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AEW All Out 2022 Predictions

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Welcome to Sports Obsessive’s AEW All Out 2022 predictions! Our expert panel of Andrew Grevas, Joel Kananen and Griffin Kaye (oh, and that Chris Flackett fella as well) are here to give you the best-informed predictions around on what’s going to go down at All Out.

Let’s get Elite and get into it!

Pre-Show: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Eddie Kingston

AEW All Out 2022 Tomohiro Ishii vs. Eddie Kingston title card
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Andrew: Welcome back Eddie! This match will get the crowd hot and hopefully, an Eddie win here leads to something bigger for the fan favorite.

Prediction: Eddie Kingston

Chris: Backstage drama aside, Eddie is definitely a big deal with the AEW faithful, and while this might be on the pre-show, its going to be a banger and another showcase for ‘The Mad King’s’ brutality. Eddie for the win here.

Prediction: Eddie Kingston

Griffin: A match already with nine main card matches, this is controversially shoved to the pre-show, perhaps as a punishment for Kingston over his backstage fight? Maybe but probably not. Either way, Kingston is still a big star and will surely win this feud as AEW have no plans for Ishii.

Prediction: Eddie Kingston

Joel: After serving a suspension for a backstage altercation, Eddie Kingston gets a dream match. Only in wrestling, I guess. This match is going to slap, literally. Eddie loves to fight tough guys, and Ishii is one of the toughest anywhere. Great way to kick off a huge show for AEW.

Prediction: Eddie Kingston 

AEW All Atlantic Champion PAC vs. Kip Sabian

PAC vs. Kip Sabian title card
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Andrew: Pac has been a guy that has been destined for big things for a while now but never has been able to get over the hump so to speak. Perhaps this title can be AEW’s version of Impact’s X Division title—the belt you put on guys who can go out and steal the show. Sabian has been missed but he’s not winning here.

Prediction: PAC

Chris: You know, back in the early All Elite days when PAC was feuding with Kenny Omega, I honestly thought PAC would be AEW World Champ one day. He’s that damn good. Time and booking have proved me wrong, but he has the All Atlantic title around his waist and he’s STILL that damn good. PAC ain’t losing here.

Prediction: PAC

Joel: The first All-Atlantic defense on an AEW show for PAC, and it should be a good one. Sabian is really solid in-ring, and PAC of course is top top-tier. Pretty sure that The Bastard will retain.

Prediction: PAC

FTW Champion HOOK vs. Angelo Parker

HOOK vs. Angelo Parker
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Andrew: Hook. Nuff said.

Prediction: Can you read?

Chris: Some people just have the ‘X’ factor, that undefinable cool, and HOOK has it in spades. You can just see the guy is star potential, and he’s still young enough that he hasn’t reached his full potential yet. Wow. HOOK’s going to take the victory here, and make no mistake.

Prediction: HOOK

Joel: Somewhat unrelated but important: Parker’s tag team partner Matt Menard is magic on the mic while doing AEW Dark commentary. The FTW Championship is HOOK’s birthright, and he will not lose it to some sports entertainer.

Prediction: HOOK

House of Black vs. Darby Allin, Sting & Miro

House of Black vs. Sting, Darby Allin and Miro title card
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Andrew: Logic would dictate that Sting and company go over here, but not so fast. House of Black needs a win, but equally as important, Miro needs a reason to be mad. Have Darby take the fall, H.O.B. get a desperately needed win and give Miro a storyline reason to be heated and back in the mix of things.

Prediction: House of Black

Chris: I’ve really been underwhelmed by how the House of Black has been booked, and if the rumours are to be believed, so has Malakai Black. In any case, Darby & Sting tend to win as a team on PPV so, if for no other reason, I think House of Black will win here for the surprise moment. Perhaps Miro will turn on them.

Prediction: House of Black

Joel: So much face paint, so much angst. House of Black is the more experienced team, but Sting rarely losses so this is a tough one. I’ll go with the House in this one, as Malakai has some trick up his black sleeve.

Prediction: House of Black

Casino Ladder Match

Casino Ladder Match title card
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Andrew: This will be a human car crash and I say that in the best possible way. A human highlight reel where the action will be fast and furious. In a perfect world, a pissed off Miro would force his way into the match and win but I’m not going to bet on that. Instead, I’ll go Andrade here, who needs a big win and is already a credible top contender.

Prediction: Andrade

Chris: While the wild card entry is usually a fair pick for the win, I’m going to go All In(!) on Claudio here. Tony’s big on him and while ROH is still down to the occasional PPV, it will set up a big match for the Swiss Superman in the meanteam.

Prediction: Claudio Castagnoli

Joel: What a fantastic lineup for this match! I can’t wait to see the Lucha Bros and Dante Martin jump off ladders. Also interested to see Claudio and Wheeler interact, and probably beat the heck out of each other in the name of loving violence. This is also a prime opportunity for a MJF return, even if it’s only realistic in my heart.

Prediction: MJF/Andrade

Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks vs. TBD (Six-Man Tag Team Titles)

Andrew: It’s public knowledge that this tournament was set up for the Bucks and Kenny to go over. Which is great. But the icing on the cake is the furthering of the story with Adam Page. The outcome might be predictable, but where the story between these four friends goes isn’t.

Prediction: The Elite

Chris: Let’s be honest: this whole Trios tournament was set up for The Elite to win it. I’m not complaining—they’re the best team for the job. But there’s no way Kenny & The Bucks won’t win here.

Prediction: The Elite

Griffin: Writing this as of August 31st, it is still unknown who the finalists in the tournament will be. I predict The Elite and Dark Order. Either way, I feel 90% confident The Elite will walk away with the tag titles at All Out.

Prediction: The Elite

Joel: My most anticipated match of the night. Kenny and the Young Bucks are so dang good, and I can’t wait for Omega to really let loose and put on a show.

IF DARK ORDER WIN: Hangman finally being there in a meaningful way for Dark Order is so precious. The long-running story of The Elite is the best and most important through-line in AEW history, and this will be another excellent chapter.

IF BEST FRIENDS WIN: It’s a bit surprising that the Best Friends made it to the finals, considering Adam Page’s late entry, but they are a long-established team and legit threat to The Elite. This match is going to rule.

Prediction: The Elite 

Wardlow & FTR vs Jay Lethal & The Motor City Machine Guns

FTR & Wardlow vs. Jay Lethal & The Motor City Machine Guns title card
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Andrew: The former stable mates, now free of MJF, find themselves in a tag match where the outcome might be predictable, but this match really is about getting guys on a packed card. It’s nice to see the Machine Guns getting a shot on an AEW PPV and hopefully, they get a run with the Bucks down the line.

Prediction: Wardlow & FTR

Chris: Why Wardlow and FTR are being booked in such a fashion is beyond me, but there you go. I do like Jay, though, and the MCMG are a very welcome addition. Despite the criticism of the booking, this should be a fun match, and I’m going with the faces to pull off the win here.

Prediction: Wardlow & FTR

Griffin: This is certainly an odd development. Despite the association with Satnam Singh and Sonjay Dutt, Lethal is now teaming with the Motor City Machine Guns. This should be fun but inconsequential. I think there is little doubt the directionless FTR and TNT champion Wardlow walk out with their hands raised and heads held high.

Prediction: Wardlow & FTR

Joel: Much better match than the proposed Lethal, Sonjay Dutt, and Satnam Singh match that was originally planned. FTR should be challenging for the AEW Tag Team Championship after months as the number one ranked team, but I’ll digress. Glad Tony cracked the Forbidden Door open for this one.

Prediction: Wardlow & FTR

Four Way Match for the AEW Interim Women’s Championship: Toni Storm vs. Britt Baker vs. Jamie Hayter vs. Hikaru Shida

All Out 2022 Interim Women's Championship match title card
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Andrew: The women’s division needs a new top star and Toni Storm can be that star. Put the gold around her waist here, have her feud with DMD and crew after and build to a big match with Thunder Rosa down the line. Some stories write themselves.

Prediction: Toni Storm

Chris: It’s a shame about Thunder Rosa’s injury, and I wish her a speedy recovery. In the meantime, a new Interim Champion’s going to be crowned. I can see Baker and Hayter using their alliance to dominate the other two for a long stretch, only for a mistake lead to Baker and Hayter getting in each other’s faces and Storm rolling one of them up for the win and the title. That way, you get a new champion and another big women’s division feud into the bargain. Win-win.

Prediction: Toni Storm

Griffin: Out of the four, Baker is the only one who has been pushed to the level of feeling like a legitimate contender. Will we see a Baker-Hayter confrontation here, is the question. I would reckon some teasing but not a whole turn as of yet. I actually think Storm will win. I like Britt a lot but not another title run again so soon, and with the conflict between DMD and Thunder Rosa, I say Toni Storm wins.

Prediction: Toni Storm

Joel: While it’s absolutely heartbreaking that Thunder Rosa won’t be able to compete, this interim championship match has some exciting potential. I’m going with a somewhat unexpected pick in Hayter, hopefully leading to a feud with the DMD.

Prediction: Jamie Hayter 

Bryan Danielson vs. Chris Jericho

Bryan Danielson vs. Chris Jericho title card
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Andrew: This goes one of two ways: the tension between Garcia and Jericho has been a setup and Garcia is going to turn on Danielson and help Jericho get a big win, cementing Garcia as an up-and-coming heel in the business. Or Garcia leaves the JSS and joins the Blackpool Combat Club, in a crowded baby face stable. To me, this is a no-brainer: Garcia helps Jericho win and then the feud with Danielson continues, making him a star in the process.

Prediction: Chris Jericho 

Chris: Danielson seems to have lost a little of the buzz—only a little, mind—of the buzz he had when he made his surprise debut at last year’s All Out. A win over Jericho in a killer match is the first step in regaining it.

Prediction: Bryan Danielson

Griffin: Danielson has to win this one, surely. Jericho has little to lose, which he has done his fair share of in AEW. As good as the Garcia programme was, Bryan needs this win to get back to the levels he was at prior to his injury. In order to make him a star, he should win this one.

Prediction: Bryan Danielson

Joel: Who will win the battle for young Daniel Garcia’s soul? Danielson and Jericho may be a little long in the tooth and grey in the hair, but they still are two of the best AEW has to offer.

Prediction: Bryan Danielson

AEW World Tag Team Champions Swerve In Our Glory vs. The Acclaimed

AEW All Out Swerve In Our Glory vs. The Acclaimed title card
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Andrew: We are seeing all 4 performers be elevated here, which is great to see. The champs need to retain and FTR needs to come down after and tease the big match for all the gold. That setup works better with Swerve and Lee retaining. You don’t crown new champs and feed them straight to the best team in the world.

Prediction: Swerve in our Glory

Chris: The Acclaimed are over as hell, but Sweve In Our Glory aren’t ready to drop the belts yet. Could we see The Gunn Club make some form of distraction, costing The Acclaimed the victory?

Prediction: Swerve In Our Glory

Griffin: I know The Acclaimed are over, but guys, FTR are right there. Why not let them have a barnstormer with the current champions? Either way, I hope that Swerve In Our Glory will win, although I do fear an Acclaimed win is imminent. Swerve are doing a good job defending their straps on the B-/C-shows, but they have done far too little to lose the titles already.

Prediction: Swerve In Our Glory

Joel: Two extremely over face teams that the crowd (me included) go wild for. Swerve and Keith Lee have been fun as champions, but have not had a super memorable defense. This is a high-profile match, and I’m going with a shock victory for The Acclaimed, mostly because I think Lee and Swerve could be elevated to singles stardom.

Prediction: The Acclaimed

Jungle Boy vs. Christian

Jungle Boy vs. Christian title card
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Andrew: This should be a show stealer. Both of these guys are motivated and can go. This is the time to turn Jungle Boy into Jack Perry once and for all and show that he can be one of AEW’s pillars for the future.

Prediction: Jungle Boy

Chris: If they want to make Jack Perry a star, this is the moment they NEED to pull the trigger. Jungle Boy needs to win here, and win convincingly. I’m confident he will.

Prediction: Jungle Boy

Griffin: A feud that has been led up to for about a year, it will be Christian’s first PPV match in over a year and a half. Christian is in AEW to likely end his time in-ring and put over new stars, with Jungle Boy often cited as the future of the company. I am unsure on this one as Jungle Boy will go on to win the feud at some point, but will it be over already? If it is prolonged, Christian will likely win. I’ll hedge my bets on the more obvious choice: Jungle Boy (yet I would not be surprised if “Captain Charisma” wins dirty, setting up a rematch later down the line).

Prediction: Jungle Boy

Joel: Jack Perry is a man dammit! I’m leaning toward Jungle Boy picking up a statement victory, but this could be a sneaky win for Christian to continue the story, especially if Luchasaurus pulls a double turn on his human friend.

Prediction: Jungle Boy Jack Perry

AEW TBS Champion Jade Cargill vs. Athena

AEW All Out Jade Cargill vs. Athena title card
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Andrew: As much as I love Athena, now is not the time to take the gold off Jade. This run can go longer and the TBS Championship itself will be elevated the longer Jade reigns supreme, eventually facing bigger and bigger stars.

Prediction: Jade

Chris: Jade has had a fantastic run of dominance, but you’re going to have to end the streak sooner or later. Better to do it in a big match on PPV against a top wreslter like Athena, rather than do a Goldberg-at-Starrcade-’98 and botch it. And you can always have Jade win the title back from Athena at a later date, maybe at Revolution or Double or Nothing to double down on her star potential.

Prediction: Athena

Griffin: It is now the time, with no better occasion, to end the undefeated streak of Jade. Athena should be made champion here so that is what I’ll predict. Simple as.

Prediction: Athena

Joel: This should be a breakout match for Jade. The TBS champ has all the star power in the world and is ready to put on a special match with Athena. One of the best workers in the world, Athena is going to bring something extra out of Jade.

Prediction: Jade Cargill

Ricky Starks vs. Powerhouse Hobbs

AEW All Out Ricky Starks vs. Powerhouse Hobbs title card
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Andrew: Which way do you go? Starks has come a long way in a short amount of time. They have something with him. Have Starks squeak out a win and have the big man chase him after, setting up rematches that elevate both up the card.

Prediction: Ricky Starks

Chris: I like Hobbs, but this match is really about Ricky. Ricky has more potential, and I can see this being the match that’s used to start to build him up and move him up the card.

Prediction: Ricky Starks

Griffin: This rivalry seems like it will span out to a second or even a third potential rubber match. For this reason, Hobbs may get a hugely significant win, perhaps with the help of interference. Will there be a new Team Taz? Starks is popular, with little to lose if protected before a later win.

Prediction: Powerhouse Hobbs

Joel: I think Hobbs wins dirty, and this feud continues. Both these guys deserve a prominent position, and this is the first step for their ascension. Team Taz forever, as I wipe a single tear from my eye.

Prediction: Powerhouse Hobbs

AEW World Heavyweight Champion Jon Moxley vs. CM Punk

AEW All Out 2022 Jon Moxley vs. CM Punk title card
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Andrew: This one is tough. Punk needs to win. That’s the story to tell and as I’ve been saying for a while, MJF needs to be the one to take the title off Punk. That’s the logical story to tell. But Mox cannot be treated like an afterthought, after carrying the company most of this year and dominating Punk 2 weeks ago. Punk wins a war, Mox stays strong and a rubber match needs to happen.

Prediction: CM Punk

Chris: There’s only one way this one is going to end, and it makes sense with the story they’ve been telling over the last few weeks. Where they go after this is a different matter, but Punk is the logical choice to win here. While I’d love to see Punk go full heel, I suspect he’ll end up in that annoying ‘tweener’ position which is neither here nor there—I don’t believe in absolutes in my life, but I do like them in my wrestling! Still, Punk for the win here.

Prediction: CM Punk

Joel: The biggest match in AEW history…part two! I’m hoping for a Punk heel turn, because honestly, Punk is getting stale for me, especially considering his backstage heat. Mox should be the champion, but it looks like a hometown win for Punk. Fingers crossed for an MJF return.

Prediction: CM Punk

What did you think of our AEW All Out 2022 predictions? What did we get spot on and where have we gone disastrously wrong? Let us know in the comments!

Written by Chris Flackett

Wrestling obsessed since '91. Lived through the Monday Night Wars and is still here to tell the tale. Major fan of Strong Style, technical and Super Jr. Wrestling, as well as big versatile hosses smacking the hell out of each other. Lives in Manchester, England.

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