Chris Jericho defeats Adam Page at All Out to become the first AEW World Champion

Chris Jericho

All Elite Wrestling returned to the home of their unofficial start-up last night, as the Sears Center in Chicago hosted All Out.

Last years All In pay-per-view may not have been an AEW event, but considering it was run by Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks just months before the promotion was confirmed, it was essentially a test run to what they'd be doing in the future.

Fast forward a year and the sequel to All In would be presented by AEW, in what was the last major show before they debut on a weekly basis on TNT come October 2.

After NXT UK produced something special earlier in the day with TakeOver: Cardiff, AEW needed to raise the bar - and they did just that.

Highlights of the night included a spectacular match between Kenny Omega and former WWE star PAC, who defeated 'The Cleaner' via referee stoppage - a smart move which protects Omega for his inevitable clash with Jon Moxley.

The undisputed match of the night though belonged to The Young Bucks in a losing effort to the Lucha Brothers, with the four men hitting some death-defying spots in a tag team ladder match.

The main event of the evening though belonged to the World Championship match, where either Chris Jericho or Adam 'Hangman' Page was to be crowned the first-ever AEW World Champion.

Page stole the show from the off after coming out to the ring on an actual horse, but the crowd had seemingly used up all of their energy for the previous match, and didn't get into it nearly as much as The Bucks v Lucha Bros.

The end of the 26-minute match though saw Jericho reverse Page's Dead Eye move into a Judas Effect elbow, and the resulting pin-fall saw Y2J add the AEW World Championship to his collection of belts over the years.

Chris Jericho holds his new AEW World Championship aloft

It's a smart business move having a well-known name as your champion going into your first set of mainstream television tapings - and the chase is now on to dethrone the Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla.

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