In the wake of AEW All Out, WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley has taken to social media to praise the ever-expanding AEW roster.
Writing after the blockbuster event, Mick Foley praised the “incredible roster” that the company have put together since their launch in 2019. The former World Champion added that strong competition brings the best out of everyone.
“Have to give credit where it’s due… @AEW has assembled an incredible roster and no shortage of compelling storylines. Strong competition brings out the best in everyone.”
Have to give credit where it’s due…@AEW has assembled an incredible roster and no shortage of compelling storylines.
Strong competition brings out the best in everyone.
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) September 6, 2021
Foley’s comments come after a memorable night in AEW history which saw the debuts of Bryan Danielson, fka Daniel Bryan, Adam Cole and Ruby Soho. As well as in the in-ring return of CM Punk who signed with the company only a matter of weeks ago.
It has also been reported recently that AEW could be about to add another former WWE Superstar in the form of Bray Wyatt.
At All Out, CM Punk looked as if he never missed a beat as he overcame Darby Allin in his first match for more than seven and a half years. After a highly competitive clash Punk eventually picked up the win with a devastating GTS.
Meanwhile, Ruby Soho, formerly known as Ruby Riott, made an instant impact in her new wrestling home winning the Casino Battle Royale. Soho appeared as the mystery ‘Joker’ entrant in the match, going on to eliminate Thunder Rosa to grab the win. Victory means that Soho has earned herself a shot at the AEW Women’s World Championship.
The show closed in shocking fashion following the debuts of first Adam Cole and then Bryan Danielson. After Kenny Omega retained his AEW World Championship against Christian Cage the Young Bucks joined him in the ring to continue the punishment. Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus ran to the ring to try and help their friend but were left laying.
As Omega gloated Cole’s music hit and he made his way to the ring. At first it looked as if he would help Jurassic Express before hitting Jungle Boy with a superkick, re-joining The Elite. With Cole on the mic, Danielson made his debut to a thunderous reception from the crowd, taking out the Young Bucks to close the show.
Speaking during a media scrum after the show, Danielson said that there were three reasons why he decided to sign with AEW after his WWE contract expired in April. The former WWE Champion went on to praise the “incredible talent” in the locker room as well as “the best fans in the world,” adding that first and foremost he’s a wrestler.