All Elite Wrestling Championship: Chris Jericho Becomes The First World Champion, AEW All Out results, Video Highlights.
All Elite Wrestling has its first-ever world champion.
Chris Jericho defeated Hangman Adam Page in an up-and-down pay-per-view that was not on the level of its excellent predecessors in All In and Double or Nothing.
Following his win over “Hangman” Adam Page at All Out, Chris Jericho now adds to his legacy by becoming the first to wear AEW gold.
Covered in blood, Jericho finished off Page with his Judas Effect finisher, ending a match that ran long but could have gone either way. Ultimately, AEW officials elected to build their television premiere around Jericho—one of the most established names in wrestling—by naming him their champion.
An entire highlight reel took place during the “Escalera De La Muerte” ladder match between the Young Bucks and the team of Pentagon and Fenix. Kenny Omega also shined in defeat, while Cody Rhodes gained some redemption against Shawn Spears. The card did not feature a surprise to end the show, and the absence of Jon Moxley, who is recovering from a staph infection, was noticeable.
Considering that NXT will air directly opposite AEW on Wednesday nights, it was only fitting that the NXT brand also stole some of the headlines during this holiday weekend with its NXT UK show earlier in the day on Saturday.
The NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff show was spectacular, with star performances from WALTER and main roster staple Cesaro.
The decision to use Cesaro on the NXT UK card is a sample of what we are likely to see on Wednesday nights. WWE employs the single most talented roster in all of professional wrestling, and Vince McMahon and Paul Levesque are going to ensure that talent is spread out, especially on the NXT television show on the USA Network. Name value helps win ratings, and WWE’s plan is to employ its varied pieces to establish dominance in the Wednesday ratings battle. It’s a brilliant move, as this also allows hungry talent another opportunity to excel in front of a massive audience.
If you cannot decide which product you enjoy most, lean on the words of wrestling prophet CM Punk. Saturday afternoon, amidst some of the most sublime wrestling in the world, Punk dazzled the audience during his Starrcast Q&A with PWInsider’s Mike Johnson, who was also excellent.
Punk touched on the major topic in wrestling, including the ensuing NXT-AEW battle on Wednesday nights, reminding listeners that they should enjoy the plethora of wrestling in front of us: “Don’t let them trick you into thinking it’s ‘Us vs. Them,’ whether it’s WWE, AEW, NXT. You can f—— watch it all, and that’s rad.”
Here are the results of AEW’s All Out:
• Nyla Rose won the Casino Battle Royale on the preshow, securing a spot in the October 2 match to decide the first-ever AEW women’s champion.
• Private Party defeated Angelico and Jack Evans on the preshow
• SCU defeated the Jurassic Express in the opening match of the main card
• PAC defeated Kenny Omega by submission when the referee called for the bell
• Jimmy Havoc defeated Joey Janela and Darby Allin in a Cracker Barrel Clash
• Evil Order defeated the Best Friends to earn a first-round bye in the AEW tag team title tournament
• Riho defeated Hikaru Shida and will now challenge Nyla Rose in a televised match in October to determine the first AEW women’s champ
• Cody Rhodes defeated Shawn Spears
• Pentagon and Fenix defeated the Young Bucks in an “Escalera De La Muerte” match to retain the AAA world tag team titles