Just days ahead of All Out, AEW President Tony Khan announced that the planned bout between Andrade El Idolo and PAC would no longer be appearing on the show.
Khan made the announcement via social media, citing “travel issues” as the reason for the relatively late change.
In response the Women’s Casino Battle Royale has been moved from the Buy In to the main show.
The Buy In will now feature a huge 10-man tag team match with Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor, Wheeler Yuta and Jurassic Express taking on Matt Hardy, Private Party, Angelico and Jack Evans.
Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reports that PAC may also be missing the show due to health reasons. Meltzer notes that he had previously been told that someone was going to be off the show due to a “health situation.” He surmises that the two reports are related.
“There was one major change to the show, as the Andrade vs. Pac match is off. We had been told that one of the matches, but not one of the main events, was off due to a health situation with one of the wrestlers. AEW didn’t confirm that but the next day Khan tweeted that the match was off because of a travel situation involving one of the performers, which was later confirmed to being Pac.
It is likely the two reports are related because travel issues being known days ahead would seem to point to those issues and obviously a pure travel issue is not going to keep someone off a PPV unless it’s something that happens at the last minute, and even so, they are going to have people in town for this show shooting angles days ahead of time. AEW does not generally release specific medical information on talent.”
Meltzer continued, noting that the cancelation of the match wasn’t addressed on Dynamite, it merely wasn’t mentioned during the All Out card run down.
After the match was postponed, Andrade El Idolo took to social media to let off some steam. The former WWE Superstar initially said that PAC had wasted his time. Andrade followed that up by teasing a match with a mystery opponent.
You can see the updated card for All Out below.
- Kenny Omega vs. Christian Cage (AEW World Championship)
- Britt Baker vs Kris Statlander (AEW Women’s World Championship)
- CM Punk vs. Darby Allin
- The Young Bucks vs. The Lucha Brothers (Cage Match for the AEW World Tag Team Championships)
- Paul Wight vs. QT Marshall
- Women’s Casino Battle Royale
- Jon Moxley vs. Satoshi Kojima
- Miro vs. Eddie Kingston (TNT Championship)
- Chris Jericho vs. MJF (If Jericho loses he’ll retire from in-ring competition)