AEW All Out 2019 Preview and Predictions - Triple Threat POV | Smark Out Moment

AEW All Out 2019 Preview and Predictions - Triple Threat POV

Posted by Robert DeFelice Saturday, August 31, 2019
Welcome to another edition of Triple Threat from Smark Out Moment, where three of us get together to discuss three questions based on one big topic going down in the week of professional wrestling.

This week, Callum Wiggins, Dallas Allsopp, and Robert DeFelice will be giving their thoughts on AEW All Out 2019!

Question 1: If you could add one more match to this card, what would it be?

ALLSOPP: I would have MJF vs Dustin Rhodes, purely so Rhodes can put MJF over in an entertaining bout. MJF has been garnering attention for the content of his promos, with the content of his Twitter insults particularly interesting. Rhodes could instigate this match by saying MJF needs to be taught a lesson in respect, before failing and giving MJF the rub.

WIGGINS: I don't know if I'd necessarily add a match to the card - 10 matches are more than enough in my opinion. MJF is the most glaring omission in terms of big names, so if another match needed to be added he'd have to be involved, perhaps against Sonny Kiss. While I'd like Kiss to do a little more wrestling to go along with his dancing, his happy-go-lucky flamboyance would be a perfect counterpoint to MJF's arrogant jock shtick.

DeFELICE: See above. MJF should be wrestling.

Question 2: Regarding Jon Moxley, how do you feel about PAC replacing him and what do you think the original plans were for PAC and AEW?

DeFELICE: I think this was the original plan for PAC. This was almost like the universe correcting itself. I do think I would’ve preferred the Mox match a lot more.

WIGGINS: While there was no perfect replacement for Jon Moxley following his injury, PAC was probably the best option available to AEW so good for them for acting quickly. PAC vs Kenny Omega should be a great showcase for both. As for PAC's previous plans, they were presenting him as a huge deal coming in, so it wouldn't shock me if he was originally intended for another match with Omega or Cody at All Out, only for with the AEW Championship at stake.

ALLSOPP: I feel PAC is a great replacement as he has a similar level of legitimacy to Jon Moxley. PAC is one of the best wrestlers in the world, so his match with Omega should be the best of the night. In terms of the original plans for PAC, I feel they were going to have him in or around the AEW World Championship picture, therefore a win here could make him a real star for the company.

Question 3: Who should win the inaugural AEW World Championship bout and how should the pay-per-view go off the air in your opinion?

DeFELICE: You’re stupid if you don’t put that title on a legit Hall Of Fame talent like Chris Jericho. Adam Page is good, but not that good.

ALLSOPP: Chris Jericho needs to win here to legitimize the championship. As good as Adam Page is, Jericho’s name carries substantially more weight, in addition to being a multiple world champion in WWE which gives the AEW World Championship more weight. If I was booking the show and had access to any free agent, I would book CM Punk to return and take out the newly crowned champion. CM Punk returning to wrestling for AEW would be memorable and create seismic waves in the wrestling world.

WIGGINS: The smart option is Chris Jericho. He is a name that is incredibly recognizable to the 'lapsed fan' audience that AEW is trying to target and while establishing a fresh face like Hangman Page from the get-go wouldn't be a killer blow, I feel Jericho can carry the title with more swagger right now. As for the close of the show, unless they have a really big star lined up to emerge, I'd be happy with Jericho holding the title aloft as pyro blares in the background - as long as All Out has been a success up to that point, it doesn't need a big cliffhanger finish.

Those are our thoughts on the issue, but where do you stand?
Let us know your answers to these questions in the comments below!

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Robert DeFelice is a journalist and marketing student. You can follow him on Twitter, Instagram as well as his apparel website Time Killer Apparel and his pro wrestling blog PandemoniuMania.


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