the devil himself," unmasking, and putting on the Burberry scarf.
MJF's music played, and he walked out to the ramp to wild "MJF" chants. Punk posed in the ring with the AEW World Championship as MJF made a belt signal and flipped off the crowd. MJF sulked off as the show went off the air.