A former WWE Superstar has seemingly reacted to all the surprises at AEW All Out, asking how Vince McMahon could have let AEW capture some top stars.
All Out emanated from the NOW Arena in the Chicagoland area of Illinois and could go down as one of the most historically significant events in the wrestling business in years to come. With a star-studded line-up of matches accentuated by CM Punk returning to the ring for the first time in over seven and a half years, the show was set to be a spectacle – and the surprises came.
Former WWE star and Million Dollar Champion Virgil gave his thoughts on proceedings on social media, wondering what WWE Chairman Vince McMahon must think of the events at AEW All Out:
“How did Vince f*ck this up?”
Cole and Danielson were both under contract with WWE in 2021. Danielson made his last appearance for WWE in the spring losing a match to Roman Reigns where he had to leave SmackDown if he lost. Cole’s deal seemingly ran out on August 27th after he had signed a short term extension to face Kyle O’Reilly at NXT TakeOver: 36.
The Casino Battle Royale has become a well-worn path for surprise debutants in the company and All Out’s affair was no different. With twenty women already having made their entrance to the match, it just left the Joker to be revealed. Destination unknown became destination AEW as Ruby Soho – the former Ruby Riott – made her debut for the company. Not only did she compete in her debut match for AEW, but she also won the whole thing guaranteeing her a shot at the AEW Women’s World Title.
The main event of the evening saw Kenny Omega defend his AEW World Championship against IMPACT World Champion Christian Cage. Omega won the night, thanks in part to his Elite comrades but the night was far from over.
After the bout, The Elite continued the assault on Cage which brought out his allies Jurassic Express. The Elite still took control and as Omega seemingly tried to end the night, Adam Cole made his shocking debut. After first seemingly confronting the men who ‘killed’ him on Being The Elite, Cole showed his true colours that Kyle O’Reilly and Pat McAfee would be only too aware of as he kicked Jungle Boy in the head.
With The Elite strengthened even more, it looked like a bad end to the night for the rest of the AEW roster until Bryan Danielson made his first appearance in AEW to the delight of the watching audience. Danielson, Cage, and Jurassic Express soon cleared the ring and stood tall as the show went off the air. After the cameras stopped rolling, Danielson addressed the AEW fans, giving his three reasons for joining AEW.