AEW Double or Nothing: Everything you need to know (2023)

AEW Double or Nothing: Everything you need to know (1)

Wrestling Junkie Staff

May 25, 2022 12:00 pm ET

Get ready to hear your favorite (or least favorite) gambling analogies or puns plenty of times on Sunday, because AEW Double or Nothing is back in Las Vegas. After a two-year detour to Jacksonville due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AEW’s Memorial Day weekend pay-per-view returns to its spiritual home, this time at the T-Mobile Arena — which also hosts Dynamite and Rampage this week.

Heading up the card is an AEW World Championship match between titleholder Hangman Adam Page and challenger CM Punk. But there are plenty of other championships at stake, as Thunder Rosa, Jade Cargill, and Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus will all put their titles on the line as well. There are even rumors that more titles will make their debuts, because the winners of the Owen Hart Foundation tournaments will also be crowned, and could receive some gold of their own.

We’ll update this article with those two finals once they’re decided as well as the Wardlow vs. MJF match that is all but assured to be finalized. Until then, read on for everything you need to know to prepare yourself for AEW Double or Nothing.

AEW Double or Nothing 2022

  • When: Sunday, May 29
  • Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
  • Start time: 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT (the Buy-In pre-show begins one hour earlier at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
  • How to watch: On PPV via Bleacher Report or TV service providers in the U.S.; through FITE TV internationally
  • Matches announced: 11

Hook and Danhausen vs. Tony Nese and "Smart" Mark Sterling

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The story so far:Hookhausen! Hook and Danhausen are the odd couple fans never knew they wanted, pairing the charismatic but mostly silent son of Taz with the indie sensation who looks like a cosplayer got lost at a wrestling show. Though Hook initially resisted teaming with Danhausen, the pull of them together has been irresistible to fans, making this an ideal example of giving people what they want. Nese is an impressive athlete just getting his feet wet in AEW, and Sterling adds some comedic entertainment value to that side of the match.

What should happen:This is an easy one: A Hookhausen victory would be the ideal way to kick off Double or Nothing and get the fans hyped up. Since Danhausen was squashed in his in-ring debut, giving him the pinfall (probably over Sterling) would be the play, and Hook can choke out Nese at the same time for extra fan goodwill.

What will probably happen: Hookhausen goes over, everyone in the arena is happy when the main card begins.

Jade Cargill (champion) vs. Anna Jay (challenger) - AEW TBS Championship Match

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The story so far: Of all the Double or Nothing matches, this one felt the most thrown together at the last minute. Like, “hey, we should really have Jade wrestle someone on this PPV.” Anna Jay hasn’t had a singles match on Dynamite or Rampage since she last tried to take this title from Cargill in January, but she’s in the top five in AEW’s rankings anyway, so … guess she’s as good a person to throw in this spot as any, especially since the more entertaining options are tied up for now in the Owen Hart Foundation tournament.

What should happen: Cargill has taken this title and run with it, rarely being pushed. It will be interesting to see her get seriously challenged, and she’s going to lose the championship eventually, but not this weekend.

What will probably happen: Cargill wins again, perhaps with assistance from the Baddies, but her reign continues regardless.

Thunder Rosa (champion) vs. Serena Deeb (challenger) - AEW Women's World Championship Match

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The story so far: The feud between these two has followed the classic “you can’t call yourself a true champion until you’ve beaten me” vibe, taking a turn toward the more personal right near the end. Deeb’s semi-shoot promo last week came off a bit awkward but still showed another side of her we haven’t always seen, and Rosa is a worthy champion still looking for a truly compelling opposite number. Regardless of whether you think the build was entertaining, they should tear it down in the ring.

What should happen: From a purely wrestling perspective, Deeb is one of the best, but she hasn’t been positioned yet as someone AEW fans should care about as champion. It’s also just way too early for Rosa to lose, which is why she is the heavy betting favorite in places where you can wager on such things.

What will probably happen:Rosa retains, but Deeb gets some much deserved time for a larger audience to appreciate how good she is at her craft.

Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus (champions) vs. Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs (challengers) vs. Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee (challengers) - AEW World Tag Team Championship Match

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The story so far:Strickland and Lee have had an ongoing beef with the Team Taz duo of Starks and Hobbs, battling them in and out of the ring for weeks. The tag team champs got into this mix because … they needed something to do? As popular as Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus are, they haven’t had a super memorable title reign, though they have successfully defended their championship six times. There is a lot of intrigue around this bout as it feels like a legitimate toss-up for who might emerge with the titles. There’s also the specter of a Christian Cage turn/betrayal hanging over the champs.

What should happen:Cage costs the champs their titles, setting up a feud between him and Jungle Boy. Starks and Hobbs emerge the winners, but their feud with Strickland and Lee goes on so the fan favorites have a chance to defeat them down the road.

What will probably happen:We’re genuinely stumped, but in the interest of putting something on the record, the champs manage to retain, as AEW slow plays the Cage turn just a tad longer. But it’s coming.

House of Black (Malakai Black, Buddy Matthews, and Brody King) vs. Death Triangle (Pac, Penta Oscuro, and Rey Fénix)

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The story so far:As the resident mysterious, dark heel stable of AEW, House of Black feels like it’s feuding with all the fan favorites all the time, and it has an ongoing subplot with the corruption of Julia Hart that may or may not pop up here. Pac has special reason to be mad at the House’s leader, Malakai Black, for “blinding” him with his black mist late last year, with Penta and Fénix fighting in his stead in the interim. A dark horse possibility would be a turn by Penta since his current Penta Oscuro incarnation feels like a fit for the House of Black — though we speak for everyone when we say seeing the Lucha Bros. split up would not be fun.

What should happen:The Death Triangle peeps are over whether they win or lose, and the House of Black could use a victory here to keep inching up toward the top of the card in future shows.

What will probably happen:Just as we laid it out, House of Black wins, with some assistance from someone: Hart or someone making a surprise turn.

The Hardys vs. The Young Bucks

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The story so far:If you’re a fan of Being the Elite, you know more about this than fans who have only watched AEW TV. Nevertheless, this isn’t a difficult plot to follow: The Hardys are one of the top tag teams of their generation, while the Bucks may be the best of theirs. Seeing them face off in a dream match of the kind AEW is so good about putting together is just good business, and the stars just aligned to make it possible and logical right now.

What should happen:If AEW plans on giving the Hardys a feel good final tag team championship run, they should go over here to help set that up. Otherwise, it makes more sense to have the Bucks win and the Hardys get some crowd-pleasing moments in along the way.

What will probably happen:Jeff Hardy jumps off something very tall, but the Bucks end up inviting both him and Matt to a superkick party that eventually does them in.

Jericho Appreciation Society (Chris Jericho, Matt Menard, Angelo Parker, Daniel Garcia and Jake Hager) vs. Eddie Kingston, Santana, Ortiz and The Blackpool Combat Club (Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley) - Anarchy in the Arena Match

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The story so far:It’s sports entertainers vs. pro wrestlers! But it’s also more than that; despite the inherent messiness of a match with so many people involved, this bout has had one of the most multi-layered narratives of anything on the card, since Jericho has separate feuds with both Kingston and Regal, and the two mini factions among the good guys aren’t necessarily on the same page. As for the rest of the JAS … it’ll just be nice to see most of them in an actual match. Jon Moxley’s immediate dismissal of another Stadium Stampede was both hilarious and on-brand, but expect to see a lot of weapons and orchestrated spots in this one just the same.

What should happen: Blackpool Combat Club has been unstoppable since assembling under Regal’s guidance, but the nature of a 10-man match means they can lose without actually getting pinned. That alone suggests a Jericho Appreciation Society win, but The Wizard’s current group also just needs a big victory to stay relevant, so they should emerge from whatever carnage is planned with their hands raised.

What will probably happen: Pro wrestlers prove to be too much for the sports entertainers and the fan favorites win, despite some potential mid-match dissention in the ranks.

MJF vs. Wardlow

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The story so far: Talk about a perfect buildup. Wardlow started out as MJF’s hired muscle, but bristled at his treatment and MJF’s natural jealousy that the big man was becoming a star in his own right. He subsequently did everything possible to make Wardlow’s life miserable for the last few months, only to watch him overcome every obstacle in his path. With MJF operating at an insanely high heat-drawing level as the bad guy, and Wardlow transforming from intriguing talent to burgeoning superstar, this is the rare match where both men will likely emerge better off … and it almost doesn’t matter who wins.

What should happen:Wardlow really should go over to complete his heroic journey. The only wrinkle could be interference from whoever he will work with in his next program.

What will probably happen: Wardlow gets an immensely satisfying pin after powerbombing the crap out of MJF, but not before going through a surprising amount of pain and drama to get there.

Hangman Adam Page (champion) vs. CM Punk (challenger) - AEW World Championship Match

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The story so far: Punk made it clear when he first arrived in AEW that his first priority was simply working great matches with the variety of new talent he hadn’t faced before, but he’s done that with Darby Allin, MJF and others. His attention was always going to turn to the championship at some point, and it just so happens that it’s still held by Page. The build started slowly as Hangman was out with COVID, but it’s intensified nicely as it’s gone on, with both men showing some heel leanings at various times. Maybe the idea is to show both men are willing to do whatever it takes to emerge victorious, which is always a dependable storytelling technique. In any case, the crowd should be hot for this match featuring two wrestlers who can be relied upon to give everything they have to make it memorable. And how the two men come out of the match in terms of face/heel alignments is almost more interesting than the outcome.

What should happen:Page’s ascension to world champion was as satisfying an example of longform pro wrestling storytelling as anything in years, but someone needs to dethrone him at some point, so why not Punk? He’s a mild betting favorite, suggesting that many people think he’s going to get his time with the title here. It would be great to see Page chasing something again, so we’re onboard with a change.

What will probably happen: Punk wins, people go nuts … but he immediately turns on the fans as soon as next week’s episode of Dynamite, giving either Page or a new fan favorite challenger (Wardlow, maybe?) a chance to play off him for the next few months.

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Who won on double or nothing 2023? ›

Cole wrapped the chain around his knee and then smashed Chris with another knee shot. Cole battered Jericho with the steel chain and then ref Aubrey Edwards stopped the match! Adam Cole was declared the winner because Chris Jericho could not defend himself.

Who won the AEW double or nothing match? ›

"Freshly Squeezed" Orange Cassidy spent months leading into Double or Nothing gutting out victory after victory, overcoming every challenger to his AEW International Championship.

Did Double or Nothing sell out? ›

According to Wrestle Tix, AEW Double Or Nothing has managed to sell 10,229 tickets out of a total capacity of 1,412. However, the pay-per-view still has 1,412 left to sell.

Who won at the AEW pay-per-view? ›

Once upon a time, "Jungle Boy" Jack Perry and Luchasaurus shared a momentous moment as they captured the AEW World Tag Team Championship.

Who is the current AEW Champion 2023 winner? ›

It is held by first-time champion Kris Statlander, who defeated Jade Cargill at Double or Nothing on May 28, 2023.

What is AEW equivalent to Wrestlemania? ›

AEW Double or Nothing is a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

Why is there no AEW champion? ›

Defeated "Hangman" Adam Page and The Dark Order (Alex Reynolds and John Silver) in a tournament final to determine the inaugural champions. The Elite were stripped of the title after being suspended by AEW president Tony Khan following a legitimate physical altercation at All Out.

Who has the most wins in AEW? ›

Wrestlers with Highest AEW Win Percentages
gimmickWin PercentageTotal Matches
Kenny Omega74.4681%94
Cash Wheeler73.9726%73
Scorpio Sky73.8636%88
Maxwell Jacob Friedman73.3333%60
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Who won the first ever AEW match? ›

1Chris JerichoDefeated "Hangman" Adam Page to become the inaugural champion.
2Jon Moxley
3Kenny Omega
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How many tickets has AEW sold? ›

AEW All In has distributed over 65,000 tickets. AEW ticket sales have been scorching-hot overseas, but domestic ticket sales tell a much different story.

How many tickets have been sold for AEW Double or Nothing 2023? ›

AEW sold out the pay-per-view event the last two times they were in Las Vegas, both on the first day of ticket sales. Tickets for AEW All In 2023 are still around 62,000 paid with a $7.9 million gate. Despite the initial excitement and hype, the sales have more or less stalled.

How long will double or nothing last? ›

What time does AEW Double or Nothing 2023 start? AEW Double or Nothing 2023 begins with the Buy-In show starting at 7:00 p.m. ET and the main show underway at 8 p.m. ET. The card is expected to last around four hours.

Have AEW ratings dropped? ›

Dynamite was down despite not facing any NBA or NHL playoff competition. Wednesday night's episode of AEW Dynamite averaged 832,000 viewers on TBS, down 7.9 percent from last week. It's the lowest audience total for the show since May 17 and is the fourth-lowest of 2023 so far.

Who is the biggest star in AEW? ›

AEW has many stars who got over long before arriving on the brand but who certainly remain popular while attempting to create a new legacy. The Best in the World is the biggest star in AEW, but his last appearance has cast doubt on the possibility he will stay with the company.

Who is the highest paid AEW wrestler? ›

Other than being the highest-paid wrestler in AEW at this point, Jon Moxley clearly has a lot of influence behind the scenes and a lot of sway with his fellow wrestlers. With his elevated position in the promotion, could he bring even more changes to AEW over the years?

How much is the AEW championship belt worth? ›

A redacted police report lists the belt as being worth between $20,000 and $100,000.

Who will be interim AEW champion? ›

June 26, 2022 - August 24, 2022

Jon Moxley defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi in a tournament finale to become interim AEW world champion at Forbidden Door in Chicago at the United Center. CM Punk was originally scheduled to defend the title against Tanahashi at Forbidden Door but was pulled from the match due to injury.

Who makes AEW belts? ›

Belt maker Dave Millican speaks about his business relationship with All Elite Wrestling and how much it cost to make the world title. The original AEW World Title design is a five-figure championship. The original AEW World Championship was designed by longtime belt maker Dave Millican.

Does WWE allow AEW shirts? ›

Don't show up to a WWE event wearing an All Elite Wrestling shirt. A fan found out this rule the hard way at WWE Royal Rumble on Sunday night when he was forced to remove his AEW shirt while sitting ringside at the event.

What is the highest attendance at AEW? ›

Before this, AEW's highest attendance came at Arthur Ashe Stadium's AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam in September 2021, which drew 20,177 fans. This number also means AEW ALL IN: London will have a higher attendance than any single-branded WCW event.

Is AEW as good as WWE? ›

More than anything else, AEW is defined by the high quality of its matches. The other key strength AEW possesses relative to WWE is the sense that more of its performers are speaking in their authentic voices.

Who has AEW suspended? ›

Punishment for that backstage fight, Sports Illustrated has learned, will include suspensions for every person involved. The list of those receiving suspensions includes Omega, Matt and Nick Jackson, Pat Buck, Christopher Daniels, Michael Nakazawa and Brandon Cutler.

Did Shane McMahon buy AEW? ›

Vince McMahon gulped theatrically when he saw Shane in the live broadcast from the AEW event, and was overcome with horror when Shane spoke: “The name on the contract does say McMahon,” explained Shane. “However, the contract reads Shane McMahon. That's right, I now own AEW.

How many belts will AEW have? ›

How many AEW championships are there? There are a total of seven AEW Championships.

Are AEW rings bigger than WWE? ›

WWE, All Elite Wrestling, and Ring of Honor use a 20-foot ring, while in the past World Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling used, and Impact Wrestling and Major League Wrestling currently use, an 18-foot ring.

Has AEW had a 5 star match? ›

The bout is the fifth five-star match in Dynamite history with AEW as a promotion now able to boast 20 of them, four more than WWE but still some way off the 81 5-star (and above) matches awarded to New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Who is the most popular AEW wrestler? ›

Jon Moxley is by far the number 1 wrestler for AEW this year, there's even an argument to be made that he carried the company on his back for most of 2022. Mox has done it all in 2022, he became AEW World Champion twice, was one of the most active and successful on the roster this year with 41 wins and 3 losses.

Why did Jon Moxley lose the AEW Championship? ›

Perhaps the biggest reason for Jon Moxley to drop the title is to challenge for the other titles. As a two-time AEW World Champion, he has been the main eventer for his entire AEW career. It's time for him to step aside and let other wrestlers shine at the top of the card. That doesn't mean Mox has to regress.

Why was the AEW title vacated? ›

Tony Khan vacated the AEW World Championship and the AEW Trios Championships after CM Punk, The Young Bucks and The Elite brawled backstage following Punk's explosive comments in front of a spineless AEW Media Scrum.

Why are there 2 TNT belts? ›

On the January 19 episode of Dynamite, Sammy instead challenged and defeated Cody's brother, Dustin Rhodes, to become the interim champion, setting the stage for the aforementioned ladder match at Beach Break. Since then, Sammy Guevara has proudly donned two belts to show that he is indeed an undisputed champion.

Is AEW making profits? ›

All Elite Wrestling has proven itself to be immensely profitable, earning over $100 million in revenue for the first time in 2022 according to one source familiar with the company's management.” The biggest story in AEW in 2022 was the All Out post-show media scrum and the events that followed afterwards.

How much does AEW cost per year? ›

AEW Plus monthly is charged every month and is priced at 6.99 USD. AEW Plus yearly is charges once per year and is priced at 69.99 USD. It is a limited offer until the 31st of January 2022. Both subscription plans include weekly AEW shows and some special AEW events like AEW Battle of the Belts.

How much does it cost to buy AEW? ›

PPV is offering AEW: Double or Nothing both live and post-event replays for $38.99. International viewers located in Canada, Australia, the U.K., Ireland and New Zealand will have access to the live stream and recording through

How long is an AEW show? ›

120 minutes

How many PPV buys for AEW Double or Nothing? ›

AEW Pay-Per-View Buys
5/29/2022Double or Nothing165,000
6/26/2022AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door140,000*
9/4/2022All Out140,000*
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How many wrestlers are currently signed to AEW? ›

AEW: All (206)

What are the matches for AEW Double or Nothing 2023? ›

Tonight's AEW Double or Nothing 2023 match card
  • MJF vs. Darby Allin vs. ...
  • FTR vs. ...
  • Adam Cole vs. ...
  • Wardlow vs. ...
  • 21 man Battle Royal for AEW International title.
  • Blackpool Combat Club vs The Elite; Anarchy in the Arena.
  • Jamie Hayter vs. ...
  • Jade Cargill vs.
May 28, 2023

Where can I watch double or nothing 2023? ›

On May 28th, straight from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV - it's Double or Nothing 2023 live on FITE!

Is AEW doing all out in 2023? ›

AEW All Out 2023 will go ahead despite the controversy surrounding last year's show, Tony Khan has confirmed. The in-ring work of All Out 2022 was overshadowed by CM Punk's comments on the post-show media scrum and the backstage fight that included Punk, The Elite, and others.

How long was double or nothing 2023? ›

AEW Double or Nothing 2023 begins with the Buy-In show starting at 7:00 p.m. ET and the main show getting underway at 8 p.m. ET. The card is expected to last around four hours.

Where can you watch AEW Double or Nothing 2023? ›

Double or Nothing is available through Bleacher Report Live and traditional pay-per-view formats. A purchase through BR Live provides the live stream and the on-demand replay. The replay will be available for 72 hours.

Who has the most AEW matches? ›

10 Current AEW Wrestlers With The Most WWE PPV Matches
  1. 1 Chris Jericho - 140.
  2. 2 Jeff Hardy - 99. ...
  3. 3 Christian Cage - 93. ...
  4. 4 Matt Hardy - 92. ...
  5. 5 CM Punk - 82. ...
  6. 6 Billy Gunn - 73. ...
  7. 7 Bryan Danielson - 70. ...
  8. 8 Dustin Rhodes - 68. ...
Feb 13, 2023

How much does it cost to go to AEW? ›

AEW Ticket Prices

All Elite Wrestling ticket prices for currently scheduled events are starting as low as $23.00 with the most expensive prices ranging up to $4294.00. The average price to attend an All Elite Wrestling event is around $152.86.

How many people bought Double or Nothing? ›

All Elite Wrestling's Double or Nothing pay-per-view on May 30 likely came just short of the company's highest gross revenue from a single event. The show drew about $6 million total for AEW and its pay-per-view distributors and sold 115,000 buys on all platforms globally, by our estimate.

Is AEW all in a PPV? ›

The inaugural All In was an independently produced pay-per-view (PPV) promoted by members of The Elite in association with Ring of Honor (ROH) and held in September 2018 at the former Sears Centre Arena (the arena changed its name to Now Arena in September 2020) in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

How many belts does WWE have? ›

There are currently 16 championships in WWE divided among the three brands. Raw has one primary and secondary championship for male wrestlers, and a singles championship for female wrestlers.

How much is double or nothing? ›

You can purchase AEW Double or Nothing through B/R Live, Bleacher Report's live-streaming service, for $49.99. You can watch the event via B/R Live on your desktop, mobile, TV, or connected device (Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku, and more).

What app has AEW on it? ›

DAZN will air: AEW: Dynamite – Every Wednesday. AEW: Rampage – Every Friday. AEW: Collision — Every Saturday.


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