Tonight's AEW All Out pay-per-view event set a distinct pattern: champions securing their positions at the top. Kris Statlander, the reigning TBS Champion, upheld this trend with a definitive victory, holding off the challenge from Ruby Soho to retain her title.
This retention theme had been established earlier in the evening when Luchasaurus successfully defended the TNT Title against a resilient Darby Allin. The atmosphere in the arena was electric. Eyes were particularly fixated on this matchup, especially considering AEW Women's Champion Saraya's hopes.
Saraya, part of the Outcasts faction, was vocally supportive of her fellow Outcast member, Ruby Soho, winning the title. A dual championship within their group would solidify the Outcasts' dominance in AEW. However, despite their aspirations and strategies, it just wasn't meant to be.
Toni Storm Thwarts Saraya's Scheme
As the match progressed, the stakes grew higher, and tensions flared. In a desperate move to gain the upper hand, Saraya tried to divert the referee's attention, aiming to provide Ruby Soho an opening to employ some underhanded tactics with a can of spray paint.
But, in a twist that had fans on the edge of their seats, Toni Storm made her presence felt. Rushing to the scene, Toni Storm intervened, preventing Saraya's plans and ensuring a level playing field. Seizing the moment, Kris Statlander executed her signature move, the "Sunday Night Fever," leading to a pinfall and victory.
Kris Statlander's journey as the AEW TBS Champion has been noteworthy. She claimed the title from the inaugural champion, Jade Cargill, back in May during the Double or Nothing event. Cargill held onto the belt for a commendable 508 days, setting a high bar for future champions.
With tonight's defence, Statlander only cements her legacy further. Stay tuned to our live coverage for all the unfolding action from tonight's Chicago PPV event, ensuring you don’t miss a single moment.
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