AEW pay-per-view returns Saturday night at Daily's Place in Jacksonville for the 2020 edition of All Out. As has turned out to be the norm with the promotion since its inception over a year ago, the PPV card is loaded with exciting and intriguing matches up and down the slate. The main event of the evening will see the AEW title up for grabs as Jon Moxley defends the crown against MJF.
MJF has been a thorn in the side of Moxley since being positioned as the title challenger. Now, Moxley will put his belt on the line with his Paradigm Shift finisher banned during the match. MJF has loaded the deck in his favor and will be looking for the biggest win of his career -- and the top spot in the promotion.
Also, FTR gets a crack at the tag team championship, long held by Kenny Omega and Adam Page, and Hikaru Shida will put up the women's title against reigning NWA women's titleholder Thunder Rosa in a match with show-stealing potential.
Below is a look at the complete match card set for AEW's All Out event on Saturday evening, followed by predictions for a few of the marquee bouts from our CBS Sports experts. AEW All Out begins at 8 p.m. ET, with the Buy-In pre-show leading into the festivities beginning one hour prior on the AEW YouTube channel.
AEW All Out match card
- AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley (c) vs. MJF
- AEW World Tag Team Championship: Kenny Omega & Adam Page (c) vs. FTR
- AEW Women's World Championship: Hikaru Shida (c) vs. Thunder Rosa
- Chris Jericho vs. Orange Cassidy (Mimosa Mayhem match)
- 21-man Casino Battle Royal for an AEW championship opportunity
- The Dark Order vs. Matt Cardona, Scorpio Sky & The Natural Nightmares
- Matt Hardy vs. Sammy Guevara (Broken Rules match)
- The Young Bucks vs. Jurassic Express
- Britt Baker vs. Big Swole (Tooth and Nail match)
- Joey Janela vs. Serpentico (The Buy-In pre-show)
- Private Party vs. Dark Order (The Buy-In pre-show)
AEW All Out predictions
Chris Jericho vs. Orange Cassidy (Mimosa Mayhem)
I'm of a mixed mind about this match because the mimosa stipulation makes it so either man can win without the loser theoretically being hurt by losing via pinfall or submission. However, Jericho has only lost three singles matches in the last 14 months, he has two additional men in his corner compared to OC, and he's still a main eventer for AEW despite not being champion. It appears as if AEW is infatuated with pushing OC to the moon, but I happen to believe there is a ceiling for this gimmick. Losing a mimosa match for OC is no big deal; more important is giving Inner Circle and Jericho back some of the momentum it has lost. Pick: Chris Jericho wins -- Adam Silverstein
The stipulation alone sets up Cassidy for a win. Think in terms of imagery. Which man in a vat of mimosa makes for a better visual? Jericho is in a stage of his career where it's not all about working back to being champion, he did that and it was valuable for the promotion. Now, it's all about having a good time and helping the promotion grow. Cassidy has become a force in terms of fan reaction, even in the pandemic era, and Jericho seems more than ready to put him over by ending up in the tank. Pick: Orange Cassidy wins -- Brent Brookhouse (also Jack Crosby)
AEW Women's World Championship: Hikaru Shida (c) vs. Thunder Rosa
This is a match that, if given the proper amount of time, has the potential to steal the show given the talents of these two women. It was an incredible surprise to learn that AEW had reached an agreement to bring Thunder Rosa in to face Shida on one of AEW's marquee shows of the year, and it'll also be interesting to see if anything expands in regards to a partnership with the NWA from this point. Shida's brawls with Nyla Rose en route to winning the title were great, but this is the match that will showcase Shida as one of the best female wrestlers in the world as she retains. Hopefully, though, this isn't the last we see of Thunder Rosa on a big stage. Pick: Hikaru Shida retains the title -- Crosby (also Brookhouse, Silverstein)
AEW Tag Team Championship: "Hangman" Adam Page & Kenny Omega (c) vs. FTR
Omega and Page have held the titles for the entire year to this point, and though they have defended them against a seemingly endless array of opponents, it never made as much sense to change the titles as it does given this situation. Yes, in theory, Page's indecisiveness about who to trust between The Elite and FTR could be a swerve, but it seems more likely that FTR at least uses Page to win the titles before any further storyline development takes place. Though the tag team division is loaded, it has become stagnant and could certainly use a change of pace. Plus, we all know FTR vs. Young Bucks will go down sooner than later for the straps. Pick: FTR wins the titles -- Silverstein (also Brookhouse, Crosby)
AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley (c) vs. MJF
MJF is a future world champion, and probably several times over. For right now, he's a wonderful temporary thorn in the side of Moxley. It's simply not yet time for MJF to hold the big belt and everything has set up for Moxley to retain after a legitimate challenge from MJF. Also, taking away someone's finisher tends to set them up as the winner when they "find a way," which is exactly where Moxley is positioned. Pick: Jon Moxley retains the title -- Brookhouse (also Silverstein, Crosby)