The card for the fourth live wrestling event produced by All Elite WrestlingAll Out, is still being been revealed. So far it has only included men’s matches, despite women being depicted on the show’s poster.
But as of the latest episode of The Road to AEW All Out, we know that one All Out match will decide one of the contenders for the match to crown AEW’s first Women’s World Champion on the premiere episode of their TV show.
The 21-woman Casino Battle Royal will be featured on the All Out pre-show, and the idea of the winner challenging for a championship is similar to how the winner of the 21-man Casino Battle Royal at Double or Nothing (Adam Page) qualified to challenge for the AEW World Championship. Here’s a reminder of how that new-ish type of match works, in the words of Brandi Rhodes on the latest episode of AEW’s Wednesday web series:
Each wrestler has selected a card from a special deck. The suite of card they selected determines their group. Every three minutes, we shuffle the deck to see which suite comes up. After all suites have been exhausted, the wrestler who drew the Joker card will be the last to enter. Eliminations occur when a wrestler has gone over the top rope and both feet have hit the floor.
Rhodes acknowledges that there aren’t twenty-one women signed to the AEW roster and says that creates the possibility that the winner could be, “a complete unknown,” or, “someone who’s one of your favorites who you just don’t expect to see.”
Rhodes mentions herself, Nyla Rose, Britt Baker, Allie, and Yuka Sakazaki as potential Casino Battle Royal winners. Teal Piper, the daughter of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, is also announced as a participant in what, at this point, looks like it will be her pro wrestling debut.
Scenes in which wrestlers are dealt cards from a dealer (like the ones AEW used to announce the likes of Shawn Spears and Glacier for the first Casino Battle Royal, but with Jake “The Snake” Roberts” holding the deck) announced two more participants: former Lucha Underground star Ivelisse and former WWE Women’s Champion Jazz. Yes, Jazz says, “the bitch is back,” as her identity is revealed, and yes, it’s pretty great. Also, she’s bald now!
— Jazz “Female Fighing Phenom” (@Phenom_Jazz) August 8, 2019
That’s eight out of twenty-one women announced so far, leaving womens [sic] roster members Awesome Kong, Bea Priestly, Hikaru Shida, Kylie Rae, “Librarian” Leva Bates, Penelope Ford, and Sadie Gibbs all possible and likely entrants.
As the All Out approaches on August 31, we’ll keep you updated on any other announced participants.