AEW All In London at Wembley Stadium
August 27, 2023
Wembley Stadium
London, England

Watch: PPV & FITE 

AEW All In Zero Hour
FTW Title Match
Jack Perry (c) vs. Hook

The “Jungle HOOK Explodes” feud has barely gotten off the ground, so there’s still some fruit to be plucked from the proverbial tree. What’s more, Perry needs to keep the heat on himself for the meantime as he tries to establish himself under his heel persona, and really, HOOK has been above his father’s pet title for a while now, and we’ve already ripped the band-aid off with HOOK losing his streak, let’s keep him moving up toward a real title now. Prediction: Jack Perry

AEW All In Zero Hour
ROH World Tag Team Title Match
Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) (c) vs. Adam Cole & MJF

It’s a cute use of these teams to have them go for the AEW Dark Tag Titles ahead of their title match, and will likely be an entertaining match. At this point, I think adding tag belts to the Better Than You Bay Bay act would be putting a hat on a hat, especially it being the tag belts of a promotion that I can’t imagine either deigning to step foot in at this point in their careers. Aussie Open win, trouble in paradise for BTYBB.  Prediction: Aussie Open

AEW World Trios Title Match
The House Of Black (Brody King, Buddy Matthews & Malakai Black) (w/Julia Hart) (c) vs. The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster) & Billy Gunn

Among the night’s results, this seems like a lay-up for a feel-good title win. The whole House Rules era of the Trios belts has been a bit of a dud (at least creatively), so there’s no harm in handing them off to Bad Dad Billy Ass and the eternally over Acclaimed. Prediction: The A(ss)claimed

Real AEW World Title Match
CM Punk (c) vs. Samoa Joe

I’d hardly believe if you had told me 20 years ago that there would one day be a Punk/Joe IV. If you’d told me 20 years ago that there would one day be a Punk/Joe V, I’d think you were laying it on a little thick. As a lifelong fan of both men, I’m not looking forward to them throwing down one more time, but the build to this one has been a bit lackluster, thanks to a wonky TV win amid a tournament for Punk. Although the road to it was questionable, I’m looking forward to two of my guys doing the damn thing on their biggest stage yet. Prediction: CM Punk

Chris Jericho vs. Will Ospreay

Surely an important marker in the career of young Ospreay, this is a feud that I don’t see as being a one-and-done. Therefore, I think Jericho gets the W here, which motivates Ospreay to get his win back later on (similar to how it has gone with another Winnipeg native the young bruv has run afoul of). Prediction: Chris Jericho

Stadium Stampede Match
Best Friends (Chuck Taylor & Trent Beretta), Eddie Kingston, Orange Cassidy & Penta El Zero Miedo vs. Blackpool Combat Club (Claudio Castagnoli, Jon Moxley & Wheeler Yuta), Mike Santana & Ortiz

I hope this will be a brawl as wild and outrageous as the previous Stadium Stampedes. It’s great to see Santana & Ortiz back in the fold again, and I’m excited to see how they will fit in here. You’ll never lose much money betting against Eddie Kingston and the Best Friends. Prediction: BCC

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Bullet Club Gold (Jay White & Juice Robinson) & Konosuke Takeshita (w/Don Callis) vs. The Golden Elite (Adam Page, Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi)

It’s a bit of a controversial match in its own right, but no matter how you feel about this match or how each man fits onto this card, it almost can’t help but deliver. There are some interesting combinations in play with the addition of Takeshita, and I’m sure they’ll be busting out the big guns for this show. Rack up another feel-good win for The Golden Elite. Prediction: The Golden Elite

Coffin Tag Team Match
Christian Cage & Swerve Strickland vs. Darby Allin & Sting

It’s another match that I’m hoping will live up to how wild Sting’s no-DQ matches have been in the past. Betting against Sting in this environment is never a smart bet and given how stop-and-start Swerve’s focus has been in AEW, I’m not confident he gets a meaningful win here. Prediction: Darby Allin & Sting

AEW Women’s World Title Four Way Match
Hikaru Shida (c) vs. Saraya vs. Toni Storm vs. Dr. Britt Baker DMD

As much as a Saraya “hometown” win has been predicted/fretted about for months, I will think positively and say that Shida gets the win here. Her recent title victory was received very well by practically everyone, and it would mean a lot to have her win here on all fronts. I could be the biggest dope in the world for not banking on Saraya here, but I’ll at least feel better knowing I didn’t pick anyone affiliated with Ronnie Radke. Prediction: Hikaru Shida

AEW World Tag Team Title Match
FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) (c) vs. The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson)

Recent events certainly, er, brought this match and its very existence into doubt. It also was not the hottest match one could book, even before a certain person’s troubles. I definitely wasn’t thinking FTR would be dropping the belts here as of two weeks ago, and I’ll stick with that, although I will admit that it might be a better look for a wrestling company not to have one of their champions with a mugshot dated 2023. Time will tell… Prediction: FTR

AEW World Title Match
MJF (c) vs. Adam Cole

I’m no fan of either of these guys, but I must admit that this is working for practically everyone who isn’t me, so fair play. The prospect of a straight-up feud between these guys filled me with light dread a few months ago, so it is at least novel and unexpected that they should go a different way, and reap the benefits of doing so. While there is thought that MJF will ultimately return to his evil ways, perhaps despite himself, I think it would be more interesting if Cole is the one to turn on MJF, allowing the latter to spin into a babyface role that seems to be more appropriate for how crowds are reacting to him right now. I feel the turn will result from losing his shot at the belt and leaving All In with a hook for the fast-approaching All Out. Prediction: MJF