Predictions and Preview: AEW All Out 2022 (9/4/22)

AEW All Out 2022

The “Windy City” will be in for one heck of a show as All Elite Wrestling (AEW) presents its biggest showcase of 2022 All Out. AEW’s yearly spectacle has provided many of its #AllElite fans something to remember. From Chris Jericho becoming the first AEW World Champion to the in-ring return of CM Punk after a seven-year hiatus.

Whenever AEW comes into Chicago, there’s always the potential of witnessing an unforgettable moment or match for all who come along for the ride. Let’s not keep anyone waiting any longer. It’s Sunday night, and you know what that means! All Elite Wrestling is about to go All Out! Let’s run it down. The main card starts at 8 pm eastern with “Zero Hour” starting at 7 pm eastern.

Full AEW All Out 2022 Match Card:

  • All Out “Zero Hour” Pre-Show: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Eddie Kingston
  • All Out “Zero Hour” Pre-Show – AEW All-Atlantic Championship Match: PAC (c) vs. Kip Sabian
  • All Out “Zero Hour” Pre-Show – FTW Championship Match: Hook (c) vs. Angelo Parker
  • Bryan Danielson vs. Chris Jericho
  • AEW Interim Women’s World Championship Match: Toni Storm vs. Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. vs. Jamie Hayter vs. Hikaru Shida
  • House of Black vs. Darby Allin, Sting & Miro
  • TBS Championship Match: Jade Cargill (c) vs. Athena
  • Jungle Boy vs. Christian Cage
  • Wardlow & FTR vs. Jay Lethal and The Motor City Machine Guns
  • Casino Ladder Match – “Winner Receives a Future AEW World Championship Match: Claudio Castagnoli vs. Wheeler Yuta vs. Penta El Zero Miedo vs. Rey Fénix vs. RUSH vs. Andrade El Idolo vs. Dante Martin vs. ?
  • Ricky Starks vs. Powerhouse Hobbs
  • AEW World Tag Team Championship Match: Swerve In Our Glory (c) vs. The Acclaimed
  • AEW World Trios Championship Tournament – Finals: The Elite vs. Dark Order & Hangman Page
  • AEW World Championship Match: Jon Moxley (c) vs. CM Punk
AEW All Out 2022: The Elite vs Dark Order
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AEW World Trios Championship Tournament Finals

On September 4th, 2022, at All Out live in Chicago, we finally crown the first-ever AEW World Trios Champions, as The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega take on Dark Order’s John Silver, Alex Reynolds, and a wild card of a third man in the form of Hangman Page. Ever since there were rumors and rumblings that All Elite Wrestling may introduce a Trios Title; The Elite was immediately catapulted atop every wrestling fan’s list of possible inaugural champions.

Lo and behold, predictions were right, and the trio is just one step away from immortality. However, you cannot count out Hangman and the Dark Order yet. This team went through trials and tribulations, with Preston10′ Vance and Evil Uno falling victim to a heinous attack by Andrade El Idolo and RUSH.

Fortunately, a man very familiar with the Bucks and Omega picked up the slack in the form of Adam Page, as the “Cowboy” of AEW helped the Dark Order duo defeat Best Friends and Orange Cassidy. Whichever way this match goes, one thing’s for sure; we will all bear witness to something historic.

Prediction: The Elite

AEW All Out 2022 Danielson / Jericho
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Bryan Danielson vs. Chris Jericho

Two of the absolute best collide this Sunday night at All Out, as “The American Dragon” Bryan Danielson faces off against none other than the legend “Lionheart” Chris Jericho. Danielson and Jericho share a rich history, entrenched in barbaric battles over the years.

While Bryan remained solely focused on being the best professional ever who has ever lived, Jericho’s ideologies seem to change over time. Chris Jericho, one of the most revolutionary professional wrestlers of all time, seemingly had a change of heart and took on another approach to the business, fully embracing “Sports Entertainment.”

Danielson took offense to this as he deems it as desecrating the purity of the sport with cheap tricks, personas, and other smoke and mirrors. In contrast, Jericho believes that being a “Sports Entertainer” is the key to longevity and stardom in the industry. Whichever side of the fence you’re on, this match surely has the potential to steal the show come this Sunday. Something’s got to give; who will come out on top?

Prediction: Bryan Danielson

AEW All Out 2022: Punk vs Moxley
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AEW All Out 2022 Main Event: Jon Moxley vs. CM Punk for the AEW World Championship

The animosity between these two top stars is palpable, to say the least. This rivalry started back when CM Punk was put on the shelf and Jon Moxley took on the reins of being the AEW Interim World Champion. Punk was counting the days until he could come back and not have to share the crown as AEW’s “top dog” with Moxley. In his own right, Jon absolutely despised the moniker of “Interim” champion, and when Punk’s inevitable return happened a month ago, all hell broke loose.

Punk and Moxley cannot be contained, and on an edition of AEW Dynamite in Cleveland, they had to be taken off their leashes. Unfortunately, Punk’s vision of hoisting up the richest prize in AEW undisputed didn’t exactly pan out as he imagined it. In a surprising turn of events, Moxley decimated Punk on his way to becoming the Undisputed AEW World Champion. Granted Punk’s injury reared its ugly head, leaving the Chicago native unable to fend for himself and keep the title.

However, this is not over yet. Mox laid down the gauntlet with an open contract and none other than CM Punk signed the dotted line for one more shot at the gold. 100% or not, these two will be ready for a bloody war in the main event of All Out. Expect nothing short of a thriller from this “Match of the Year” candidate. It’s Moxley versus Punk, part two!

Prediction: Jon Moxley

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