Since he walked out of WWE in January 2014, pro wrestling fans wondered if CM Punk would ever return to the ring. At numerous wrestling shows, fans would chant his name and wanting their hero to return. However, it seemed the Chicago native put the wrestling business behind him as he started to do movies, write comic books, fight in the UFC, and become an MMA analyst.
People finally got their wish on August 20 from Punk's hometown on an episode of AEW Rampage when he had one of the biggest reactions in the history of the business that had the longest WWE champion in this generation in tears. During the segment, Punk announced he will be making his long-awaited return to the squared circle on Sunday when he takes on former TNT champion Darby Allin at AEW All Out from the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., right outside Chicago.
Other matches on the show include Kenny Omega defending the AEW Heavyweight title against Christian Cage, The Young Bucks putting the AEW Tag Team championships on the line against The Lucha Bros in a steel cage match. Also, Chris Jericho takes on MJF. If Jericho loses, then he can no longer wrestle in All Elite Wrestling.
Top-to-bottom AEW All Out 2021 is a very deep show. But this show is all about the in-ring return of CM Punk after a seven-year hiatus.
Here is everything you need to know about AEW All Out 2021.
What time does AEW All Out 2021 start?
Date: Sunday, Sept. 5
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
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.
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- Mikey Garcia loss to Sandor Martin disappointing and 'lackluster', says Eddie Hearn
How to watch AEW All Out 2021?
United States: Bleacher Report, PPV, Fite.TV
Everywhere but the U.S.: Fite.TV
AEW All Out will be streamed live on Bleacher Report, Fite.TV in the United States and on FITE.TV everywhere else around the world.
If you don't have capable internet speeds, you can order All Out through your cable or satelitte provider on a pay-per-view price of $49.99.
Where is AEW All Out 2021?
All Out takes place from NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill. It is the second time All Out has taken place at the venue and the first time since 2019.
AEW All Out 2021 match card
- CM Punk vs. Darby Allin (with Sting)
- Kenny Omega vs. Christian Cage for Omega's AEW Heavyweight title
- Chris Jericho vs. MJF (Jericho will retire if he is defeated)
- Miro vs. Eddie Kingston for Miro's AEW TNT title
- Paul Wight vs. QT Marshall
- Britt Baker vs. Kris Statlander for Baker's AEW Women's title
- Jon Moxley vs. Satoshji Kojima
- The Young Bucks (c) vs. The Lucha Brothers in a steel cage for The Young Bucks' AEW Tag Team titles
- Women's Casino Battle Royale
- Best Friends (Chuck Taylor, Wheeler Yuta and Orange Cassidy) and Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus) vs. The HFO (Matt Hardy, Marq Quen, Isiah Kassidy) and TH2 (Jack Evans and Angelico) (Buy-In pre-show)