As seen during the September 2nd 2023 edition of AEW Collision, Ricky Starks challenged Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat to a strap match at the All Out PPV and there was an in-ring confrontation between the two. Steamboat presented a contract with Starks vs. “The Dragon” on it and Starks signed it. Steamboat then revealed that “The Dragon” was actually “The American Dragon” Bryan Danielson.
Danielson came to the ring and signed a contract to make his match against Stark official for All Out. This will be Danielson’s first match since he fractured his right forearm with about ten minutes left to go in his match against Kazuchika Okada at the 2023 AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door PPV event.