Former WWE aces Daniel Bryan, Adam Cole and Ruby Riott make debut at AEW All Out

Former WWE Champion Daniel Bryan was among the stars to make a dramatic debut with rival wrestling company All Elite Wrestling at All Out.

Appearing under his real name of Bryan Danielson, the six-time former world champ arrived at the close of the show to a thunderous reception.

AEW confirmed his signing on social media, with Danielson a free agent following the expiry of his contract with WWE earlier this year.

That ended a spell of over 12 years in Vince McMahon’s company for the 40-year-old, who is regarded as one of the most accomplished in-ring performers of his generation.

It proved to be yet another wild night for Tony Khan’s AEW, with the company welcoming two other debutants who’d previously shone with WWE.

Former NXT Champion Adam Cole – who had wrestled in a marquee match at Takeover 36 just last month – also arrived on the scene in a chaotic main event in Chicago.

He instantly aligned himself with The Elite following Kenny Omega’s successful AEW World Championship defence against Christian Cage.

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Omega was busy crowing in the ring about his win – and the acquisition of Cole – when Danielson’s music hit to spark delirium in the area.

Also making a first showing for AEW on Sunday night was Ruby Soho, who was a vastly underrated performer in WWE as Ruby Riott.

Soho was a surprise entrant into the 21-woman Casino Battle Royale, a melee she’d go on to win to net herself a match for the AEW Women’s World Championship.

Britt Baker is the current holder of that title after she defended her gold against Kris Statlander in what was one of many outstanding matches at All Out.

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Among the other action was CM Punk’s in-ring debut for AEW as he defeated Darby Allin in what was Punk’s first wrestling match in some seven years following his own ground-breaking return to wrestling with AEW recently.

Fellow veteran Chris Jericho also came out on the winning end as he overcame bitter rival MJF as their storied rivalry continued.

There were new AEW World tag team champions crowned on the night, with Lucha Brothers defeating the incredible Young Bucks in a steel cage bout that wowed the boisterous, sell-out crowd.

Elsewhere, Miro remains TNT Champion after a win over Eddie Kingston, and Jon Moxley was victorious in his outing against Satoshi Kojima.

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