Stokely Hathaway‘s masked Joker — whoever he is — is next in line for a world title match following AEW All Out.
AEW’s All Out pay-per-view kicked off with the eight-man Casino Ladder Match with a future title shot at stake. The order of entrants went Wheeler Yuta, Rey Fenix, RUSH, Claudio Castagnoli, Dante Martin, and Penta Oscuro.
Before The Joker came out, several masked men cleared the ring while one of them climbed the ladder to retrieve the chip. The one with the chip revealed himself to be Stokely Hathaway, while the others revealed themselves to be Ethan Page, Austin Gunn, Colten Gunn, Lee Moriarty, and W. Morrissey.
The Joker then came out as a masked man and was handed the chip by Stokely Hathaway. The Joker was deemed the winner of the match and did not reveal his identity before leaving with what appears to be a new faction led by Hathaway.
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Check out a recap of the match from our live coverage page below:
Casino Ladder Match: Claudio Castagnoli vs. Penta Ocsuro vs. Rey Fenix vs. Wheeler Yuta vs. Andrade El Idolo vs. RUSH vs. Dante Martin vs. The Joker
Fenix and Yuta start the bout. Fenix gains the upper hand with some acrobatic offense. Yuta dives onto Fenix through the ropes and sends him crashing into a ladder. RUSH enters the match and attacks Yuta. He dives onto Fenix on the outside and slams him into the barricade. Andrade El Idolo enters the bout and works with RUSH to set up a ladder bridge. Andrade and RUSH climb the ladder, but Yuta stops them. Andrade hits a sunset flip on Yuta onto a ladder. Claudio Castagnoli comes to the ring and drills RUSH with a European uppercut. He dumps Andrade off a ladder, sending him crashing to the floor. Dante Martin enters the match and kicks Castagnoli. He goes to dive onto Claudio but instead leaps onto a ladder and tries to unhook the chip. Claudio tosses him, and he lands on a ladder. He sends Castagnoli to the outside with a hurricanrana. Penta Oscuro comes to the ring and floors Martin with a destroyer on the ramp. He rocks Yuta with a kick and eats an uppercut from Claudio.
Penta drills Andrade with a destroyer on a ladder. Fenix takes RUSH out with a splash through a table. Martin vaults onto Claudio as he climbs a ladder. A bunch of masked men storm the ring and attack the competitors. One of them climbs the ladder and unhooks the chip. He reveals himself to be Stokely Hathaway. His stablemates, the Gunn Club, W. Morrissey, Ethan Page, and Lee Moriarty, unmask themselves. The Joker comes out, wearing a mask, and Stokely Hathaway hands him the chip, so The Joker wins the match.
Winner: The Joker
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