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All Out 2022 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by All Elite Wrestling (AEW). It took place on September 4, 2022 at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. It was the fourth event in the All Out chronology.

Production

Background

All Out is a pay-per-view (PPV) held annually around Labor Day by All Elite Wrestling (AEW) since 2019. It is one of AEW's "Big Four" PPVs, which includes Double or Nothing, Full Gear, and Revolution, their four biggest shows produced quarterly. On July 13, 2022, AEW announced that the 2022 All Out would take place on September 4 at the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. It was also announced that in the days leading up to the event, the NOW Arena would hold Dynamite on August 31 and a live episode of Rampage on September 2. On July 15, tickets for all three events went on sale.

Storylines

All Out will feature professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed heroes, villains, or less distinguishable characters in events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches. Storylines are produced on AEW's weekly shows Dynamite, Rampage, Dark, Elevation, and The Young Bucks' YouTube series Being The Elite.

On July 27, 2022, AEW announced the creation of the AEW World Trios Championship, along with a tournament to crown the inaugural champions, with the final taking place at All Out.

Following his loss to TNT Champion Wardlow at Battle of the Belts III, Jay Lethal verbally challenged Wardlow again on the August 10, 2022 episode of Dynamite. Wardlow made his way down to the ring and was soon accompanied by FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler), with the three men driving off Lethal and his associates Sonjay Dutt and Satnam Singh. The following week, Lethal, Dutt, and Singh challenged Wardlow and FTR to a Six Man Tag Team Match at All Out. However, on the August 24 edition of Dynamite, Dutt announced that Lethal would instead be teaming with The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin) at All Out.

After retaining the FTW Championship against Danhausen on the July 27, 2022 episode of Dynamite, Ricky Starks demanded another challenger. Hook would answer the call and quickly dethroned Starks. After the match, Starks was interviewed by Tony Schiavone, however, Powerhouse Hobbs, a fellow member of Team Taz, betrayed Starks, attacking him. On the August 24 episode of Dynamite, Starks challenged Hobbs to a match at All Out, which was made official that night.

On the August 19, 2022 episode of Rampage, AEW announced that a Casino Ladder Match would be held at All Out, with the winner receiving a future AEW World Championship opportunity.

On the August 24, 2022 episode of Dynamite, Colten Gunn defeated his father, Billy Gunn, in singles competition. After the match, Colten and his brother, Austin Gunn, began beating down Billy and The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster). However, AEW World Tag Team Champions Swerve In Our Glory (Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland) made the save. Later in the night, during a backstage interview between Swerve In Our Glory and The Acclaimed, a tag team championship match was made official for All Out.

It was announced on the August 17, 2022 episode of Dynamite that AEW Women's World Champion Thunder Rosa would defend her title against Toni Storm at All Out. However, the following week, Rosa stated that she was injured and was unable to compete. As a result, a Four Way Match to crown an Interim Champion was announced for All Out, with Toni Storm, Britt Baker, Jamie Hayter, and Hikaru Shida taking part in the bout.

After Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus) lost the AEW World Tag Team Championship to The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) on the June 15, 2022 episode of Dynamite, Christian Cage, Jurassic Express' manager, betrayed his clients, attacking Jungle Boy. Luchasaurus would soon align himself with Cage and on the July 20 episode of Dynamite, Luchasaurus and Cage defeated The Varsity Blonds (Brian Pillman Jr. & Griff Garrison). After the match, Jungle Boy made his way to the ring, wielding a chair. Luchasaurus would step in between Jungle Boy and Cage before allowing Jungle Boy to continue chasing Cage, reforming Jurassic Express. Cage would continue avoiding Jungle Boy over the following weeks before a brawl broke out between the two men on the August 17 episode of Dynamite after Cage rejected Jungle Boy's challenge for a match at All Out. The following week, Cage, who had his arm in a brace as a result of the brawl, accepted a match with Jungle Boy for All Out.

On the August 17, 2022 episode of Dynamite, Daniel Garcia was defeated by Bryan Danielson in a Two Out Of Three Falls Match. Following the bout, Danielson offered Garcia a handshake but Danielson was blindsided by Garcia's Jericho Appreciation Society stablemate, Chris Jericho. Jericho continued attacking Danielson until Garcia pulled Jericho away before Garcia slapped away Jericho's finger. The following week, Jericho demanded an apology from Garcia, however, after Danielson came down to the ring, Garcia was conflicted. Jericho would grab Garcia's arm but was pushed down. After Jericho made it back to his feet, Danielson challenged Jericho to a match that night, however, Jericho stated they could face each other at All Out. The match between Danielson and Jericho was made official for All Out that night.

After winning the AEW World Championship from Adam Page at Double or Nothing, CM Punk announced days later on the June 3, 2022 episode of Rampage that he was injured. Punk intended to vacate the championship, however, AEW President Tony Khan instead opted to have an interim champion crowned, who would face Punk upon his return to determine an undisputed champion. At AEW-NJPW Forbidden Door, Jon Moxley won the interim championship after he defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi. On the August 10 episode of Dynamite, Punk made his return, confronting Moxley. A match between Moxley and Punk to determine the undisputed AEW World Champion was originally scheduled for All Out but was instead moved to the August 24 episode of Dynamite due to high tensions between the two men. On August 24, Moxley swiftly defeated Punk to become the undisputed champion. The following week, Moxley issued an open challenge contract, stating that anybody could face him at All Out. Later that night, CM Punk accepted the open challenge after he was spurred on by his trainer Ace Steel. A rematch between Moxley and Punk was then made official for All Out.

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
Interviewers
Ring announcer
Referees

External links

AEW ALL OUT
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All Elite Wrestling Events
2019
Double or NothingFyter FestFight For The FallenAll OutFull Gear
2020
RevolutionDouble or NothingFyter FestAll OutFull Gear
2021
RevolutionDouble or NothingAll OutFull Gear
2022
Battle of the Belts IRevolutionBattle of the Belts IIDouble or NothingAEW-NJPW Forbidden DoorBattle of the Belts IIIAll OutBattle of the Belts IVFull Gear
2023
Battle of the Belts VRevolutionBattle of the Belts VIDouble or NothingAEW-NJPW Forbidden DoorBattle of the Belts VIIAll InAll OutWrestleDreamBattle of the Belts VIIIFull GearWorlds End
2024
Battle of the Belts IXRevolutionBattle of the Belts XDynastyDouble or NothingAEW-NJPW Forbidden Door
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