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All In 2023 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by All Elite Wrestling (AEW). It took place on August 27, 2023 at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

Production[]

Background[]

The first All In event was held in 2018 and was produced by members of The Elite and Ring of Honor (ROH). The success of All In led to the creation of All Elite Wrestling (AEW). Due to ROH having the rights for All In, AEW created the All Out event as a successor. On the April 5, 2023 episode of Dynamite, AEW President Tony Khan, who had purchased ROH in March 2022, announced that the All In name would be revived for an event held at Wembley Stadium in London, England on August 27.

Storylines[]

On the July 8 episode of Collision, CM Punk defeated Samoa Joe in the Owen Hart Cup Semi Final. This marked Punk's first victory over Joe. On the August 5 episode of Collision, Joe challenged Punk to a match at All In, allowing Punk a week to respond. Punk would not answer and the following week, Joe attacked Punk during his match. The next week, a disguised Punk jumped Joe before accepting his challenge for All In.

On the August 5 episode of Collision, after defeating Big Bill and Brian Cage to retain the AEW World Tag Team Championship, FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) announced that they had unfinished business with The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson), challenging them to a rubber match at All In. On the August 9 episode of Dynamite, The Young Bucks accepted the challenge, making the match official.

On the August 2 episode of Dynamite, Swerve Strickland and AR Fox attacked rookie Nick Wayne, who Darby Allin had taken under his wing, at his home gym. The following week, Allin confronted Strickland, Fox, and their Mogul Embassy stablemates. Allin's ally, Sting, would help him fend off the group. It was announced later that Allin and Sting would face Strickland and Fox in a Coffin Match at All In. However, on the August 23 episode of Dynamite, Fox was kicked out of the Mogul Embassy after he was pinned while teaming with Strickland in a match against Allin and Wayne. After, Strickland revealed that Christian Cage, who Allin had been feuding with, would replace Fox at All In.

On the August 2 episode of Dynamite, Hikaru Shida won the AEW Women's World Championship after defeating Toni Storm. The following week, it was announced that Shida would defend her newly won title in a four way match at All In, with a tournament taking place to determine the competitors. Additionally, Storm invoked her rematch clause to be automatically added to the match. On the August 11 episode of Rampage, Saraya defeated Skye Blue to qualify while Dr. Britt Baker DMD beat The Bunny on the August 16 episode of Dynamite to take the final spot.

On the August 16 episode of Dynamite, Chris Jericho revealed that he would join Don Callis' new stable. However, Jericho would change his decision after he unveiled a painting in the ring that depicted Callis holding Jericho's head. Konosuke Takeshita would come to the aid of Callis before Will Ospreay appeared, attacking and bloodying Jericho with a chair. Later that night, Jericho challenged Ospreay to a match at All In, which was made official.

After beginning a rivalry with AEW World Champion MJF, Adam Cole faced the champion in an eliminator match on the June 14 episode of Dynamite. However, the contest ended in a time limit draw after 30 minutes. MJF and Cole were later paired up in the Blind Eliminator Tag Team Tournament, defeating Daniel Garcia and Sammy Guevara in the final to earn an AEW World Tag Team Championship match. During this MJF and Cole would form a friendship, but they failed to win the championship from FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) on the July 29 episode of Collision. On the August 2 episode of Dynamite, MJF gave Cole a contract for an AEW World Championship match with him at All In, fulfilling his promise that he would allow Cole to challenge him. On the August 9 episode of Dynamite, Cole, believing he and MJF could win a tag team championship, challenged ROH World Tag Team Champions Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis) to a title match at the All In pre-show. Aussie Open accepted later that week, making the match official.

Results[]

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Other on-screen talent[]

Commentators
Pre-show Panel
Interviewers
Ring announcer
Referees

External links[]

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2019
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2020
RevolutionDouble or NothingFyter FestAll OutFull Gear
2021
RevolutionDouble or NothingAll OutFull Gear
2022
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2023
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2024
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