AEW All Out

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AEW All Out
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PromotionAll Elite Wrestling
First event2019

AEW All Out is a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by All Elite Wrestling (AEW). Established in 2019, it was originally held annually during Labor Day weekend, but was pushed back a week in 2024. The inaugural event was a spiritual successor to the September 2018 independently produced All In PPV, which served as a catalyst to the formation of AEW in January 2019. It is considered one of the "Big Four" PPVs for AEW, along with Double or Nothing, Full Gear, and Revolution, the company's four biggest domestic shows produced quarterly.

With the exception of the 2020 event, All Out is held annually in the Chicago metropolitan area. The 2019, 2021, and 2022 events were held at the Now Arena (formerly Sears Centre Arena) in the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, the same venue that hosted the inaugural All In, with the 2023 event held at Chicago's United Center. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, that year's All Out, which was originally scheduled for the Now Arena, had to be held at Daily's Place in Jacksonville, Florida, and it was AEW's first PPV to have a live ticketed audience (with a maximum 15% capacity of venue) after Florida loosened its COVID-19 protocols. The following year in July, AEW returned to live touring and the 2021 event became AEW's first PPV held outside of Florida since the start of the pandemic. The 2024 event is the first to not be held during Labor Day weekend, while also returning the event to Saturday for the first time since 2020 as well as to the Now Arena.

History

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The inaugural All Out's main event saw Chris Jericho become the first AEW World Champion

On September 1, 2018, an independent wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event was held called All In, which took place in the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates, Illinois at the former Sears Centre Arena—renamed to Now Arena in 2020. The event was organized by members of The Elite and it was a catalyst to the formation of All Elite Wrestling (AEW) on January 1, 2019.[1] The Elite became executive vice presidents of AEW, which scheduled a spiritual successor to All In called All Out, with the inaugural All Out PPV taking place on August 31, 2019, at the same venue as All In.[2][3][4] The event was named "All Out" as the "All In" name was owned by Ring of Honor (ROH) at the time and AEW president Tony Khan wanted to avoid a lawsuit—Khan would later purchase ROH in March 2022.[5]

A second All Out was then held on September 5, 2020, establishing the event as an annual Labor Day weekend PPV for the promotion—this second event was originally to be held at the same venue, but was instead held at AEW's home base of Daily's Place in Jacksonville, Florida, due to the COVID-19 pandemic that began in mid-March that year.[6] In August 2020, AEW began admitting a very limited number of fans to events, thus the 2020 event was AEW's first PPV to have live ticketed fans during the pandemic, though only at 15% of the venue's capacity.[7] AEW resumed live touring in July 2021 and the 2021 event was held on September 5, returning to the inaugural event's venue, thus marking AEW's first PPV to be held outside of Daily's Place since the COVID-19 pandemic began.[8][9] While All Out had traditionally been held at the Now Arena, the 2023 event moved All Out to Chicago's United Center.[10]

The 2024 event was scheduled for Sunday, September 1, 2024, returning the event to the Now Arena.[11][12] However, on May 21, AEW announced that All Out would instead take place at the Now Arena a week later on Saturday, September 7, in turn marking the first All Out to not be held during Labor Day weekend. This change came in response to criticism of the 2023 event being held only one week after All In. This subsequently returns the event to Saturday for the first time since 2020.[13]

Although Double or Nothing is considered AEW's marquee domestic event,[14] AEW referee Aubrey Edwards referred to All Out as AEW's premier event on an episode of the AEW Unrestricted podcast.[15] AEW President and Chief Executive Officer Tony Khan later referred to All Out as being one of the promotion's "Big Four" PPVs, their four biggest domestic shows of the year produced quarterly, along with Double or Nothing, Full Gear, and Revolution.[16]

Events

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# Event[17] Date City Venue Main Event Ref.
1 All Out (2019) August 31, 2019 Hoffman Estates, Illinois Sears Centre Arena Chris Jericho vs. Adam Page for the inaugural AEW World Championship [18]
2 All Out (2020) September 5, 2020 Jacksonville, Florida Daily's Place Jon Moxley (c) vs. MJF for the AEW World Championship [6]
3 All Out (2021) September 5, 2021 Hoffman Estates, Illinois Now Arena Kenny Omega (c) vs. Christian Cage for the AEW World Championship [8]
4 All Out (2022) September 4, 2022 Jon Moxley (c) vs. CM Punk for the AEW World Championship [19]
5 All Out (2023) September 3, 2023 Chicago, Illinois United Center Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Jon Moxley for the AEW International Championship [10]
6 All Out (2024) September 7, 2024 Hoffman Estates, Illinois Now Arena TBA [13]
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

See also

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References

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  1. ^ Lambert, Jeremy (May 25, 2019). "AEW Announces All Out For August 31 in Chicago". Fightful. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  2. ^ Nason, Josh (June 14, 2019). "AEW All Out sells out in 15 minutes". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  3. ^ Nason, Josh (May 25, 2019). "AEW announces All Out for August 31st in Chicago". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  4. ^ Lambert, Jeremy (May 26, 2019). "Starrcast III Announced For AEW All Out Weekend In Chicago". Fightful. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  5. ^ Lambert, Jeremy (September 1, 2023). "Tony Khan Says AEW All In Gate Was 'Several Times The Price' He Paid For ROH, Used 'All Out' Name So ROH Didn't Sue". Fightful. Retrieved September 2, 2023.
  6. ^ a b Currier, Joseph (May 23, 2020). "AEW announces All Out PPV for September". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  7. ^ Nason, Josh (August 28, 2020). "AEW sets Saturday onsale date for Wednesday's Dynamite, All Out". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved August 31, 2020.
  8. ^ a b Guzzo, Gisberto (May 30, 2021). "Dates Of AEW All Out And AEW Full Gear 2021 Announced". Fightful. Retrieved May 30, 2021.
  9. ^ Middleton, Marc (May 31, 2021). "AEW All Out Venue Revealed". Wrestling Inc. Retrieved May 31, 2021.
  10. ^ a b Defelice, Robert (June 25, 2023). "AEW All Out 2023 To Emanate From The United Center In Chicago, Illinois On 9/3". Fightful. Retrieved June 25, 2023.
  11. ^ Lambert, Jeremy (April 11, 2024). "AEW Announces Dates And Locations For 2024 PPV Events". Fightful.
  12. ^ Knight, Cain A. (April 11, 2024). "AEW announces full PPV schedule for 2024, including events on back-to-back weekends". Cageside Seats.
  13. ^ a b Lambert, Jeremy; Ross Sapp, Sean (May 21, 2024). "AEW All Out Moved To September 7". Fightful. Retrieved May 21, 2024.
  14. ^ "AEW Double Or Nothing 2020 date and location revealed". Pro Wrestling Dot Net.
  15. ^ Matt Sydal | AEW Unrestricted Podcast. All Elite Wrestling. YouTube. February 15, 2021. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  16. ^ Defelice, Robert (November 8, 2020). "Tony Khan Likes AEW's 'Big Four' Pay-Per-View Schedule, Announces 'Beach Break' Special For January". Fightful. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  17. ^ "All Elite Wrestling Event Results". All Elite Wrestling. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  18. ^ Gartland, Dan (June 14, 2019). "Tickets for AEW's 'All Out' Sell Out in 15 Minutes". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  19. ^ Renner, Ethan (July 14, 2022). "AEW announces All Out pay-per-view for September". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved July 14, 2022.
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