Double or Nothing 2022 is the next scheduled major AEW event, but it could be set to go longer than the average AEW pay-per-view.
All Elite Wrestling’s next pay-per-view is Double or Nothing, which will take place on Sunday, 29 May from the T-Mobile Arena. Marquee matches for the event see ‘Hangman’ Adam Page defending the AEW World Championship against CM Punk, Wardlow getting his hands on MJF, and the finals of the inaugural Owen Hart Foundation Tournament.
Also tentatively scheduled for the same day is a potential seventh game between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics in the finals of the NBA’s Eastern Conference. The possibility of this game has led to Tony Khan planning ahead for the AEW pay-per-view to ensure fans can enjoy both events without missing the headline attraction.
Speaking to Richard Deitsch for the Sports Media Podcast, Khan explained his plan of attack should this seventh game go ahead (h/t Fightful):
“If there is a Game 7, I’ve actually planned ahead, it’s a scenario I was hoping wouldn’t play out, but it will payoff. We’re starting very early on west coast time. The pre-show (at AEW Revolution), there was a lot of action for free. You got three great matches and it was a good one-hour wrestling show and then we did our second biggest buyrate we’ve ever done.
I promise, there will not be any long gap, I’m not going to hold it up, I planned to where we’re going to start a little later in terms of when the action is going to start and we have a little more in the window. I expect a total night of wrestling, it’ll be similar to Revolution, but I planned ahead in case there was a Game 7, I didn’t know it would be Heat and Celtics again, but I had a feeling I would go back to Vegas ten years later and it would be something similar.
I hope one of these teams can finish it off. One of them, it would be great if they could end it in six games and it doesn’t come to where we need to take advantage of it, but I have put it in play to where we have later, we’ve never needed to take advantage of that before, going longer on pay-per-view.”
AEW’s 2022 Double or Nothing pay-per-view is scheduled to begin at 8pm EST (1am BST on Monday, 30 May). Fans in the United States can watch the event via B/R Live, while fans outwith the US can witness the pay-per-view on Fite TV. The Buy-In will air an hour beforehand and will also be available on AEW’s social media channels.
As it stands, there are ten matches currently planned for the pay-per-view, including four of the five official AEW championships being defended. The full card for the event can be found below:
- Adam Page vs. CM Punk for the AEW World Championship
- Thunder Rosa vs. Serena Deeb for the AEW Women’s World Championship
- The Jurassic Express’ Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus vs. Team Taz’s Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland for the AEW World Tag Team Championships
- Jade Cargill vs. Anna Jay for the AEW TBS Championship
- Samoa Joe vs. Adam Cole in the men’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Finals
- Dr Britt Baker, D.M.D vs. Ruby Soho or Kris Statlander in the women’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Finals
- MJF vs. Wardlow
- The Jericho Appreciation Society’s Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, Daniel Garcia, Angelo Parker, and Matt Menard vs. Eddie Kingston, Ortiz, Santana, and The Blackpool Combat Club’s Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley
- The Hardys’ Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy vs. The Young Bucks’ Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson
- The House of Black’s Malakai Black, Brody King, and Buddy Matthews vs. Death Triangle’s Penta Oscuro, Rey Fenix, and PAC
- Hookhausen’s HOOK and Danhausen vs. Tony Nese and Mark Sterling (The Buy-In)