AEW Double or Nothing 2021: Predictions, preview, how to watch, results
Here’s what you need to know entering All Elite Wrestle’s Double or Nothing, which takes place May 30 at Daily’s Place and TIAA Field in Jacksonville, Fla.
How to watch
Date: May 30
Time: Kick-off show starts at 5 p.m. MT, main card starts at 6 p.m. MT
Location: Daily’s Place and TIAA Field in Jacksonville, Fla.
TV: B/R Live
Casino Battle Royale
Winner receives future AEW world championship match
Announced competitors: Christian Cage, Matt Sydal, Powerhouse Hobbs, Penta El Zero Miedo, Jungle Boy, Matt Hardy, Marq Quen, Isiah Kassidy, The Blade, Evil Uno, Colt Cabana, Preston “10” Vance, Griff Garrison, Brian Pillman Jr., Max Caster, Anthony Bowens, QT Marshall, Nick Comoroto, Dustin Rhodes and Lee Johnson.
Who should win: Christian Cage.
There are several names who are certainly worthy at a title shot (Penta El Zero Miedo and Jungle Boy come to mind), but Cage makes sense in that he’s a big name who can be the next feud for the AEW champion.
Who will win: Cage.
Cody Rhodes vs. Anthony Ogogo
Who should win: Ogogo.
The former Olympic boxing bronze medalist has had two quick one-sided victories since joining AEW this year. Beating Rhodes in his pay-per-view debut would catapult him to the upper echelon of the company. Plus, Rhodes and his wife are expecting their first child soon, so this could be a way to write him off the show for a while.
Who will win: Ogogo.
“Hangman” Adam Page vs. Brian Cage
Who should win: Page.
Two years ago, Page won the inaugural Casino battle royale to earn a shot to become the AEW world championship. Ultimately he lost to Chris Jericho, but his winding journey has solidified him near the top of the card. This win over Cage would be a stepping stone to eventually land him another title shot — perhaps taking him full circle with his former tag team partner, Kenny Omega.
Who will win: Page.
Miro (c) vs. Lance Archer
AEW TNT championship
Who should win: Miro.
Miro won the title from Darby Allin two weeks ago. He shouldn’t (and isn’t) losing it before he gets a run with it.
Who will win: Miro.
Sting and Darby Allin vs. Ethan Page vs. Scorpio Sky
Who should win: Sting and Allin.
Sting hasn’t wrestled in front of a live audience since 2015. And at the age of 62, it’s hard to imagine that he’ll have many more opportunities to perform moving forward. Look for the face-painted duo to come out victorious for a feel-good moment.
Who will win: Sting and Allin.
The Young Bucks (c) vs. Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston
AEW world tag team championship
Who should win: Young Bucks.
This is a tough one. Moxley and Kingston would be fun as tag-team champions, but I’m going with the Young Bucks on this one. Moxley’s wife is about to give birth and there could be some time off coming for him.
Who will win: Young Bucks.
The Pinnacle vs. The Inner Circle
Stadium Stampede match
If The Inner Circle loses, the group must disband
Who should win: The Inner Circle.
The latest chapter in this feud between Chris Jericho’s and MJF’s factions takes them to one of the more unique and entertaining matches AEW has to offer. The Inner Circle lost to The Pinnacle in their last big encounter. Look for the score to be tied up after this. (And maybe Jaguars mascot Jaxson de Ville, at some point, exacts revenge on Jericho after being on the receiving end of the Judas Effect last year.)
Who will win: The Inner Circle.
Hikaru Shida (c) vs. Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D.
AEW women’s world championship
Who should win: Baker.
Shida recently passed her one-year mark as the champion, but Baker looks primed to be the next champion. She’s been amazing on the microphone with her promo work, stellar in the ring (especially with her classic against Thunder Rosa in their unsanctioned lights out match). It’s Baker’s time to reign.
Who will win: Baker.
Kenny Omega (c) vs. Orange Cassidy vs. Pac
AEW world championship
Who should win: Omega.
Either Cassidy or Pac would be fun as champion, but it’s not time for Omega to lose his title yet. Since winning the title in December, he has put on display why he is such an international star. Look for him to retain and continue his dominance at the top of the company.
Who will win: Omega.
- Preshow: Serena Deeb (c) d. Riho to retain NWA world women’s championship
- “Hangman” Adam Page d. Brian Cage
- The Young Bucks (c) d. Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston to retain the AEW world tag team championships
- Jungle Boy wins the Casino battle royale