On May 25th, 2019 AEW debuted with Double or Nothing. It was the first show of a brand new wrestling company, the first company to bring a real challenge to WWE since the death of WCW, and one of the biggest non-WWE shows in years. The show sold out in 30 minutes and got nearly 100,000 buys. The success of the show changed the wrestling world and one year later, AEW is back with Double or Nothing in a completely different world.
The show was set to take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas just like last year’s show, but it ended up being moved to the empty arena Daily’s Place thanks to the events of the world. AEW has done a good job of making their sure still feel alive during the age of empty arenas and this show should be no different.
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The show will see the crowning of the first ever AEW TNT Champion as well with Cody taking on Lance Archer in the finals of the tournament. The issue has gotten personal between the two so there is a lot more at stake than simply the TNT Championship. In another championship match, Nyla Rose will defend the AEW Women’s Championship match against Hikaru Shida. The show will also see the first ever “Casino Ladder Match” with the winner earning a future shot at the AEW World Championship.
AEW Double or Nothing 2020 Betting Tips:
Odds from 888Sport.
- MJF (-910) vs. Jungle Boy (+450)
- Britt Baker D.M.D. (-250) vs. Kris Statlander (+175)
- Best Friends (-150) vs. Private Party (+108)
- Casino Ladder Match: Darby Allin vs. Colt Cabana vs. Orange Cassidy vs. Rey Fénix vs. Scorpio Sky vs. Kip Sabian vs. Frankie Kazarian vs. Luchasaurus vs. ???
- Stadium Stampede: The Inner Circle (-150) vs. Matt Hardy & The Elite (+108)
- AEW Women’s Championship: Nyla Rose (-167) vs. Hikaru Shida (+120)
- AEW TNT Championship: Lance Archer (-177) vs. Cody (+125)
- AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley (-625) vs. Brodie Lee (+350)
Odds from BetOnline.
- MJF (-150) vs. Jungle Boy (+110)
- Britt Baker D.M.D. (-300) vs. Kris Statlander (+200)
- Best Friends (-150) vs. Private Party (+108)
- Casino Ladder Match: Darby Allin (+175) vs. Colt Cabana (+900) vs. Orange Cassidy (+700) vs. Rey Fénix (+400) vs. Scorpio Sky (+1000) vs. Kip Sabian (+1000) vs. Frankie Kazarian (+1000) vs. Luchasaurus (+1200) vs. ??? (+275)
- Stadium Stampede: The Inner Circle (-180) vs. Matt Hardy & The Elite (+140)
- AEW Women’s Championship: Nyla Rose (-200) vs. Hikaru Shida (+150)
- AEW TNT Championship: Lance Archer (-150) vs. Cody (+110)
- AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley (-250) vs. Brodie Lee (+170)
The Best Friends take on Private Party on the Buy-In pre-show. Best Friends have been on fire during the pandemic and have really been climbing up the rankings. While Private Party haven’t been around much due to quarantine. Best Friends are 6-3 in 2020 while Private Party is 3-1. This one is a coin-flip for me.
MJF is coming off a win against Cody and faces Jungle Boy tonight. It feels like MJF would’ve been in a much bigger match in a non-pandemic world, like against Moxley level, and that is what is probably making him such a huge favorite here. This should be a really fun match, but I see little doubt that MJF gets the win here.
Britt Baker and Kris Statlander is an interesting match-up as Britt Baker has been one of the hottest stars in the world of wrestling over the past several months. She’s done that without a whole lot of actual winning which surprised me to see her as such a big favorite here. That said, you do have to strike when the iron is hot and the iron is definitely hot with Baker right now.
The Casino Ladder match will see two participants start with a new entrant coming out every 90 seconds. Scorpio Sky seems like the favorite here, but that mystery man is really going to mess things up. What if it’s a huge star debuting? What if it’s Cody trying to get an AEW World title shot?
Hikaru Shida and Nyla Rose is a tough one for me. Rose won the title in February, but thanks to the pandemic it feels like she hasn’t really defended it much at all. Hikaru Shida has been one of the most consistent performers in AEW’s women’s division with a 13-5 overall record. This match will be no disqualification and no countout which definitely favors Rose.
Lance Archer is a -177 favorite against Cody, but I am surprised it is not a whole lot higher. Archer has been an absolute monster since his debut and it is way too early in his run for him to be defeated. Cody has shown he can take a loss and not lose his place in the pecking order either, so I am all over Archer here.
Another reason I can’t see Archer losing is because the other unstoppable monster in AEW, Brodie Lee, is absolutely going to lose here. Jon Moxley is making his first huge defense of the title and I can’t imagine him losing it here to a guy fresh off of a WWE run. Mox is an enormous favorite and he should justify that with a win here.
The Stadium Stampede match between the Elite and Inner Circle could absolutely main event this show. I could see them doing the whole unsanctioned thing in order to get it into that slot as it is likely to be so crazy that it is hard to top. The Inner Circle are favored here, but I’m wondering if this match will actually end up being the blow-off that Blood & Guts was meant to be.
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