Tonight’s the night!
AEW Double or Nothing 2023 goes down this evening from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. starting 7/6c.
On tap for tonight’s show is MJF (C) vs. Darby Allin vs. Sammy Guevara vs. Jungle Boy for the AEW Title, Jamie Hayter (C) vs. Toni Storm for the AEW Women’s Title, FTR (C) vs. Jeff Jarrett & Jay Lethal for the AEW Tag-Team Titles, as well as the 21-Man Blackjack Battle Royal for the AEW International Title.
Also scheduled for the show this evening is Wardlow (C) vs. Christian Cage for the TNT Title in a Ladder Match, Jade Cargill (C) vs. Taya Valkyrie for the TBS Women’s Title, Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy & HOOK vs. Ethan Page & The Gunns, as well as The Elite vs. Blackpool Combat Club in an Anarchy In The Arena match.
Featured below are complete AEW Double Or Nothing results from Sunday, May 28, 2023. The following report was written by eWrestling.com reporter Matt Boone (@MattBoone0709) as the show aired live from 7-Midnight EST. on pay-per-view.
AEW DOUBLE OR NOTHING RESULTS (5/28/2023)
The official pre-show for AEW Double Or Nothing 2023 is now underway, as The Buy-In to AEW Double Or Nothing is now live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Renee Paquette welcomes us to the show as the camera pans inside the impressive Vegas venue.
We see the camera shot settle in to show Kazeem Famyude, Stokely Hathaway, Paul Wight and Renee Paquette are the pre-show hosts for The Buy-In at AEW Double Or Nothing. They introduce themselves and then send things to their broadcast partner, RJ City.
RJ City is shown backstage. He tells Paul Wight he looks wonderful and then hypes up some of the big matches with a Howard Cossell touch to his voice. Paquette takes back over control of the broadcast and she runs down how fans can watch tonight’s show.
Now the panelists take turns running down the matches scheduled for tonight’s highly-anticipated, fifth-annual AEW Double Or Nothing premium live event. The match graphics for each contest flashes across the screen and we hear the crowd react in the background as they run down each one.
From there, we head to our first elaborate video package explaining the road leading up to a given match on tonight’s show. First up, we see the events that led to tonight’s Anarchy in the Arena showdown between The Elite crew of Kenny Omega, “Hangman” Adam Page and The Young Bucks versus the Blackpool Combat Club group consisting of Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli and Wheeler Yuta.
The video wraps up and we hear the panelists each weigh-in with their thoughts, with Paquette noting how she has more stress personally in anticipation of this one due to Moxley. They wrap up their discussion and send us to an excerpt from Jim Ross’ recent sit-down with Don Callis about this match. The full interview is available via the official AEW YouTube channel.
RJ City Interviews Arn Anderson
Some more talk among the panelists wraps up and then we are sent to RJ City, who is standing by with his guest at this time, Arn Anderson. “Double A” explains why Wardlow and he are playing chess to the checkers being played by their opposition for the TNT Championship Ladder Match, Christian Cage and Luchasaurus.
After that, we head back to Paquette, who sets up the video package telling the story behind tonight’s AEW Women’s Championship showdown between reigning and defending champion Jamie Hayter and The Outcasts own Toni Storm. The panelists appear after the video and talk about what the AEW women’s division would look like with Storm and The Outcasts at the helm if Storm were to best Hayter this evening.
The gang switches gears and shifts focus to the Unsanctioned Match taking place tonight between Chris Jericho and Adam Cole. The video package for the bout airs. They give their predictions for this bout, with Stokely and Paul picking Jericho, and Famyude going with Cole.
Once the talk on the Unsanctioned bout wraps up, we shoot to the video package telling the story leading up to tonight’s AEW World Tag-Team Championship showdown between reigning champions FTR and challengers Jeff Jarrett & Jay Lethal, with Mark Briscoe serving as the special enforcer.
“Good Ole’ J.R.” Has Arrived
As the panelists are talking about the match, we hear the familiar sounds of Boomer Sooner playing in the background and out comes Oklahoma’s finest, the BBQ king himself and pro wrestling icon Jim Ross. “Good Ole’ J.R.” makes his way over to join Excalibur and Taz at the commentary desk to give the call for tonight’s Double Or Nothing in-ring action, which is about to get started here on The Buy-In Show after a quick Draft Kings commercial.
Taz points out how they aren’t normally sitting at ringside the way they are tonight. Jim Ross talks about how in 50 years he hasn’t seen so much mystery surrounding a show and promises us we’re gonna love tonight’s show. Excalibur then asks Taz and J.R. for their thoughts on some of the matches, including the Four Pillars main event for the AEW Championship.
Trios Pre-Show Match
Ethan Page & The Gunns vs. HOOK & The Hardy Boys
Now they send things to “The Dapper Yapper” Justin Roberts, who introduces the first team in our opening Trios contest. With that said, “All Ego” Ethan Page and The Gunns (Colten and Austin Gunn) make their way out and head to the ring.
They settle inside the squared circle and their music dies down. We then hear the familiar sounds of Action Bronson and out comes “The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil” HOOK. The FTW Champion emerges with some new ink on his chest and stomach, which J.R. and Taz talk about on the broadcast.
HOOK stops and the iconic theme for The Hardy Boys hits and out comes Matt and Jeff Hardy to a big pop. The three head to the ring together with Isiah Kassidy joining them in a neck brace. It’s almost time for our first match of the evening here at The Buy-In at AEW Double Or Nothing.
The bell sounds and we’re wasting no time, as we’re now underway with early action here at AEW DoN. Colten Gunn and HOOK kick things off for their respective teams. We see Austin tag in and he and HOOK start trading holds before Gunn knocks HOOK down to the mat with a shoulder block. HOOK snatches up an ankle lock from the mat and Gunn scrambles to the ropes.
Matt Hardy tags in and picks up where Gunn left off, taking it to Gunn and focusing his attack on the arm of one-half of The Gunns, who get some “Ass Boys” chants early on. The fans also start up a “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” chant. Jeff Hardy tags in and he and Matt hit some double-team moves before Jeff tags right back out, bringing HOOK back into the mix.
Ethan Page tags in and helps shift the offensive momentum in his team’s favor. He tells the fans to kiss his ass and gets back to work. Gunn tags back in and goes for a spear in the corner but misses his intended target, instead colliding at full speed with the ring post before bouncing off the floor at ringside on the way down. Matt tags back in.
Hardy hits a Side Effect on Gunn and then another one for Page. Matt back-elbows Gunn and hops to the middle rope for an elbow drop for a close near fall. Matt leads the fans in a “DELETE! DELETE!” chant and then we see Page and the other Gunn cheap-shot attacking Isiah Kassidy, taking his neck brace off and assaulting him.
Back in the ring, we see Colten Gunn connect with a picture-perfect on Hardy, before tagging Page back in. “All Ego” fires away with ground and pound on Matt as he takes time to also taunt the fans in attendance inside the T-Mobile Arena. Hardy finally buys himself some time and goes for the tag, but Page and the other Gunn yanks Jeff and HOOK off the apron so that there is nobody to tag.
After some more back-and-forth action, we see The Hardy Boys clear the ring of The Gunns with a pair of Twist of Fates. The two, along with HOOK, surround Page and then each blast them with their finisher, with HOOK finishing him off with his Red Rum submission finisher for the win. With the win, Matt Hardy now owns the contract of Ethan Page.
Winners: HOOK & The Hardy Boys
Owen Hart Cup Opening Ceremony With Renee Paquette, Martha Hart & Tony Khan
Once the match wraps up, we shoot to Renee Paquette, who is standing at the top of the entrance ramp in front of a podium with trophys and titles for the men’s and women’s Owen Hart Cup tournaments. She introduces her guest at this time, Dr. Martha Hart.
Dr. Martha Hart reveals they got a bit gangster this year. She says to bring your fedoras. Out comes a gangster-looking Tony Khan. Hart says they aren’t wrapping it up here tonight, they’re kicking it off in Canada. They’re rounding it out in Calgary at the Calgary Stampede. She says we’ll see us there on July 15. She tells us not to forget our cowboy hats.
21-Man Blackjack Battle Royal For AEW International Championship
Best Friends, Bandido, Ariya Daivari, Tony Nese and Josh Woods make their way out for the 21-Man Blackjack Battle Royal for the AEW International Championship. The rest of the 20 competitors challenging for the title also come out, with the last entrance being the reigning and defending AEW International Champion himself, Orange Cassidy.
As the “Freshly Squeezed” one settles into the squared circle, The Buy-In at AEW Double Or Nothing 2023 pre-show wraps up. Now we shift over to the main card on pay-per-view, where the cold open plays and then Excalibur welcomes us to the show. “It’s Sunday night, and you know what that means …”
We hear Cassidy’s catchy-ass entrance tune still playing and we see the ring filled up with 21 competitors in the background. Things are sent down to the ring where the bell sounds and we’re officially off-and-running with our opening PPV contest here at AEW DoN.
Kommander flies out to Big Bill and Lee Moriarty at ringside in our first insanely wild high spot of the evening. We see the Mogul Embassy members still circling the floor as well, as they haven’t yet officially entered the bout yet as per their strategy. We see The Lucha Bros fire up on the ring, with Rey Fenix hitting a wild spot that sets the crowd on fire.
Tony Nese has been eliminated, as we see him crash and burn on the floor. Penta gets Ari Daivari over the ropes and looks for a sling blade on the hard part of the ring apron. This leads to Daivari’s elimination. We see another shot of Brian Cage and co. from The Moguel Embassy still waiting to officially enter the match.
“Switchblade” Jay White ends up eliminating fan-favorite Kommander. We see Ricky Starks pulling a Shawn Michaels, with his feet dangling as he holds onto the ring to avoid elimination. He ends up rolling back in to keep his chances alive. Best Friends eliminate Kip Sabian and then they give the people what they want. Which, of course, they’ve GOT to do.
Keith Lee sends The Blade over the top for the latest elimination a few moments later. Swerve Strickland has yet to enter the match, although “The Machine” Brian Cage of The Mogul Embassy finally has. Swerve finally enters the ring, jumping on Keith Lee’s back. Lee frees himself and starts to go to work on him as the crowd comes alive.
The Butcher is eliminated by The Lucha Bros a moment later. A few more eliminations take place and then we see Rey Fenix and Juice Robinson each eliminated. White and Starks start to go at it, while Dustin Rhodes and Brian Cage try and eliminate each other. Penta and Jay White stare each other down for a big pop and then they start trading shots.
Jay White is eliminated by Ricky Starks. Starks ends up on the floor as well and he is ambushed by White and Robinson, who bust him open by slamming him face-first into the steel guard rail. Big Bill ends up big-booting Starks over the top for an elimination moments later. Dustin Rhodes and Brian Cage are both thrown out.
The final four are Penta El Zero Miedo, Big Bill, Swerve Strickland and the reigning AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy. Penta and Big Bill end up eliminated, leaving it to Cassidy and Swerve. They end up fighting outside the ring ropes on the hard part of the ring apron, where Cassidy is nearly eliminated, but he ends up knocking Swerve out to the floor by simply kicking his hand off the ropes.
Winner and STILL AEW International Champion: Orange Cassidy
Chris Jericho vs. Adam Cole
Now we shoot to the video package introducing our next match of the evening, which is the Unsanctioned Match pitting Chris Jericho one-on-one against bitter-rival Adam Cole. When the package wraps up, we shoot back live inside T-Mobile Arena.
The sounds of “Judas in My Mind” by Fozzy plays and out comes “The Wizard” himself, Chris Jericho, with Floyd the baseball bat in his hands and his entire J.A.S. army by his side. He begins heading to the ring as the fans sing along with his song as always.
He settles in the ring with his J.A.S. army by his side. The sounds of Sabu’s theme hits and out comes the legend. He stops and Adam Cole’s music hits. Out comes Cole to the ring. The bell sounds and we’re officially off-and-running with this one.
Early on we see Jericho and Daniel Garcia blatantly double-teaming Cole from the jump. Sabu enters the ring with a steel chair as the J.A.S. beat down Cole at ringside. Sabu and Jericho each have a chair and they start jousting with them. Sabu ends up hitting Jericho and then he flies over the ropes and splashes through J.A.S. guys on a table at ringside.
Things finally calm down enough that it’s just Cole and Jericho duking it out back in the ring now. Things don’t stay in the ring long, however, as Jericho bounces Cole off the floor with a thud that was sickening. He gloats to the fans and then returns the action to the ring.
He looks for a Lionsault but Cole counters it. Cole looks for a Panama Sunrise but Jericho avoids it and ends up getting Cole stuck in a Liontamer. Cole makes it to the ropes but due to this being an Unsanctioned match, it means nothing. Cole gets his hands out of the ring under the bottom rope and grabs a fire extinguisher, which he uses to blow steam in Jericho’s face and free himself.
Back up on their feet, Cole blasts Jericho between the eyes with what Taz describes beautifully as “a big-assed fire extinguisher.” Jericho recovers and gets his hands on it, which he sprays the crap out of Cole with, and then even the crowd a bit. He gets his hand on a kendo stick and smiles but Britt Baker runs down with one of her own. She beats Jericho to the punch and begins whacking the piss out of Jericho with it.
Saraya tries running out from behind Baker but Baker notices her and turns and begins blasting the crap out of her with it as well. She chases her to the back with the broken up kendo stick, which she broke on Jericho’s body. Cole chokes Jericho with the kendo stick Jericho had earlier. He hits a big move with it and tries a cover but the J.A.S. leader hangs in there to keep this one alive.
As Cole heads to the top rope, Jericho grabs a steel chair and throws it in his face, ironically enough, Sabu-style. Cole takes the hit, which knocks him off the ropes and he crashes through another table that was set up at ringside earlier in the bout. Jericho grabs the camera and yells into it, “You see what happens when you mess with Chris Jericho?!” He starts violently bouncing Cole’s face off the hard part of the ring apron, as the commentators remind fans of Cole’s near career-ending concussion issues.
Now “The Wizard” grabs a heavy, thick steel chain from under the ring, which prompts a loud “You sick f*ck!” chant from the fans in Vegas. He heads into the ring with it and a pair of handcuffs. He cuffs Cole to it, which J.R. reminds us is how things started with these two. Cole fights back and locks the other cuff on Jericho, and now the two are attached by the giant chain.
J.R. points out the obvious, which is that we’ve got an impromptu chain match on our hands now. Cole hits a Panama Sunrise for a close near fall. Cole is beaten with the chain a bit but then he fights back and starts blasting Jericho with it. He wraps the chain around his leg and “lowers the boom.” He follows that up by violently grounding and pounding Jericho until finally Aubrey Edwards stops the match.
Winner: Adam Cole
AEW Tag-Team Championship
FTR (C) vs. Jeff Jarrett & Jay Lethal
The pre-match video package airs for our next match of the evening, which will feature the AEW Tag-Team Championship on-the-line, as FTR (Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler) defending the titles against Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal in a bout with Mark Briscoe serving as the special enforcer.
After the package wraps up, we return live and hear “Reach for the Sky, boy!” as Mark Briscoe makes his way out as introduced by “The Dapper Yapper” Justin Roberts. He heads to the ring in the zebra-stripped referee shirt, with the sleeves cut off.
Now the theme for the challengers hits and out comes the team of Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal, accompanied by Karen Jarrett, Satnam Singh and Sonjay Dutt. They head to the ring and settle inside for our second championship contest of the evening.
The challengers are settled in the squared circle and now their music dies down and the Midnight Express-style entrance tune for the reigning, defending champs hits and out comes Harwood and Wheeler for the latest defense of their AEW Tag-Team Championships.
Both teams are settled into the ring now and it’s time to get this one underway. The bell sounds and we’re officially off-and-running with this one. After some early back-and-forth action, we see FTR pull into the offensive lead. Briscoe has already interjected himself multiple times to make sure things are fair.
When Briscoe is distracted, we see Jarrett yank the ropes down as Wheeler was being thrown to the ropes. Wheeler crashes and burns at ringside. Jarrett goes to follow up with a chair but Briscoe turns around in time to catch that, so Jarrett just rams Wheeler into the barricade over and over.
Jarrett and Lethal take turns beating down Wheeler, with even Karen Jarrett sneaking in some cheap heel antics from ringside. J.R. gets into a shouting match with Sonjay Dutt a few times and Wheeler’s knee is the focus of the attack by the challengers.
Dax finally gets the hot tag and he turns the offense into the favor of FTR, but not for long, as some double-team action with some distractions from the challengers lead to Harwood finding himself on the defensive, with Lethal beating him down in the ring.
Harwood ends up fighting back on the top rope and he hits a big super-plex. He then hoists Lethal up and Wheeler comes off the ropes with a Doomsday Device. He goes for the cover and Briscoe gets to the count of two before Dutt yanks Harwood out of the ring to break up the pin attempt.
Mark Briscoe does the big “YOU!” point to Dutt and ejects him from ringside. Satnam Singh is also sent to the back. Harwood is taunting them as they leave and then he and Briscoe both turn around as Jarrett goes for a guitar shot. Harwood ducks and Briscoe is taken out with the guitar shot.
Lethal looks for Lethal Injection but Harwood counters with his finisher. He goes for the cover but Briscoe is out of it. Aubrey Edwards runs down but Dutt keeps blocking her from getting to the ring. Karen Jarrett comes over and blasts Aubrey with a guitar shot.
FTR watch this from the ring and then turn around intoa double Lethal Injection from Jay. Karen gives Jeff the title belt and he holds Dax after sliding it to Lethal. Dax fights his way free and piledrives Lethal. He turns into a shot from the belt from Jarrett, who follows up with The Stroke and the cover. Dutt helps Briscoe wake up and he counts to two, but Dax kicks out before three.
Jeff loses his cool and pushes and slaps Briscoe but then turns into a slap from FTR, who follow up with their Shatter Machine double-team finisher to pick up the victory and retain their AEW Tag-Team Championships in the process.
Winners and STILL AEW Tag-Team Champions: FTR
TNT Championship Ladder Match
Wardlow (C) vs. Christian Cage
It’s time for our next match of the evening, which will once again feature a title up for grabs, as Wardlow puts his TNT Championship on-the-line against Christian Cage in a Ladder Match. The video package airs to tell the story leading up to this grudge match showdown.
Christian Cage’s theme hits and out he comes with Luchasaurus by his side. He climbs a ladder on the way to the ring and poses in front of the crowd, which is booing him like crazy. He settles in the ring and his music dies down.
Now the theme for the reigning and defending TNT Champion hits and out comes Wardlow accompanied by “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson as fireworks and pyro explode as he makes his way to the ring for our next match of the evening.
The bell sounds and we’re officially off-and-running with this one. We see Wardlow and Christian duke it out in the early goings and then the TNT Champion takes the lead. He brings a ladder with him and heads back in the ring, but Cage hits a drop kick to knock the ladder in his face.
Back in the ring, the legend takes over and starts drilling Wardlow. Back on the floor, we see two tables set up next to each other and a ladder bridge from the ring apron to the barricade. Wardlow lays Christian on the ladder bridge but ends up getting crotched on one of the ladder rungs. Ouch.
As the action continues, we see many close calls on ladder climbs in the middle of the ring, but then things begin to break down, as Luchasaurus gets involved and prevents Wardlow from winning. He then beats the champ down. Arn Anderson slides into the ring.
From behind, “Double A” waits for Luchasaurus to turn around, but when he does, Luchasaurus grabs a hold of him. Arn ends up biting the hell out of Luchasaurus to the point his finger is badly, badly bleeding. Luchasaurus manhandles him but then Wardlow gets his hands on him.
Wardlow lays Luchasaurus across the two tables sitting side by side. He climbs up an enormous ladder all the way to the top, and boy he’s way up there. He hits a flipping senton and crashes onto Luchasaurus, putting him through the tables.
Christian Cage recovers at ringside and pops up from the ring apron like an evil Mr. McMahon at WrestleMania in his cut-off muscle shirt-prime, which is similar to the ring attire an elder Christian is wearing this evening, by the way. He and Wardlow duke it out but Wardlow hits his Powerbomb Symphony and climbs the ladder for the win.
Winner and STILL TNT Champion: Wardlow
AEW Women’s Championship
Jamie Hayter (C) vs. Toni Storm
The video package airs to set the stage for our next match of the evening, which once again features a prominent title on-the-line, as Jamie Hayter defends her AEW Women’s Championship against Toni Storm of The Outcasts.
After the package wraps up, we return inside the arena where Toni Storm comes out by herself doing the “L” sign on her forehead. She settles inside the squared circle for our next bout, as Tony Schiavone replaces Jim Ross on commentary for the rest of the evening.
Her music dies down and now the theme for the reigning and defending champion plays. Jamie Hayter, however, is nowhere to be found. The music cuts off. It starts playing again and out she comes crawling with Ruby Soho and Saraya beating her down and holding her title belt.
Storm helps Saraya and Soho when they get to ringside with an already beaten down Hayter. The commentators point out the arm / shoulder injury that Hayter already has, as The Outcasts begin to target a violent attack on the ring post and steel steps to the injured area.
They finally roll Hayter in the ring and Storm follows in after her. The ref stops her from doing anything and goes to ask Hayter if she’s okay to compete. She says she is so he lets Storm advance. Storm immediately takes her out and goes for the cover. Hayter avoids being put out and out comes Britt Baker to help beat down The Outcasts.
Hayter looks to take out Storm but Storm hangs on. The ref is distracted and Hayter has green spray paint sprayed in her eyes. Storm follows up and tries covering her for the win, but she hangs on and this one continues. As The Outcasts try and get involved again, out comes Hikaru Shida with a kendo stick. She blasts Soho with it and starts elbowing the piss out of her.
Jamie Hayter hits her Hayter-Aid and grabs her own arm afterwards. She goes for the cover but Storm kicks out. Hayter tears the tape off her arm and lets out a war cry. She picks Storm up but Storm counters and hits a Storm Zero for the win. We have a new champion.
Winner and NEW AEW Women’s Champion: Toni Storm
Open House Rules For AEW Trios Championships
The House Of Black (C) vs. The Acclaimed & “Daddy Ass” Billy Gunn
We check in with RJ City and Renee Paquette backstage and the two talk about some of the bets you can place if you sign up for Draft Kings. We then return inside T-Mobile Arena and the commentators shift gears and set the stage for our next match of the evening.
The AEW Trios Championships will be on-the-line, as The House Of Black trio of Malakai Black, Brody King and Buddy Matthews make their way out accompanied by Julia Hart for an Open House Rules defense of their titles.
After the champs settle in the ring to the special lighting used in Open House Rules matches, we wait to find out who is going to be their challengers. The theme for The Acclaimed hits and out comes Max Caster freestyle rapping as Anthony Bowens and “Daddy Ass” Billy Gunn join him on the way to the ring.
Caster’s rhyme takes Malakai to task for doing black face and for Buddy letting his woman kiss a guy named Dominik. They call them “Emo Asses” and criticize them for being The House Of Black with no black people in it.
Early on we see Bowens and Malakai duking it out. Malakai sits Indian-style in the ring and Bowens does the same right across from him to mock him. The fight gets going and we see some of the Open House Rules come into play, such as the 20 second count out rule and the no-rope-break rule.
After some more back-and-forth action, we finally work our way to the finish, which sees The House of Black emerge victorious. With the win, Malakai Black, Brody King and Buddy Matthews successfully retain their AEW Trios Championships.
Winners and STILL AEW Trios Champions: The House Of Black
TBS Women’s Championship
Jade Cargill (C) vs. Taya Valkyrie
Now we shift gears and get ready for our next match of the evening, which will feature another title on-the-line, as Jade Cargill puts her undefeated record and TBS Women’s Championship on-the-line against Taya Valkyrie in a match where Valkyrie can finally use her Gates To Valhalla finisher.
Taya Valkyrie’s theme hits and the challenger emerges and heads down to the ring. She settles inside and then “All The Pretty Girls” plays and out comes Jade Cargill and a team of dancers as the song is performed live. The TBS Women’s Champion settles in the ring.
It’s time for our next title bout here at AEW Double Or Nothing 2023. The bell sounds and we’re officially off-and-running with this one. We see Valkyrie try her Road to Valhalla straight out of the gate, but “That B*tch” avoids it.
Cargill takes over from there, but her run in the offensive driver’s seat doesn’t last long. Valkyrie takes over and even avoids interference from Cargill’s friends at ringside. She ends up connecting with her Road To Valhalla finisher and goes for the cover, but Jade kicks out in just the nick of time.
Moments later, Cargill recovers and takes over. She hits her Jaded finisher and scores the pin fall victory.
Winner and STILL TBS Women’s Champion: Jade Cargill
TBS Women’s Championship
Jade Cargill (C) vs. Kris Statlander
Once the match wraps up, “Smart” Mark Sterling gets on the mic and says Jade is now 60-0 and says she’s a fighting champion willing to defend her title any time, any place. He says the only problem is there aren’t any challengers left.
The theme for Kris Statlander hits and out she comes to a huge pop. She heads to the ring and Jade looks ready for a fight. Statlander immediately takes it to Cargill as the bell sounds to kick off this impromptu match. She blasts Jade with a back elbow and looks to finish her off.
Jade pump kicks Statlander and goes for the Jaded but Kris avoids it and hits her own finisher. She follows up with the immediate cover and gets the three count and the victory. She finally ends the undefeated streak of Jade Cargill, who is now 60-1, and captures the TBS Women’s Championship in the process.
Winner and NEW TBS Women’s Champion: Kris Statlander
Four Pillars Match For AEW Championship
MJF (C) vs. Darby Allin vs. Sammy Guevara vs. Jungle Boy
It’s time for the first-half of our double main event!
AEW Double Or Nothing comes to it’s co-feature bout of the evening, the Four Pillars showdown for the AEW Championship. The video package airs to tell the story leading up to tonight’s bout and then we return inside T-Mobile Arena.
The theme for Jungle Boy hits and out to fireworks comes Jack Perry to a ton of fan support. He settles in the ring and then out comes Sammy Guevara with Tay Melo. They dust off the old cue cards routine and reveal that they are expecting a child together.
Now Darby Allin is shown in a vignette that airs before he comes out, which shows a wedding going horribly wrong. He comes out donning Elvis attire and heads to the ring to a big reaction. He settles inside and there’s only one man remaining to come out before this one gets started.
Some classical music plays until finally an enormous throne is lowered from the rafters with MJF seated inside wearing a crown. He is lowered as the classical music shifts to his traditional theme song and the fans boo as “The Devil” makes his way down to the ring.
The bell sounds and we’re officially off-and-running with our Four Pillars AEW Championship co-main event of the evening. Sammy is taken out early on with a big high spot and he spends a while on the floor at ringside selling the effects as the other three duke it out.
Jungle Boy hits his running dive through the ropes over-and-over again spot early on as well. We see Sammy recover and get back involved in the mix, as things start to pick up here in the co-main event, with all four guys hitting back-to-back-to-back-to-back high spots.
The crowd starts to go wild as Darby fires up on offense and starts taking out any-and-everyone that moves. He ends up getting beaten down and as MJF and Sammy continue to recover, we see Jungle Boy hit a crazy destroyer for a close near fall on MJF.
We hear a loud “This is Awesome” chant as all guys continue to recover. On the floor, we see Darby knocking Jungle Boy and MJF over the barricade and into the front row, along with himself. We see some replays of that as fans break out in a “Holy Sh*t!” chant.
Guevara fights back into the offensive driver’s seat and he hits an absolutely insane Spanish Fly off the top onto a pile of bodies on the floor. All four men are down and out again as another loud “Holy Sh*t!” chant breaks out. Sammy is the first to start showing signs of life, as the camera zeroes in to show a big smile on his face.
All four men stumble to their feet and they each do tough-guy tests of strength in a sense, as they all take turns blasting each other with wide open, un-defended forearm shots back-and-forth. MJF decides instead to just do some eye-poking when it becomes his turn.
Each guy starts hitting their finishes. In a scary scene, Sammy hits an implant DDT on Jungle Boy that plants him right on the top of his head. Yikes. MJF is nearly finished off but he avoids a Coffin Drop from Darby and keeps this one alive. MJF hits an Awesome Bomb on Darby off the top in another big spot.
We see MJF throw the title on top of Jungle Boy right before Darby goes for the Coffin Drop. Darby hurts himself landing on the title. MJF rolls Jungle Boy out of the way and hits a head lock take over on Darby for the pin fall victory to retain his AEW Championship in an excellent match.
Winner and STILL AEW Champion: MJF
Anarchy In The Arena
The Elite vs. Blackpool Combat Club
It’s main event time!
The video package for our final match of the evening airs now, as it’s time for the highly-anticipated Anarchy in the Arena showdown between the reunited crew of The Elite (Kenny Omega, “Hangman” Adam Page and The Young Bucks) taking on the Blackpool Combat Club team of Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli and Wheeler Yuta.
Once the package wraps up, we return inside T-Mobile Arena where we see “The Dapper Yapper” Justin Roberts. He begins the formal ring introductions for our final match of the evening. The familiar sounds of The Elite’s theme song plays.
With that said, out comes “The Cleaner” Kenny Omega, “Hangman” Adam Page and The Young Bucks duo of Nick and Matt Jackson. The commentators talk about how good it is to see The Elite reunited and back together as they head to the ring and settle inside.
Excalibur points out that “Hangman” Adam Page is still wearing an eye patch over his eye as a result of the attack from the Blackpool Combat Club. The Elite’s theme wraps up and the fans continue cheering for them as we await the arrival of their opponents.
The commentators are building this up like we’re going to see the first murder in AEW history tonight. Now Justin Roberts begins the introduction for their opposition, as “Wild Thing” begins playing as a band with someone in black face starts singing the iconic song. I guess it’s “face paint” cause there’s a tiny bit of red in there, but boy it doesn’t look good.
Now the Blackpool Combat Club crew of Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli and Wheeler Yuta make their way out through the crowd as always. As they do, The Elite leave the ring and begin heading through the crowd to bring the fight to them.
As “Wild Thing” continues being performed live at the top of the entrance stage, we hear the bell sound to officially start this match. All eight guys are brawling in different parts of the crowd, with the camera men and production team doing their best to keep up with the action and camera shots that matter, accordingly.
The performance of the song continues for an obnoxiously long amount of time as the fight spreads throughout different areas of the crowd and at ringside. We see Omega locked in a figure four. Already we see some blood, however it’s not one of the wrestlers but a ref that is busted open.
In the ring, we see “Hangman” Adam Page beating down Bryan Danielson before he stops and removes the eye patch to show he can see fine out of both eyes. As Danielson does the Vince McMahon “Gulp” facial expression, things shift in his favor as Yuta attacks from behind.
“And the damn band is still playing,” Tony Schiavone says on commentary as the B.C.C. guys gang up on “Hangman” in the ring. I have to agree. Someone needs to shut them up already. Don Callis joins the gang on special guest commentary for this one.
We see The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega hit the ring to help out Hangman. Now all four members of The Elite do the ten punch in the corner spot on the four B.C.C. guys as, yes, the band continues playing the B.C.C. theme. They all four hit a super kick on the B.C.C. guys.
The Elite all bow down and get ready to hit dives and all four men dive on both sides of the ring to take out the B.C.C. guys. Yes, the band is still playing. Good god stop them, please. The guys fight up near the band, which has to be attacked while playing otherwise why is this still going on.
Finally, we see. The Young Bucks do the dramatic soap opera head-turn and then stereo super kick the leader singer to get what is deservedly a big ass pop. I’m popping from my couch, hell. Back in the ring, we see Mox bleeding like a stuck pig as Omega attacks him with a weapon.
Jackson starts doing the suplex over-and-over again spot all the way down the entrance ramp with Yuta as the crowd reacts inside the T-Mobile Arena. He is stopped but fights out of it and continues to the bottom of the ramp. Hangman is shown hitting a buckle bomb on the corner of the apron. Ouch.
Up at the top of the ramp, we see a bloody Mox hit a suplex on Omega, who lands on a barbed wire covered giant poker chip as part of the DoN arena set. In the crowd, we see Bryan Danielson using tape from around his wrist to choke out Hangman.
A bloody Mox is shown using a fork to dig into the head of Omega, who is now bleeding as well. In the concord where t-shirts and popcorn is sold, we see Castagnoli beating down Jackson. Mox slaps a choke on Omega who starts to fade in front of the barbed wire poker chip. Omega flips backwards and Mox lands on the barbed wire.
Nick Jackson is shown beaten down and bloodied. In the ring, Yuta is taking it to Hangman. On the floor, Danielson is biting at the ear of Jackson and then he pulls back the padding from the concrete floor at ringside.
We see footage of Castagnoli beating down Matt Jackson and loading him up in the back of a pick-up truck. A leaf-blower is brought into the ring and used as a weapon. The Blackpool Combat Club are now very much in control of the action.
As the action continues in the ring and at ringside, we keep getting reminded of Jackson being laid out and taken away in a pick up truck. The B.C.C. guys team up on the other Jackson, as they beat down Matt and take his boot off. Mox brings a bunch of thumbtacks in the ring for the barefoot Matt Jackson to deal with.
Mox hits Jackson with an atomic drop or something that has him land foot first onto the pile of thumbtacks. The camera shows all the tacks stuck in the bottom of Jackson’s foot. Now he’s slammed down head-first into the tacks. Maybe even face-first.
Kenny Omega fires up and plants Mox into the tacks and then starts to work on Danielson. Castagnoli hits Omega from behind but Omega deals with him and hits a V-Trigger, but then turns and walks into a big running knee from Danielson. Page hits the ring but he’s taken out as well.
The B.C.C. guys take over again and they stuff a bunch of tacks in Jackson’s mouth. They blast him and the tacks go flying in a sharp spit-take, we’ll call it. He is planted on the back of his head and nearly finished off after that, but Hangman and Omega hit the ring and break it up.
Hangman and Omega fire each other up and then the two turn their attention to the B.C.C. and start slugging it out as best they can while being outnumbered. Danielson helps beat them down and starts blasting them both with “Yes!” kicks. Omega ends up hitting him with a One Winged Angel for a close near fall that Yuta breaks up.
Omega beats down the B.C.C. guys and then he has Yuta up for a One Winged Angel. Before he can finish it, Don Callis hits the ring and attacks him from behind. He sets Yuta down and turns to handle him as the crowd explodes. Before he can, in comes a masked man who blasts Omega.
He removes the mask and reveals that he is Konosuke Takeshita. The match is finished seconds later as Omega is pinned for the finish. After the match, Don Callis takes his belt off and starts choking the crap out of Omega.
The commentators question if Callis and Takeshita are now part of the B.C.C. as “Wild Thing” plays again (I hate that song now, for the record — thanks AEW!) They all pose together as Excalibur plugs the fallout coming on Wednesday’s Dynamite. That’s how AEW Double Or Nothing 2023 goes off the air. Thanks for joining us!
Winners: Blackpool Combat Club