- AEW All Out will take place at the Sears Centre Arena in Chicago on August 31st
- Multiple matches have already been announced for AEW’s biggest pay-per-view to date
- Who is currently favored to win in each of the night’s marquee matchups?
Within a matter of months, AEW has arguably become the hottest promotion in all of wrestling. Their pilot pay-per-view, Double or Nothing, received rave reviews from fans, and their subsequent specials, Fyter Fest and Fight for the Fallen, were extremely enjoyable as well.
However, their All Out event live from Chicago on August 31 will be their biggest to date. Five matches have already been announced and all of them are guaranteed crowd-pleasers.
Courtesy of BetOnine, let’s look at who oddsmakers are currently picking to go over in each matchup.
Best Friends vs The Dark Order Odds
|Wrestlers||Best Friends vs The Dark Order Odds at BetOnline|
|The Dark Order||-200|
*All odds herein are as of 07/19/19.
Among the many things AEW has made quite clear up to this point is that they take tag team wrestling very, very seriously. They have an absolutely stacked tag team division and every tag team match they’ve had so far has been fantastic.
Both Best Friends and The Dark Order advanced in AEW’s World Tag Team Championship Tournament and will face each other at All Out to determine who will make it to the next round.
At Double or Nothing, Dark Order ambushed Best Friends following their win over Angelico and Jack Evans, so expect there to be plenty of animosity between these two tandems once the bell rings.
Dark Order are the early betting favorite and it isn’t hard to see why. They’ve been positioned very strongly since arriving in AEW, even if they aren’t the most exciting act. Best Friends advancing would be the best decision, but based off the push they’ve received in recent months, Dark Order emerging victorious is more likely.
Cody Rhodes vs Shawn Spears Odds
|Wrestler||Cody Rhodes vs Shawn Spears Odds at BetOnline|
Cody Rhodes and Shawn Spears have more history than most may realize. They go all the way back to their days in WWE’s developmental system OVW over a decade ago, but despite Cody publicly praising Spears every chance he’s gotten, the artist formerly known as The Perfect 10 betrayed his former friend in brutal fashion with a sinister chair shot to the skull at Fyter Fest.
Spears has since undergone a complete makeover and has even adopted Tully Blanchard to be his “adviser.” He’s been fairly protected in AEW over the past two months, but according to the odds, fans will still be siding with Cody at All Out.
A win for The American Nightmare makes the most sense from a storyline standpoint (especially coming off Cody’s tag team loss at Fight for the Fallen), but there’s a chance these odds could change a bit as the show draws closer if Spears can continue to prove himself as a threat to the AEW EVP.
The Young Bucks vs The Lucha Brothers Odds
|Wrestler||Young Bucks vs Lucha Brothers Odds at BetOnline|
The “Fight forever!” chant from wrestling fans was created for feuds such as this one between The Young Bucks and The Lucha Brothers. Their original encounter at Double or Nothing was among the best bouts of the night, while their six-man tag team clash (also involving Kenny Omega and Laredo Kid) at Fyter Fest was equally exceptional.
Both times, the Bucks reigned supreme, but that hasn’t stopped The Lucha Bros from calling out the former IWGP and ROH World Tag Team champions and challenging them to a Ladder match at All Out. It should be noted that Ladder matches are typically contested for championships, so if that’ll be the case with this contest, it’s safe to assume that Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix’s AAA World Tag Team Championship (which they won from the Bucks earlier this summer) will be on the line.
Although The Lucha Bros had their hands raised against SoCal Uncensored at Fight for the Fallen, they are in desperate need of a notable victory, and beating the Bucks in a Ladder match would give them just that. You’d think this would be a shoe-in for them, yet apparently fans are torn between the two teams if the odds are any indication.
It’s going to be a toss-up, but the Lucha Bros are the safer choice.
Kenny Omega vs Jon Moxley Odds
|Wrestler||Kenny Omega vs Jon Moxley Odds at BetOnline|
Jon Moxley made a major impact upon his debut in AEW by targeting Kenny Omega at the end of Double or Nothing. Those two have been on a collision course ever since and have been building momentum in a big way.
Moxley’s Non-Sanctioned match with Joey Janela at Fyter Fest was a gem, while Omega and CIMA stole the show with their outstanding outing at Fight for the Fallen. If their one-on-one encounter ultimately main events All Out like a majority of fans figure it will, the energy in the arena will be electric.
With that said, it should come as no surprise that the odds for this matchup are incredible close. Moxley is favored ever so slightly and rightfully so; he shouldn’t be losing this early in his AEW run, not to mention how Omega can easily absorb the loss.
Again, these odds could very well fluctuate over the next month, but for now, bank on a Moxley win in Chicago.
AEW World Championship Odds: Chris Jericho vs Adam Page
|Wrestler||Chris Jericho vs Adam Page Odds at BetOnline|
All Out will be a monumental event not only for every aforementioned match but most importantly because of how it will see the crowning of the first-ever AEW World champion. Adam Page and Chris Jericho earned the opportunity to vie for the gold by winning their respective matches at Double or Nothing and this is another bout that could go either way.
Needless to say, Jericho has been labeled as a “WWE guy” for so long now that there is bound to be backlash if he becomes the inaugural champ. Then again, he’s a mainstream personality that everyone would recognize come AEW’s premiere on TNT in the fall, so all things considered, he should be the one to take the title at All Out.
The current betting odds reflect that as well, and until Page gives fans a reason to think otherwise, they will remain the same.
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