WELCOME back to column time with Larry! Today I will discuss and preview the AEW Double or Nothing event, which follows up from last year's All In event and the first official AEW show. It is an interesting time when we see another new debut for the company and seem to influence a great financial support. Can this company find success and be what many fans are looking for in a company to follow and support? We'll find out soon enough. So today I want to break down and preview the show; thank you for reading! It is wrestling, we love it and will disagree. The only rules are "have a take, be respectful, and don't be a girlfriend."
Sammy Guevara vs. Kip Sabian : This is a fun battle on paper and a nice pre-show battle to get the live crowd into things and also set the stage for the rest of the show . Signed to AEW, Sammy Guevara has been highlighted on Being the Elite and is an incredibly fun young highflier. Kip Sabian is a guy I have seen sporadically, but did very well at ROH UK last year. I think he'll make for a fun opponent against Sammy, and this should be a very fun sprint to kick things. “/>
WINNER: Sammy Guevara
Casino Battle Royal : Shawn Spears vs Sonny Kiss vs. Brandon Cutler vs Ace Romero vs Glacier vs Brian Pillman Jr. vs Dawn vs vs Daj vs vs Daj vs vs John vs vs Nakazawa vs vs. Casino Battle Royal is the new name and replaced for over the Royal Budget. Like the Aztec Warfare or a Gauntlet for the Gold match, it's the newest new version of a Royal Rumble style match that I'm cool with as I like Rumble and the variations I've mentioned. I'm not completely sold on how this will work; I really have to see it in action, but am more than willing to give it a shot and I really hope it is a success. The winner here will get any title shot, which should lock us into some of the bigger names like Havoc, MJF, Janela, and maybe Darby Allin if he's in the fight. Whether it or a surprise or side comes in the battle to win the title shot since he lost his fight with the PAC on the show. FRIENDS: Joey Janela
Kylie Rae vs Nyla Rose vs Dr. Britt Baker : The ladies of AEW will also be on the show and it is a division that has many high hopes for and much talent earmarked for the division. Kenny Omega is the one in charge of the division, and his goal is to make it look / revolutionary as the WCW cruiserweights were, a goal I can appreciate. I think this is a good PPV battle to get rid of, Kylie Rae has picked up a ton of the past year while AEW is very high on Dr. Britt Baker and was sure to unlock her before WWE, ROH , or Impact can. I think Rae or Baker takes this and goes with the good doctor here. WINNER: Dr. Britt Baker
SCU vs CIMA, Lindaman, & THawk : CIMA is a Dragon Gate legend that left the company and started OWE, where He trains a new generation of Chinese flippy boys. AWE and OWE have agreed to work together, giving OWE guys a different place to work and a chance of exposure, giving the AEW access to talents that others cannot access. Lindaman & THawk are great and it's really cool to see them with CIMA. SCU is the timeless veteran team that always delivers and will be the right guys to work with international talents to get them integrated into American culture and style they will be working on. I think this has lots of potential, and I really enjoy it. “/>
WINNER: CIMA, Lindaman, & THawk
Aja Kong, Yuka Sakazaki and Emi Sakura vs Hikaru Shida, Riho Abe and Ryo Mizunami : As I mentioned earlier, Kenny Omega is the one in charge of the division, and his goal is to make it look / revolutionary as the WCW cruiserweights were and he digs deeply and brings in a full group of Japanese women to show off here. This will probably feel like one of the highest WCW Cruiserweight codes with the big stars involved. Riho has signed a 5-show deal to work with All Elite Wrestling and wants to see how she likes to work in the US before committing to a longer deal with the company. I think with them it seems to lock her down, that her team picks up the winner. WINNER: Hikaru Shida, Riho Abe and Ryo Mizunami
Best Friends vs Jack Evans & Angelico : with the signatures of Jack Evans & Angelico, the best friends have been withdrawn from the Casino Battle Royal and have received some extremely interesting and top notch competition. With Bucks, Lucha Bros, Best Friends, and now Jack Evans and Angelico AEW lay the foundations for a good team teaming and as a fan of troop teams, I love it. This has the potential to be a great match, as the best friends are a great traditional tag tag, while Evans & Angelico can and will most likely bring it crazy. It's hard to choose a winner here, since you can't go wrong with either team, but with the best friends who had to fight to get to the motherboard (in the storyline), there is a loss here and potential heel to continue the program could work nicely. FRIENDS: Jack Evans & Angelico
Adam Side vs PAC : I HATE that we lost this fight. Jeremy Lambert and I made a great discussion about this on the podcast (AEW talk starts at 44.00).
Cody vs. Dustin Rhodes : And here we come to the battle of the brothers, a fight they really wanted long ago since they were not happy with the rushed and missing match they had in WWE. Cody has obviously found success outside of WWE, and Dustin seems to be doing the same thing late in his career and seems to be doing it without Goldust gimmick. It has always been a problem for him, as his greatest success has come as Goldust. But Dustin is a smart worker and can cut a hell of a campaign so I have hope for that. He is 50 and comes from double knee surgery, but is in good shape, and I expect he and Cody to work on a very old school style that plays to both their forces, with Cody taking sometimes flash. Along with the brothers who want to prove a point, the brothers have the benefit of working in front of a crowd that wants to see this, and will likely be heavily invested, giving a great atmosphere. Some say that the fight needed a longer building and that it would happen later, but with Dustin being 50 and coming from double knee surgery, I think now is the time. They can also use this as a leap of points for a longer feud and even potential partnership down the line. I think they can build a Cody vs Jericho match on the next Chicago show, and with that, I think Cody will win here. WINNER: Cody
AAA Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks vs Pentagon Jr. & Rey Fenix : These four are extremely talented and are two of the best roof layers in all wrestling, so I have no hesitation in setting the certified banger alert on this. Without the use of TV, they have done a great job building this battle to be Elite with video from various indie events and AAA. Bucks has had time to rest and heal, and will look to impress on AEW's first major show. Lucha Bros always delivers, and this will be one of the biggest shows they are working on. With reports that they will soon be AEW exclusive in the United States, I think this is the first in a potential series of matches, and that Bucks retains here to later release them into AAA. WINNER: The Young Bucks
Chris Jericho vs. Kenny Omega : The winner of this will face the Casino Royal winner for the introduced AEW Championship. These two previously met at WrestleKingdom and had an excellent match and now have the advantage of playing the game, so I have no hesitation in putting the Certified Banner Alert on this match as well. If they can recreate some of the magic of the first match, then we are looking for a treat. Omega is great and will be well rested, and Jericho has smartly reinvented himself and knows he can't work on a traditional style Omega battle and will also be well rested coming into this fight. With Omega wining their first meeting and Jericho against Okada at Dominion, I see Jericho look up the 1-1 series and set the stage for a rubber stopper down the line.
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411 at Wrestling Podcast returns to the 411 Podcasting Network for episode 22. At the show, good brother Steve Cook goes to Larry Csonka as the guys discuss the rise of WCW Monday Nitro, the decline, the Russo effect, and then watch and watch the show that was to save the company, start Russo / Bischoff WCW Monday Nitro from April 10, 2000, discuss Bret Hart vs Tom Magee documentary and fight, and then end our discussion of the dark side of the ring series. The view is about 84 minutes long.
* The Rise of WCW Nitro: 3.00
* Russo Effect: 6.50
* Review of Russo / Bischoff WCW Monday Nitro Reboot 4.10.2000: 9:20
* Bret Hart vs. Tom Magee Documentary Thoughts: 51:55
* Dark Side of the Ring on Gino Hernandez & Moolah: 64:55
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