AEW All Out 2021 Results: Live Updates, Match Card, And Surprises
All Elite Wrestling's biggest PPV of the year is here, and you can find out the winners and losers as the show happens.
AEW has been the talk of the town in 2021, with the promotion's expansion with a new Friday night show--Rampage--and signing CM Punk to a deal. There's been a lot of build to the latest AEW PPV, All Out. This year's event returns to the Now Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois--although the event is billed as taking place in Chicago. As the event airs, you can check out live results below, which will be updated as the show goes on. There will also be reviews of each match as well.
The aforementioned CM Punk will have his first AEW match during All Out, as he takes on Darby Allin in a match, which seems likely to be the evening's main event. There is also a rematch between Kenny Omega and Christian Cage, but this time, it's for the AEW World Championship. Can Cage take another title from Omega? All Out will also see Paul Wight--formerly known as The Big Show--as he steps back into the ring to battle QT Marshall.
If you want to watch All Out, you can watch on traditional PPV through your cable or satellite provider. However, Bleacher Report has the exclusive rights to stream it, so you'll need the B/R app--but not the B/R Live app, which was sunsetted back in June. AEW All Out costs $50 to watch. The B/R app is available on Roku, iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire TV--which was launched Friday, and is extremely bare bones.
AEW All Out 2021 match card:
- Jurassic Express, Wheeler Yuta, Chuck Taylor, and Orange Cassidy vs. Matt Hardy, Private Party, and TH2 [Buy-In]
- Women's Casino Royale
- Jon Moxley vs. Satoshi Kojima
- Paul Wight vs. QT Marshall (with Aaron Solow and Nick Comoroto)
- Chris Jericho vs. MJF (If Jericho loses, he will retire from in-ring competition in AEW)
- Miro (c) vs. Eddie Kingston (TNT Championship)
- Young Bucks (c) vs. Lucha Brothers (Steel cage match for the AEW World Tag Team Championship)
- Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (c) vs. Kris Statlander (AEW Women's Championship)
- Kenny Omega (c) vs. Christian Cage (AEW World Championship)
- CM Punk vs. Darby Allin
The women's battle royale match will feature: Riho, Anna Jay, Nyla Rose, Thunder Rosa, The Bunny, Big Swole, Tay Conti, Julia Hart, Diamante, Penelope Ford, Red Velvet, Hikaru Shide, Emi Sakura, Jade Cargill, Kiera Hogan, Abadon, Leyla Hirsch, KiLynn King, Rebel, Jamie Hayter, and one more wrestler to be determined. Anyone else think we'll see Ruby Soho's AEW debut?
There have also been rumors that Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan in WWE) will also be making his AEW debut at All Out. Nothing is confirmed, but if true, this will be a PPV to remember.
If you don't have the patience to wait for All Out to begin, why not check out the latest episode of GameSpot's wrestling podcast, Wrestle Buddies? This week, Chris E. Hayner and Mat Elfring predict the winners and losers of All Out, alongside their sophisticated AI PredictionBot 3000. Additionally, the Smackdown Hacker returns to talk about some pretty out-there rumors for AEW and All Out. You can check out that episode above.
You can watch The Buy-In for free in the tweet below. There will be one match on the card throughout the preshow.
Watch #theBuyIn before #AEWAllOut when @CMPunk returns to the ring after 7 years to take on @DarbyAllin in one of the Most Anticipated Matches of the Year! #AEWAllOut LIVE TONIGHT on PPV at 8e/5p Available on all major providers, Bleacher Report & Fite TV https://t.co/viJR1irOAI— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 5, 2021
Jurassic Express, Wheeler Yuta, Chuck Taylor, and Orange Cassidy vs. Matt Hardy, Private Party, and TH2
Jungle Boy submits Angelico.
Mat: Some of my favorite wrestlers are in the preshow: Orange Cassidy, Luchasaurus, and Jungle Boy. That's bonkers to me. However, these guys wouldn't have even been on the show if Pac/Andrade was canceled.
The B/R app was pretty darn choppy during this match, which was exceptionally frustrating, considering the main card hadn't even started yet. It also didn't help that Chris's stream was like 30 seconds ahead of me, so I could see him typing about the chicken fight spot before it aired for me. Entrances: no issues. Celebrations: no issues. When people are actually wrestling: low framerates and pauses. Come on Bleacher Report.
Anyway, complaints about the stream aside, this match was fast, fun, and a great way to get me pumped for All Out--a PPV I was already super-excited to watch. It was full of a lot of huge spots and high energy. Letting Jungle Boy get the submission was the smart move. He deserves all the acclaim. Push him to the moon please.
Chris: I'm watching via Fite.tv and haven't had a single issue with my feed. Sorry, Mat. Orange Cassidy and Jungle Boy are among the most over talents in AEW and they're in a kickoff show 10-man tag team match. It just doesn't add up. That said, this was a hot way to kick off the show. The crowd is rowdy, singing along, chanting, having a good time and a chaotic 10-man is the way to really whip them into a frenzy. The chicken fighting spot was silly in how it was set up, but I still had a greater time watching it.
I'm glad the good guys won, I'm less excited about the continuing adventures of Matt Hardy's stable beating up Orange Cassidy. This was a great way to kick off the show, though.
Miro (c) vs. Eddie Kingston
Miro pins Eddie Kingston.
Mat: It's the "deez nuts" match you've been waiting for. Miro "The Redeemer" vs Eddie Kingston--who challenged Miro to redeem "deez nuts" in one of my favorite AEW moments of the year. Miro is in a great place currently, "The Redeemer" thing is a great reinvention for him. And Eddie Kingston is, well, Eddie Kingston. He's a great talker, a great wrestler, and these two kicking off the main card wasn't what I expected, but it was a smart move.
A part of me wished Eddie Kingston came out to "Protect Ya Neck" by Wu-Tang Clan, considering his recent promo, but we can't always get what we want. I'm still having some frustrating issues with the B/R app. WarnerMedia, do better. Solid match, and I loved Miro winning by heelish moves. I want to see these two do battle again.
Chris: We love a match of two beefy boys knocking each other around and that's exactly what this was. Honestly, this was the best match of Miro's run in AEW, thus far. Kingston can go, and so can the former Rusev. More than that, it looks like these two dudes were laying it in thick, tossing each other around, landing punches and kicks. The 10-man was a good kickoff show match, but I was honestly wary about starting the pay-per-view with this. So glad to be proven wrong.
Honestly, even the finish didn't bother me. Miro getting a cheap win leaves room for a rematch between these two--which is something I absolutely want to see. This was also a great showcase of what Eddie Kingston can do as a singles wrestler without a stable standing by his side, something we haven't seen a lot in AEW. Man, this show is shaping up to be great (minus the QT Marshall match).
Jon Moxley vs. Satoshi Kojima
Moxley pins Kojiima.
Mat: I love me some Jon Moxley, but I'm all about that Bread Club. However, it was super cool to see Moxley come to the ring in a GCW hoodie, but I would have liked to see him carrying the GCW World Championship to the ring too. As for the match, I love the heavy lean into strong style for this. It's not something we see typically in American mainstream wrestling. This is what I wanted from these two. I want a hard-fought, back and forth battle, between two competitors. No surprises, nothing out of the ordinary. Just a great match. Then we got Minoru Suzuki, and I just don't know what to do. Well, it took a while for him to come out because the B/R app is garbage. Regardless, I love Moxley's current direction. This rules.
Chris: This match, you guys. Watching Mox and Kojima just beat the snot out of each other was music to my eyeballs. I don't know why I didn't expect a strong style bout, but they delivered and the crowd was with it every single step of the way. There's no way AEW can keep this momentum going all night long, but so far this show has been just fantastic. I agree with Mox going over, since he's the top AEW talent. But the bonus is that we got a fantastic hard-hitting match, and this rekindles Moxley, who's been on a bit of a slide in recent months. And it gets followed by MINORU SUZUKI?! This show is too good. We don't deserve it. I can't wait to watch these two go at it in an actual match.
Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (c) vs. Kris Statlander
(AEW Women's Championship)
Baker submits Statlander.
Mat: If Kris Statlander is an alien, does she have access to a time travel machine? If so, I'd like her to take me back to earlier this week and tell me not to preorder All Out on the B/R app because it's nearly unwatchable.
I missed the majority of this match due to the B/R app pausing, skipping ahead, and being pretty terrible in general. I cannot give this match a rating because of this.
Chris: Full disclosure: I'm a Kris Statlander super fan. I think she's one of the best performers in AEW, I love her gimmick, I love that she's best friends with the Best Friends. Everything about her rules. That said, I never expected her to walk out of this one with the victory. Britt Baker is super hot as the heel champion right now and continuing to elevate her is important. Still, these two had a great bout and watching everything from a Seth Rollins-esque stomp to a Pittsburgh Sunrise being unable to keep Statlander down goes a long way in showing how powerful she is. Looking forward to these two tanging again.
Young Bucks (c) vs. Lucha Brothers
(Steel cage match for the AEW World Tag Team Championship)
Lucha Bros. win by pin.
Mat: In case you were wondering, I've now jumped from my Fire TV to my PC and back to my Fire TV. Somehow, streaming through my hardlined PC was worse than the Firestick. I didn't think that could be possible. This match is exactly what I expected: tag team wrestling with some crazy high spots and lots of two counts. It also featured Nick Jackson kicking the Lucha Bros. in the groin. This truly is the deez nuts PPV of the year.
The Young Bucks have really become the most hated tag team in AEW, and pulling out shoes covered in thumbtacks just pushes them further--along with trying to rip off the Lucha Bros. masks. Then there was that top rope Canadian Destroyer… I am at a loss for words. This match is bonkers. All the stars. I'm so happy we have new champions--I just wish my stream wasn't two minutes behind everyone else.
Chris: Nick Jackson's facial hair is out of control. The only way I can let this stand is if he starts walking to the ring wearing Sheamus' Snatch cosplay. And the Lucha Bros. getting a performance of their theme song on the way to the ring was a nice touch in making this match feel like a much bigger deal.
Anyway, of course, this match was a barnburner. These are two of the most talented tag teams in the game today, throwing out high spot after high spot. Tossing in the thumbtack Nike and the attempt to rip the masks off of the Lucha Bros. did more for generating heel heat for the Bucks than any of their recent antics.
In the predictions episode of Wrestle Buddies, I said I expected the Young Bucks to retain here. After that match, though, I love that the Lucha Bros. have the titles. What an incredible bout and what deserving new champions. That was one of the best Lucha Bros./Young Bucks matches we're seen and I'm glad this is how it played out. The only reason i can't give this a 10/10, which I'd love to do, is these types of matches require far more disbelief than any other type of bout. These guys threw finishers at each other over and over again, which makes them look less impactful. Still, this is as close to a perfect match as I expect we'll get tonight.
Women's Casino Royale
Ruby Soho wins.
Mat: Abadon rules. Too bad she was eliminated so early. Below, Chris states my exact feelings on the women's division in AEW. There's so much talent for this division, but not a lot of TV time for these wrestlers, and that's just a huge bummer. Nyla Rose was cosplaying as Mystique, and I always love a solid comic book-inspired wrestling costume.
This battle royale had a slow start, even after the first round of new competitors. I think the issue is that it's too chaotic here. Numerous people are doing spots at the same time, and sometimes, people get eliminated offscreen--sorry Riho. Watching this, I saw a lot of matchups I'd love to see in storylines. It got me pumped for more women's division matches--we'll see if AEW starts working on that more in the future. Ruby Soho wasn't really a surprise entrant by any means. If you follow her on social media, you knew it was coming, but still, I loved hearing Rancid play in the Now Arena. Side note, please give me a bunch of Ruby Soho vs. Thunda Rosa matches. I was not the biggest fan of Soho getting the win--as much as I love her as a wrestler. I really wanted Rosa to go over. It feels like her time.
Chris: I wish AEW did a better job of establishing its women's division. So many of these performers just don't have a character or a place in AEW programming, which makes it hard to know who they are, let alone root for them. Additionally, I don't like the convoluted rules AEW uses for its battle royales. There was still a lot of fun to be had in this match, including one of the best spears I've ever seen (from Red Velvet) and the debut of Ruby Soho (fka Ruby Riott). Like the rest of the night, the crowd was into this match for the most part, cheering and booing as loud as they could. This is one of the hottest wrestling crowd's I've heard in some time and boy does it ever make the experience so much better.
That it came down to Thunder Rosa and Ruby Soho was as perfect as it gets for a match like this, because seeing either face Britt Baker would be fantastic. I only wish Big Swole had made it to the end. Ruby Soho won, which starts her off huge in AEW, already making her a bigger deal than practically her entire WWE career. A great end to a fun match.
Chris Jericho vs. MJF
Jericho submits MJF.
Mat: MJF's entrance is like my favorite thing tonight. I could not stop laughing at how disappointed the crowd was after the Y2J-esque entrance. I love his heelish moves in the ring. He's a top-notch performer. Never forget that.
What I really liked about this match is such a small thing: the ref doing their job. Aubrey Edwards called the match for MJF during a pin, but Jericho had his foot on the rope, which she didn't see. However, it was restarted, which led Jericho to the win. It's such a small thing, but I really enjoyed how that played out. I loved seeing the Inner Circle come out at the end and sing "Judas" while celebrating with Jericho. It was a real feel-good ending to a very long saga.
Chris: Love MJF's entrance. Jericho's was a little rough on the ears with just the guitarist blazing through Judas. On Wrestle Buddies, I said that I wish this feud had ended with the Five Labours of Jericho series. That said, what made this match so good was the built-in storyline that's been unfolding for so long.
That said, the ending wasn't very good. MJF getting the ill-gained win, only to have the match be restarted is one of wrestling's most played-out tropes in professional wrestling. I'm glad Jericho got the win, so that AEW wouldn't have to find a way to explain why he's not actually retired, but it would have been so much better without the shenanigans. Still, it's nice to see the Inner Circle celebrating together after the match. It felt like the Inner Circle has unofficially gone their own ways in recent weeks, so it's awesome to see them united and strong.
CM Punk vs. Darby Allin
CM Punk pins Darby Allin.
Mat: CM Punk is wearing tights. How do I feel about this? I am very fine with it. This is his AEW look. Pepsiman (Hi Danhausen) has been away from wrestling for a while. I don't expect him to be the guy from seven years ago--but I still expect him to go. This was a slow match, but not necessarily in a bad way. It's about making Allin look like the next up-and-coming star, while letting the world know that Punk's still got it--clap clap clap-clap-clap.
The match was good, but I don't know how I feel about the ending. I'm torn because Punk coming to AEW and taking down top talent isn't helping raise that new talent to the next level. At the same time, you can't have Punk come back and not win his first match--to make him a credible threat after being away for seven years. I do very much enjoy the Ring of Honor ending, with Punk showing respect to Allin. That's the perfect way to wrap up this sticky situation.
Chris: Mat and I were discussing whether Punk would wear trunks or fight shorts to the ring. Neither of us guessed long tights and I, for one, am shocked. It's like when Chris Jericho went from tights to trunks for some reason. However, I like it and it gives him a unique look for this run.
After a night of brawls and spotfests, this was a fascinating match. These two slowed it down quite a bit and had a great wrestling match. Sure, there were some high-flying moves from Darby, but the wrestling between these two was a true joy. And watching Punk do something as simple as sit up to avoid a Coffin Drop was fantastic.
Of course, Punk won. I don't think that was ever a question. But Darby looked great in defeat, taking Punk to the limit. And it ends with Punk standing victorious in his hometown. Now we just have to find out what's next. Punk vs. Sting?
Paul Wight vs. QT Marshall
Paul Wight pins QT Marshall.
Mat: Paul Wight's entrance music is the most "Big Show but totally not Big Show" music of all time. This was straight-up filler, and to be honest, there needed to be filler between the Punk/Allin match and the AEW Championship match. But this was a bad one.
Chris: I need this match to just not happen. I think I deserve that. I just got a text that said Paul Wight "looks like he's in a Captain Marvel half suit," and I couldn't agree more. This is an even more covered version of his WWE ring gear and it looks odd. There's nothing of any interest in this match, other than Big Sho--Er, Paul Wight knocking around Marshall's cronies and finally, chokeslamming QT, himself. At least this was quick, but it was absolutely the worst match on the card and should have been burned through on the kickoff show--or just canceled.
Kenny Omega (c) vs. Christian Cage
(AEW World Championship)
Kenny Omega pins Christian Cage.
Mat: This is a long PPV--at least it feels like it. There haven't been many breaks, so we've been cruising at like 100 mph for a while. And the momentum has slowed down from the crowd after the Paul Wight/QT Marshall match. Secondly, we just saw this match for the Impact Championship, which Cage won.
Regardless of those circumstances, this was still a great match. Omega knows how to put on a show and a compelling bout. Of course, there were some shenanigans from The Good Brothers and Don Callis, but it didn't take away from the match itself.
Here's what I didn't expect: Adam Cole (Bay-Bay). Back from the dead, Cole is back in The Elite. Then, Bryan Danielson came out. I am speechless. We knew it was coming, but on the same night? This is a huge game-changer.
Chris: I feel like this match suffers from a couple of things. Firstly, this crowd is starting to get tired. Second, we've already seen this match recently when Christian won the Impact World Championship. So it's not a dream match scenario or anything. Then, of course, there's that everyone is waiting for something to happen--someone to debut. To the crowd, that's what this match really is and, luckily, they got it with the debuts of Adam Cole and Bryan Danielson.
Still, Kenny and Christian put on a fun match at least until the Good Brothers showed up. There was a table spot that Christian definitely got the worse of, lots of back and forth fighting, plenty of snapdragon suplexes, and everything else you'd want between these two. Kenny actually ended up with a largely clean win, which was as refreshing as it gets and Christian looked strong even in defeat.
And, now we know Kenny's next target. As the Elite beat down Christian after the match, the Jurassic Express tried to make the save and failed. Then the lights went out and, of all people, Adam Cole walked out. The former NXT Champion and leader of the Undisputed Era is all elite and stepped into the ring with The Elite, men he used to be brothers in Bullet Club with. And he immediately turned heel, superkicking Jungle Boy and hugging the Young Bucks. What a time to be alive. And then Bryan Danielson appears for the save?
The landscape of AEW sure has changed and it's more stacked with former WWE talent than ever. I sincerely hope the non-WWE talent still gets the time to shine. For one night only, though, what a special moment.