AEW Double or Nothing

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Double or Nothing
AEW Double or Nothing.jpg
PromotionAll Elite Wrestling
DateMay 25, 2019[1]
CityLas Vegas, Nevada[1]
VenueMGM Grand Garden Arena[1]
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Double or Nothing is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW). This is the inaugural event under the AEW banner and will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 25, 2019.

Production

Background

After the success of the September 2018 All In event,[2] a group known as The Elite (Cody, The Young Bucks, and Kenny Omega), the driving forces behind the event, used the positive response from All In to pursue further events with backing of Shahid Khan and Tony Khan.[3][4][5] On November 5, 2018, several trademarks were filed in Jacksonville, Florida, among which were All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and Double or Nothing, leading to speculation of a formation of a promotion and the name of the first event.[6][7][8] On January 1, 2019, All Elite Wrestling was officially announced, along with the announcement of their inaugural event, Double or Nothing.[9][10][11] At the Las Vegas rally, Brandi Rhodes announced the signings of Japanese women wrestlers Aja Kong and Yuka Sakazaki. However, they could not be at the rally and are set to make their first appearances for AEW at Double or Nothing.[12] On February 10, 2019, it was announced that pre-sale tickets sold out almost immediately after going on sale.[13] AEW then announced that all tickets sold out within 4 minutes of going on sale.[14]

Storylines

Double or Nothing will feature professional wrestling matches that involve different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portray villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches.[15]

At the inaugural AEW rally in Jacksonville, "Hangman" Adam Page was interrupted by Pac, setting up a feud between Pac and Page.[16][17] At the second Rally in Las Vegas, a match between the two was officially announced for Double or Nothing.[18]

A match featuring SoCal Uncensored (SCU) (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, and Scorpio Sky) against Oriental Wrestling Entertainment's Cima and two unannounced partners was also announced for Double or Nothing after SCU challenged Cima to a match with partners of his choosing.[19][20]

On January 4, 2018, at New Japan Pro-Wrestling's (NJPW) Wrestle Kingdom 12, Kenny Omega defeated Chris Jericho in their first encounter.[21] In September at All In, after Omega defeated Penta El Zero, he was attacked by Jericho, who appeared disguised as Penta after the lights went out and came back on.[22] The following month, the two were involved in a six-man tag team match at Jericho's Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager at Sea event, where Omega's team defeated Jericho's.[23] At AEW's press announcement in January 2019, Jericho signed with AEW[24][25] and after Omega announced that he had signed with the promotion the following month, he was confronted by Jericho and the two brawled but were separated by Cody, Christopher Daniels, and security. A rematch from Wrestle Kingdom 12 was later announced for Double or Nothing.[26]

At the AEW rally in January, Dr. Britt Baker signed with AEW.[16] The following month during the Double or Nothing rally, Brandi Rhodes announced that Kylie Rae and Nyla Rose had also signed with promotion. Following some remarks from Rae, she was interrupted by Rose and the two had a stare down but were separated before a brawl could occur.[27] One day later, a triple threat match between Baker, Rae, and Rose was announced for the event.[28]

Matches

No. Matches* Stipulations
1 "Hangman" Adam Page vs. Pac Singles match[18]
2 SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, and Scorpio Sky) vs. Cima, TBA, and TBA Six-man tag team match[19]
3 Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho Singles match[29]
4 Dr. Britt Baker vs. Nyla Rose vs. Kylie Rae Triple threat match[28]
5 Cody vs. TBA TBA[28]
6 Sonny Kiss vs. Kip Sabian vs. Brandon Cutler vs. TBA Over the Budget Battle Royale[30]

*Card subject to change

References

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