AEW’s first big chance to show the world takes place on May 25th, 2019. If it hasn’t happened yet then check back at 7:00 PM when everything kicks off.
All Elite Wrestling has a television show on TNT to look forward to later this year, but they need to bring it at Double Or Nothing. They have a very strong chance of making that happen too because The Elite has booked an incredible card for their first event.
Chris Jericho vs Kenny Omega is advertised as the headlining match, but the entire card is full of people striving to make AEW a legitimate alternative to WWE. Despite all of the action on the show, the only title on the line is in the AAA Tag Team Title match with The Young Bucks vs The Lucha Bros.
However, the winner of the Casino Battle Royale and the winner of Jericho vs Omega will compete at a later date to become the first-ever All Elite World Champion.
You can check out the matches below, but you can also never count out a few big surprises. Because AEW could be the destination for any number of top names in pro wrestling.
Check back at 7:00 PM and we’ll start the live coverage.
This Buy In featured this crazy battle royal match. Men came down in four sections and then there were some crazy spots. You can check out the entire show for free by clicking above.
Hangman Page was a big surprise as a wildcard who kept up the narrative that he has a bad knee thanks to Pac. Page and Joey Janela soon re-sparked their ALL IN feud. Ace Romero was also very large and impressive as he eliminated Marko Stunt and then Jungle Boy took him out to pop the crowd.
Dustin Thomas, a wrestler with no legs was almost about to get eliminated by MJF, but Shawn Spears saved him. Then Thomas eliminated Spears.
MJF continued to get heat from the crowd with everything he did and then Luchasaurus chokeslammed Joey Janela through a table that was set up at ringside.
Soon we had four left with Hangman Page, MJF, Jimmy Havoc and Luchasaurus. Naturally, everyone beat down MJF first and he left the ring, but remained in the match as he went under the bottom rope.
Then Havoc was eliminated after being lifted to the apron and getting a big boot from Luchasaurus. Page eliminated Luchasaurus and then MJF came back in and thought he tossed Page over the rope, but Page was able to hang on and win the match.
Winner: Hangman Page
Sammy Guevara vs Kip Sabian
Sammy walked to the ring wearing a panda headdress. Hopefully, he didn’t really kill a panda for that one.
Guevara played a wonderful heel in this match as they started what was called the first-ever singles match in AEW, however, we already got that Pac vs Page match at the Wrestle Gate show that AEW paid for so that accolade will always be a matter of contention.
Guevara were evenly matched as they both got a chance to show off. Sammy ended up getting the best of Sabian and the crowd popped, but Guevara gloating afterward turned the crowd against him.
Sammy went outside and then Sabian hit him with a springboard dive after Guevara thought that he avoided it. Suddenly, Guevara ran in and hit Sabian with a dive to match him that nobody saw coming (even the cameraman).
Guevara hit Sabian with a moonsault splash twice, but Sabian kept rolling out of the way. Finally, Sammy nailed him with a moonsault for a two count. The Sabian nailed a springboard dropkick after creating some separation.
Sabian and Guevara took it outside where Sammy nailed a shooting star press off the apron to the floor. Sammy went for a 630, but Sabian countered and hit a Deathly Hallows for the win.
Winner: Kip Sabian
SCU vs Strong Heart
It’s time to officially kick off Double Or Nothing and they had a six man tag team match up first. The representatives from OWE will face off against Scorpio Sky, Christopher Daniels, and Frankie Kazarian.
Surprise: Las Vegas is the worst town that Scorpio Sky’s ever been in. Cima and Daniels started things out and then tagged out.
Kaz got the upper hand over T Hawk using his strength and then Scorpio Sky took a blind tag to dropkick Hawk out of nowhere. T Hawk hit a powerbomb for a two count and then Kaz and Daniels were taken out to isolate Scorpio who took a splash for a two count.
The SCU started to rally as they continued to use their tandem ability against their opponents. Then T Hawk took a pin and Strong Heart started to gain the upperhand on SCU as they removed Kazarian and Sky from the situation to focus on Daniels.
Daniel created an opening and he tagged in Sky who started to rally. He hit some strikes and a stomp on Cima’s back to send him out. However, T Hawk hit a knee to the face followed by a German suplex for a close two count from L Lindeman. Sky reversed a sunset flip to dropkick Lindeman in the face and then he tagged in Frankie.
Kaz pulled off a roll-up/bridging German suplex for a two count on two competitors and then Daniels nailed a suicide dive on Cima to the outside and he almost took out ring announcer Justin Roberts.
Then Sky went for a running move, but Lindemen tripped him up and nailed a low dropkick to the face. Kaz was sent to the floor and then T Hawk and Daniels hit each other with double clotheslines to take each other out.
Daniels hit an Angel’s Wings on Hawk, but Lindemen took a blind tag to hit a move for a near fall followed by a top rope knee drop from Cima for another near fall. Soon Hawk and Cima were out of the ring and Sky nailed a dive over the top rope.
Soon Lindeman got hit with a Best Meltzer Driver Ever for the pin.
Kylie Rae vs Nyla Rose vs Britt Baker
Allie joined the announce team for this match. Kylie was legit taken aback by her pyro and it was awesome to see how happy she was to be there.
Then Brandi Rhodes walked out after weeks of hyping up different women in the match. She was dressed to wrestle and then she inserted herself in the match. She said not to think that she lied to them because she meant that either of them could win and that the triple threat match could be a great match. The problem is that she wants a match that is awesome. Then she introduced Awesome Kong.
The crowd popped huge when Awesome Kong came out and Nyla Rose was not happy. In fact, nobody was very happy about this except for the fans.
Kong and Rose got face-to-face early on and then Kylie tried to lock on a sleeper, but it didn’t work. Britt tried next, but Kong just slammed Britt onto Kylie. Then Kong missed a big splash and was sent to the floor.
Baker and Rae had some one-on-one action where they traded advantage which resulted in Britt mocking Kylie’s smiley taunt. Then Kylie charged the corner, but missed Britt before Baker tried a crossbody block on Kong who caught her. Then Kylie hit Kong with a suicide dive while she was holding Baker.
They eventually set up for a tower of doom which Awesome Kong got on the bottom of. This caused Kylie and Britt to superplex Nyla Rose off the top rope while everyone got powerbombed by Kong. They were working so hard in this match.
Britt and Kong moved outside where the former Knockouts Champion nailed Baker with a sick spinning back fist. Britt was able to dispatch of Kong and she went back in the ring to deal with Kylie Rae and they started trading shots.
Finally Britt Baker won the match.
Winner: Britt Baker
Best Friends vs Angelico & Jack Evans
This marks the first two vs two match in AEW history. They’re making a lot of history.
Chuckie and Trent took ontrol of this match early on, but when they went for a signature hug, Evans and Angelico dropkicked them into each other.
Evan mocked the crowd while Trent sold for them and then Evans stretched Trent’s body while Angelico hit him in the face with a running kick.
Trent took even more abuse, but then Chuckie jumped in to break up a stretching submission hold, but it didn’t help Trent for long.Angelico missed a charged to the corner as he caught some boots to the face, but Taylor was off the apron so there was nobody for Trent to tag.
Then Trent nailed a clothesline on Evans and he finally tagged Chuckie T who took down Evans a couple of times before Angelico ran in. Then Taylor threw Evans into Angelico in the corner and Chuckie followed it with a falcon arrow for a two count.
The Best Friends ganged up on Evans and nailed a couple double team moves and then they finally got to hug in the ring as the camera hit the Okada zoom out. They nailed a Crusher for a two count.
Angelico and Evans stopped Beretta in his tracks with some double team work and they took control. Trent backed up and ran at Angelico who lifted his knee to the face before nailing Beretta with a crucifix to the corner where he ran across the ring to connect with the top turnbuckle on the other side. Evans hit a dive for a two count.
When Chuckie broke up the two count huge “AEW” chants broke out. They revealed on commentary that there are 30 minute time limits in AEW too. THAT’S USEFUL INFORMATION TO KNOW.
Angelico missed a dive to the floor and the Best Friends hit Evans with a Doomsday Knee move followed by a dive to Angelico while Evans kicked out at two. This was followed by the Best Friends hitting their Super Crunchy finisher for the win.
Winners: Best Friends
At the end of the match, everyone was going for a huge and then the lights went out. Suddenly, when they came back up TWO MEN WHO THEY DIDN’T NAME were in the ring. Then the lights went off again. Suddenly, when they came back the ring was surrounded by masked men who destroyed everyone in the match.
The crowd chanted “who are you?” as these two mystery men destroyed everyone in the ring. Then the two mystery men sat on a human throne made out of the masked men.
This was a great/weird thing to have happen. BTW, the two men were Stu Grayson and Evil Uno, but they were not named on the broadcast at all.
Aja Kong, Yuka Sakazaki & Emi Sakura vs. Hikaru Shida, Riho & Ryo Mizunami
This was a fast-paced match and everyone worked on their own without a lot of tandem moves. They are all individual workers in their home promotion so the only allegiance was as part of this match.
This was a fast-paced match until Aja Kong toon a tag and started punishing Ryo. Ryo took a piledriver, but her partners were able to make the save.
Then Yuka took a tag, but Ryko hit a double stomp to her stomach and then she tagged in Riho who started running hot for a bit until she cleared the ring except for the legal women.
Riho dopped Yuka on the back of her head and then nailed a stiff lariat before Ryo took the tag. Then Kong got a tag too and she didn’t play well with Ryo as she nailed her with a kick when Ryo came down from the top rope.
Kong missed an elbow off the top and then Shida took the tag. They brought weapons into the match where Kong got a small trashcan and Shida got a kendo stick. Kong won out with a can shot to the head.
Sakura took a tag and got the crowd pumped with some “We Will Rock You” stomping and clapping before she started, but it didn’t last long as Ryo jumped in and nailed a knee and then hit a suplex in from the apron.
Jim Ross said he had no idea who is legal and it doesn’t matter. This match was chaos as there was a kickout at two, but the bell rang and music started, but the referee had to hold up the two count. Then Shida finall won with a running knee after the crowd was finished chanting “you f*cked up” because of the messy nearfall.
Winners: Hikaru Shida, Riho & Ryo Mizunami
Cody Rhodes vs Dustin Rhodes
Here we go.
Cody Rhodes’ entrance included unveiling a throne. Then Cody Rhodes got a sledge hammer out from under the ring and destroyed it! Wow.
This match got off to a slow start with a ton of fan chants for every one involved. Then Cody hit a suicide dive to the outside and they started getting busy on the outside. Dustin sold for Cody and then he spun around and kicked Cody only to hit his own senton off the apron.
They battled in the crowd and moved back inside. Cody his a gutbuster from a torture rack and a few more moves before Dustin mounted a comeback. Dustin then set Cody up for the Golden Globes, but Cody took off the middle turnbuckle as Earl Hebner stopped the dick kick. Dustin tossed the turnbuckle pad into the crowd and then he ran in and took a face to the exposed turnbuckle.
Dustin went outside and Brandi hit him with a spear. Hebner got in her face and ejected AEW’s Chief Brandi Officer. Brandi didn’t want to leave so DDP came out to carry Brandi off.
Dustin Rhodes used this time to blade because he was bleeding all over the place at that point. So there you go. Blood is going to be in AEW because there was a lot of it.
Cody wiped some blood off the mat outside and smeared it on his chest before getting back inside. Cody kept beating on Dustin and there was a ton of blood. It was like Goldy was bleeding to make up for all of those years where he couldn’t.
Dustin returned fire off of a crossbody block to the outside with a powerslam for a two count and then Cody locked on a figure four. This was a bloody mess and blood was pouring from Dustin’s head in a big way literally spouting from his forehead when he raised up.
Dustin hit an atomic drop and then he took off Cody’s weight belt, pulled down his tights and tried to spank him, but Cody got away. Dustin returned with a code red for a bloody two count.
It looked like a murder took place from the red on the mat and the crowd was super into it.
They continued and Cody kicked out of a Cross Roads. Cody hit a low blow and a Disaster Kick followed by a Cross Rhodes for a two count and the bleeding didn’t stop.
Then Dustin hit a heatbutt and another Cross Rhodes for a two count. There was blood on everyone including all over Earl Hebner and it all belonged to Dustin Rhodes.
“This is awesome” chants broke out as they continued to fight.
Then Dustin hit his uppercut and Cody nailed a bicycle kick followed by a running knee from Dustin for a two count because he couldn’t get to the pin fast enough. “Fight forever” chants broke out next.
This is what Goldust and Stardust were capable of.
Then Cody planted Dustin on the back of his neck, but he couldn’t get to the pin as Earl Hebner started to count to 10, but Cody stopped him. Then Cody hit another Cross Roads for the win.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
Then Cody Rhodes came back after the match and told Dustin that he doesn’t get to retire because he had a favor to ask. Then he said that he has a partner of his choosing at Fight For The Fallen and that man is Dustin vs The Young Bucks.
It looks like that’s the match at Fight For The Fallen.
Bret Hart came out next to introduce the All Elite World Title.
Then Bret Hart introduced Hangman Page because he won the Battle Royale. MJF walked out next and he was in all Burberry looking smug while getting “asshole” chants. Then MJF faked Bret Hart out by saying a fan was coming at him. Hart cracked a smile at that one.
MJF talked about shooting a horse (because Hangman is a horse) and then he told Hangman to give up his title shot. MJF started to call himself the best there is, was, and ever will be, but he stopped and said that catchphrase sucks. Page went at MJF and then Jungle Boy came out in full gear.
MJF tried to leave and then Jimmy Havoc walked out to block Friedman in. MJF took some shots and then Jungle Boy choked MJF with the scarf and led him off as Bret Hart revealed the new title.
Lucha Bros vs Young Bucks – AAA Tag Team Titles
The crowd was incredibly over for this match. The Young Bucks came out looking like Elvis with white jump suits. This had a big match feel as the referee gave orders before the match as well.
Penta and Matt got started and then Fenix took a tag after Penta did some teasing. This is a brother team vs brother team and The Bucks have The Rhodes Brothers up next at Fight For The Fallen so that’s cool.
Fenix countered both the Bucks and sent them out of the ring so he could taunt a little bit. Then Fenix and Fenix traded moves and were evenly matched. They moved to the floor where they continued to dodge each other’s superkicks and then they both went for a dropkick at the same time on the outside to stall for an applause break.
“Tag team wrestling” chants broke out as they continued. Nick Jackson started taking abuse from both Lucha Bros, but he didn’t let them get a pin. Finally, Nick hit a double armdrag on Penta and Fenix when he got the tag to Matt.
Matt hit a military press slam on Fenix and a spear on Penta to get a big pop. The Bucks were going for a double team move, but Penta pulled Matt in so Nick hit him with a stomp instead. Then the Bucks nailed two more double team moved on both Pena and Fenix, an assisted hurricanrana and a leg scissors/dropkick to the face on each Lucha Bro.
Then Penta reversed The Young Bucks and send Nick into Matt in the corner with a monkey flip. Fenix took the tag and Nick got hung up on the ropes and then he hit a springboard move followed by a crusher on Matt for a two count.
Fenix chopped Matt’s chest off and then Penta took a tag to chop away too. Matt hit a flipping stunner on Penta after being able to finally come back, but Matt couldn’t get to Nick before Fenix took the tag and kicked him off the apron. Then Matt hit two suplexes followed by a sharpshooter and then Penta ran in only to get flipped by Matt. That was impressive.
Nick finally got the tag and he took out Pentagon Jr with a kick from the apron followed by a springboard facebuster on Fenix while he yelled “suck it!” Nick followed that up with a running bulldog/ lariat combo move on both Penta and Fenix.
The Young Bucks hit stereo springboard sunset flips followed by sharpshooters at the same time before The Lucha Bros got out. Then Nick tagged in Matt who hit a 450 Splash while Fenix was held suspended from the ropes by Nick.
The Bucks continued to work on Fenix and set him up on the top rope for a reverse stunner double team move off the top rope for another two count. Penta got in and started chopping away before The Bucks started laying in superkicks and then Matt and Fenix his each other with double lariats while the crowd went insane.
Matt and Penta went to the apron and traded kicks before taking each other out and then Penta hit Matt with a Canadian destroyer on the apron followed by one in the ring from Fenix to Nick for a two count. “This is awesome” chants were loud.
The Bucks went outside and Fenix nailed them with a dive where he stood on Penta’s shoulders. Then Penta picked up both Bucks and hit a Penta Driver followed by a dive on Nick Jackson from Fenix for the two count.
They continued until Matt hit a brainbuster on the top turnbuckle on Penta followed by a moonsault combo for a two count. The Bucks hit a double team package piledriver followed by a dive to Fenix from Nick while Matt pinned Penta for another two count.
Fenix stopped Matt and then Penta snapped his arm before hitting a bomb for a two count. Nick was up the ramp and taken out of the match thanks to Fenix as he took a tag to continue working on Matt. Fenix kicked him in the shoulder, but Matt caught him just in time for Nick to jump in to nail the Meltzer Driver for the win.
Winners: The Young Bucks
Chris Jericho vs Kenny Omega
These two started off strong and Jericho was mean. Kenny came back with a splash, but that didn’t do anything to close out the match.
Jericho started chopping Omega and then he hit a dropkick off the second turnbuckle for a two count. He kept hammering away at Omega as he drew Y2J started to draw blood with the chops to Omega’s chest.
Jericho turned Omega inside out with a clothesline for a two count and then Y2J gave the crowd the finger and got them heated as he taunted them.
Kenny Omega’s nose got busted and Jericho kept hammering at him to make him bleed even more. This was bleeding the hard way unlike Dustin Rhodes who probably bladed himself which is why he bled like a stuck pig.
Jericho grabbed a table and Omega hit a Rise Of The Terminator dive on the table as it came down on Jericho’s left arm. Then Omega left the table on Jericho and took a dive on him and the table.
The crowd chanted “holy sh*t.” Kenny set up the table. They returned to the ring and Omega hit a facebuster for a two count.
Omega hit a V Trigger to the back of Jericho’s head and then he sat Y2J on the top rope. Y2J blocked whatever Omega was trying to do, but Kenny eventually landed a superplex.
Jericho blocked a V Trigger and Jericho hit a lionsault only to get hit by a V Trigger and then Y2J reversed out of a One Winged Angel and then Jericho hit two lionsaults on Omega’s head. All of this took place in about 30 seconds.
The continued with one reversal after another and then Jericho hit a back body drop to Omega all the way to the floor through the table that was still waiting. “This is awesome” chants started.
They continued hammering at each other as Omega remained on the apron. Then Jericho nailed a springboard dropkick, but it didn’t sent Omega to the floor, only crashing to the apron as he flipped over and landed on his neck.
Jericho Got on top and brought Omega up with him to the very top, but Kenny pushed Jericho down and jumped down into a Codebreaker for a close near fall.
They continued with one near fall after another for a few more rounds when Jericho kicked out of a tiger driver and then Jericho blocked a V Trigger as he transitioned it int a Walls Of Jericho.
The traded some more heavy shots and then Omega nailed a V Trigger to knock Jericho down hard. Omega got Y2J up for a One Winged Angle, but it was reversed.
Jericho returned a punch with an enzuguri and then Omega caught Jericho off of a springboard and almost had a One Winged Angle, but Jericho reversed again and hit a Codebreaker before hitting a Judas Effect for the win.
Winner: Chris Jericho
Jericho took the microphone after the match was over and started cutting a promo to the crowd who wanted to boo him. He didn’t give a rat’s ass and said “lighten up marks.”
Jericho said “bottom line is this I just got the crap kicked out of me, but I’m smart enough to know it’s my time now.” Then Jericho said AEW is a company for him and not the fans.
Then he kept going as Jon Moxley showed up and all hell broke loose. He hit a Dirty Deeds on Jericho before brawling with Kenny Omega out of the ring and then up the set. Moxley hit a Dirty Deeds on the top of the big poker chips on the stage before tossed Omega off through some lower staging set up to take hit fall.
This was a big way to make sure that people knew about AEW.