We are just mere days away from the debut show of All Elite Wrestling, and given all the hype around the build and the potential TV deal they're about to announce, it's going to change the landscape of pro wrestling forever. The card has seemingly been finalized, with 10 matches now announced, and with everything ready to go, this is one that professional wrestling fans around the world should be incredibly excited for.
From heavyweight clashes to the emergence of plenty of new, young stars, this card seemingly has everything, and if AEW can pull out a good one, they'll be on their way to becoming legitimate competition for WWE. So without further ado, sit back and read along as we look forward to the action scheduled to take place at MGM Grand Garden Arena on the 25th and predict the results of the entire match card for All Elite Wrestling's debut event, Double or Nothing.
#10 Kip Sabian vs. Sammy Guevara
This one is likely going to take place on the pre-show, and while that may seem like a bad position to be, competing in front of a crowd like that is a big opportunity for two bright young stars like this. Guevara has been getting a lot of time on Being the Elite as of late, and it's clear they see plenty of potential in him, but that should mean that SuperBad, Kip Sabian gets overlooked.
The UK star has been around for quite some time now, and he has the look, the ability, and the personality to make him a big star, so being the first match in AEW is a great shot for both men. It's hard to predict, as both men are going to play big parts of AEW going forward, but this one will go down in history as the first match for AEW, and it's going to be a fun one.
Prediction: Kip Sabian to win
#9 Best Friends (Chuck Taylor & Trent) vs. Angelico & Jack Evans
This is the latest match added to the Double or Nothing card, and it shows off the depth that AEW has already added to their roster before running their first show. Best Friends have been a tag team for quite some time now, and have dominated in PWG, ROH, New Japan and everywhere they've been. Now that they have the big stage of AEW, they're ready to take over.
On the other hand, Angelico & Jack Evans haven't been together for a while now, but given the success they achieved in Mexico for so many years, there'll be little to no ring rust at all. This match may be overlooked compared to some of the main event bouts, but it will be a fantastic one, and no matter which team comes out on top, all 4 men will be elevated in the process.
Prediction: Angelico & Jack Evans to win
#8 21-Man Casino Battle Royale
The Battle Royal at All In was one of the best in wrestling history, and given the unique spin AEW are putting on their Casino Battle Royale, it's likely going to be just as fun to watch. The above photo explains the new rules they've used for the Battle Royale, and given what is on the line (a shot at the AEW Championship), it's going to be star-studded and key to the future of AEW.
Names such as MJF, Joey Janela, Brandon Cutler, Sonny Kiss, Brian Pillman and others have been announced, but it makes it a hard prediction given the fact that we may see some big surprises here. Either way, this one is a vital bout for everyone involved, and if the new concept works, AEW could have finally reinvented the boring old Battle Royal that we've seen for years.
Prediction: The 'Bad Boy' Joey Janela
#7 Aja Kong, Yuka Sakazaki & Emi Sakura vs. Hikaru Shida, Riho & Ryo Mizunami
This match was just recently announced, and while none of these competitors are big names in the United States, they're all promising stars, and if given enough time, they'll win over the crowd at MGM Grand quickly. All Elite Wrestling is clearly trying to add diversity to their roster and all 6 of these women add immense depth to their promising division.
At the end of the day, most of these performers are unknown to the wider American audience, but it's a fun match to be added to the card, and with a bit of chaos, it could be a great one. Ultimately, it's the experience and dominance of Aja Kong that may mean the difference in this contest, and while we don't know what's on the line, every match at Double or Nothing is very important.
Prediction: Kong, Sakura & Sakazaki to win
#6 SoCal Uncensored vs. Strong Hearts
One of the biggest announcements of AEW's first rally in Jacksonville was their partnership with Chinese promotion OWE, and with Cima leading the way, they're going to be put on full display at Double or Nothing. We don't know much about his partners T-Hawk and Lindaman, but given the footage of OWE that's out there, they may be the most exciting part of Double or Nothing for some fans.
Their opponents are the incredibly entertaining and popular SCU, and given what an exciting trio Daniels, Sky & Kazarian are, this one is bound to shine a spotlight on all 6 men. We don't know exactly how AEW's Championship pursuits or their partnership with OWE will work, but hopefully, this one shines a light on that further, as the company has plenty of thrilling young stars that deserve a big-time spotlight.
Prediction: SoCal Uncensored to win
#5 Cody vs. Dustin
On the surface, a match between Cody and Dustin Rhodes doesn't seem that appealing, but after the 'Road to Double or Nothing' episode that announced it, it's safe to say that it's become arguably the most anticipated matches on the card. Both men have cut incredible promos, and given the history between both men, this will be a must see story on a card full of incredible wrestling bouts.
Dustin is coming towards the end of his career, so he'll be going all out in Vegas, and given the personal history between the two men, they'll go to battle with Dusty looking down from above, proud as punch. The future is very uncertain for Dustin, so this could very well be his final match before potentially transitioning into a backstage role for AEW, so if it is his final run, expect some big-time fireworks.
Prediction: Cody Rhodes to win
#4 Nyla Rose vs. Britt Baker vs. Kylie Rae
This was the first women's bout announced for the show, and given the amount of talent that's since been added to the division, the winner of this match becomes even more important to the future of AEW. All 3 are very different performers, and all new faces to the big stage in professional wrestling, so it's going to be very fun to watch them all battle it out for momentum in AEW.
With Bea Priestly and others to come in after Double or Nothing, this will help the winner establish superiority in the division, and it makes it quite hard to pick. All 3 women look like superstars, and while this may be one of the weaker matches on the card, it's still going to be fun to watch, but at the end of the day, given her name power and ability, Britt Baker could be the face of this division going forward.
Prediction: Britt Baker to win
#3 PAC vs. 'Hangman' Adam Page
AEW have signed plenty of the world's top talent right now, but they've also got a big future ahead of them. The battle between PAC and Hangman Page is the personification of that. This one has been building since the first AEW rally in Jacksonville, and the company has done quite a good job on Being the Elite in building this bout.
To get in shape, Page has started his 'Full Gear Challenge', and given the talent of both men, it's safe to say that this one could play a vital part in crowning the first All Elite Wrestling World Champion. We've not heard anything about when and how that will happen, but given what potential both men have and what all around superstars they are, the winner of this one could be on the fast track to holding the first title in the company's history.
Prediction: PAC to win
#2 The Young Bucks vs. Lucha Bros - AAA Tag Team Championships
In its early days, All Elite Wrestling has assembled a fantastic tag team division, and it's only fitting that their first show features arguably the two best tag teams in the world right now. After drawing over 5 million viewers when they battled for the AAA Tag Team Titles, they are again on the line, and given the story behind it and the ability of all 4 men, this will be an instant classic.
At All In, The Young Bucks' time was limited and they had to rush the main event, but in this one, they'll have all the time in the world, and this will put the promotion on the map. Much like most of the matches on this card, it's very hard to predict, but after dropping their titles for AAA, it's likely that the duo of Pentagon and Fenix will get a win.
Prediction: Lucha Bros to win the AAA Tag Team Championships
#1 Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho
After their battle at Wrestle Kingdom, many people thought this rivalry wouldn't be over, and when they collided at the AEW Vegas Press Conference, it set up the much-anticipated rematch on May 25. Double or Nothing will be full of intrigue as it's our first true look at AEW, but we know what we are getting here, and if it's anything compared to their Wrestle Kingdom bout, it may just steal the show.
It's clear that going forward, these two will be vital parts of the AEW main event scene, and thus, this first bout could be the most important in AEW's very short history. This is a very tough one to predict, as it makes sense for both teams to come out on top, but given what he's been to independent wrestling over the past few years, Kenny Omega may just make it 2-0 vs. The Alpha.
Prediction: Kenny Omega to win