At Double or Nothing, which took place this past Saturday, the journey toward the ( AEW ) All Elite Wrestling Heavyweight Championship was set into motion. In the “Buy-In” pre-show, “Hangman” Adam Page overcame 20 other competitors in the Casino Battle Royale. In the main event, Chris Jericho defeated his rival in Kenny Omega. With these two victories, Page and Jericho became contenders for the world championship in question.
These victories led many fans to speculate as to when Page and Jericho would square off. How long would AEW hold off until these stars squared off for AEW’s top prize? On this past Thursday’s episode of Busted Open Radio, Jericho appeared to provide insight. According to Jericho, AEW will crown its first champion at All Out, which will take place on August 31st at the Sears Centre Arena in Chicago, Illinois.
Prior to All Out, AEW will hold two other events. The first, which will take place on June 29th, is Fyter Fest, from Daytona Beach, Florida. The second, which will air on July 13th from Jacksonville, Florida, is Fight for the Fallen.
Sutter’s Synopsis: The AEW World Championship has become a hot topic since Double or Nothing, and for good reason. Though a wrestling promotion may be able to showcase excellent matches featuring top talent, the matches in question won’t matter as much if there is little reason for them to take place. The goal, for many a wrestler, is to become champion. For the first AEW World Championship match, it doesn’t get more intriguing than the rising star known as Page taking on the established veteran in Jericho.
It’s important to note that All Out is still a few months away, so there have been no additional matches announced for the event in question. Much like its prequel event, All In, expect to see a showcase of top independent talent and undiscovered talent alike. As far as who will win the inaugural championship match, it can go either way. AEW can crown Page and immediately cement him as the face of their promotion. On the other hand, giving the accolade to a legend like Jericho can elevate the profile that AEW is still developing.