Welcome to the Ringside News coverage of the AEW All In event on August 27, 2023. The event is taking place live at London’s Wembley Stadium in the United Kingdom and will be broadcasted on BR Live, FITE TV (internationally), and YouTube (internationally as a PPV).
We’ll be providing comprehensive results, highlights, reactions, and coverage of all the matches and segments throughout the show. Below is a preview of what’s scheduled for the event:
Zero Hour – FTW Championship Match: Jack Perry (c) vs. HOOK.
Zero Hour – ROH Tag Team Championship Match: Aussie Open (Mark Davis & Kyle Fletcher) (c) vs. MJF & Adam Cole.
Stadium Stampede Match: Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli, Wheeler Yuta, Mike Santana & Ortiz) vs. Best Friends (Trent Beretta, Chuck Taylor & Orange Cassidy), Eddie Kingston & Penta El Zero Miedo (accompanied by Alex Abrahantes).
Chris Jericho vs. Will Ospreay: (with Don Callis in Ospreay’s corner).
Real World’s Championship Match: CM Punk (c) vs. Samoa Joe.
Golden Elite vs. Bullet Club Gold: Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi & “Hangman” Adam Page vs. Konosuke Takeshita, “Switchblade” Jay White & “ROCK HARD” Juice Robinson.
AEW World Trios Championship Match: House of Black (Malakai Black, Buddy Matthews & Brody King) (c) (with Julia Hart) vs. “Badass” Billy Gunn & The Acclaimed (Max Caster & Anthony Bowens).
AEW Women’s World Championship Fatal 4-Way Match: Hikaru Shida (c) vs. Saraya vs. Toni Storm vs. Dr. Britt Baker DMD.
AEW World Tag Team Championship Match: FTR (Dax Hardwood & Cash Wheeler) (c) vs. The Young Bucks (Nick Jackson & Matt Jackson).
AEW World Heavyweight Championship Match: MJF (c) vs. Adam Cole.
Powerhouse Hobbs took center stage in the ring, flanked by a contingent of security guards, to preside over a contract signing. Hobbs expressed his desire to face Miro and issued a warning that he would head back to the United States if Miro didn’t show up. Shortly after, Miro made his entrance, stepping into the ring to confront Hobbs directly. With the contract before them, Miro put pen to paper, finalizing their match agreement for AEW All Out.
The tension escalated as the two competitors locked eyes in a face-off, leading to a sudden brawl erupting between them. Miro executed a forceful clothesline that sent Hobbs tumbling out of the ring. Not stopping there, Miro laid out each security guard in the ring, displaying his dominance. In a fiery declaration, Miro proclaimed that at All Out, he would bring redemption, shatter Hobbs’ spine, and subject him to a humbling defeat.
Later, Tony Schiavone stood at the center of the ring to express his gratitude to the audience. However, his words were swiftly interrupted by a group consisting of Jeff Jarrett, Jay Lethal, Satnam Singh, Sonjay Dutt, and Karen Jarrett. Jarrett directed an insult at Schiavone and demanded he vacate the ring. Jarrett then launched into a critique of the crowd, asserting the superiority of American Wrestling over British Wrestling. Their speech was abruptly halted by the arrival of Paul Wight, Anthony Ogogo, and former ICW Champion Grado.
Paul Wight unleashed his signature “Big Punch” on Satnam Singh, while Anthony Ogogo and Grado engaged in an assault on Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt, and Jeff Jarrett. Ogogo and Wight teamed up to deliver punches to Jeff Jarrett, and Grado emphatically struck Jarrett’s head with his guitar, adding a dramatic flourish to the scene.
The challengers positioned themselves in the ring, preparing to strike their signature poses. However, they were caught off guard as they were attacked from behind to kick off the action. MJF found himself isolated in the ring and attempted to execute his Kangaroo Kick, but he was thwarted. This led to a lively chant for the move from the crowd.
MJF executed a drop toehold on Davis, accidentally causing him to headbutt his partner in a sensitive area. Despite the early setback, MJF and Cole rallied back. A moment arose where Cole set up for an MJF move, providing an opening for his partner. However, Aussie Open’s Fletcher and Davis intervened, pulling Cole out of the ring to break up the attempt.
Aussie Open regained control, isolating MJF and keeping him away from his corner. However, a turning point occurred when MJF managed to evade a double lariat attempt from his opponents, causing them to collide with each other. Seizing the opportunity, MJF executed his Kangaroo Kick on both champions, much to the delight of the audience. He even channeled his inner Ultimate Warrior, shaking the ropes to rile up the fans.
With momentum swinging their way, MJF tagged in Cole, and the duo executed a double clothesline on Fletcher. Cole made the cover, securing the three-count and emerging victorious.
As the celebration unfolded, Cole found himself in possession of the AEW World Championship, gazing at it thoughtfully. MJF reclaimed the title and stood face-to-face with Cole, raising the belt high in the air.
During the pre-show, Paquette and Sabian were joined at the desk by Paul Wight and Anthony Ogogo.
The crowd acknowledged the presence of Mercedes Mone (formerly known as Sasha Banks), who was seated in the audience. The fans cheered, and the pre-show panel acknowledged her as well.
Backstage, Lexi Nair conducted an interview with Britt Baker. During the interview, Baker addressed her past complacency and acknowledged that she is unique in her own right. Reflecting on her earlier days, she recalled being a “nervous, happy to be there girl” during the inaugural All In event. However, she emphasized her transformation into a bona fide star for the current All In. Baker expressed her determination to emerge victorious from the upcoming four-way match and secure the AEW Women’s Championship.
Following the interview, a video package aired, providing a comprehensive overview of the four-way competition for the AEW Women’s Championship.
The legendary Jim Ross made his entrance, accompanied by the Oklahoma fight song, and joined the broadcast team. As the atmosphere intensified, the entrances for the FTW Championship match unfolded.
Taz noted that this marked the inaugural occasion on which the FTW Title had been contested beyond the borders of the United States.
Hook headed towards the stage, prompting the wrestlers to engage in a brawl right from the beginning, spilling out onto the ramp.
Taking advantage of the environment, Perry positioned Hook on the car’s hood and proceeded to execute a senton off the top of the vehicle. Seizing the moment, Perry addressed the camera, asserting, “Real glass, go cry me a river.” However, the situation escalated as Hook retaliated by suplexing Perry through the car’s front windshield, resulting in a cut on Perry’s left arm.
Bringing the action back to ringside, Perry executed a Draping DDT off the barricade, prompting Taz to point out that Perry had the opportunity to go for a pinfall there, given that the falls count anywhere due to the match’s rules.
The action transitioned back into the ring. Perry toyed with the idea of a Van Terminator-esque move, but instead, he dropped off the ropes to mock the crowd, eliciting a chorus of boos. Following this, Perry executed a suplex on Hook and swiftly followed it up with a well-placed superkick as Hook regained his footing.
Hook effectively countered one of Perry’s moves and proceeded to execute consecutive bridging suplexes, resulting in a series of two-counts on pin attempts. A trashcan found its way into the ring, and in a clever maneuver, Hook evaded a low blow kick from Perry, then executed a corner suplex and went for a pin, securing another two-count.
Perry wasn’t out of the fight, however, as he rallied and executed a Tiger Driver, coming close to securing a victory. Perry then placed the trashcan over Hook and aimed for a top-rope maneuver, but Hook managed to dodge it. Hook capitalized on the situation by slamming the trashcan onto Perry’s head, followed by clubbing Perry’s head several times. Hook then locked in the “Redrum” submission hold, eventually forcing Perry to submit.
After an intense 8 minutes and 20 seconds of battle, Hook emerged victorious, claiming the FTW Title.
The broadcast then transitioned to a video package highlighting the upcoming clash between CM Punk and Samoa Joe.
Nigel McGuinness joined Excalibur and Jim Ross at the commentary table, underscoring the significance of the event and adding to the sense of history surrounding the show.
In another segment, Paquette conducted an interview involving Paul Wight, Kip Sabian, and Anthony Ogogo. They delved into the highly anticipated clash between CM Punk and Samoa Joe, discussing its implications and impact. The trio also went through the lineup of matches on the main card, providing insight and perspective on the matchups.
The panel had a lively chat about the upcoming Chris Jericho vs. Will Ospreay match, digging into what could unfold and why it’s such a noteworthy bout for the event. With that conversation wrapped up, the pre-show came to a close not long after.
Bush’s “Machinehead” resonated through the air as scenes from both inside and outside the stadium were showcased. Excalibur, Jim Ross, and Nigel McGuinness provided their insights on commentary, adding to the excitement. Ring announcer Dasha took the stage to introduce the opening match. Samoa Joe emerged to a chorus of “Joe” chants, proudly displaying the ROH TV Title above his head as he stepped into the ring. Moments later, CM Punk made his entrance to the tune of “Cult of Personality,” and his arrival was met with a warm reception from the crowd.
The opening moments of the match saw Punk employing an early side headlock on Joe. In an attempt to break free, Joe aimed for a suplex, but Punk held firm. Joe eventually rolled out of the ring to gain distance and successfully disentangle himself from the hold. Returning with force, Joe delivered a sharp chop to Punk and strategically positioned him on a chair. However, Punk managed to reenter the ring before Joe could execute whatever he had planned.
A little while later, Punk strategically positioned himself on the ropes and deftly outwitted Joe with a head fake. Joe displayed a smirk, seemingly expecting Punk to falter and hit the mat. However, Punk bided his time, waiting for Joe to turn around. With impeccable timing, Punk executed a huracanrana from the ropes, and Joe took the move by taking a bump on his head. The impact sent Joe rolling out of the ring, creating a momentary respite.
Seizing the momentum, Punk initiated a comeback. He attempted to dive onto Joe outside the ring, aiming to capitalize on his advantage. However, this time Joe anticipated the move and sidestepped, causing Punk to crash and burn onto the arena floor.
Undeterred, Punk rallied back and set his sights on a huracanrana from the apron. But Joe was ready, catching Punk and powerfully swinging his head through the side of the broadcast table. Displaying a mixture of defiance and intensity, Joe flipped off Punk while he was down on the ground. As Punk rose, a crimson mask of blood emerged from a cut on his forehead, painting a vivid picture of the intense battle taking place.
Not long after, Punk managed to bring Joe down and with a gesture of cupping his ear, he drew more cheers than boos from the crowd. Executing a leg drop, Punk went for a pin on Joe, who swiftly kicked out at just one count. Punk’s expression turned to one of disbelief, conveying his shock. Joe soon rallied, channeling the iconic Hogan point as he regained his composure.
Punk aimed for a high knee strike in the corner, but Joe seized the opportunity and powerbombed Punk for a near fall. Joe promptly transitioned into an STF submission hold, attempting to wear Punk down. Eventually, Punk managed to counter Joe’s hold into a pinning attempt, securing a two-count. Displaying his diverse skill set, Punk followed up with a high roundhouse kick that sent Joe sprawling.
In a nod to Terry Funk, Punk executed a spinning toe hold, paying tribute to the legendary wrestler. Joe countered with a cradle for a near fall. Punk attempted a knee strike in the corner, only to be caught by Joe’s enzuigiri. Joe then positioned Punk on the top rope, looking to set up his signature Muscle Buster move. However, Punk fought back and thwarted Joe’s intentions.
In a dramatic turn of events, Joe delivered a series of punishing chops that sent Punk onto the apron. Joe pulled Punk back into the ring, but Punk resorted to an unexpected move – he bit Joe’s forehead, drawing a wave of boos from the audience. Staying true to his wrestling roots, Punk executed a Pepsi Plunge from the middle rope, securing a clean pinfall victory.
With a match time of 14 minutes, CM Punk emerged triumphant, successfully retaining the Real World Championship.
The broadcast transitioned to a video package setting up The Golden Elite match. The entrances for the match followed, with all four members of Bullet Club Gold making their entrance before Konosuke Takeshita and Don Callis entered the scene.
Don Callis took a seat at the commentary booth to provide his insights, while Rick Knox took on the role of the match’s referee.
Early on in the match, Omega thrilled the crowd by executing a flip dive from the ring onto two opponents on the outside, garnering a big pop from the audience.
Back inside the ring, White managed to evade a top rope dive by Omega, who sold rib pain as a result of the maneuver. The heels capitalized on the situation, isolating Omega and unleashing a barrage of attacks on him. In a show of solidarity, Ibushi rushed in to aid Omega, leading to a spirited exchange of elbow strikes between Ibushi and Takeshita. A subsequent elbow confrontation between Omega and Takeshita tilted in Takeshita’s favor, culminating in a leaping clothesline that sent Omega crashing to the mat.
The trio of heels maintained their dominance by isolating Omega and focusing their attacks on his knee. Robinson executed a suplex on Omega, ensuring that his legs hit the bottom rope before covering him for a two-count. Battling through the pain, Omega engaged in a punch exchange with Robinson, who resorted to eye-raking before flooring Omega with an elbow strike. Finally reaching his corner, Omega aimed for a tag, but The Gunns interfered by pulling both Ibushi and Page off the apron, preventing the tag.
However, it wasn’t long before Page managed to tag in and make an impactful entrance, taking control against White and Robinson. Page executed a fallaway slam on White, swiftly kipped up, and then dived onto Robinson outside the ring. Returning to the squared circle, Page unleashed another suicide dive, this time targeting White. Although his feet hit the ropes during the dive, he still managed to connect with White, albeit slightly shorter than intended.
Subsequently, Ibushi tagged in, asserting his presence by taking White down and executing a standing moonsault for a two-count near fall.
As the match progressed, Omega entered the fray and unleashed a series of snap dragon suplexes, displaying his technical prowess. Takeshita countered with a Blue Thunder Bomb on Omega, coming close to a pinfall. The commentary team noted that Takeshita inherited the move from El Generico.
Page reentered the match and, in collaboration with Omega, executed moonsaults on Robinson in quick succession. Page then ascended the ropes and delivered a fallaway slam press onto Takeshita, securing a near fall. Working as a cohesive unit, Omega and Ibushi set their sights on a coordinated move against Takeshita, but the resilient wrestler thwarted their efforts.
Ibushi attempted a Komigoye on Takeshita, who responded with a swift and impactful jumping knee strike, resulting in a captivating moment. Hangman Page returned to action and surprised Takeshita with a lariat from behind. Omega tagged back in and delivered a powerful V-Trigger knee to White. Omega continued his momentum by running the ropes and unleashing a V-Trigger on Robinson, followed by another V-Trigger on White. However, Takeshita capitalized on an opportunity, rolling up Omega and securing the pinfall victory.
In a match lasting 20 minutes and 30 seconds, Jay White, Juice Robinson, and Konosuke Takeshita emerged victorious over Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, and Hangman Page.
Following the match, a video package focused on the upcoming showdown between FTR and The Young Bucks played.
The spotlight turned to a video package that provided a comprehensive look at the upcoming battle between FTR and The Young Bucks.
Serving as the referee for the match was Rick Knox. FTR donned armbands as a tribute to Bray Wyatt, Brodie Lee, and Jay Briscoe. The audience was engaged in dueling chants, expressing their support for both teams as the match got underway.
oth Nick and Cash executed huracanranas on their respective opponents and followed up with punches. Sharing a knowing glance, the two competitors rose to their feet and engaged in an intense punch exchange. Matt and Harwood soon joined in, heightening the dramatic tension.
The Young Bucks orchestrated a series of dynamic maneuvers, dropkicking Harwood and Wheeler before clotheslining them over the top rope, sending them crashing to the outside. Demonstrating their high-flying abilities, Nick soared over the top rope with a corkscrew dive, targeting both FTR members. The crowd responded with dueling chants as the match transitioned back to the ring.
With Wheeler isolated, the Bucks took control. Matt positioned Wheeler over the middle rope, allowing Nick to tag in and execute a dive onto him. Following this, Matt emulated Bret Hart’s signature elbow drop from the ropes, then stood up to deliver a defiant crotch chop towards Harwood.
Wheeler neared the chance to make a tag, but Matt dashed past him and expertly superkicked Harwood off the apron, creating an impressive moment. Wheeler eventually managed to catch Nick with a forearm as he came off the ropes. Harwood made the hot tag, showcasing his strength by executing suplexes on both Bucks, including stacking them on top of each other.
In a display of technical prowess, Matt responded with three Northern Lights suplexes on Harwood. However, Harwood demonstrated his resilience by countering with an inside cradle for a two-count pin attempt. Matt executed yet another Northern Lights Suplex, transitioning it into a bridge for another two-count near fall. Not to be outdone, Harwood retaliated with a bridging German suplex for a near fall of his own.
Soon after, Harwood locked Matt in a Sharpshooter submission hold. Wheeler, meanwhile, took Nick down on the apron and applied the same hold. However, Nick managed to power out, sending Wheeler tumbling to the ringside area. Nick countered with a facebuster on Harwood and then executed a moonsault onto Wheeler outside the ring, showcasing his agility and impact.
The intense back-and-forth action continued, thrilling the crowd and creating an electric atmosphere in the arena.
As the match heated up, Matt showcased his power by delivering a superplex on Harwood from the turnbuckles, adding an impactful move to the mix. On the flip side, Nick aimed for a daring top rope splash, only for Harwood to smartly lift his knees, halting Nick’s momentum. Wheeler then took to the skies with a top rope splash directed at Nick, who managed to counter by raising his feet, leaving Wheeler to feel the impact himself.
In response, FTR orchestrated a spike piledriver on Nick, a move that showed their tactical prowess. Wheeler covered Nick, coming achingly close to clinching the victory. However, the match took an unexpected twist when Harwood accidentally knocked his own partner off the apron, providing Nick with a chance to shift the balance.
Taking advantage of the situation, Nick surprised Harwood with a sudden backslide pin, resulting in a near fall that kept the audience on the edge of their seats. The Young Bucks then showcased their signature move – synchronized superkicks on Harwood, followed by a double superkick, a demonstration of their seamless teamwork. Building on this momentum, the Bucks unleashed another spike piledriver on Harwood, seeking to secure the win. Nick covered Harwood, but the unwavering FTR member managed to kick out, showcasing his resilience and determination.
The match continued to unfold with a flurry of heart-pounding maneuvers, reversals, and near falls, captivating the crowd with its intense and unpredictable nature.
As the tension built, The Young Bucks set the stage for a Meltzer Driver aimed at Wheeler. Just as Nick was leaping into action and Wheeler seemed to slip away from Matt’s grasp, Harwood returned to the scene, grabbing Nick in mid-air while Wheeler managed to elude Matt. In a swift and coordinated maneuver, Harwood and Wheeler executed the devastating Shatter Machine on Nick, swiftly followed by Wheeler pinning him.
In a match that lasted for 21 minutes and 45 seconds, “FTR” Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler retained their AEW Tag Team Titles by defeating “The Young Bucks” Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson.
Following the intense showdown, Harwood and Wheeler extended handshakes to the Bucks, offering a sign of respect. However, the Bucks declined the gesture, leaving the ring without reciprocating. As the moment unfolded, commentator McGuinness noted that FTR could hold their heads high as the premier tag team in the world.
With the tag team title match concluded, a video package set the stage for the upcoming Stadium Stampede match.
The atmosphere shifted as “Wild Thing” played, and ring announcer Justin Roberts introduced the members of the Blackpool Combat Club and their partners. Santana and Ortiz of the Blackpool Combat Club made their entrance through the crowd, with Moxley delivering a double bird salute to the camera. The faces entered the scene through the stage area, creating an air of anticipation and excitement.
Eddie Kingston charged down the ramp, colliding with Castagnoli. Chaos ensued as the wrestlers engaged in an all-out brawl, scattering and clashing in different areas throughout the vicinity.
Weapons were strategically placed at ringside, setting the stage for a chaotic encounter. The first to draw blood was Moxley, who incorporated a branding iron as a weapon as a tribute to Terry Funk. Inside the ring, Santana and Ortiz prepared for a Street Sweeper move, yet a sudden camera switch left viewers unaware that Penta had interrupted it with a chair shot.
The broadcast adopted a split-screen approach, with one camera focused on the in-ring action and the other capturing a backstage brawl involving Best Friends and some of their adversaries. In the ring, Moxley extracted skewers from a bat of weapons, only for Penta to grab them and drive them into Moxley’s scalp, creating a visually intense and impactful moment.
Penta arranged a pair of chairs back to back in the ring, prompting a defiant gesture from Santana before the two engaged in a struggle. The broadcast transitioned back to a split screen, showing Kingston and Castagnoli exchanging blows in an upper level of the stadium. Inside the ring, Santana delivered a powerbomb to Penta atop the chairs, albeit it seemed that he primarily hit the seated part of one chair.
Santana followed up with a piledriver on a chair, inflicting further damage. The trainer and referees came to Penta’s aid and assisted him away from ringside. Meanwhile, the ring was adorned with a board wrapped in barbed wire and a kendo stick. Beretta found himself bleeding heavily, adding to the intense atmosphere.
The broadcast intermittently showcased both the ongoing in-ring action and the outside chaos, illustrating the multifaceted nature of the Stadium Stampede match. Kingston jabbed Yuta with an umbrella, while Taylor used an umbrella as a weapon against Castagnoli. Kingston executed a side slam on Yuta atop a bar, subsequently taking out a security guard and leaving him incapacitated.
In the ring, Beretta absorbed a bump on a ladder propped over the middle ropes in one corner. Santana and Ortiz teamed up to toss Beretta onto a ladder leaning in another corner. Despite the adversity, Beretta fought back, but Moxley ultimately dumped him onto a door board wrapped in barbed wire. Ortiz capitalized with a top rope splash on Beretta, covering him for a two-count.
Moxley then piledrove Beretta on top of the ring steps, while Ortiz used a fork to target a bloody Cassidy. Amidst the mayhem, Sue’s minivan pulled up to the entrance area, eliciting cheers from the crowd. Moxley shared a kiss with Sue, who then handed her son Beretta a sheet of cookies, which he amusingly turned into an improvised weapon.
The excitement didn’t wane, as Penta returned to the scene donning red attire and a red mask. Penta and Santana engaged in a fierce battle atop a ladder that eventually collapsed. Abrahantes intervened, holding the ladder in place, allowing Penta to execute a Code Red from the ladder, sending Santana crashing through a table.
Back in the ring, the familiar hug spot unfolded as Cassidy, Beretta, and Taylor joined forces, with a fatigued Yuta participating as well. The intense sequence was soon joined by other wrestlers, leading to Castagnoli executing a Swing on Cassidy. Meanwhile, Beretta superplexed Ortiz from the ropes, sending him crashing through a table outside the ring.
Castagnoli prepared to execute a move on Cassidy, but Cassidy managed to evade. He countered with a series of Orange Punches and secured a close near fall with a pin. The commentators noted that Cassidy’s hand was injured, affecting the impact of his punches. However, Cassidy adapted by wrapping his hand and dipping it into a container of glass. Moxley intervened, discarding the glass in the middle of the ring, preventing Cassidy’s plan.
Cassidy responded with a DDT that placed Moxley on the glass, adding a gritty layer to the match. Castagnoli capitalized with a popup uppercut on Cassidy, showing his strength. Kingston returned with a barbed wire-wrapped chair, using it to unleash a barrage on Castagnoli upon entering the ring. Moxley halted Kingston from striking Castagnoli’s head, leading to a confrontation between Kingston and Moxley.
In a heated exchange, Kingston landed spinning back fists on both Moxley and Castagnoli. Kingston then forcefully shoved Moxley through a door board wrapped in barbed wire positioned in the corner of the ring. Cassidy capitalized by delivering an Orange Punch to Castagnoli and pinning him, securing the victory for his team.
In a Stadium Stampede match lasting 21 minutes and 30 seconds, Eddie Kingston, Penta El Zero Miedo, Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor, and Trent Beretta emerged triumphant against Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli, Wheeler Yuta, Santana, and Ortiz.
As the match concluded, Kingston and Moxley remained down in the corner after their table encounter. Kingston, seated in front of Moxley, offered a defiant middle finger while Moxley clenched his fist. Cassidy celebrated with Beretta and Taylor, but soon collapsed, portraying the physical toll of the battle.
With the Stadium Stampede match concluded, a video package set the stage for the AEW Women’s Championship match. The entrances for the match followed, with Saraya making a memorable entrance to Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” accompanied by her family, adding a unique and touching element to the spectacle. Subsequent entrances completed the scene, further building anticipation for the championship showdown.
In the midst of the intense competition, the match was officiated by Paul Turner. Early on, Storm and Saraya seemed to form an alliance, but their unity quickly crumbled less than two minutes into the match when they found themselves simultaneously aiming to pin Baker. A quick turn of events saw Shida slam the heads of both Saraya and Storm together, creating a momentary disruption.
Taking the action outside the ring, Storm guided Baker to ringside where Saraya’s mother (Saraya Knight) intervened, subjecting Baker to a Full Nelson hold. In a twist of fate, Storm’s attempt to strike Baker led to Saraya’s mother taking the blow instead. Back in the ring, Saraya and Storm faced off, exchanging strikes as the crowd rallied behind Saraya while expressing their disapproval of Storm’s actions.
Ruby Soho made an appearance, attempting to mediate the situation and prevent Storm from pursuing a confrontation with Saraya. Despite Soho’s intervention, Storm defiantly brushed her aside and struck Soho, causing her to exit the ring in frustration and head toward the backstage area.
Baker seized a momentary opportunity, launching a flurry of offense that included a superkick on Storm, inadvertently causing Storm to fall on top of Saraya for a close two-count. Saraya regained her momentum, applying a Sharpshooter on Storm and securing her arms behind her for extra leverage. Baker intervened, stomping Storm to break the hold and delivering a punch to Saraya before covering Storm for a near fall that elicited a positive response from the audience.
Shida re-entered the fray, taking Baker out with a slam atop Saraya. Scaling the ropes, Shida executed a meteora on Saraya, nearly securing the victory. However, Baker thwarted Shida’s attempt, blocking her Lockjaw finisher. The match’s dynamics shifted when Saraya re-entered the ring wielding a can of spray paint, using it against Storm.
Saraya followed up with a DDT on Storm, capitalizing on the opportunity to pin her and emerge victorious in the match. In a time span of 8 minutes and 50 seconds, Saraya defeated Toni Storm, Britt Baker, and Hikaru Shida to claim the AEW Women’s Championship.
Post-match, Saraya’s family joined her in the ring, celebrating her achievement. Pyrotechnics lit up the stadium, enhancing the celebratory atmosphere. Emotions ran high as Saraya left the ring, visibly moved by the profound significance of her triumph.
The excitement grew as a quick video segment provided some background for the upcoming coffin match. Flash Garments and DJ Whoo Kid set the vibe with their music, welcoming Swerve Strickland and Prince Nana to the ring. Swerve took the mic and got the crowd involved, asking, “Whose house?” and receiving an enthusiastic response as they chanted, “Swerve’s house.”
Christian Cage and Luchasaurus’ turn to make their entrance. However, it was noticeable that Luchasaurus wasn’t accompanying Cage to the ring this time around. Then, a video played, showing Darby Allin and Sting in their Joker Sting personas. With that anticipation building, Allin and Sting made their way to the ring, accompanied by Metallica’s “Seek & Destroy,” setting the stage for their upcoming clash.
Creating an intriguing atmosphere, the coffin stood ready at ringside, its surface covered in spray paint. Right from the start of the match, Darby made a bold move by opening the coffin early on. And what caught everyone’s attention were the spray-painted messages underneath the lid, with the words “Swerve’s House” standing out prominently. As if that wasn’t intense enough, Darby went further and pulled out a couple of thumbtack jackets from the coffin, giving a clear signal that this was going to be a no-holds-barred showdown.
Things took an unexpected turn as Sting swung into action, wielding a cricket bat and delivering impactful blows to both Nana and Swerve. Adding to the excitement, Darby handed Sting one of the thumbtack jackets, which he promptly put on. The duo took turns launching corner splashes while donning these unique protective jackets.
In the heat of the action, Cage executed a crafty move, pinning Allin’s hands behind his back using tape. However, Sting intervened, freeing Darby from his restricted position. Cage attempted to set up a Conchairto, but Allin managed to evade the maneuver. Swerve quickly rebounded, launching Allin into the top turnbuckle where he landed face-first. Despite this setback, Allin made a comeback, stunning Swerve with a Stunner on the ring apron.
In an intense sequence, Swerve found himself positioned over a table, setting the stage for Sting’s high-flying dive from the apron. Though the table didn’t initially break, Sting persisted, finally sending Swerve crashing through it to the delight of the enthusiastic crowd.
Taking the battle outside the ring, Allin confronted Cage, dishing out punches before leaping from the top rope to send Cage sprawling out of his chair. Collaboratively, Sting and Allin leaned the coffin against the ring’s side, setting their sights on Cage. With the intention of sealing Cage inside, they attempted to close the lid. A humorous interruption followed, with commentator McGuinness quipping, “This man is a father,” in reference to Cage’s predicament.
Just when the tide seemed to turn decisively, Luchasaurus made a surprise appearance, coming to Cage’s aid and performing a powerful lawn dart maneuver against Allin onto the coffin. The surprise element continued as Nick Wayne entered the scene, brandishing a skateboard. However, Luchasaurus displayed his resilience, no-selling Wayne’s attack and ultimately slamming him onto the skateboard. Luchasaurus then carried Wayne away from the ring area, leaving fans in awe of the unexpected twists and turns in the match.
In a strategic move, the coffin was positioned flat on the floor, setting the stage for the climax of the match. Sting positioned Swerve on top of the coffin, and an electrifying moment unfolded as Allin ascended the top rope, aiming for a Coffin Drop. However, Swerve managed to evade it just in time, causing Allin to crash onto the coffin in a breathtaking display of agility and impact.
Inside the ring, Sting made his presence felt, delivering impactful corner splashes to both opponents. He then applied his signature Scorpion Death Lock on Cage, although Excalibur was quick to remind everyone that submissions wouldn’t decide this contest. Swerve seized the moment, slamming a chair across Sting’s back, only for Sting to exhibit his resilience and release the hold on Cage. The tide turned again as Cage capitalized on Sting’s vulnerability, catching him with a low blow.
Swerve wasn’t holding back either, performing a daring top rope double stomp on Sting. Adding to the intensity, Cage and Nana maneuvered the coffin into the ring, introducing an element of high-stakes drama. Cage redirected his attention towards Allin, slamming him into the ringside barricade, while Swerve cleverly incorporated Sting’s baseball bat into the coffin.
A suspenseful moment ensued as Swerve attempted to seal Sting within the coffin by kicking the lid shut. Yet, Sting’s baseball bat obstructed the closure, preventing the lid from shutting completely. Sting emerged from the coffin, only to be slammed atop it by Swerve, creating a dynamic visual of battle.
As the action unfolded, Allin managed to gain the upper hand against Cage outside the ring. Meanwhile, Sting executed his signature Scorpion Death Drop on Swerve, atop the coffin. Determination fueled Allin as he sought to capitalize on the situation, executing a Coffin Drop onto the coffin’s lid while Swerve was partially exposed. Following this intense sequence, Allin closed the lid, securing the victory for his team in a captivating and dramatic coffin match.
Darby Allin and Sting emerged triumphant, defeating Christian Cage and Swerve Strickland in a thrilling 16-minute bout that kept fans on the edge of their seats from start to finish.
The excitement was building as a carefully crafted video package set the scene for the much-anticipated showdown between Will Ospreay and Chris Jericho.
Taking the stage, Jericho’s band Fozzy was ready to bring the house down. Jericho himself had a playful interaction with the crowd, initiating a call-and-response as he shouted “day-o,” and the crowd echoed it back with enthusiasm. The energy soared as Fozzy launched into a live performance of their popular track “Judas,” providing the perfect backdrop for Jericho’s entrance alongside Sammy Guevara. The anticipation reached a crescendo as Will Ospreay made his own entrance, complete with dazzling pyrotechnics that illuminated the arena and heightened the electric atmosphere.
The action kicked off with an intense exchange of chops as both competitors wasted no time getting physical. Ospreay took to the skies with a stunning Sky Twister Press, followed by a diving elbow from the top rope inside the ring, earning him a close two-count. The battle of middle fingers and hard chops ensued, with Jericho sending Ospreay onto the apron and delivering a double jump dropkick, followed by a sharp baseball slide to the back of Ospreay’s head.
The intensity escalated as Jericho executed a German suplex on the unforgiving apron, causing Ospreay to land awkwardly on his neck. Jericho secured a two-count inside the ring after a vertical suplex. Jericho’s agility came to the forefront with a handspring corkscrew kick and a standing Shooting Star Press, earning another near fall. Ospreay charged Jericho in the corner, but Jericho countered with well-placed boots. Jericho showcased his aerial skills, setting Ospreay up on the top rope and delivering an avalanche hurricanrana, yet Ospreay kicked out at two.
A Lionsault by Jericho was met with Ospreay’s knees, and the momentum swung back and forth. Jericho successfully connected with a Code Breaker, but Ospreay resiliently kicked out. Ospreay fought back with determination, attempting a Stormbreaker that Jericho turned into a reversal Frankensteiner. Jericho transitioned seamlessly into the Walls of Jericho submission, but Ospreay’s tenacity led him to power through and escape.
Amidst a fierce exchange of strikes, Ospreay landed a Spanish Fly, followed by an Oscutter from Jericho, albeit with a bit of a hiccup. The action remained relentless, with both competitors trading blows in the center of the ring. Ospreay managed to hit superkicks, and Jericho responded by going low on Ospreay, a move that the referee didn’t witness. Despite a Judas Effect from Jericho, Ospreay miraculously kicked out.
Ospreay turned the tables, countering Jericho into a powerbomb for a two-count. The tension mounted as Ospreay sought the Hidden Blade while Jericho looked for the Judas Effect. Ospreay managed to connect with the Hidden Blade, setting up for the decisive Stormbreaker. As the crowd held its breath, Ospreay executed the Stormbreaker and secured the hard-fought victory with a triumphant pinfall.
Winner: Will Ospreay
After the match, Sammy Guevara attempted to console Jericho, approaching him with a supportive gesture. However, Jericho’s frustration and disappointment were evident as he forcefully shoved Sammy away and walked off, leaving behind a mix of emotions and an air of unresolved tension.
Nigel McGuinness took center stage within the ring, capturing the sentiment of the occasion by proclaiming, “What a moment, what a night.” In a moment of excitement, he revealed the impressive paid attendance figure of 81,035. Displayed prominently on the screen, this number was celebrated as a groundbreaking global record for a professional wrestling event.
Subsequently, the eerie entrance of the House of Black commenced, setting an ominous tone. They were followed by The Acclaimed, with Max Caster showcasing his unique talent by delivering a rap performance on his way to the ring, even managing to incorporate a reference to Prince Andrew into his verses.
So, in this match, The Acclaimed got to pick the rules, and they went for a “No Holds Barred” setup, meaning basically anything goes. The action started with a cool moonsault off the top ropes by Malakai Black, taking out everyone in its path. Then, Bowens pulled off this electric chair facebuster move to Matthews, who was standing on the apron. And Brody King went all out with a high-speed dive, crashing into everyone outside the ring.
And guess what? Julia Hart, who’s usually at ringside, ended up inside the ropes. It got funny when she joined Billy Gunn in doing his “suck it” gesture, but then The Acclaimed hit her with a move they call “Scissor Me, Timbers,” and Taz on commentary reacted in his usual colorful way.
As things got wilder, Gunn found himself alone in the ring against House of Black. But he didn’t back down and managed to hit his signature corner splashes. He even tried a sleeper drop, but it wasn’t enough for the win. Both sides kept going back and forth, showcasing their teamwork and signature moves.
The climax was intense, featuring moves like Black’s powerful Black Mass, Gunn’s explosive Mic Drop, and Bowens’ Arrival move. There was a really cool moment when Bowens, Caster, and Gunn all hit this over-the-top Fameasser one after the other. But guess what? Just when things seemed decided, Hart interfered, saving the match by pulling the referee out of the ring before he could finish the count.
Finally, it all came down to a series of big moves, and The Acclaimed and Billy Gunn came out on top. Bowens got on the mic and reminded everyone of their promise to deliver an unforgettable “scissor party” to the huge crowd in attendance. It was an exciting and entertaining match that had the crowd really into it!
So, Adam Cole and MJF were up for the main event, and things were set up with a video package to get everyone hyped.
Adam Cole made his grand entrance, accompanied by pyrotechnics that lit up the stadium, adding to the already electric atmosphere. Then it was MJF’s turn to shine, and his entrance was nothing short of a spectacle. Perched on a throne at the stage, donning his devil mask, he commanded attention. Fireballs burst around him, creating an intense visual effect. But that wasn’t all – as MJF descended towards the ring on a platform pushed by an attendant, there were masked women kneeling and bowing, adding to the dramatic flair. It was all part of the captivating theatrics that wrestling events are famous for. The atmosphere was charged with excitement, and the crowd was abuzz with anticipation, fully engaged in the buildup to the main event clash between Adam Cole and MJF.
Justin Roberts took to the ring to deliver the introductions. The referee for the bout was Bryce Remsburg. With tension in the air, MJF and Cole squared off, exchanging words in a face-to-face confrontation. They then retreated to the ringside before returning, donning their respective tag team t-shirts, before engaging in a lock-up.
after a couple of back-and-forth exchanges, Cole set up for his signature superkick, prompting MJF to quickly lower himself to a seated position. Cole seized the opportunity to strike his iconic pose. Playing into a facade of sportsmanship, MJF extended his hand for a handshake, encouraging the crowd to join in chanting for sportsmanship. Cole appeared to accept the gesture but was met with a cunning eye poke from MJF.
With a smile on his face and a flair for showmanship, MJF continued to play his character, while Cole found himself seated in the corner. Demonstrating a mix of theatrics and strategy, MJF extended a hand to help Cole stand, only to receive a slap from Cole in return. This sparked Cole’s aggression as he initiated an offensive onslaught. Capitalizing on a moment of vulnerability, MJF found himself cornered by Cole, but a crafty maneuver saw Cole pull the referee in front of him, prompting MJF to question his actions. Seizing the opportunity, Cole swiftly maneuvered MJF into the turnbuckle pad, turning the tide in his favor.
Cole got his own payback by gouging MJF’s eyes. Despite the eye rake, MJF made a fiery comeback, delivering a barrage of ten punches in the corner and playfully shrugging before smacking Cole’s head. With determination, MJF whipped Cole forcefully into the corner, causing Cole to roll out to the ringside floor. Engaging the crowd’s energy, MJF seized the moment and launched himself with a suicide dive onto Cole. He quickly rolled Cole back into the ring and went for the cover, earning a close two-count.
MJF exhibited his strength by powerbombing Cole onto his knee, attempting another pinfall that came close. But the tables turned when Cole executed a timely superkick as MJF rebounded off the ropes. Following up with the Heatseeker move, Cole pinned MJF, but the wily competitor managed to drape his foot over the bottom rope, breaking the count.
Outside the ring, Cole used the surroundings to his advantage, ramming MJF into the steel steps. Taking things up a notch, Cole placed MJF on top of the steps and brutally executed a brainbuster maneuver. MJF remained down, prompting the referee to begin a count-out. As the count reached nine, MJF suddenly sprang back into action, sliding back into the ring just in time to avoid being counted out. One might wonder why Cole didn’t halt the count in this case.
Cole regrouped and prepared for a high-flying Panama Sunrise move from the ropes. However, MJF rolled out of the ring to the floor, clearly determined to avoid the devastating maneuver. Swiftly, MJF dragged Cole onto the apron and proceeded to clear off the broadcast table. With a sense of purpose, MJF placed Cole on the table alongside him and conveyed that he had to follow through.
In a surprising twist, MJF attempted to hoist Cole up for an inverted piledriver, but he couldn’t complete the move and released Cole. This moment showcased a complex mix of emotions for MJF. It wasn’t long before Cole performed the very same inverted piledriver that MJF had struggled with earlier. Cole brought MJF back into the ring and covered him for a near-fall, creating an atmosphere of uncertainty and anticipation.
MJF managed to catch Cole off guard with a well-placed thumb to the eye, only to run into a forceful pump kick from Cole. The momentum shifted as MJF bounced off the ropes and struck Cole with a powerful elbow. Cole retaliated with a Destroyer maneuver, but to everyone’s surprise, MJF remained on his feet, briefly catching Cole with a kick before dropping down.
Both competitors relied on the ropes to regain their footing, and in a spontaneous moment, they simultaneously called out “double clothesline.” Running the ropes, Cole evaded MJF’s clothesline, and MJF in turn ducked under Cole’s attempt, resulting in a simultaneous clothesline collision that left them both sprawled on the mat. The referee began to count, and by the count of three, neither competitor managed to escape defeat, leading to a draw at the 19-minute mark.
The announcement of the draw by Justin Roberts prompted Cole to demand an additional five minutes to settle the match. MJF’s response was a firm refusal, punctuated with his declaration, “We’re going until we’ve got a f—ing winner at Wembley.” Suddenly, Cole capitalized on the moment, rolling up MJF and sparking a sequence of back-and-forth pin attempts.
An unexpected twist occurred with a referee collision, creating an opening for MJF to introduce a chair into the ring. The two competitors engaged in a tense exchange, passing the chair back and forth. Eventually, Cole executed a maneuver that caused MJF to inadvertently drop the chair on his back. Seizing the opportunity, MJF placed the chair around his neck and lay down in an attempt to provoke the referee’s suspicion.
The referee regained his senses and questioned Cole about the chair placement, leading to a pivotal moment. Following a series of intense exchanges, MJF executed the Heatseeker on Cole, almost securing a victory. As the action spilled to the apron, Cole executed a straightjacket German suplex, causing MJF to tumble to the outside.
Displaying his high-flying prowess, Cole launched himself from the apron with a Panama Sunrise onto MJF. Cole tossed MJF back into the ring and attempted a cover, but it only yielded a near fall. The suspense escalated as Cole aimed for another Panama Sunrise, only for MJF to employ a desperate maneuver – he pulled the referee into the path of Cole’s move, causing the unfortunate collision.
Stunned and apologetic, Cole looked on as MJF retrieved the Dynamite Diamond Ring from his trunks, seemingly contemplating using it as a weapon. However, after a moment of internal struggle, MJF opted not to go down that path and returned the ring to its place.
Out of nowhere, Roderick Strong made his presence felt by appearing behind Adam Cole and delivering a well-placed low blow. Caught off guard, Cole protested with disbelief, exclaiming, “Roddy, what are you doing?!” Seizing the opportunity, Cole executed a Panama Sunrise on MJF, followed by the Boom knee. The referee, finally regaining his position, initiated the count – one, two – but the pinfall was denied, leaving the audience at the edge of their seats.
A shocking turn of events unfolded as Roderick Strong tossed the AEW World Heavyweight Championship into the ring, urging Adam Cole to take advantage of the situation. Cole hesitated, torn between conflicting emotions. The tension was palpable as he ripped off his t-shirt and took hold of the championship belt. However, after a moment of inner struggle, Cole made a surprising decision – he discarded the title, casting it aside.
As the crowd looked on in astonishment, Cole turned around, only to find himself caught in a roll-up by MJF. The referee’s hand hit the mat – one, two, three! The shocking conclusion saw MJF emerge victorious, retaining his AEW World Heavyweight Championship.
After their intense match, MJF crawled towards Adam Cole, acknowledging that the outcome could have swung either way and highlighting the enduring fan support. The crowd’s call to “hug it out” added an air of unity.
MJF had another plan as he fetched the ROH World Tag Team Championships, inviting Cole’s attention. Yet, Cole’s unexpected move saw him toss the championship title out of the ring, leading to a mix of emotions. MJF looked disheartened as he confronted Cole, accusing him of prioritizing titles over their bond.
With frustration evident, MJF’s self-critique and the forceful toss of the belt created a charged moment. Cole hesitated before letting go of the championship, seemingly torn by feelings.
In a surprising twist, the tension between them dissipated as they embraced, marked by falling confetti. This reconciliatory moment resonated, showcasing the power of unity in wrestling.
As the crowd celebrated, Cole raising MJF’s hands encapsulated their newfound solidarity. On the ramp, Matt Taven and Mike Bennett held back a visibly distraught Roderick Strong, capturing the complex emotions that rounded off this remarkable chapter.