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October 31, 2022 Observer Newsletter: AEW completes All Out fight investigation, NXT Halloween Havoc


The investigation into what happened after the All Out press conference on 9/4 in Chicago was completed last week and ended with Chris Guy (Ace Steel) being let go, the company working on a buy-out of C.M. Punk’s contract with AEW and with the imminent return of the Young Bucks & Kenny Omega to in-ring activities.

The Bucks, Omega and Don Callis were all brought to the 10/26 Dynamite tapings in Norfolk, VA. They were at the show but none appeared on television. Early in the show, a video package aired showing a clip of the midnight Japanese time on the night of December 31, 2018, when The Bucks & Adam Page released the BTE episode announcing the birth of AEW, the first public disclosure the company was being formed, the first press conference in Jacksonville from a week later, as well as clips of the Bucks & Omega’s title wins. A quick clip would air followed by graphics where they would then disappear, basically telling the story they were the ones there from the start and had disappeared. The announcers never spoke about it or acknowledged it. 

A logical return would be at Full Gear on 11/19 in Newark, NJ, in a match against trios champions Penta & Fenix & Pac since the Bucks & Omega had just won the tournament to become the first champions when they were suspended. There has been nothing said or hinted to me that would be the time or place or match. But it does seem to make the most sense as a first match back.

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