The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and Cody Rhodes shocked the wrestling world back in 2018 with the very first installment of the All In event. At the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, 11,263 fans filled in to witness the origins of what would eventually become All Elite Wrestling. Fast forward to 2023 and now we're set to head to Wembley Stadium in good old London, England for the second-ever All In for an event being tagged as "The Biggest Event in Wrestling History." 80,000 fans are expected to fill out the world-famous football stadium for AEW's largest spectacle to date. Join me on the road to one of the most monumental wrestling shows of the year as I break down my AEW All In 2023 predictions.
AEW All In 2023: Matches and Predictions
AEW All In 2023 Predictions
Jack Perry (c) vs. Hook (FTW Championship)
Preview & Predictions: You know what's so crazy? I've really come around to enjoying Jack Perry's new run as a cocky, smarmy heel. I had little to no hopes of it actually working, seeing as how he's been the lovable "Tarzan Boy" in AEW since the company started. But his promo work and recent match with Rob Van Dam really made me look at Perry in a more positive light. After beating Hook for the FTW Championship and almost destroying the title soon after, Hook returned in a bid to regain the prize his father made famous while also choking out Perry on the biggest wrestling stage of them all. Even with all that extra motivation behind him going into this match, I still think Hook will fall in defeat to Perry once again thanks to some good old-fashioned cheating. HEEL TACTICS FTW, FOLKS!
Aussie Open (Mark Davis and Kyle Fletcher) (c) vs. MJF and Adam Cole (ROH World Tag Team Championship)
Preview & Predictions: WHOA! Is this the most important match in AEW Zero Hour history? It has to be! On one side of the ring, you have the amazing Australian duo of Mark Davis and Kyle Fletcher, who are currently reigning as the ROH World Tag Team Champions. And on the opposite end of the ring, the "Better Than You Bay Bay" combination of MJF and Adam Cole is stepping up to challenge the champs on the same night both men face each other in the main event.
I think Cole is setting up this match to play the long game in his plan to do the unthinkable to MJF by the time their AEW World Championship match goes underway. Cole will end up taking the rollup pin and cost his team the win here. But in the end, this loss will work to his advantage since MJF will be weakened enough by the strong effort he puts into this match and give Cole the sneaky advantage he's been looking for...
The Golden Elite (Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega, and "Hangman" Adam Page) vs. Bullet Club Gold (Juice Robinson and Jay White) and Konosuke Takeshita
Preview & Predictions: Now let's get into the massive six-man tag team match for this next entry on my list of AEW All In 2023 predictions! For the past couple of months, Kenny Omega has been at war with Don Callis and his associates. One of those individuals is Konosuke Takeshita, who has now joined the dark side and is a prominent thorn in The Elite's side. Callis has also acquired the services of Bullet Club Gold's Juice Robinson and Jay White to help him make Omega's life even more of a hellscape. To counter them, Omega is calling upon the services of his most trustworthy partners in Kota Ibushi and Adam Page to head into war.
I can see this match leading to Omega vs. Takeshita and Page vs. White getting booked for All Out a week later based on the outcome of what happens here. And what's going to happen, you ask? The Golden Elite will emerge victorious, which will piss off Takeshita and White to the point where they challenge their respective rivals to major singles matches at the next AEW PPV. Robinson for sure is taking the losing pinfall from Omega here, folks!
CM Punk (c) vs. Samoa Joe ("Real World Championship")
Preview & Predictions: The war that began all those years ago in Ring of Honor has now carried on into All Elite Wrestling. CM Punk and Samoa Joe have rekindled their feud and it has resulted in a hot standoff within a six-man tag team match during AEW Collision's first episode and a competitive singles match on the same show weeks later. Punk's win obviously enraged Joe to the point where the "The King of Television" set out to make Punk's life as difficult as possible ever since.
And now we have arrived at the point where Punk is putting up his version of the AEW World Championship (which he regularly reminds us he never lost in the ring) against his decades-long rival. I'm expecting another solid encounter between these greats here. And I'm also expecting Punk to finally put an end to this beef with another AEW victory over Joe to retain his "Real World Championship."
FTR (Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler) (c) vs. The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) (AEW World Tag Team Championship)
Preview & Predictions: At AEW Full Gear 2020, Matt and Nick Jackson overcame FTR to claim the AEW World Tag Team Championship. Then on the April 6th, 2022, edition of AEW Dynamite, FTR retained the ROH and AAA Tag Team titles by defeating The Young Bucks. On August 27th, 2023, both of the best duos in wrestling today are set to engage in a feud tie-breaker for the ages. This is easily one of my most anticipated bouts on the entire card for this colossal AEW PPV.
I'd be perfectly happy with either team walking away from this one as the victors - another Young Bucks tag team title reign would be right up my alley and I'd have no issue seeing FTR hold onto their belts after this match concludes. My gut is leading me toward an FTR win - I feel like Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler's lengthy title reign will continue with another banger here in a streak of recent bouts that have solidified their greatness. I'm predicting FTR will emerge 2-1 over their biggest rivals once and for all!
Hikaru Shida (c) vs. Toni Storm vs. Saraya vs. Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (Four-Way Match for the AEW Women's World Championship)
Preview & Predictions: It's so depressing to not see Jamie Hayter make it back in time from injury to be on this card to reclaim the AEW Women's World Championship. And while this multi-women affair for that title is fine, I would much rather have seen Athena and Willow Nightingale claim the spots that Saraya and Britt Baker have here. Nevertheless, I think this match will show the first signs of dissension between The Outcasts stablemates Toni Storm and Saraya as they'll come to blows at some point since the title is much bigger than their friendship. And with them being so distracted, Hikaru Shida will capitalize near the closing moments of this match and get the winning pin on either one of those ladies to retain the championship she won just a few weeks prior.
House of Black (Malakai Black, Buddy Matthews, and Brody King) (c) vs. Billy Gunn and The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens and Max Caster) (AEW World Trios Championship)
Preview & Predictions: During the series of Collision episodes building up this show, I figured all roads were leading to the House of Black defending the AEW World Trios Championship against Andrade El Idolo, Rush, and Perro Peligroso. But it seems like Andrade getting his mask back after defeating Buddy Matthews in a Ladder Match marked the end of that feud. Now we've moved on to the beef between HOB and The Acclaimed, which was kicked off once the champs beat "Daddy Ass" so bad they forced him into retirement.
Now a supremely pissed off and revved up "Bad Ass" Billy Gunn has returned to aid his boys in a rematch for the ages against their cult-like opposition. Seeing as how HOB won their previous match against The Acclaimed, I'm predicting that Gunn, Anthony Bowens, and Max Caster will get the last laugh by finally overcoming their latest foes and get a massive pop from the Wembley crowd for their efforts!
Darby Allin and Sting vs. Swerve Strickland and Christian Cage (Coffin Match)
Preview & Predictions: Yo, what a bummer! I was fully locked in to watch Swerve Strickland and AR Fox work their magic on the biggest wrestling stage of them all against Darby Allin and Sting. But I'm guessing some unforeseen passport issues caused Fox to be written out of this match and storyline via Swerve no longer needing his services and getting him unceremoniously kicked out of the Mogul Affiliates. But I'm not too mad, though! And that's due to the fact that Christian Cage has stepped in to replace Fox and continue his & Luchasaurus' TNT Championship feud with Darby.
This one's going to be insane as I can already picture the rest of Swerve's stable getting involved and Darby & Sting getting some assistance from Nick Wayne and...you're going to call me crazy for this one...EDGE! Judging by all the rumors surrounding WWE reportedly denying Edge's new contract terms, I get the feeling that Tony Khan hopped on the phone with the "Rated R Superstar" to get him signed just in time to make his first AEW appearance at All In. Edge will make his presence felt by running to the ring and helping Darby and Sting fend off the overwhelming odds & proceeding to screw over his iconic tag team partner Christian. Swerve and Mr. Cage are getting buried here, folks!
Will Ospreay vs. Chris Jericho
Preview & Predictions: Next up on my list of AEW All In 2023 predictions is this international affair between the UK's Will Ospreay and Canada's Chris Jericho. After weeks of teasing a possible reunion between Jericho and Don Callis that would have resulted in Callis' stable adding another strong member to its roster, Jericho ended up not taking Callis up on his offer. Seeing as how Callis already had an illustration drawn up with Jericho's decapitated head in his hand, I can see how Jericho would decide to cut ties with Callis.
One of Callis' reliable soldiers is obviously Ospreay, who has stepped in to punish Jericho for disrespecting his leader. Ospreay is incapable of having a bad match with anyone at this point in his career and I'm confident that he'll bring the best out of Jericho, even though "The Ocho's" best in-ring days are behind him. Jericho will put up a good fight, but the younger and infinitely more spry Ospreay will overcome the AEW veteran in front of his enthusiastic UK home crowd.
Eddie Kingston, Orange Cassidy, Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent Beretta), and Penta El Zero Miedo vs. Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli, and Wheeler Yuta), Santana, and Ortiz (Stadium Stampede Match)
Preview & Predictions: Let's continue with my AEW All In 2023 predictions by checking out the wildest match on the entire card! Stadium Stampede in one of the largest stadium venues in the world is a hell of a way to go for this 10-man tornado tag team match. While I'm disheartened over the fact that Rey Fenix's work visa issues have gotten him written out of this match due to an on-camera "injury," I'm overjoyed at the fact that the returning duo of Proud & Powerful aka Santana & Ortiz are being included here.
I'm looking forward to this match eliciting some of the loudest crowd reactions of the night at the sight of all the carnage happening in front of their very eyes. And I'm praying that Eddie Kingston's music plays for the first 10 minutes of this match to hammer home the fact that this is pure anarchy personified. With the grand return of Proud & Powerful in play here and the unpredictable nature of Kingston likely screwing with his team dynamic, I'm predicting a triumphant win for the Blackpool Combat Club, Santana, and Ortiz.
MJF (c) vs. Adam Cole (AEW World Championship)
Preview & Predictions: What started out as your usual "CAN THEY COEXIST?" storyline between a title holder and their challenger has now morphed into a genuine friendship between two men who I never figured would get along. After their first great matchup for the AEW World Championship, MJF and Adam Cole were forced into a tag team scenario via the Blind Eliminator Tournament. As time wore on, both men morphed into besties and are now the hottest act in the company.
Even though they failed to capture the AEW World Tag Team Championship from FTR, MJF and Cole still maintained their strong pairing. And now, both guys are set to headline the biggest AEW show of the year with the world title on the line. And as I look at how everything is unfolding beforehand, my AEW All In 2023 predictions are pointing me towards a shocking heel turn bringing this PPV to a close.
Now I hear what you're saying - "MJF'S FINALLY GONNA TURN ON COLE HERE, RIGHT?" Well no, actually. So for the past few weeks, a visibly pissed Roderick Strong has voiced his displeasure over Cole's newfound partnership with MJF. And now Strong has linked up with Cole's former Ring of Honor stablemates in The Kingdom in a move to seemingly abandon their former stable leader. I think this is all being set up as a clever ruse that will result in Cole surprising us all by having Strong, Matt Taven, and Mike Bennett come out during the closing moments of this match to screw over the champ and help him secure his first-ever AEW World Championship.
Cole will use his true friends to swerve the man everyone thinks is going to be the one to revert back to his heel ways first! And with that, we've reached the end of my AEW All In 2023 predictions!
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