AEW All Out 2023 results: Orange Cassidy vs. Jon Moxley

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The Zero Hour pre-show began with a welcome from Renee Paquette and RJ City. Excalibur, Nigel McGuinness and Kevin Kelly were on commentary.

Over Budget Charity Battle Royal

** The first match of Zero Hour was the 20-man Over Budget Charity Battle Royal. The match came down to Hangman Adam Page and the members of the Mogul Embassy. Page would emerge victorious, earning $50,000 for a charity of his choice. His final elimination was Brian Cage.

Winner: ‘Hangman’ Adam Page

Aside from a prominent middle finger from a crowd member in the front row, Page got a good reception from the Chicago crowd.

Trios match: Hikaru Shida, Willow Nightingale & Skye Blue vs. Athena, Mercedes Martinez & Diamanté

** Athena and Shida traded blows until both were yanked out of the ring. At this point, Nightingale seized the opportunity to slam Athena into the barricade. Not stopping there, Nightingale also sent Martinez crashing into the railing. Nightingale executed an assisted thrust kick followed by a Death Valley Driver on Diamanté. Chicago’s Skye Blue then got the pin on Diamanté with the Code Blue.

Winners: Hikaru Shida, Willow Nightingale & Skye Blue

AEW World Trios Championships: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn vs. Jeff Jarrett, Satnam Singh & Jay Lethal

** The Acclaimed and Billy Gunn were accompanied to ringside by Dennis Rodman. Aubrey Edwards subbed in for Mike Posey as referee before the bell, much to the annoyance of Karen Jarrett. The two would get physical, and while Edwards had her back turned, Rodman entered the ring and hit Singh with Jarrett’s guitar. The pin soon followed via the Mic Drop from Caster on Lethal.

Winners: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn

ROH World Tag Team Championships: MJF & Adam Cole (c) vs. The Dark Order (Alex Reynolds & John Silver)

** The pay-per-view portion of the show got underway with the AEW World Champion in action, as MJF and Adam Cole took on Alex Reynolds and John Silver.

Cole and Silver got things started as the crowd chanted for the Kangaroo Kick and the double clothesline. When MJF got tagged in, he led the crowd in a chant of “sportsmanship” as he extended his hand to Reynolds before suckering him.

MJF appeared to hurt his neck, which was taken advantage of by his opponents as well as Evil Uno. As MJF was helped to the back by medical staff, Cole was left alone to continue the match.

Cole managed to weather the storm, including an attack on the outside by Uno. As Cole struggled, Reynolds and Silver hit a double clothesline on him but only for a two-count.

MJF returned to a huge reaction and tagged in. Despite the neck issue, he managed the Kangaroo Kick. He then tagged in Cole to deliver the double clothesline. Cole then pinned Reynolds.

Winners: MJF & Adam Cole

As MJF and Cole made their way to the back, Samoa Joe emerged for his match. He shoved MJF, who ran into the ring to go after Joe. The pair were separated by officials.

ROH World Television Championship: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Shane Taylor

** Taylor was presented as a match for Joe, knocking him off his feet soon after the bell. Joe quickly took over, though, including hitting an elbow suicida. At this point, Excalibur mentioned that Toshiaki Kawada was in attendance, although he was not shown on screen.

A fairly even battle followed until Joe cinched in the Coquina Clutch for the submission win.

Winner: Samoa Joe

TNT Championship: Luchasaurus (c) vs. Darby Allin

** Jim Ross took Kevin Kelly’s place on commentary as Darby Allin made his entrance, accompanied by Nick Wayne. Luchasaurus had Christian Cage in his corner, as ever.

Allin took big bumps right from the bell, as Luchasaurus threw him into the barricade and then the ring steps.

As Darby bled, Luchasaurus placed the ring steps on his back and then climbed them. Allin still managed to beat the count and get back in the ring. Despite rallies from Allin, he took prolonged punishment.

Allin was distracted by Christian Cage threatening a Conchairto on Nick Wayne, allowing Luchasaurus to nail Allin with two tombstone piledrivers and then a lariat to grab the pin.

Winner: Luchasaurus

After the bell, the heels were about to deliver a Conchairto on Allin when roster members led by Shawn Spears ran out to stop it.

Miro vs. Powerhouse Hobbs

** After an even start between the two big men, Hobbs got the early advantage with a big clothesline. Miro then began to show off his agility with a leg lariat and a running drop kick.

As the two traded big blows, the crowd shouted “meat” every time a strike landed. Many meat-themed chants would follow.

Near-falls for both competitors would ensue, before Miro managed to lock on the Accolade, only for Hobbs to power out and deliver a huge spinebuster, but only for two.

Miro then hit a spinebuster of his own, a kick to the lower back, and a successful application of his finisher for the submission win.

Winner: Miro

Hobbs attacked Miro after the bell, choking him. Unfamiliar music hit and out came “hot and flexible” CJ Perry who nailed Hobbs with a chair. This did no good, and Hobbs faced down Perry before Miro ran Hobbs off. Miro, though, gave his wife a strange look and walked away.

TBS Championship: Kris Statlander (c) vs. Ruby Soho

** Soho was accompanied by AEW Women’s Champion Saraya. Statlander emerged alone. Statlander started strong, performing a kip-up every time she was knocked down by Soho.

Soho got the advantage outside the ring, thanks to interference from Saraya. Back inside the ropes, the two traded kicks until both women were left laying on the mat.

Swings in momentum ensued as the pair successfully hit a series of increasingly powerful maneuvers resulting in several near-falls. The biggest two-count came as Soho hit the No Future and Destination Unknown, but only for the near-fall.

As Soho grabbed the spray paint from Saraya, Toni Storm appeared from under the ring. She grabbed the paint, allowing Statlander to hit Saturday Night Fever and retain.

Winner: Kris Statlander

No DQ Strap Match: Bryan Danielson vs. Ricky Starks

** Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat joined the commentary desk for this match. Danielson came out to ‘The Final Countdown’ for a huge reception.

Before the strap was fixed to Starks’ wrist, he attacked Danielson, including using an inverted weightlifting belt, ramming the studs into Bryan’s head. Danielson was bleeding moments later.

The match then got underway as Starks had the strap attached to his arm and the bell rang.

Starks dominated the first half of the match, ramming Danielson’s head into the ring steps and throttling him with the strap.

The momentum switched when Danielson managed to tie up Starks in the corner and whacked him hard with the strap across the front and back multiple times, followed by a pair of basement dropkicks.

Danielson then tied a bleeding Starks to the ring post with the strap and delivered further blows.

The match then moved back into the middle of the ring, where the pair blasted each other across the face and neck with the strap. This sequence was brutal.

Big Bill appeared and attacked Danielson. Ricky Steamboat left the commentary desk to assist. Confusion between Starks and Bill allowed Danielson to attack the heels.

The action returned to the ring, where Bryan was able to cinch in the LeBell Lock. When this did not yield a submission, Danielson choked out Starks with the strap for the win.

Winner: Bryan Danielson

Over Budget Charity Battle Royal Recipient

** Nigel McGuinness announced that “Hangman” Adam Page had chosen The Chicago Public Education Fund as the recipient of the $50,000 winnings from the earlier Over the Budget Battle Royal. There were some barely audible boos when Page’s name was mentioned.

The Blackpool Combat Club (Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta) vs. Katsuyori Shibata & Eddie Kingston

** Shibata and Wheeler started the action with some smooth mat-based wrestling. Shibata took charge with some Kawada kicks. In tagged Castagnoli. A pair of quick tags would follow, with Kingston and Wheeler mixing it up.

Kingston wanted a piece of Castagnoli, though, and went after him on the outside but was double-teamed.

Frequent tags and combinations ensued in an entertaining tag match, with some very entertaining interactions between Castagnoli and Shibata, who took plenty of physicality in the match.

The match came to a rather abrupt end as Castagnoli hit a European uppercut on Kingston for the pin.

Winners: The Blackpool Combat Club (Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta)

Kenny Omega vs. Konosuke Takeshita

** Omega, perhaps another candidate for boos from the Chicago crowd, came out to a positive reception, high-fiving fans at ringside.

For the most part, this was a clean match. The heel tactics were not far away, however, as Don Callis placed chairs on a prone Kenny Omega, for maximum damage when taking a diving impact from Takeshita.

If the crowd were a little muted at the beginning, it would not last as the evenly contested match featured more and more spectacular moves and big near-falls, including a counter from the One-Winged Angel.

Another big near-fall came after Takeshita hit an Avalanche Blue Thunder Bomb from the top rope.

At this point, Callis pulled out a screwdriver to attack Omega, but it wound up being stuck in the ring. Takeshita grabbed it but the referee noticed and took it out of play. More huge near-falls followed before Takeshita exposed his right knee and blasted Kenny with a running knee strike for the pin.

A big statement win for Konosuke Takeshita.

Winner: Konosuke Takeshita

Four-man tag match: Bullet Club Gold (Jay White, Juice Robinson, Austin Gunn & Colten Gunn) vs. FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) and The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson)

** As the Bucks came out, there was the first evidence of some negativity from the crowd, but it was not on the level that was heard on Saturday’s episode of Collision. There was a big positive reception for their partners, FTR.

The crowd got a little rowdier after the entrances, with the first audible ‘CM Punk’ chants. It would be unfair to overstate this, though.

There was a prolonged period before either of the Bucks entered the match. This was Matt Jackson, who certainly got a mixed reaction, but it felt good-natured.

Order broke down several times, with all eight men in the ring at several points. Shortly after, Dax Harwood became isolated from his teammates, with the heels tagging in to take turns to punish him.

He eventually, and reluctantly, tagged in Nick Jackson, who cleared house. The Bucks would then take over with a series of superkicks. We then saw unlikely pairings: stereo superkicks from Matt Jackson and Cash Wheeler, as well as Nick and Dax teaming for the assisted piledriver.

As things got frenetic, Jay White hit the Blade Runner on Cash Wheeler, allowing Colton Gunn to pin him.

Winners: Bullet Club Gold (Jay White, Juice Robinson, Austin Gunn & Colten Gunn)

AEW International Championship: Jon Moxley vs. Orange Cassidy (c)

** We saw Moxley with his Blackpool Combat Club stablemates backstage, before he made his customary entrance through the crowd solo.

Cassidy was then seen with Kris Statlander and The Best Friends before he emerged down the entranceway, also alone.

As the bell rang, Moxley immediately began to dominate, delivering multiple German suplexes to punish Cassidy’s injured neck and back.

He then delivered a series of stomps before Cassidy briefly rallied, using his speed. Moxley would soon take over again, tossing Cassidy outside the ring and into a ring post.

As Cassidy bled, Moxley dumped him onto the announcers’ desk and drove his elbow into Moxley’s forehead before biting him. Cassidy beat the ten-count but immediately took a piledriver.

Cassidy would not give up, but Moxley continued to dominate until Cassidy took a leaf out of his opponent’s book, raking the back and biting him.

Things evened up a little at this point, with Cassidy able to hit the Orange Punch for a two-count. The action then moved to the mat, as Moxley attempted a series of submission maneuvers but to no avail.

An angered Moxley then began tearing up the ringside padding and attempted a piledriver on the concrete. Cassidy managed to reverse this into a Beach Break. He then kicked Moxley into the steps. Cassidy got back in the ring and Moxley just beat the ten-count.

Cassidy looked for the finish but he was countered. He then managed the Orange Punch and a spear, but only for a big near-fall.

Cassidy put his hands in his pockets and hit a few weak kicks before firing up the intensity. A Death Rider would follow, but only for a huge two-count.

As Cassidy got to his feet and flipped Moxley the bird, he took a high-angle Death Rider, finally succumbing to the pin and losing his title.

The crowd gave Cassidy a standing ovation as the new champion left.

Winner: Jon Moxley

Full results:

Main card

  • AEW International Championship: Jon Moxley def. Orange Cassidy (c)
  • Four-man tag match: Bullet Club Gold (Jay White, Juice Robinson, Austin Gunn & Colten Gunn) def. FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) and The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson)
  • Konosuke Takeshita def. Kenny Omega
  • The Blackpool Combat Club (Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta) def. Katsuyori Shibata & Eddie Kingston
  • No DQ Strap Match: Bryan Danielson def. Ricky Starks
  • TBS Championship: Kris Statlander (c) def. Ruby Soho
  • Miro def. Powerhouse Hobbs
  • TNT Championship: Luchasaurus (c) def. Darby Allin
  • ROH World Television Championship: Samoa Joe (c) def. Shane Taylor
  • ROH World Tag Team Championships: MJF & Adam Cole (c) def. The Dark Order (Alex Reynolds & John Silver)

Zero Hour Pre-show

  • AEW World Trios Championships: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn (c) def. Jeff Jarrett, Satnam Singh & Jay Lethal
  • Trios match: Hikaru Shida, Willow Nightingale & Skye Blue def. Athena, Mercedes Martinez & Diamanté
  • Over Budget Charity Battle Royal: ‘Hangman’ Adam Page def. Tony Nese, Serpentico, Shawn Spears, Komander, Angelo Parker, Dalton Castle, Darius Martin, Chuck Taylor, Bishop Kaun, Matt Menard, Jake Hager, Mark Davis, Daniel Garcia, Scorpio Sky, Action Andretti, Kyle Fletcher, Trent Beretta, Toa Liona & Brian Cage
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Based in Northern Ireland, Neal Flanagan is a former newspaper journalist and copy editor. In addition to reporting for POST Wrestling, he co-hosts The Wellness Policy podcast with Wai Ting and Jordan Goodman.