02nd Sep2019

‘AEW: All Out’ PPV Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this review of All Elite Wrestling’s All Out, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have some big matches here, so let’s rip it and dip it and chip it and eat chocolate pudding. Oh no you didn’t! Okay, let’s go All Out! Did that joke work?


Match #1: Nyla Rose defeated Leva Bates, Faby Apache, Priscilla Kelly, Solandra Royale, Penelope Ford, Shazza McKenzie, Sadie Gibbs, Big Swole, Britt Baker, Tenille Dashwood, Bea Priestly, Brandi Rhodes, Awesome Kong, Allie, Nicole Savoy, Teal Piper, ODB, Jazz and Mercedes Martinez – Casino Battle Royale Match

My Opinion: 2.4 out of 5 – The closing stretch of this match made it fun to watch. I would’ve gone with Martinez as the winner, but Nyla will do fine, I think.

Match #2: Private Party (Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy) defeated Jack Evans and Angelico – Tag Team Match

My Opinion: 3.4 out of 5 – This was a fine match that was carried by Evans/Angelico. Private Party are talented, but they are still a bit green, in more ways than one. There was more wrestling here than is often in an Evans match, but that’s as good as country gravy to me. I liked this and seeing Private Party get such a great reaction for winning is great.

Match #3: SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Scorpio Sky & Frankie Kazarian) defeated Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus & Marko Stunt – Trios Tag Team Match

My Opinion: 3.1 out of 5 – This was a good match that had enough fast action to make it all fly by quickly and with great excitement. SCU was the high-light here and there’s nothing wrong with that. Daniels is a thousand years old and is still one of the best. Go figure. Over-all, this was good stuff from every-body.

Match #4: PAC defeated Kenny Omega

My Opinion: 4.4 out of 5 – This was some great $#!@. This easily eclipsed every WWE match PAC ever had and that’s saying something. Omega is one of the best and he didn’t prove that fact otherwise here. What can be said about a great match other than “go watch it”? Okay, go watch it.

Match #5: Jimmy Havoc defeated Joey Janela and Darby Allin – Cracker Barrel Clash Three-Way Match

My Opinion: 3.7 out of 5 – This was carnage for the sake of carnage and it worked. This is one of those matches you show to people who think wrestling is lame, so you can see them have a heart-attack watching these guys Jackass each other to death. Imagine putting a wrestling match in a chipper-shredder, then in a blender and this is the match you’d get. If you ever wanted to make a video on the dangers of paper cuts, then this is the dream come to life.

Match #6: The Dark Order (Uno and Stu Grayson) defeated Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent Baretta) – Tag Team Match

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5 – This was a fun match that had all sorts of great moves all over the place, like a calisthenics class on a teeter-totter. Both teams worked well together and made their match a solid outing.

Match #7: Riho defeated Hikaru Shida

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This turned out really well. Fought at a relentless pace, this was what women wrestlers can aspire to. Hell, all wrestlers can be in awe of this pair of performances. Either fighter would have been a worthy winner, so you couldn’t really go wrong here.

Match #8: Cody Rhodes (with Brandi Rhodes, Diamond Dallas Page and MJF) defeated Shawn Spears (w/ Tully Blanchard)

My Opinion: 4.2 out of 5 – This was a story-driven match that had some great physical exchanges all on the path to Cody kicking Shawn’s ass. The shenanigans in the final act of the bout actually added to the excitement and made for a big spectacle in a match that was poised to be just the beginning of the story of their rivalry. This was a blast and I bet you might just agree.

Match #9: Lucha Brothers (Pentagon and Fenix) defeated The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) – Ladder Match For The AAA Tag Team Championship

My Opinion: 4.6 out of 5 – This was a tremendous spectacle the likes of which don’t come along every day. This was all about heart and passion, with caution being thrown to the wind. This was like a Robin Williams stand-up performance, in that it was great, but you have no idea what you just saw. Don’t let me keep you. Go watch this damn thing already.

Match #10: (Main Event) Chris Jericho defeated Adam Page – All Elite Wrestling World Championship Match

My Opinion: 4 out of 5 – The right man won in a match that was great in the old sense. Everything was careful and precise, with not one motion wasted. If you’re looking for Jericho to fly around the ring like a maniac then you’ll be disappointed. Page was an old fashioned stud here and looked strong in defeat. Hey, Jericho just became a champion again. I’m happy. Also, I wouldn’t have a problem with Shawn Michaels coming out of retirement and being WWE World Champion one more time either, just in case you thought I was one of those folks who hates older champions. Overall, this was an excellent match to end the show with.

News Of The Night:

  1. MJF teased turning heel on Cody Rhodes.
  2. Arn Anderson beat the hell out of Tully Blanchard.

Final Verdict: 3.9/5

This was a strong show that had its problems, but always had something fun to enjoy.


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