AEW All Out 2023 is on the horizon and these five matches would be a big part of the show.
All eyeballs are focused squarely on AEW All In. The August 27 event at Wembley Stadium is set to set the wrestling world on fire. But AEW All Out 2023 is the very next week and looking to keep the momentum of this being a major show for All Elite Wrestling. As of this piece, only one match is announced with Luchasaurus defending his (their if you ask Christian Cage) AEW TNT Championship against former TNT Champion, Darby Allin. Of course, that’s not going to be the only match on the card, and without anything else planned here are five other matches that are necessary for the event.
Kenny Omega versus Konosuke Takeshita
AEW All Out 2023 can’t happen without Kenny Omega. He is perhaps the most important name on the roster, next to CM Punk and Jon Moxley. The story between The Elite and The Blackpool Combat Club has come to a close, but there’s still something there between him and Konosuke Takeshita. When mixed in with Don Callis, this is the next angle that must come Omega’s way before he is to rise back up to the main title picture. Finally giving these two a big match at AEW All Out would be a perfect showcase, especially if they kicked off the show. Omega already has at least two matches in 2023 that could be considered the best of the year and one with Takeshita could easily deliver the same type of response.
Daniel Garcia versus Chris Jericho
The Jericho Appreciation Society has come to an end of sorts. It’s time to get back to the match between Chris Jericho and Daniel Garcia. There was a moment where it looked like AEW was ready to throw all the chips behind Garcia. His momentum has stalled at times, but the fact remains that Garcia is one of the most over names on the roster and one that the company and build around for the future. A battle between Jericho and Garcia brings the JAS to an end and would give Garcia a win over one of the most important individuals on that roster.
Swerve versus Nick Wayne
The story between Swerve and Nick Wayne transcends AEW. Each week, things grow more intense, especially after Swerve’s attack on Wayne. The two have already faced off in AEW, with Swerve getting the victory. Still, there’s a lot of meat left on the bone between these two, and that could culminate in a big match at the PPV. Wayne is a name to watch as the company continues to build him up as the underdog babyface, and his links to Swerve will continue to wind back way into the story.
Hikaru Shida versus Nyla Rose
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Nyla Rose was the women’s champion and on top of the world. Then, the world shut down. Rose would hold the belt for 101 days, but because of the pandemic and the uncertainty of what was going on in the world, she was only able to defend the belt once during that time before dropping the belt to Shida at Double or Nothing 2020.
Since then, to say that Rose has been featured well as a former champion would be up for debate. When fans talk about former champions and bringing them back into the picture, Rose is usually forgotten about. That alone is the story that could be used to build up a Shida versus Rose feud at the top of the women’s division, and finally give them the opportunity to tell a story with fans in attendance.
Women’s Ladder Match for Number One Contendership
All Elite Wrestling has an exceptionally deep women’s division, especially when you take into account the Ring of Honor women that can easily float over. The “Face of the Revolution” gimmick is usually held for the AEW Revolution PPV, but the women’s division can’t wait much longer. A new challenger is needed for Hikaru Shida or whoever is holding the belt after All Out. And the women have yet to be booked into a ladder match, which is a big stipulation that took women years to be able to obtain. AEW holding out on that opportunity for women is a mistake that needs to be corrected. Featuring six women at AEW All Out 2023 with one coming out as the top contender and storylines for the others would be an improvement.