I can't really explain why I like pro wrestling. But I will say when wrestling is good and it's done right, there's nothing else like it. When you can actually deliver on those big moments, like if you could bottle up tonight's event and sell it, maybe it's not perfect, but tonight's event is a perfect example of it. If it wasn't perfect All Out was nigh-perfect.
Like virtually nothing annoyed me or frustrated me tonight. The closest thing to a dud was Paul Wight vs. QT Marshall, but even that I found inoffensive and did its job.
The cage match was match of the night for me and a strong contender for Match of the Year. I was there live for both teams' first match with each other at the first AEW show. So it was cool that they met again a little over two years later, and this felt like the rightful blowoff with the Lucha Bros. finally going over and winning the belts.
The ending was pretty much perfect to me. First the double-fakeout with Adam Cole, who you maybe figured was possibly coming to AEW but weren't sure he was coming tonight then turns on the babyfaces and joins the Elite. But the fans were not denied Bryan Danielson either.
And then you see some WWE bootlickers on Twitter trying to ruin this for everybody and I wish I could reach through my monitor and theirs and smack them upside their moronic heads.
Punk/Darby was fine and did what it needed to do. Punk is 42 and hasn't wrestled in over 7 1/2 years. At least it picked up in the last five minutes. The middle section was flabby but it ended strong.
I've voiced a fair amount of criticisms of Christian Cage, but he looked good tonight and he worked a main event match tonight. He did not look or move like a 47-year-old man.
I loved MJF's entrance the fact that he teased the Y2J Millennium Man entrance and then trolled the audience with "THE LAST MATCH OF CHRIS JERICHO" is probably my favorite thing of the entire show.