The All Elite Wrestling event "ALL OUT" is fresh in our minds! With our hearts still beating fast from excitement and the echoes of "Holy Shit" chants ringing in our ears, let's take a look back at the Top 5 Surprise Moments from "ALL OUT." (For those who have not watched it yet: ***HUGE SPOILER ALERT!***)
5. Friends Reunited
Over the last few events that AEW has held, there seems to be some sort of beef between the newly renamed "Dark Order" and Best Friends. For those of you who were unaware of this rivalry, this match made it very noticeable. It was a great introduction to The Dark Order. After a very hard hitting and well fought match up, The Dark Order managed to pin Best Friends. After the match is over and the Dark Order is leaving, the lights in the arena go out. When they come back up, none other than Orange Cassidy is standing in the ring sporting his signature sunglasses with his hands in his pockets! Cassidy dives through the ropes, taking out the Dark Order on the outside, hands still in pockets and sunglasses still on his face! The crowd goes nuts! He rolls back in the ring with his friends Chuck Taylor and Trent? for a group hug to celebrate!
4. The Rise of Nyla Rose
Say what you want about Nyla Rose, but there is no denying she has earned her spot in AEW with her showing in the Casino Battle Royal Match that took place during the pre-show for All Out. Outlasting the likes of Britt Baker, Tennille Dashwood, Ivelisse, Jazz, Awesome Kong and even a Librarian who used books to save her from elimination! (At least kids books are good for something.) With a flurry of agile moves and straight up power, we saw Nyla and Baker as the final 2 competitors left standing, but not for long. Rose swiftly dumps Baker over the the top rope and solidified her spot as the #1 contender for the AEW Women's Championship.
3. The Bastard and his Brutalizer
In what was multiple shows in the making, PAC finally debuted at "ALL OUT" taking the place of Jon Moxley in his match against the bisexual icon, Kenny Omega. The hype that was generated for this match in such a short time was unreal. Knees were being thrown left and right by Omega, PAC showed off his power game, and the intensity brought out by both men made everyone get on their feet. In the end, you truly believed that Kenny omega was going to put him away with the One Winged Angel. At the last minute, PAC was able to counter and transition into a very tight Octopus Stretch like maneuver dubbed "The Brutalizer." The crowd standing in shock as Kenny quickly fades and the referee calls for the bell! Awarding PAC a submission victory.
2. Mask on. Fuck it, Mask Off
The Young Bucks and The Lucha Brothers continue their multi-promotional feud but this time, with ladders! This match was jam packed with high spots, great utilization of the ladders and some high flying! However, the moment that earned this the #2 spot on our Top 5 was towards the end of the match. Nick Jackson and Pentagon are at the top of the ladder in the center of the ring. In a desperate attempt at gaining the win, Nick rips off the mask of Pentagon, causing him to cover his face and fall to the canvas. Even though Pentagon was unmasked, he was able to tread on for a second, covered his naked face and pushed Nick Jackson, sending him right through the tables on the outside! Pentagon and Fenix climb back up the ladder together and grab the titles, retaining their AAA Tag Team Championships!
1. A New Foe has Arrived
Roughly 1-minute into celebrating the Lucha Brothers retaining their championships in such a great match, two masked men storm the ring and start beating up Pentagon and Fenix. The two men stand over the brothers, remove the presidential Halloween mask disguises, only to reveal themselves as former IMPACT Wrestling Tag Champs Santana and Ortiz of LAX! The hottest free agents in the game at the moment, have signed with AEW and have solidified All Elite Wrestling as having the most star studded tag team division in wrestling today. Where do they go from here? We will have to keep watching to find out! Honorary mentions to Mercedes Martinez & Arn Anderson
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