AEW All Out Recap 2021

Mark Freitas
FiredUp Network Sports Writer


Monday, September 6, 2021

It’s Sunday you know what that means All Elite Wrestling returns to pay-per-view with All Out. The show is live from Now Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.


Miro (C) vs. Eddie Kingston – TNT Championship


All Out kicks off with a hard-hitting championship match. The crowd was hot from the get-go as they were behind Eddie Kingston. The match begins and both men waste no time colliding with each other. Eddie backs Miro into the corner laying in chops. Eddie would throw Miro across the ring, Miro would have to roll to the outside. 


Both men fought around ringside, Eddie went for a dive from the apron but was caught and Miro took him to the floor with a power slam. Back in the ring, Miro was in full control laying in strikes. Miro slowed the pace down, but Eddie was intent on fighting back. 


Kingston caught the champion with a kick. Miro responded with a headbutt, both guys would trade offence attacks and Eddie hit a Saito Suplex. Miro and Kingston exchange punches, Eddie attacked Miro’s neck and hit a backdrop. 


Miro hit a German Suplex, Eddie tried to grab onto the turnbuckle, but he pulled the padding off. Miro put Kingston in the Game Over submission hold but Kingston made it to the ropes. The referee went to put the pad back on the turnbuckle, and while that was going on Kingston hit a DDT, but Miro kicked out. 


Kingston went to throw Miro into the turnbuckle, but the referee stopped him because there was no padding. Miro caught Kingston with a low blow and the referee didn’t see it. Miro hit Eddie with a kick to the face to win the match and retain his championship.


Winner: Miro


Jon Moxley vs. Satoshi Kojima 


Kojima offers a sign of respect to Moxley before the match, but Moxley gives him the middle finger. Both guys tee off on each other. Kojima gets the advantage early taking Moxley down with a dive to the outside after Moxley rolled out of the ring. Moxley fights back with a dive of his own. Back in the ring, Moxley attacks Kojima’s hand by stomping on it. Moxley begins to lay chops to the chest of Kojima in the corner. Kojima throws Moxley in the corner and hits a chop, right after he takes him down and hits an elbow.


Both men fought back and forth trying to get the best of one another. Kojima places Moxley on the top rope. Moxley bites Kojima and he bites back, Kojima hits a superplex. The fight goes to the apron where Kojima slams Moxley’s face on it. Moxley’s elbow was cut open. Back in the ring Moxley sends Kojima to the mat and tries to put him in the cross-arm breaker. He gets the submission in, but Kojima makes it to the rope.


Kojima counters the Paradigm Shift and hits a brainbuster. Moxley dodges a crossline and hits a German Suplex. Moxley catches Kojima with a knee, but he responds with a clothesline and the Koji Cutter. Once again both men exchange punches. Moxley connects with a hard clothesline and puts him in a chokehold, but Kojima makes it to the ropes.


Kojima starts to hit chops, he goes for a clothesline, but Moxley ducks under it and hits two Paradigm Shifts to win the match. After the match, the crowd goes nuts as Minoru Suzuki comes to the ring. Moxley is shocked. Both men have a stare-down in the ring as the crowd chants “holy s***”. Suzuki takes off his jacket and punches Moxley in the face. Both guys exchange punches and kicks. Suzuki locks Moxley in a rear-naked choke and hits a piledriver laying him out. This match was great, and I loved what occurred after the match.


Winner: Jon Moxley


Kris Statlander with Orange Cassidy vs. DR. Britt Baker D.M.D (C) with Rebel & Jamie Hayter – AEW Women’s World Championship


The bell rings and both ladies tie-up. Statlander gets Baker in a headlock, but Baker punches Statlander in the face after the referee tells her to break the hold. Statlander fights back after and shows off her strength. Statlander catches Baker with a mule kick, she climbs to the top rope, but Baker takes her down with a fisherman suplex. Baker remains in control and shows off her vicious side. 


Statlander fights back and gets Britt into the corner, she hits her with an elbow strike and knee. Statlander hits an inside-out Falcon Arrow, she goes for the pin, but Baker kicks out. Baker gets up and hits a DDT. Statlander fights back and catches her with a kick. Both women exchange momentum swings. Both ladies fight on the top rope, and Statlander hits a suplex. Statlander climbs to the top rope and goes for the 450 splash. Baker moves out of the way, she tries to put her in the Lock Jaw, but Statlander counters and slams her to the mat, she follows up with an axe kick. The crowd was enjoying this match and chanted “this is awesome”. The match goes to the outside and Baker hits Statlander with a stomp on the floor.


Orange Cassidy encourages Statlander to get up, she gets a second wind and heads back into the ring. Baker stomps on Statlander in the corner. Baker takes a page out of her boyfriend Adam Cole’s playbook and hits the Panama Sunrise. Baker hits another stomp, but Statlander kicks out. Baker would finish Statlander off and make her tap with the Lock Jaw submission to retain her title. 


In my opinion, these ladies put on a great match, and it showed what women’s wrestling is all about. I look forward to seeing how steps up to Britt Baker next.


Winner: DR. Britt Baker D.M.D


Andrade El Idolo cuts a promo backstage on Pac since their match was cancelled due to travel issues. Andrade says he and Pac will have their match this Friday on Rampage.


The Young Bucks (C) vs. Lucha Bros – AEW World Tag Team Championships Steel Cage Match


Both teams slug it out when the bell rings. The Lucha Bros have the advantage early as they are all over The Young Bucks’. Both teams showed off unique tag-team sequences. Lucha Bros threw both Matt and Nick Jackson against the steel cage. The Bucks would eventually get in control showing off their great teamwork. 


Matt Jackson would powerbomb Rey Fenix into the steel cage, while Nick kicked Penta in the face. Matt grabbed a chain and began choking Fenix. Lucha fought back and Penta hit a couple of sling blades followed by a backstabber. So much action took place in this match as there were a lot of great spots.


Fenix hit Matt and Nick with a double cutter. The crowd chanted a lot of things during this match, such as “this is awesome” and “fight forever”. Bodies were everywhere. Matt and Nick took Rey Fenix down with a double superkick. After this, they hit a Meltzer Driver and Senton at the same time on both Lucha Bros. 


Matt Jackson laid both Fenix and Penta out with low blows. This match had a lot of near falls. Matt and Nick targeted the masks of Penta and Rey ripping them a bit. After throwing Penta into the cage Matt Jackson called for Brandon Cutler to throw a bag over the cage. Matt took his shoe off because inside the bag was another shoe with thumbtacks on them. Penta was busted open. Matt went to superkick Rey Fenix with his thumbtack shoe, but Penta went in front of his brother and got kicked instead, moments later Fenix received a kick as well.


Nick Jackson threw Penta into the shoe and then kicked his head in it. Matt kicked Fenix in the head followed by a poisonrana. The Bucks hit a BTE Trigger on Penta, they were for the pin, but Penta kicked out and the crowd went crazy. Rey Fenix dodges Matt’s attack after he took his shoe off to hit him with it. Fenix used the shoe on both Matt and Nick giving them a taste of their own medicine.


On the apron, Penta and Matt hit Rey and Nick with Package Piledrivers. As the match went on a lot of chaos ensued. The Lucha Bros got back in control as Penta told his brother to climb the cage to hit a double stomp, but it did not happen instead he hit a crossbody from the top of the cage taking out Matt, Nick and Penta. Rey and Penta hit Nick Jackson with the Spike Piledriver to win the match and become the new AEW World Tag Team Champions.


What an amazing match this was. Both teams brought out the best in each other. In my opinion, this was the match of the night.


Winner: Lucha Bros


Women’s Casino Battle Royale


Hikaru Shida, Skye Blue, Emi Sakura, The Bunny and Abadon drew the clubs and start the match. Skye Blue was a fan favourite as she was in her hometown. Blue and Abadon were the first two ladies eliminated. The diamonds are next as it is Anna Jay, Kiera Hogan, KiLynn King, Nyla Rose and Diamante. Sakura, KiLynn king, Hikaru Shida and Kiera Hogan were eliminated by Nyla Rose.


The next deck that was selected was hearts the entrees were Thunder Rosa, Penelope Ford, Riho, Jamie Hayter and Big Swole. Diamante, Big Swole and Riho were eliminated as not many moves were done in this match. 


The final round of wrestlers was next, and it was Red Velvet, Leyla Hirsch, Jade Cargill, Tay Conti, and Rebel. All the ladies battle in the ring as we waited for the final entry. Red Velvet would eliminate Rebel. The Bunny would get eliminated by Anna Jay, and Jay would be eliminated by Penelope Ford. Jade Cargill eliminated Leyla Hirsch by picking her up and tossing her over the top rope.


The final entry would be Ruby Soho formally known as Ruby Riot. Soho goes right after Jade Cargill. Thunder Rosa would use Soho as a step and hit a hurricanrana on Nyla Rose. Cargill eliminated Jamie Hayter and Red Velvet. Cargill got full of herself and was eliminated by Nyla Rose. Tay Conti eliminated Penelope Ford, and Conti was eliminated by Nyla Rose. 


It was down to Nyla Rose, Ruby Soho and Thunder Rosa. Rose dominated both ladies early. Thunder Rosa eliminated Nyla Rose by kicking her off the apron. The final two wrestlers were Rosa and Soho. The crowd cheered for both ladies. Rosa slapped Soho in the face and Soho hit her with chops. Both ladies fought back and forth they ended up on the apron and fought there. Soho hit Rosa with a kick to knock her to the floor and win the match. Soho earns a championship opportunity against Britt Baker.


Winner: Ruby Soho


MJF vs. Chris Jericho – If Jericho loses he will never wrestle in AEW again


MJF’s entrance was fantastic as the crowd thought it was Chris Jericho coming out because it had a countdown, but it was just a troll job. Billy Gray the guitarist of Fozzy played Judas to the ring for Chris Jericho.


The bell rings and both guys exchange punches. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho, but MJF rolls through and counters. The match ends up in the crowd as Jericho has the advantage on MJF. He hits him in the head with a stanchion. Jericho goes for a baseball slide, but MJF traps Chris in the apron and beats him up. MJF starts to work on Chris’s arm. Jericho gets going again, he throws in punches and chops. 


Jericho takes MJF down with a bulldog and follows up with a backbreaker. MJF returns to attacking Y2J’S arm and throws him into the turnbuckle. MJF lays in chops of his own and then begins to taunt the crowd. On the apron, MJF drives Chris’s head into the apron. The match went to the floor again, MJF went for a moonsault, but Jericho moved, Jericho, hit a pump-up powerbomb on the apron.


Back in the ring punches were traded. Jericho went to the top rope and went for a high-risk move, but it was reversed by a foot to the face. Jericho knocked MJF down and pulled a classic move out of his bag, Jericho landed a perfect moonsault. Both men fought on the top rope. Jericho went for a hurricanrana and MJF countered it with a spinebuster. Jericho battled back again and hit a codebreaker. Both superstars were putting on a good match.


As both men were down, Wardlow walked down to the ring only to get stopped by Jake Hager referees came to break up the fight. Referee Aubery Edwards was distracted by what occurred and MJF hit Jericho with his Bat Floyd, he then hit Chris with his move the Judas Effect. MJF went for the pin and Jericho’s foot was on the rope, but Edwards didn’t see it and counted to three. MJF thought he had the match won but one of the referees told Edwards what she missed, and the match restarted.

The bell rang again, and it went back and forth Jericho put MJF in the walls and he was screaming in pain MJF had no choice but to tap and Jericho won the match. Jericho’s AEW wrestling career continues. After the match, the Inner Circle came out to celebrate with Chris. 


This match had a lot of emotion in it, and it was a great way to close the storyline between MJF and Jericho.


Winner: Chris Jericho


CM Punk vs. Darby Allin


Before the bell rings both men stare at each other as the crowd was chanting loud and proud. The bell rings and both men tie-up, Darby takes Punk down early with an arm drag. Punk fights back and knocks Darby down with a shoulder block. The crowd chants “welcome back”. Darby tries to put Punk in a submission, but he breaks free and knocks him down with an elbow. 


Both guys try to get the advantage on what other, Punk went for the GTS, but Darby fought out of it. Darby was taking it to Punk by hitting him with a Coffin Splash in the corner. Punk Irish wiped Allin into the corner sending him to the floor. Punk began to target Allin’s back. Punk slowed the pace down, he hit a backbreaker and then put Darby in an abdominal stretch. Darby broke the hold and hit a cutter.


Both men traded strikes, Darby took down Punk with another Coffin Splash. Allin kept the attacks coming and hit a Code Red. Darby went for a Coffin Drop, but Punk stopped him, both guys were on the top rope. Punk went for a slam, but Darby revered it. Moments later Punk connected with the GTS, but it sent Darby to the floor, Allin beat the count and got back into the ring at the nine count. 


Punk threw Darby into the corner and hit the running knee. Punk called for the GTS, as he set it up Darby landed elbow strikes to break it. Punk rolled to the outside and Darby followed up with a dive. Allin went to the top rope and hit a Swanton to Punk on the floor. Back in the ring, Darby went for the Coffin Drop, but Punk sat up. Both guys traded moves again and the fans were loving it.


Darby went for the posionrana and Punk revered it into the GTS and connected. Punk picked up the win in his return to the ring. Punk and Darby worked great together. Even though Punk was gone for seven years he has not missed a beat.


After the match Sting came to the ring and shook Punk’s hand. Punk showed respect and checked on Darby. The crowd chanted for Allin, as he and Punk shook hands.


Winner: CM Punk


Paul Wight vs. QT Marshall 


Before the match, Wight took out Aaron Solo and Nick Comoroto. The match begins and Wight hits Marshall with chops to his chest. QT tried to fight back but was unsuccessful. Wight once again took out Comoroto and Solo. Wight won the match after hitting QT with a chokeslam.


Winner: Paul Wight


It is announced that Jon Moxley and Minoru Suzuki will have a match this Wednesday on Dynamite.


Malakai Black cuts a promo on Dustin Rhodes who he will face on Wednesday. Black tells Dustin to think about what he has done to his family, and it is time to pay the toll. 


Christian Cage vs. Kenny Omega with Don Callis (C) – AEW World Championship


Kenny tries to attack Cage early, but Christian counters. Both men exchange punches. The match goes to the outside where Christian throws Kenny into the barricade. Christian goes back into the ring and climbs to the top rope where he hits Omega with a crossbody. The fight remains outside, and Kenny throws Cage into the steel steps. Kenny places a table on Christian and hits him with a stomp to the chest breaking the table. Omega sets up another table, it looks like he is about to put Cage through it but Christian reverses with a suplex.


The match heads back in the ring, but Kenny doesn’t let Cage keep his offence. Omega beats Christian in the corner. Omega sends Christian crashing to the floor; he uses the barricade to help him hit a moonsault. The match goes back in the ring, Omega slaps Christian and he throws him into the corner. Omega continues his attack. Christian tries to fight back and does as he hit a hurricanrana from the top rope.


The crowd was 50/50 on who they were cheering for. Christian started punching Omega in the corner. Christian next move was a reverse DDT, he set Kenny up for a spear, but he stuck out his knee. Kenny laid in chops again. Cage would stop Kenny’s attack and hit a spinning DDT. Cage went for the Kill switch, but Omega countered out of it and hit the V-Trigger followed by a snapdragon suplex not once but twice.


Kenny hit a third snap dragon suplex because Christian flipped him off. After the suplex, Kenny hit a V-Trigger. Both guys fought on the apron, Kenny tried to suplex Cage through the table he sat up, but Christian speared him through it. In the ring, Cage hit two more spears, but Omega kicked out. Christian climbed to the top rope for a Frog Splash, but Kenny stuck his knees out.


Kenny caught Christian on the button with another V-Trigger. Cage countered Omega’s offence and put him in a cloverleaf. Don Callis signalled for help and The Good Brothers came out to help, but they were taken out. Cage hit the Kill Switch and Kenny kicked out.


Once again both guys fought on the top rope, Cage went for a super Kill Switch, but Kenny countered it and hit a One Wing Angel instead from the top and won the match to retain his title.


Winner: Kenny Omega


After the match, The Elite beat up Christian, but Jurassic Express tried to help only for them to get beat down. Kenny got on the mic and said no one is on his level and that when it comes to his championship to beat him are people who aren’t there, or they are dead. The lights go out and Adam Cole debuted. The crowd went bananas. Cole entered the ring, he and Kenny exchanged words, but he swerved the crowd and super kicked Jungle Boy, he hugged his boys The Young Bucks and they kissed him on the cheek. 


Cole rejoined The Elite and said no one will stop them. Kenny gets back on the mic goes to wish the crowd a goodnight and he gets interrupted by Bryan Danielson. 

Once again, the crowd went crazy. A brawl ensued with The Elite, Jurassic Express, Christian Cage and Bryan Danielson. The faces took out The Elite and Danielson hit Nick Jackson with a running knee. The faces stand tall in the ring as the crowd chanted “AEW”. The show goes off the air with Danielson on the top rope embracing the chants. 


AEW put on an amazing show tonight from start to finish. With the debuts of Ruby Soho, Adam Cole, CM Punk and Bryan Danielson, Tony Khan and AEW have changed the landscape of professional wrestling for the greater good.


Photo Credits: AEW