The All Out that we're looking forward to today is not the All Out we were looking forward to a week ago.
Jon Moxley's staph infection saw him pulled from his much-hyped match with Kenny Omega, replaced by the incoming PAC. Elsewhere, Rey Fenix's murky injury status threatens to undermine another headlining clash in The Lucha Brothers vs. Young Bucks, though there's no indication that he'll be removed from the event.
These situations have bred concern, and on top of them, Chris Jericho vs. Hangman Page still doesn't feel heated enough. Thus, All Out has almost become a pay-per-view that's as much about "making good" as anything else. Can Omega soar with PAC as he would have with Moxley? Will Fenix be able to bump? Can malfunctioning acts like the Dark Order finally get over? Is Page too cold to headline, and Jericho too old to be the first AEW World Heavyweight Champion?
We'll find out on the night, though AEW deserve your trust. Let's not forget the stunning highs of Double Or Nothing. Although the show they deliver on Saturday might not be the one they'd originally intended, their short track record suggests they'll have something great up their sleeves regardless...
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