Jericho wins shot at AEW’s Championship at Double or Nothing

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

All Elite Wrestling’s first event of their company called “Double or Nothing” was held on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. AEW was launched in January following the success of All In from Sept. 2018.

In the Dark match, “Hangman” Adam Page won the Casino Battle Royale to begin the show. He won the 20-man battle royal to earn a shot at the AEW Championship at a later date.

Double or Nothing
Double or Nothing (Photo by All Elite Wrestling)

In another dark match, Kip Sabian defeated Sammy Guevara by pinball.

The main card began with SCU (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, and Scorpio Sky) defeated CIMA, El Lineman, and T-Hawk in the six-man tag team match.

Before the second match, Brandie Rhodes made a surprising announcement. She announced that Awesome Kong — who was out of wrestling for one calendar year — would enter the mix to make it a Fatal Fairway match.

Dr. Britt Baker won the first woman’s match on the card. She defeated Awesome Kong, Kylie Ray, and Nyla Rose.

The Best Friends [Chuck Taylor and Trent Beretta] defeated Angelico and Jack Evans. In the second six-person tag team match, Hikaru Shida, Ohio, and Ryo Mizunami defeated Aja Kong, Emi Sakura, and Yuka Sakazaki.

“The American Nightmare” Cody defeated his older brother, Dustin Rhodes. He said following the match that he wants Dustin to be his tag team partner at the next AEW event.

The Young Bucks [Matt & Nick Jackson] defeated the Lucha Brothers [Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix]. With the win, the Jackson’s retain their AAA Tag Team Championship belts.

In the final match, Chris Jericho defeated Kenny Omega. Jericho will now face “Hangman” Page for the AEW Championship in the near future.

Following the final match, Jon Moxley — previously Dean Ambrose in WWE — debuted and attacked both Jericho and Omega. He also attacked an official in the ring.

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