Match Point is an ongoing series at Last Word on Pro Wrestling, where we look at intriguing matchups in indie wrestling and beyond. They may be dream matches, first-time matchups, or hotly anticipated rematches. This edition looks at AEW World Champion Kenny Omega vs Christian Cage at All Out 2021 this Sunday.
All Out returns to the NOW Arena (formerly known as the Sear’s Center) this Sunday in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The main event will see AEW World Champion Kenny Omega take on Christian Cage for the title. Cage is the current IMPACT World Champion, a title he defeated Kenny Omega for just a few weeks ago. Will this give “The Instant Classic” the psychological edge over Omega? Will the champion rely on Don Callis, The Good Brothers, The Young Bucks, and Brandon Cutler for help? Let’s dive into the upcoming high-stakes match at All Out.
Kenny Omega vs Christian Cage – A Deeper Dive
The Challenger: Christian Cage
Christian Cage made his AEW debut at Revolution, where he signed his contract in the middle of the ring at Daily’s Place. He quickly found himself in a match with fellow IMPACT Wrestling veteran Frankie Kazarian. This started the current undefeated streak for Christian Cage in AEW singles action. The sole blemish on his AEW record came during the Casino Battle Royale at this year’s Double or Nothing. He was the last man eliminated, being tossed over the top rope by eventual winner Jungle Boy. Cage’s record in AEW (9-0 as of this writing) speaks for itself and landed him the number one contender spot for the AEW World title.
Cage has not only made waves in AEW since his return to the ring. “Captain Charisma” has also returned to the promotion he called home from 2005-2008, IMPACT Wrestling (known as TNA Wrestling during Cage’s run). Cage gave the news to Omega that he would challenge for the AEW World title at All Out on the August 11th edition of AEW Dynamite. That was not the only news Cage had to give Omega that night.
Cage let Omega know that they would lock up for the IMPACT World Championship just two days later at the first edition of AEW Rampage. The match was hard-fought and kept the crowd on the edge of their seats. After multiple near falls for both wrestlers, The Elite attempted to get involved to swing things in Omega’s favor. The Young Bucks slid Omega a chair as the referee was distracted by Don Callis. This backfired as Cage reversed his way out of the One-Winged Angel and hit the Killswitch on the chair. Cage won the IMPACT World title from Omega that night, handing Omega his first singles loss in an AEW ring this year.
The Champion: Kenny Omega
Kenny Omega became the AEW World Champion when he pinned Jon Moxley at Winter is Coming. He did it with the help of Don Callis, who then helped Omega literally run out of Daily’s Place with the title. As they were getting in a car to leave, Callis let the world know that Omega would make his first appearance with the title on IMPACT on AXS TV. Callis, who was a Vice President with IMPACT at the time, appeared with Omega the following week. Omega and Callis have known each other since Omega was a child, as Callis worked with “The Best Bout Machine’s” uncle, The Golden Shiek.
Omega cashed in on this relationship, as Callis began to help him win his matches. They were not alone, however, as The Young Bucks, The Good Brothers, and Brandon Cutler were never far behind. “The Cleaner” was now frequently appearing in AEW and IMPACT. This culminated in a six-man tag match between Omega, and The Brothers against Rich Swann, Karl Anderson, and Moose. Omega hit the One-Winged Angel on Swann for the victory at Hard to Kill. This set up a one on one match between the two at Rebellion, with the winner taking home both the AEW and IMPACT World titles. Omega won that match, becoming the IMPACT World Champion for the first time in his career.
He defended the belt against top stars in IMPACT such as Moose and Sami Callihan before being dethroned by Cage. Will the recent loss to cage hurt Omega as he heads into All Out?
#AEW World Champion @KennyOmegamanX w/ @TheDonCallis defends against @Christian4Peeps at #AEWAllOut on Sept. 5 LIVE on PPV! Can #ChristianCage take another title from Omega? Available on all major providers, @BleacherReport, and @FiteTV (Internationally) pic.twitter.com/67TAbC92Gi
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 29, 2021
The Rematch For a Different Title: Kenny Omega vs Christian Cage
Christian Cage has the psychological edge heading into the rematch at All Out. He defeated Kenny Omega for the IMPACT World title nearly three weeks ago for one of his belts. In addition, he teamed with Frankie Kazarian in a winning effort against Omega and Brandon Cutler last week on Rampage. Christian has come out on top the last two times he stepped in the ring with Omega, giving him a strong confidence boost.
Omega is always hard to count out, as the One-Winged Angel has proven to be one of the most dangerous moves in all of AEW. He also has The Elite and Don Callis in his corner, which makes the AEW World Champion especially dangerous. Omega has proven he is able to dig deep when a match goes long, while Cage just returned to the ring full time this year after a nearly seven-year hiatus.
The match will main event a sold-out show in Hoffman Estates, IL. The crowd will be red hot, loud, and ready to witness what Cage, Omega, and the rest of the AEW roster have in store for them on September 5.
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