AEW All Out 2021: Results, Daniel Bryan debut, full recap and match ratings

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CNET 05 September, 2021 - 11:48pm 20 views

Who won at AEW all out?

Kenny Omega retains AEW Championship In All Out 2021's main event, Kenny Omega pinned Christian with a One Winged Angel off the top rope to retain his AEW Championship. CNETAEW All Out 2021: Results, Daniel Bryan debut, full recap and match ratings

How long is AEW all out?

What time does AEW All Out 2021 start? AEW All Out begins with the Buy-In show starting at 7:30 p.m. ET, and the main show getting underway at 8 p.m. ET. The card is expected to last around four hours. DAZN News USAEW All Out 2021: Date, time, TV channel and live stream for CM Punk vs. Darby Allin

Is Adam Cole in AEW?

Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole are now part of All Elite Wrestling. ... Daniel Bryan Bryan Danielson is ALL ELITE TOO! And he's with Jurassic! DraftKings NationDaniel Bryan, Adam Cole join AEW to finish All Out PPV [VIDEO]

Who won between CM Punk and Darby Allin?

CM Punk vs. Darby Allin CM Punk wins by pinfall. It was a heckuva match, and Punk brings back his patented finisher. DraftKings NationAEW All Out results 2021: Winners for CM Punk vs. Darby Allin, Omega vs. Christian Cage, Casino Battle Royale…

What a show! AEW All Out 2021 was advertised as the long-awaited return of CM Punk, and we got that -- and much more. Among the many surprises on the show were Adam Cole and Bryan Danielson (formerly known as Daniel Bryan), who made their AEW debuts after the main event.

The show went off the air with Danielson clearing the ring of The Elite. Among the night's other highlights was the Christian versus Omega main event, Jericho defeating MJF and a tag team cage match which many will call one of the best of all time. Oh yeah -- and CM Punk beat Darby Allin in a fantastic return.

We also got a surprise appearance by New Japan Pro Wrestling's Minoru Suzuki, and Ruby Soho (formerly known as Ruby Riott). Scroll down to find a full recap of AEW All Out 2021.

After Kenny Omega defeated Christian, Omega's Elite faction came to the ring and started beating down Christian. Jurassic Express cames to help, but they get beat down too. The damn numbers game! Omega grabs the mic and talks himself up as the best in the world -- and then the lights go off and Adam Cole's music hits.

.@AdamColePro has reunited with #TheElite! pic.twitter.com/8muA1RBBg9

He comes to the ring to confront The Elite but -- swerve! -- he superkicks Jungle Boy. Omega laughs and says Cole is one of his best friends, then hands the mic over to Cole to cut a promo. When Omega takes the mic back, he bids the crowd goodnight -- but then Bryan's music hits.

.@WWEDanielBryan is here in #AEW!#AEWAllOut pic.twitter.com/oLBH975GP4

THE AMERICAN DRAGON IS BACK!!! #AEWAllOut https://t.co/hJJD5DaLIUhttps://t.co/8bOX97Ds13 pic.twitter.com/YgOnD40m2z

The home of professional wrestling is All Elite Wrestling!#AEWAllOut pic.twitter.com/ysee0Ymz0h

Bryan comes in and half of the Elite leave the ring. We get a staredown between Omega and the Bucks on one side and Bryan, Jurassic Express and Christian on another. Fisticuffs pop off, and Bryan hits his flying knee on Nick Jackson. He poses with the good guys to end the show

In All Out 2021's main event, Kenny Omega pinned Christian with a One Winged Angel off the top rope to retain his AEW Championship.

Order deteriorated quickly, with Omega beginning the match by attempting a surprise V-Trigger knee on Christian while the ref was talking to Christian. Christian dodged and, before you knew it, was flying off the top rope to tumble onto Omega on the outside. Minutes later, Omega placed a table atop Christian and jumped on top to break it -- while Don Callis distracted the ref, of course. A table was then set up properly for later.

Things slowed down after that, allowing the crowd to catch its breath, still reeling after the Punk match. Things got dramatic when Omega hit three Dragon Suplexes on Christian. Omega then obliterated him with a V-Trigger, causing Christian to spill outside to the apron. On said apron, Omega tried to put Christian through the previously set-up table with a One Winged Angel, but Christian countered and speared Omega through it.

Introductions for the #AEW World Title match: @KennyOmegamanX vs @Christian4Peeps #AEWAllOut pic.twitter.com/Lr7Y0uZBXG

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Back in the ring, Christian hit a Killswitch for a nice nearfall. He then put Omega in a Cloverleaf submission, but Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows came running in. Christian dispatched of both, but Omega was able to get the upper hand. On the turnbuckles, Christian went for a top-rope Killswitch but Omega countered with a top-rope One Winged Angel for the pin.

Rating: 4.5 stars. A fantastic main event. It was hampered by the fact that everyone knew Christian wasn't going to win, but he and Omega worked a memorable match to a great finish.

This is what it needed to be: a palate cleanser. It was quick and simple. Paul Wight threw QT Marshall around, beat up his lackeys and then chokeslammed him for the win.

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CM Punk comes out in leg-length tights, and the crowd yells that it's clobbering time. It sure is. 

In one of the biggest shocks of the night, a lot of the Chicago crowd was chanting for Darby Allin. There were duelling chants throughout, although the "CM Punk" section was much louder. 

Punk was in good shape, maybe better shape than he was in WWE. There were small things that indicated rust (like when he tried to pull Allin in for a clothesline but momentarily struggled to catch Darby's wrist), and the match was a little submission-hold heavy in the middle, which felt a bit like Punk trying to get his bearings back (it could not be that, but that's the impression I got). But on the whole, this was the CM Punk you remember.

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There was a great spot midway through the match when CM Punk caught Allin with a GTS, but their placement was such that Allin fell right out of the ring. Allin was nearly counted out, dipping into the ring at 9 as the crowd chanted for Punk. Punk then hit his famous high knee on the turnbuckle corner and called for another GTS. Allin fought out of the GTS with a flurry of elbows, getting his first round of boos from the crowd. He then hit his insane suicide dive, which got him back in the crowd's good graces. 

.@CMPunk sends @DarbyAllin flying into the ring post. #AEWAllOut pic.twitter.com/cJTEde7vBP

Is it GTS time? @CMPunk x #AEWAllOut pic.twitter.com/16J6zqHTcn

.@DarbyAllin regains the momentum against @CMPunk. #AEWAllOut pic.twitter.com/7zLctmE0pF

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Allin went for the Coffin Drop but Punk avoided by simply sitting up. Allin then cradled Punk, who countered it into a GTS -- but Allin countered the GTS into his Last Supper rollup for a two. Allin jumped up on Punk's shoulders for a reverse hurricanrana, but Punk successfully countered into a GTS for the 3 count.

Rating: 4.5 stars. Terrific in every sense. Punk looked great upon returning, but Allin came off much, much stronger for having the competitive match. The last 5 minutes were particularly awesome, as all of the counters were a reminder that Punk isn't just a superstar, but a creative wrestler too.

Punk did look very, very slightly rusty. But it looks like, once that ring rust sheds, he could be as great in AEW as he ever was.

Jericho's career-threatening match begins with MJF entering with a countdown clock akin to Jericho's famous WWE debut -- so it's already fun. Jericho came out to a Fozzy guitarist playing the melody of Judas, with the crowd singing along. The guitar drowned out the crowd, so it kind of backfired, but it was something different for a pay-per-view. 

MJF is so good at being unlikeable. His taunting and riling up of the crowd -- be it by doing the Ric Flair strutt, or by flipping them off -- was as effective at getting a response as high-impact move. But of course, there were high impact moves. The apron came into play, with MJF spiking Jericho with a Heatseeker piledriver on the side of the ring. Moments later, after Jericho narrowly avoided being counted out, Jericho gave MJF a wicked powerbomb on the ring apron.

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"Oh Sh!t!" - @The_MJF#AEWAllOut pic.twitter.com/loYOaRoBny

That powerbomb would play into the rest of the match, as MJF was selling his lower back like it was totally jacked up. He countered a flying axe handle from Jericho into a Codebreaker, but couldn't go for the pin immediately because of his back. He then struggled to get to his feet, and stretched out by the ropes, which allowed Jericho to recover and, moments later, score a Lionsault.

A turning point came when Jericho was battering MJF with the classic 10 punches on the turnbuckle. He then went for a hurricanrana, but MJF countered it into a top-rope spinebuster, though again couldn't go for the immediate cover because of his lower back. 

Wardlow came to the ring to help MJF, but he was cut off by Jake Hager. With the ref distracted, MJF clocked Jericho with Jericho's baseball bat. MJF then hit Jericho with a Judas Effect for a pin. Jericho got his foot on the ropes, but the ref didn't see it and counted the 3-count. MJF was declared the winner, with his theme song playing and everything, before another ref came to tell the match's ref that Jericho's foot was on the ropes. The crowd popped huge for the intervention. 

.@The_MJF with a Codebreaker in mid air! #AEWAllOut https://t.co/hJJD5DaLIUhttps://t.co/8bOX97Ds13 pic.twitter.com/dOD75adoLr

WHOA! #AEWAllOut https://t.co/hJJD5DaLIUhttps://t.co/8bOX97Ds13 pic.twitter.com/iL4QrUMJf1

MJF argued with the ref as the match is restarted, allowing Jericho to go for a rollup for a 2. Jericho then missed a Judas Effect, and MJF secured the armbar that he tapped Jericho out with a few weeks ago on Dynamite. Jericho managed to counter out and lock on the Walls of Jericho for the win.

Rating: 4.25 stars. Excellent match. Great psychology with MJF's lower back injury, and he did a fabulous job selling. The false finishes were also excellent, as momentarily believed MJF was going to tap Jericho out with the armbar. 

To me this exemplifies how more can be less. I remember very little from the cage match, but a lot of the storytelling from this.

The Casino Battle Royale is a 21-woman match for a shot at the women's championship. The rules are unusual: five women are attached to a card suit, and when that suit is called all five women join. So it's like a Royal Rumble, except five women start and five women join at each interval rather than one person joining every 60 seconds. At the end, one Joker comes out.

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And then there were two: @realrubysoho and @thunderrosa22#AEWAllOut pic.twitter.com/KNQGOF6uDl

This match is too frantic to fully recap -- even the announcers couldn't keep up with all the bodies coming in and out of the ring. So let's start with Ruby Soho, the former Ruby Riott, who debuted in AEW. This was a poorly kept secret, as the crowd was chanting her name as the Joker's clock was running down. 

The final three were Soho, Nyla Rose and Thunder Rosa. Rose dominates both, but is eliminated by Thunder Rosa when Rosa pulls the ol' "pull down the top rope on a running giant" trick. The crowd is mega into the Rosa-Soho showdown, as we get loud duelling chants. After a back-and-forth slapfest, Rosa and Soho end up fighting each other on the apron. Rosa attempted a Deathvalley Driver, but Soho countered and pushed Rosa into the turnbuckle. Soho then delivered a bicycle kick to Rosa, who fell off the apron. Roho wins!

Rating: 2 stars. These Casino Battle Royales are very chaotic, but it was an entertaining enough letdown after the insane cage match. The crowd was very happy to see Soho though.

The Lucha Brothers defeated The Young Bucks in a spectacular tag team championship cage match. The match was insane, and at various points was actually ridiculous, but the crowd loved every second of it. The 15,000-strong audience was as elated by the outcome as any crowd I can remember in the last few years. 

The action is impossible to document. The first 10 or so minutes was just a nonstop stream of super-athletic tandem offense. Matt Jackson got incredible heat when he cut off a Lucha Bros comeback by kicking both square in the crotch. The Chicago crowd was entirely for The Lucha Brothers already, but this took it to another level. The Bucks then started ripping off Penta's mask, which got nuclear heat. Great stuff.

Dude, this is something else. #AEWAllOut https://t.co/hJJD5DaLIUhttps://t.co/8bOX97Ds13 pic.twitter.com/vmh1FCsewk

Young Bucks really broke out Travis Scott x Fragment x Air Jordan 1s with thumbtacks in the sole for #AEWAllOut 😳😂 pic.twitter.com/Lt8e9911MR

Brandon Cutler, the wrestling business's best stooge, then chucked a duffel bag over the cage. Inside was a Nike shoe with thumbtacks on the bottom, which would turn a superkick into a lethal weapon. Matt Jackson put the shoe on and then clocked Penta with the thumbtacked Nikes. Nick Jackson then grinded Penta's face into the thumbtacks, then kicked Penta's face into it. Penta started bleeding profusely. Fenix then gets a superkick from the thumbtacked shoe.

The Bucks pin Penta, but Fenix broke up the pin. The crowd erupts. Penta launches his comeback, taking the thumbtacked shoe -- which Matt took off, for some reason -- and striking Nick in the head with it. 

The final stretch of the match was bananas. Penta, having recovered from being stabbed in the face multiple times with thumbtacks, hit a Canadian Destroyer from the top rope. After everyone recovered, we got a four-way slapping exchange which turned into a superkick exchange. 

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CROSSBODY OFF THE TOP OF THE CAGE! @ReyFenixMx #AEWAllOut https://t.co/hJJD5DaLIUhttps://t.co/8bOX97Ds13 pic.twitter.com/A7nC7TZYAv

The finish came when Penta scaled the top of the cage and dived onto Penta and The Bucks. The Lucha Brothers then spiked Nick Jackson with a tandem piledriver for the win. 

Rating: 3 stars.  Firstly, this is an impossible match to rate. To this crowd, it was a perfect 5-star match. If you're rating it off audience reaction, it was also a 5-star match. But to me, too much of it was absurd. A guy got kicked with thumbtacks multiple times and recovered in minute. The tandem offense was incredible, but there was so much of it that nothing felt like it mattered. Late in the match, after everyone had done everything to each other, they were nipping up from superkicks like it was nothing. Penta jumped off the cage onto his own brother, who was immune to the damage despite the Bucks being wiped out by it.

Lucha Brothers beat the Young Bucks to win the AEW tag titles in one of the greatest cage matches of all time.

Again, this is impossible to grade. Many wrestling fans will find this a greatest-of-all-time tag match. For me, it was just too hard to suspend my disbelief to really get into it. But the action was undeniably unbelievable. 

This was a tough match for Kris Statlander. She's the babyface, but Britt Baker, despite being a heel, is one of the most popular stars in the company. Regardless, these women had a very good 12-minute match.

After Statlander cut down Baker with a scissor kick, the match got the second "This is awesome!" chant of the night. On the outside, Statlander tried a pendulum moonsault onto Baker, but missed and splat on the mat. Statlander then ate a curbstomp from Baker. In a spot that the crowd loved, Statlander was almost counted out before Orange Cassidy got extremely animated in willing her to get back inside. 

Steps assisted Curb Stomp! #AEWAllOut https://t.co/hJJD5DaLIUhttps://t.co/8bOX97Ds13 pic.twitter.com/Obhhf5xdJx

After an exchange, Baker hit Statlander with a Panama Sunrise -- the signature move of Adam Cole, who's expected to debut in AEW soon [update: who debuted later in the night!] -- for a two count, then, after another curb stomp, made Statlander submit to the Lockjaw.

Rating: 3.75 stars. The bout was solid though, like the previous one, lacked psychology. Still, the action was mostly sharp and benefitted immensely from the hot crowd.

The Forbidden Door opened up for this one. New Japan Pro Wrestling legend Satoshia Kojima took on Jon Moxley in a surprisingly good match, won by Moxley with two Paradigm Shift DDTs. Satoshi is 50 years old, but absolutely doesn't wreste like it. They had a hard hitting match, and didn't appear to go light at all in deference to Satoshi's age. The crowd was also behind Satoshi, with duelling chants throughout. 

There was little story to the bout, just a lot of solid back and forth action. It was a nice progression of the Forbidden Door storyline -- of New Japan Pro Wrestling stars filtering in through AEW. But it was quickly overshadowed by the post-match angle.

Mox selling a DDT in the most dramatic way possible. #AEWAllOut https://t.co/hJJD5DaLIUhttps://t.co/8bOX97Ds13 pic.twitter.com/56cfIQtN38

After the match, Mox was confronted by Minoru Sukuzi another New Japan legend and one of that company's most popular stars. The crowd loses its mind -- Suzuki really is a big deal -- and chants "Holy shit!" as Mox and Suzuki meet in the ring. Suzuki and Moxley exchange forearms, which was way more awesome then it sounds, before Suzuki puts him in a sleeper hold and then nails his finish, the Gotch Piledriver. 

Gotch-style Piledriver to the GCW World Champion! #AEWAllOut https://t.co/hJJD5DaLIUhttps://t.co/8bOX97Ds13 pic.twitter.com/H2ny7vtvBq

Rating: 3.5 stars. Plus one million stars for Suzuki's AEW debut.

The TNT Championship kicked off the main show, proving to be a strong opener for All Out. Miro would ultimately retain his TNT Championship after hitting Kingston with a low blow and then a fierce high kick. Unsurprisingly, the crowd loved Eddie Kingston. They badly wanted him to win.

These guys beat the hell out of each other. Kingston early on took a wicked bump when he dived onto Miro off the apron, only for Miro to catch and slam him on the outside. Later, both men got into a strike exchange in the middle of the ring, and Kingston's chops left a bloody splotch on Miro's chest. Snug all 'round.

.@ToBeMiro catches Kingston with a Powerslam! #AEWAllOut https://t.co/hJJD5DaLIUhttps://t.co/8bOX97Ds13 pic.twitter.com/tw7goXnqW2

Miro drops Eddie with the big kick! #AEWAllOut https://t.co/hJJD5DaLIUhttps://t.co/8bOX97Ds13 pic.twitter.com/yVU3P2mdcF

We also got some very strong false finishes, with Miro getting Kingston in his Camel Clutch before Kingston dramatically made it to the ropes. Amid a flurry of action, Kingston inadvertently pulled the turnbuckle's top padding off. That came into play when Kingston hit his spinning back fist and DDT, which laid Miro out but didn't get the 3-count because the ref was busy affixing the padding back on the turnbuckle.

The finish then came when Kingston whipped Miro into the corner with the exposed turnbuckle (whcih the ref failed to patch up). The ref got in the way to stop Miro from slamming into the exposed turnbuckle. With the ref's vision obscured, Miro low blowed Kingston and then decked him with a high kick for the win.

AEW All Out's preshow saw The Best Friends team up with Jurassic Express to take on Hardy Family Office and The Hybrid 2. The good guys won when Jungle Boy made Angelico tap out to the Snare Trap.

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Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole debut in AEW at All Out

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What already promised to be one of the biggest shows in AEW history delivered beyond any reasonable expectations on Sunday night when AEW All Out went down from Now Arena in the Chicago suburbs. The show not only featured incredible in-ring action from top to bottom, but also saw three of the biggest free agents in wrestling make their All Elite Wrestling debuts.

CM Punk wrestled for the first time in more than seven years in one of the night's featured matches, going to war with Darby Allin in a surprisingly solid bit of professional wrestling. But it was the debuts of Adam Cole and Bryan Danielson -- formerly Daniel Bryan in WWE -- that are the lasting memories from the show, even as some of the best matches in the promotion's history went down over the course of the night.

CBS Sports was with you the whole way through the event, providing updates and highlights as the action went down in the live blog below.

Adam Cole made his AEW debut. Omega and The Elite attacked Cage after the match before also fighting off Jurassic Express as they attempted to make the save. Omega said that there's no one who can beat him for the belt when the lights cut out and Adam Cole made his AEW debut. After getting in Omega's face, Cole turned and hit Jungle Boy with a superkick before celebrating with The Elite.

Bryan Danielson made his AEW debut. Omega explained that, of course, Cole would be on their side since he's one of their best friends. Omega then said he'd send the crowd home happy but Danielson's music hit and he made his debut, coming to the ring before attacking The Elite and helping chase them off before celebrating with Jurassic Express and Cage to end the show.

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Tonight I saw more passion in one ring than ever. Tonight I saw a passionate AEW fan base. Those 2 things make for an incredibly energetic show. Incredible!! #AllOut @AEW

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AEW All Out results: CM Punk wins his first match in seven years

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Still, if you needed to wait and see the Best in the World climb into the ring for his first match since 2014... All Out on Sept. 5 gave you that.

Punk, now wrestling in a full set of tights rather than just trunks, was greeted by the Chicagoland crowd with the kind of ecstatic response he’s received everywhere over the past month. Both he and his opponent, Darby Allin, knew exactly how to extend the moment. Allin was staring daggers into the returning legend from the moment Punk hit the stage. In the ring, this was their final bit of stage setting...

What a moment - @CMPunk vs @DarbyAllin #AEWAllOut pic.twitter.com/hCaCtCAgvo

They didn’t wait too long to speed things up. This is a Darby Allin match we’re talking about. Punk had an answer for that, though.

.@CMPunk sends @DarbyAllin flying into the ring post. #AEWAllOut pic.twitter.com/cJTEde7vBP

The veteran sought to keep control of the pace, hitting a backbreaker, then stretching his opponent and trying to force Darby into a technical match. The former TNT champ proved he could adapt his style.

A Code Red and a crossbody counter got Allin nearfalls, but Punk was able to comeback to his GTS - but Darby fell the floor before he could cover. An attempt to do it again was foiled, then the 42 year old connected with the suicide dive Punk’s been dreading taking for months. A senton off the top started a final stretch with both men going full speed.

.@DarbyAllin regains the momentum against @CMPunk. #AEWAllOut pic.twitter.com/7zLctmE0pF

There were counters aplenty, with Punk being extremely pleased with himself for sitting up to avoid a Coffin Drop...

...and Allin almost turning another GTS attempt into a pinning predicament. But the Chicagoan finally hit his finisher clean, and won his return match.

Sting came out to shake Punk’s hand, and while Allin refused to be helped up by the Best in the World, he would accept a handshake.

Respect. @CMPunk x @Sting#AEWAllOut pic.twitter.com/jFZpWVlsOS

Probably a little too much of the feeling out process stuff at the beginning, and of the “Punk slows things down” middle section, but the final act was killer.

Get complete All Out results and coverage of the entire show here.

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