AEW All Out 2023 promises to be an electrifying event, with a line-up that has the wrestling community buzzing.
Despite some criticisms regarding the build-up and the absence of certain storyline-driven matches, this year’s event is set to be a memorable one. Let’s dive into the match card and see who’s stepping into the ring.
AEW All Out 2023 Pre-show: Setting the Stage
The “Zero Hour” pre-show is set to kick things off with a bang. Athena, the ROH Women’s Champion, is joining forces with Diamante and Mercedes Martinez.
They’ll be squaring off against Skye Blue, Hikaru Shida, and Willow Nightingale. But that’s not all. The pre-show will also host an Overbudget Battle Royale. The stakes? The winner gets the privilege of donating $50,000 to a charity of their choice.
Billy Gunn and The Acclaimed are also set to make an appearance. They’ll be defending the AEW World Trios Championship.
Their opponents? Jeff Jarrett, Jay Lethal, and Satnam Singh. And to add a touch of unpredictability, Dennis Rodman will be supporting Billy Gunn and The Acclaimed from their corner.
AEW All Out 2023: Main Show Attractions
The main show promises a series of thrilling encounters. Luchasaurus is set to defend the AEW TNT Championship, with Darby Allin challenging him for the title.
Ruby Soho, on the other hand, has her eyes set on Kris Statlander’s AEW TBS Championship.
However, the match that’s arguably stealing the limelight is between John Moxley and Orange Cassidy. These two titans will be battling it out for the AEW International Championship.
ROH’s Dominant Presence
ROH is making its presence felt at All Out 2023. Samoa Joe is gearing up to defend the ROH World Television Championship against Shane Taylor.
In another exciting match-up, Adam Cole and MJF are preparing for their first ROH World Tag Team Title defence. Their challengers? The Dark Order’s dynamic duo, Alex Reynolds and John Silver.
Grudge Matches and More
Kenny Omega and Konosuke Takeshita are set to face off in what’s being touted as a grudge match. Meanwhile, FTR and The Young Bucks are preparing for a showdown against Bullet Club Gold.
Miro is also gearing up for a face-off, with Powerhouse Hobbs being his opponent for the night.
Eddie Kingston and Katsuyori Shibata are teaming up for a tag team match against Claudio Castagnoli and Wheeler Yuta. And last but certainly not least, Bryan Danielson is scheduled to go head-to-head with Ricky Starks in a strap match.
Here is the full card at a glance:
- Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Jon Moxley for the AEW International championship
- Bryan Danielson vs. Ricky Starks in a Strap Match
- Luchasaurus (c) vs. Darby Allin for the TNT title
- Kris Statlander (c) vs. Ruby Soho for the TBS championship
- Kenny Omega vs. Konosuke Takeshita
- Miro vs. Powerhouse Hobbs
- FTR & Young Bucks vs. Bullet Club Gold
- Samoa Joe (c) vs. Shane Taylor for the Ring of Honor Television title
- MJF & Adam Cole (c) vs. Battle Royal Winner for the ROH Tag Team championship
- Eddie Kingston & Katsuyori Shibata vs. Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta
- The Acclaimed (with Dennis Rodman) vs. Jeff Jarrett, Satnam Singh & Jay Lethal for the AEW Trios titles (Zero Hour pre-show)
- The Over Budget Charity Battle Royal; $50K will be donated to the charity of the winner’s choice (Zero Hour)
- Athena, Mercedes Martinez & Diamante vs. Hikaru Shida, Willow Nightingale & Skye Blue (Zero Hour)