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Old 09-01-2019, 08:02 AM
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Chris Jericho is your inaugural AEW world champion, having beat Adam Page in one hell of a main event at All Out.

Other results;

* Casino Battle Royale; Nyla Rose last eliminated Dr. Britt Baker, winning a spot in the AEW women's championship match on TNT
* Private Party d. Angelico & Jack Evans
* SCU d. Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus, & Marko Stunt
* PAC d. Kenny Omega by TKO
* Cracker Barrel Clash (I.e., triple threat with hardcore rules): Jimmy Havoc d. Joey Janela & Darby Allin
* The Dark Order d. the Best Friends to earn a first-round bye in the AEW tag team championship tournament
* Riho d. Hikaru Shida, winning the other spot in the AEW women's championship match
* Cody Rhodes (w/ MJF) d. Shawn Spears (w/ Tully Blanchard)
* Ladder match: Pentagon Jr. & Fenix d. the Young Bucks to retain the AAA tag team championship

LAX made their debuts at the end of the ladder match, attacking both teams while wearing rubber Bill Clinton and JFK masks. Tenille Dashwood (Emma), Ivellise, ODB, and Teal Piper (Roddy's daughter) made appearances in the battle royal, with Leva Bates (Ol' Blue Pants) getting the Kofi Kingston Memorial Wacky Near-Elimination Spot via Peter Avalon laying out books on the ground for her to walk across on her way back to the ring.

Cody was accompanied to the ring by Pharaoh, Brandi (cosplaying as Seven of Nine), DDP (as Commander Chakotay), and MJF (cosplaying as Chief O'Brien and also wearing a Doctor Who scarf). Pharaoh seemed spooked by Cody's pyro and had to be coached to walk to the ring with him. Arn Anderson made a surprise appearance near the end of the match, running in while MJF and Tully were fighting, and delivering a spinebuster to Shawn Spears.

I've never actually seen Marko Stunt wrestle before. Dude is tiny. He's about as small as a grown man can be without being medically diagnosed with dwarfism. Even Jungle Boy looks huge in comparison. He's a hell of a worker, though, and he impressed me with his athleticism.

AEW's next PPV, "Full Gear", was announced for November 9th.

Really good show overall, and it felt like money well spent. There were a few minor production botches, but not too much to detract from the overall presentation. They've started including the wrestlers' win-loss records in the chyron, which is a nice bit of realism that I hope they stick with on the weekly show.

Last edited by Smapti; 09-01-2019 at 08:03 AM.