In the ever-evolving wrestling landscape, AEW All Out 2023 has generated a flurry of discussions among fans and critics alike. With some expressing concerns over the event's storyline development, the termination of CM Punk's contract is undoubtedly leaving a sting for Chicago's hardcore faithful.
As this grand spectacle prepares to unfold at the United Center, the roster features 13 high-caliber matches with AEW's brightest stars gracing the squared circle. This weekend, AEW enthusiasts were treated to the breaking news of Athena's addition to the "Zero Hour" pre-show.
The reigning ROH Women's Champion, teaming up with Diamante and Mercedes Martinez, promises an exhilarating bout against Skye Blue, Hikaru Shida, and Willow Nightingale. But that's not all for the pre-show. An Overbudget Battle Royale stands out as a significant highlight, offering the triumphant wrestler a chance to allocate $50,000 to their chosen charitable cause.
The dynamics are further intensified with Billy Gunn and The Acclaimed defending the AEW World Trios Championship against formidable opponents: Jeff Jarrett, Jay Lethal, and Satnam Singh. And with NBA legend Dennis Rodman backing the defending team, the stakes couldn't be higher.
Transitioning to the main card, viewers are set to witness Luchasaurus staking his AEW TNT Championship against the relentless Darby Allin. Ruby Soho is looking to clinch the AEW TBS Championship from Kris Statlander. In what might be the night's marquee matchup, John Moxley will square off against Orange Cassidy for the prestigious AEW International Championship.
ROH Dominance at All Out 2023
ROH's influential presence at All Out 2023 is undeniable. Samoa Joe, in a bid to retain his ROH World Television Championship, will face Shane Taylor. Meanwhile, Adam Cole and MJF are gearing up for their inaugural ROH World Tag Team Title defense against the menacing duo of Dark Order's Alex Reynolds and John Silver.
The event will also spotlight Kenny Omega locking horns with Konosuke Takeshita, an explosive tag team encounter between FTR & The Young Bucks and Bullet Club Gold. Miro is slated to battle Powerhouse Hobbs. Fans will keenly watch Eddie Kingston and Katsuyori Shibata as they ally against Claudio Castagnoli and Wheeler Yuta.
Capping off this star-studded card, Bryan Danielson and Ricky Starks are set to escalate their rivalry in a tension-filled strap match.
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