There was some big news last week when All Elite Wrestling held their Las Vegas ticket party for Double or Nothing and at the event, they introduced Kenny Omega as an Executive Vice President of the company. Omega shares that job title with Cody Rhodes as well as Nick and Matt Jackson aka the Young Bucks. All of them will be wrestling for the company as well.
This evening, AEW announced Omega will be wrestling his rival Chris Jericho at Double or Nothing at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 25th. This will be the second high profile Omega vs. Jericho match as the two men from Winnipeg faced off in a memorable bout at New Japan’s Wrestling Kingdom 12 event in January 2018. You can read my review of that match here. It was a five-star performance (that’s as how as the scale goes with me), which is impressive considering it was the first match they have had together.
It’s a smart move by AEW to announce Omega vs. Jericho because tickets for Double or Nothing go on sale this Wednesday with the pre-sale code expiring earlier this evening.
The only other official match announced for Double or Nothing will see Adam “Hangman” Page facing off against Pac, who used to be Neville in WWE.
What we don’t know is if either of these matches will be for a title or if AEW will slowly introduce championships as the year progresses.
In the article I did about Omega’s AEW debut, I noted there were likely four matches that were set up for Double or Nothing after the ticket party:
- Chris Jericho vs. Kenny Omega
- Adam Page vs. Pac (formerly Neville in WWE)
- The Young Bucks (Nick and Matt Jackson) vs. Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix
- SCU (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) vs. CIMA and two partners of his choosing
The top two matches are official now and the bottom one is very likely based on comments at the press conference last Thursday. The Young Bucks vs. Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix is probably happening as well.
AEW also released the seating chart for Double or Nothing.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) February 11, 2019
Ringside tickets are $211, then it goes to $178.40, $156.60, $102.10, $69.40 and $36.70.
TJR Thoughts: I’m very excited about Jericho vs. Omega. I’m a Canadian guy that always supports my fellow Canadians, so when Jericho faced Omega for the first time last year, I was as excited as anybody. The match lived up to the lofty expectations that people had for it and I think in AEW, they’ll be able to have another classic match as well because of how smart they are in terms of putting a big match together. With three months to go until the show, I’m sure Jericho will talk a lot of shit and build up interest in the match like he always does. He’s so great at doing that.