There were two big announcements during AEW Dynamite tonight regarding the AEW Double or Nothing pay-per-view that will take place on Saturday, May 23 at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida in front of no fans due to the ongoing health crisis.
It was announced that Mike Tyson will appear to award the AEW TNT Championship to the winner of the tournament finals between Cody and Lance Archer. Tyson is one of the greatest boxers of all-time that was also a huge draw during his boxing career. Tyson has been in the news of late due to his boxing workouts where he looks to be in great shape at 53 years old.
Also, Chris Jericho issued a challenge that will see his Inner Circle team face off against The Elite in a Stampede Stadium Match that will take place in the TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. Tony Khan is the AEW Owner and President and his family owns the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, so AEW will use that empty stadium with 80,000 seats to have this unique Stampede Stadium Match.
Here’s the updated Double or Nothing lineup.
* AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley (c) vs. Brodie Lee
* Stadium Stampede Match: The Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, Santana, Ortiz and Sammy Guevara) vs. The Elite (Kenny Omega, “Hangman” Adam Page, Nick Jackson, Matt Jackson and Matt Hardy) – They will have a match in the empty TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville.
* TNT Championship Tournament Finals: Cody vs. Lance Archer – Mike Tyson will present the championship to the winner!
* AEW Women’s Championship in a No Disqualification, No Countout Match: Nyla Rose (c) vs. Hikaru Shida in a
* Casino Ladder Match (Winner Earns Future AEW World Championship Match) – Announced so far are Rey Fenix, Orange Cassidy, Colt Cabana and Darby Allin. There will be 9 wrestlers in the match
(The rules are: Two wrestlers start the match with another wrestler entering every 90 seconds. The winner is the first man to take the casino chip that’s above the ring and the winner will earn an AEW World Championship Match in the future. The chip can be grabbed at any time, even before all nine wrestlers are in the match.)
* Maxwell Jacob Friedman vs. Jungle Boy
* Dr. Britt Baker vs. Kris Statlander
* Number One Contender’s Match: Best Friends vs. Private Party (PPV Pre-Show Buy In Match)
You can order Double or Nothing on all major cable & satellite providers at Bleacher Report Live and Fite TV for International Fans Only.
I’ll have a review of this week’s AEW Dynamite episode right here on TJR Wrestling on Thursday.