Many fans believed that AEW would have CM Punk take on Jon Moxley to unify the AEW World Heavyweight and Interim World Titles at the All Out pay-per-view in Chicago on September 4.
Punk returned on last week’s Quake by the Lake special episode of Dynamite to have a showdown with Moxley. This week, the two stars had a confrontation and eventually brawled. However, AEW announced the unification bout would take place on next week’s episode of Dynamite.
In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported that Punk vs. Moxley in a unification bout is still planned internally for All Out.
Meltzer wrote, “currently, the 9/4 All Out PPV has C.M. Punk vs. Jon Moxley for both belts (this is not announced and not 100 percent, but it is being talked about as the current plan and there doesn’t appear to be a backup plan).”
It appears AEW will do a rare no contest or perhaps a time limit draw to set up the rematch at All Out.
As previously reported, WWE will hold the Worlds Collide event, which will see NXT and NXT UK talent face-off, on the same day as All Out. However, with a 4 pm EST start time, it should be over by the time the All Out main card starts.
Current plan for AEW All Out main event – Wrestling News