2. Eddie Kingston wins the Casino Battle Royale
Even with its unorthodox rules, the Casino Battle Royale has become a beloved mainstay of AEW pay-per-views, and the next edition at AEW All Out 2020 is going to be just as exciting. We’ve currently got 17 of the 21 spots filled with confirmed competitors, one of which is recent AEW-signee Eddie Kingston.
In his AEW debut, Eddie Kingston made an indelible mark by pushing then-TNT Champion Cody to the limit in a no disqualification match and almost capturing the TNT Championship. Soon after the news broke that Kingston had signed with AEW, and he’s already become one of the most must-see members of the roster.
At 38 years of age, Eddie Kingston already has almost 18 years of in-ring experience on his resume. He’s one of a kind, but he can’t do this forever. AEW doesn’t need to take their time with Kingston, as a victory in the Casino Battle Royale would instantly make one of the company’s most engaging talkers a World Championship contender.
3. Hikaru Shida vs. Thunder Rosa steals the show
For fans who are familiar with Thunder Rosa’s work on the independent scene and as NWA World Women’s Champion, this might not seem particularly bold. However, it may catch the average viewer off guard considering all of the big matches on the card this Saturday at AEW All Out 2020.
Thunder Rosa made her AEW debut this week in a fantastic match with veteran Serena Deeb that lasted just shy of ten minutes and gave people just a taste of what Thunder Rosa is capable of. This Saturday at All Out, she’ll be up against AEW Women’s World Champion Hikaru Shida.
Hikaru Shida is, without a doubt, one of the most spectacular in-ring competitors in the entire industry today. Pitting her against Thunder Rosa is a definite recipe for success, and if these two women are given even fifteen minutes (preferably more) they’ll be right in the driver’s seat to steal the show and be the match of the night.