MJF & Adam Cole Retain ROH Tag Titles at AEW All Out Opener

AEW All Out's Opening Match Unveils Thrilling Tag Team Clash.

by Atia Mukhtar
MJF & Adam Cole Retain ROH Tag Titles at AEW All Out Opener
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In a thrilling kickoff to AEW All Out, MJF and Adam Cole showcased their dominance as the reigning Ring of Honor World Tag Team Champions. The dynamic duo, renowned as Better Than You Bay Bay, exhibited their prowess by emerging victorious against Dark Order's Alex Reynolds and John Silver in a pulsating PPV opener.

The culmination of their perfectly executed double clothesline sealed the triumph, affirming their claim to the coveted titles. A pivotal moment in the match occurred when MJF, faced with a (kayfabe) neck injury, was temporarily taken backstage, leaving Adam Cole to valiantly fend off the relentless onslaught from Dark Order.

Demonstrating incredible resilience and tenacity, Cole held his ground, defying the odds in his lone battle against the opposing team. However, the narrative took an unexpected twist when MJF valiantly returned to the ring, reinvigorated and resolute.

His timely tag-in provided the much-needed momentum, enabling him to assist Cole in retaining their hard-fought championship belts.

Dark Order Triumphs, Earns Championship Shot

The challenging journey to this victory was paved by Dark Order's triumph in a fiercely contested tag team battle royal, which took place during Friday's electrifying "AEW Rampage." The stage was set for Dark Order to earn their coveted opportunity to vie for the prestigious titles, a victory that undoubtedly elevated their standing within the promotion.

Intriguingly, the anticipated involvement of other prominent wrestlers, including Roderick Strong and The Kingdom's Matt Taven and Mike Bennett, remained conspicuously absent both during and after the intense match. Despite a fiery verbal exchange with Cole during the recent episode of "AEW Dynamite," these wrestlers chose not to make an appearance, leaving fans speculating about the direction their narratives may take in the coming weeks.

As the dust settled post-match, the spotlight shifted to an unexpected showdown that resonated with wrestling history enthusiasts. MJF's confrontation with ROH Television Champion Samoa Joe provided a nostalgic callback to a past interaction between the two competitors.

Fans fondly remembered MJF's role as an extra during one of Joe's remarkable "NXT" Championship reigns. The exchange between these two wrestling stalwarts left the audience buzzing with anticipation, eager to witness the unfolding chapters in their respective journeys.

In a mesmerizing display of skill, determination, and history-making moments, AEW All Out's opening match not only celebrated the triumphant resilience of MJF and Adam Cole but also set the stage for exhilarating developments in the ever-evolving landscape of professional wrestling.

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