CM Punk snatches the AEW heavyweight title in his backyard.
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — AEW All Out 2022 was one of wrestling's most memorable PPVs as it signaled the start of a new era for Tony Khan's thriving promotion. With CM Punk making his long-awaited return to the ring combined with the shocking debuts of Adam Cole and Bryan Danielson, AEW presented the 2022 edition of All Out from the NOW Arena as Jon Moxley defended the heavyweight title against Punk.
Punk, a native of Chicago, didn't let the energetic crowd down as he hit three GTS' with the final two being the nail in the coffin to recapture the AEW Heavyweight title and become a two-time champion to cap off a very good show.
The match ended, and the arena proceeded to go dark. Then, a voice came over the speaker and old footage of Punk in Ring of Honor. The Joker appeared and turned his back on the screen. He took off the mask and put a scarf on, which signaled it could only be one person. MJF came out to a thunderous reaction as it was the first time he's appeared since the June 1 edition of Dynamite and cut a scathing promo on AEW and company founder, president, and CEO, Tony Khan.
Punk was standing in the ring looking at MJF and holding the belt up while MJF, who was The Joker gifted the casino chip after the Casino Ladder match, put his hands on his waist to let Punk know he's coming for the title.
Other highlights on the show included Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks winning the AEW Trios title and Toni Storm capturing the AEW Women's title.
Sting, Miro, and Darby Allin def. The House of Black.
Solid match that the crowd was into throughout. A creative finish as it came down to Sting and Black. Black was ready to hit the Fade to Black but Sting sprayed mist into his face and Allin came up and scored the pin, much to the delight of the crowd.
Despite the attack from Luchsaurus, Jungle Boy made it into the ring and told the referee he was ok to wrestle. He got up and Cage speared him. He went for the pin but Jungle Boy kicks. Cage picked him up, hit The Unprettier for the shocking pin in under two minutes.
Toni Storm def. Jamie Hayter, Britt Baker, Hikaru Shida, and Britt Baker to become the interim AEW Women's champion.
Very solid match. They had a lot to overcome, considering how invested the crowd was in the Tag Team title match. Hayter had the title won but Baker pulled the referee out of the ring. Moments later, Storm hit The Storm Zero to pin Hayter and win the interim title.
Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland def. The Acclaimed to retain the AEW Tag Team titles.
The crowd was SO HOT for Anthony Bowens and Max Caster. The crowd was wanting them to win at every turn. On a couple of occasions The Acclaimed had the belts. But the powerbomb and stomp from Strickland was enough to get the pin and retain the titles.
A fantastic match that told a really good story. An audible should have been called and The Acclaimed should have won the gold.
Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks def. Adam Page, John Silver,, and Alex Reynolds to win the inaugural AEW Trios championships.
Just a breathtaking match that told a fantastic story that featured nonstop action and a multitude of near falls for both teams. Came to Page accidentally hitting Silver with The Buckshot Lariat instead of Omega.
Nick Jackson went to Silver for the pin and we have the first Trios champions.