If you watched AEW Fight for the Fallen, you probably already gathered, from match stipulations and challenges made by wrestlers, that the Dark Order vs. Best Friends and a Lucha Brothers vs. Young Bucks ladder match would happen at All Out on August 31. Today’s episode of Being The Elite made those matches official with promos from two of the competing teams.
About five minutes into the episode, after sketches about the badness of the Librarian gimmick and the adorable trio of friendship that is Luchasaurus, Jungle Boy, and Marko Stunt, the Dark Order cut a promo on the Best Friends in which they called themselves, “the best tag team in the world,” a key phrase in the other rivalry that got an official match in this episode.
The Dark Order promo and following match graphic also clarified the stipulation of AEW’s last two triple threat tag team matches that had confused some people. It turns out that “advance to All Out for an opportunity at a first round bye in the AEW World Tag Team Championship tournament” really meant just that, and after winning matches to earn a shot at the bye, the Dark Order and the Best Friends will be competing for the bye in Chicago. Other details about the tag team tournament – what other teams are in it, how many teams are in it, over what time period will it take place, if it will be elimination or round-robin, etc. – still have yet to be revealed.
In the episode’s last segment, the Young Bucks respond to the Lucha Brothers’ challenge at Fight for the Fallen for a ladder match for the AAA World Tag Team Championships. Nick Jackson reminds everyone that he and his brother are “a little bit crazy” and both brothers bring up their past ladder match experience and cut promos on Fenix and Pentagon Jr. as individuals. The episode ends showing the Bucks wearing their rivals’ masks and with the revelation that the All Out ladder match won’t just be a called a “ladder match,” but “escalera de la muerte.”
With these two matches official, here’s the card for AEW All Out as it stands right now:
- AEW World Championship match: Adam Page vs. Chris Jericho
- Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega
- Cody vs. Shawn Spears (with Tully Blanchard)
- Match for a first-round bye in the AEW World Tag Team Championship tournament: Best Friends vs. The Dark Order
- Escalera De la Muerta for the AAA World Tag Team Championship: Lucha Brothers vs. The Young Bucks
Given that every previous AEW show has included nine matches, it’s likely four other All Out matches will be announced over the next month or so. One or two of them are likely to be women’s matches judging from previous cards, and from the fact that the AEW Women’s World Championship is supposed to be unveiled at this event.
What do you think about how the All Out card is shaping up? Let us know in the comments!