On Saturday evening, true history was made as All Elite Wrestling broke barriers and held their first-ever event with Double or Nothing. Huge names from the world of professional wrestling, and plenty from WWE’s past, are members of the roster and they were ready for a new era. Live from Las Vegas, Cody Rhodes and the rest of AEW prepared for a show to add more excitement back into wrestling which they certainly delivered.
Last year’s All In set the bar rather high and it proved to Rhodes and The Young Bucks that they really had something good. From there, they found a great backer in billionaire Tony Khan and All Elite Wrestling was born.
After the initial introduction to AEW, they brought in names such as Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega, Dustin Rhodes, “Hangman” Adam Page, and many others. The promotion is expected to grow as time goes on and after Double or Nothing, they will have an even brighter spotlight focused on them.
The Buy In was available for free on AEW’s YouTube channel and included a couple of matches to prepare the world for Double or Nothing. Cody Rhodes won’t only wrestle on the card, but he was backstage and ready for all of the night’s action.
It’s time to check out the results of the first-ever pay-per-view from All Elite Wrestling, and this article will be updated as the night goes on.
21-Man Casino Battle Royal
The winner of this match will get a future shot at the AEW World Championship, and it included some huge names. MJF, Michael Nakazawa, Sunny Daze, Glacier, Shawn Spears, Brian Pillman Jr., Joey Janela, Billy Gunn, Ace Romero, Tommy Dreamer, and Marko Stunt were just some of those in the match.
“Hangman” Adam Page ended up taking the match from 20 to 21 participants, and that was after his match with PAC was canceled. As reported by The Inquisitr, PAC called off his match after the former WWE superstar refused to lose.
Interestingly enough, it was Page who eliminated MJF last to take the win.
Winner – “Hangman” Adam Page
Sammy Guevara vs. Kip Sabian
Winner – Sabian
SCU vs. CIMA, Lindaman, & T-Hawk
This was an absolutely phenomenal six-man tag team match that had great action from one bell to the other. The ending saw Christopher Daniels and Kazarian destroying Lindaman and nailing the Best Meltzer Ever for the pinfall.
Winners – SCU
Nyla Rose vs. Kylie Rae vs. Brandi Rhodes vs. Britt Baker vs. Awesome Kong
This match was already expected to be awesome, but then, Brandi introduced Awesome Kong as a fifth woman in the bout. Making things even better is that fans expected her to win once she was brought out, but it was Baker nailing Rae with a superkick and hard knee for the win.
Winner – Britt Baker
The Best Friends vs. Angelico & Jack Evans
This was yet another fantastic tag match which included a 630 splash from Evans that was absolutely insane. The ending came with Trent getting Evans down on the mat and Chuckie delivering a double stomp off of the top rope.
Winners – Best Friends
After the match was over, the lights went out and the Super Smash Bros. hit the ring, but the lights went out again and things got weird. After the lights came back on, masked men surrounded the ring and attacked both teams.
Aja Kong, Yuka Sakazaki, and Emi Sakura vs. Hikaru Shida, Riho Abe, and Ryo Mizunami
Yet another tag match delivers in a huge way as this one was all over the place with big moves, huge spots, and a lot of great action. The fans loved it and gave it a standing ovation after all was said and done.
The ending came when Aja crashed into her own tag team partner by accident and Shida delivered a stiff running knee for the pinfall.
Winners – Hikaru Shida, Riho Abe, and Ryo Mizunami
Cody Rhodes vs. Dustin Rhodes
This was just a brutal battle with a lot of blood and some great action from an incredible wrestling family. The ending saw Cody have to hit three Cross Rhodes on Dustin before making the pinfall.
After the match, the brothers hug and announce they will partner up to face The Young Bucks at Fight For The Fallen.
Winner – Cody Rhodes
The Inquisitr reported that WWE Hall of Famer went to the ring to officially unveil the brand new AEW World Title.
AAA World Tag Team Championship: The Young Bucks (c) vs. Fenix and Pentagon Jr.
This was a big-time “Superkick Party” and one that could have gone either way with so many near-falls. The finish of the match came when the Bucks nailed a 450 Splash/Piledriver combo to get the pinfall on Fenix and retain the titles.
Winners and still champs – The Young Bucks
Chris Jericho vs. Kenny Omega
There really was no other match that made sense as the main event even though the entire card was fantastic. Jericho and Omega are always amazing to watch, but they somehow get even better when facing one another.
Lots of near falls, reversals, and plenty of carnage, but the ending was awesome. Jericho hits a Codebreaker followed by the Judas Effect for the big win.
Jericho will face Hangman Page at a future for the AEW World Title.
Winner – Chris Jericho
After the match, Jericho continues going full-on heel by telling the crowd this company isn’t for the fans, but for him. He ends the promo by saying that “Chris Jericho is A-E-W!”
All of a sudden, Jon Moxley (Dean Ambrose) hops the railing and destroys Jericho. Then, he destroys the referee as the fans are losing their minds. Finally, Moxley delivers Dirty Deeds to Omega on giant poker chips and dumps him off of them.
The crowd does insane as the show comes to a fantastic end.