They had an idea. AEW has been in the middle of all kinds of changes in recent months and things are only starting to settle down. This has included things behind the scenes as well as in front of the camera, some of which have impacted the other. The company had to make some changes and rewrite some of its original plans. Now we know what one of those original plans was going to be.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, the original plan for the main event of All Out would have seen CM Punk defending the World Title against Maxwell Jacob Friedman. However, the match never took place as Punk broke his foot, resulting in the creation of the Interim World Title and a unification match taking place at All Out instead. There is no word on if AEW will ever run Punk vs. Friedman again, though Punk is set to be out of action until next spring due to a tricep injury.
Opinion: It can be interesting to see what was going on before everything changed and that is what we got to see here. Punk vs. Friedman is a feud that went very well to start and there is a good reason to believe that the title match would have been just as good. Unfortunately I can’t quite imagine it actually happening due to the whole Punk situation, but AEW did have a good idea.
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