Top Five Moments From AEW All Out 2020

Published 09/06/2020, 12:16 PM EDT


AEW held its second edition of the All Out pay-per-view on September 5. With quite a few surprises in the night and several botches, the show was one to remember.

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Although, with a limited live audience and only one title change, the show became slow at times. But at the end of the day, from a never-before-seen match to a former WWE superstar debut, All Out definitely had its moments.

Here we select five pivotal moments from the action-filled night.

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#5. AEW takes a jab at WWE

AEW has never shied away from mocking WWE. Last night was no different. During a backstage segment, AEW subtly mocked WWE over their recent third-party apps order.

AEW Superstars Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford announced their wedding at All Out. The couple announced they will search for the Best Man on the upcoming AEW Dynamite.

They followed it up with a promotion for Twitch TV.  “This message has been approved by All Elite Wrestling,” popped up under the screen as they promoted Twitch.

AEW took a direct hit on Vince McMahon‘s decision to ban Twitch’s involvement.

#4 Matt Hardy takes a life-threatening fall (TWICE)

As we reported earlier, Matt Hardy took two hits to the head in his match against Sammy Guevera. If Hardy lost the match, his AEW career would be over. Therefore, the stakes were high.

During the first few moments of the match, Matt Hardy had his head land straight on the hard concrete! Guevera suffered some hit as he went through a table but Hardy was severely affected.

Medical staff surrounded Hardy. However, the former WWE star insisted on fighting as his career was on the line. Hardy ended up winning the match but suffered another major fall towards the end.

It may be one of the highlights from the event but this is definitely not a great moment for AEW. The fans are blaming AEW for allowing Hardy to compete. Reby Hardy, Matt’s wife, is furious with the company.

#3 Orange Cassidy defeats Chris Jericho by dumping him in the Mimosa Pool

Maybe not one of the most athletic matches, but this never before seen match was definitely entertaining.

Orange Cassidy came in as the underdog and delivered what he had to. He pushed Jericho into the Orange pool and secured the win in the Mimosa Mayhem.

This match definitely built Cassidy as one of the upcoming stars.

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#2 Former WWE star makes his AEW debut and botches

The Casino Battle Royale was one of the main attractions of All Out. Fans were shocked to see former WWE star Evan Bourne (now known as Matt Sydal) making his AEW debut. He was the mystery “joker” participant in the match.

However, Sydal botched his debut at the beginning. He was aiming for his iconic “Shooting Star Press” but landed only a few inches away from the turnbuckle and on his head.

Thankfully, the rest of the match was better for him as he showed off his athleticism and eliminated some men before getting eliminated by Eddie Kingston.

#1 Jon Moxley and MJF put on a stellar show

AEW World Champion Jon Moxley and MJF proved why they deserved to be in the main event. Even though MJF lost the match, he established himself as one of Moxley’s toughest competitors.

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Before the match, MJF made sure Moxley could not use his “Paradigm Shift”, but ironically, the champion retained by using the move itself. MJF showed some great bouts of sheer athleticism as well.

Taking full advantage of the referee’s distraction, Moxley thought fast and hit his move to score the victory. If we judge based on the match, MJF should be the new champ. But, he is just starting out and a lot of wins are awaiting.

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After the match, MJF took to twitter to call Moxley a cheater. But he got trolled by Moxley’s wife Renee Young in return.

These were our picks for the top moments. Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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