AEW Double or Nothing Results – May 25, 2019 – Jericho vs. Omega

AEW Double or Nothing
May 25, 2019
Paradise, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
Commentary: Jim Ross, Alex Marvez, Excalibur

Quick Match Results

  1. Casino Battle Royale: Hangman Adam Page won, last eliminating MJF (16:00)
  2. Kip Sabian defeated Sammy Guevara via Deathly Hallows (10:00)
  3. SoCal Uncensored defeated Strong Hearts via Best Meltzer Ever on El Lindaman (13:40)
  4. Four Way: Dr. Britt Baker defeated Nyla Rose, Kylie Rae, Awesome Kong via ushigoroshi on Rae (11:10)
  5. Best Friends defeated Angélico & Jack Evans via Strong Zero/stomp combo on Evans (12:35)
  6. Hikaru Shida, Riho & Ryo Mizunami defeated Aja Kong, Yuka Sakazaki & Emi Sakura via running knee by Shida on Sakura (13:10)
  7. Cody defeated Dustin Rhodes via Cross Rhodes (22:30)
  8. AAA World Tag Team Championship: The Young Bucks (c) defeated The Lucha Bros via Meltzer Driver on Fenix (24:55)
  9. Chris Jericho defeated Kenny Omega via the Judas Effect (27:00)

The Buy In (Pre Show)
Casino Battle Royale

First five: MJF, Dustin Thomas, Brandon Cutler, Sunny Daze, Michael Nakazawa. Nakazawa rubbed baby oil all over himself to escape from a few holds.

Next five: Brian Pillman Jr., Joey Janela, Isiah Kassidy, Jimmy Havoc, Shawn Spears. Crowd chanted “ten” for Spears (Tye Dillinger). MJF immediately poked him in the eyes, then flipped off the crowd, getting a lot of heat.

Next five: Billy Gunn, Glacier, Jungle Boy, Marq Quen, Ace Romero. Michael Nakazawa was eliminated by Sunny Daze. Joey Janela lit a cigarette in the ring, but Jimmy Havoc stapled it to Janela’s forehead. Glacier blew mist in Daze’s eyes and knocked him out. Sunny Daze was eliminated by Glacier. But MJF came up from behind and Glacier was eliminated by MJF.

Next five: Luchasaurus, Marko Stunt, Sonny Kiss, Tommy Dreamer… Only four guys were announced? Brian Pillman Jr. was eliminated by Private Party.

#21: Hangman Adam Page. Marko Stunt was eliminated by Ace Romero with a crazy pounce, knocked out of the ring onto Private Party, who apparently also were eliminated earlier. Ace Romero was eliminated by Jungle Boy from behind. 619 by Dustin Thomas, who has no legs, onto Janela. Shawn Spears was eliminated by Dustin Thomas but MJF knocked him out right after. Dustin Thomas was eliminated by MJF. Billy Gunn was eliminated by Brandon Cutler. Brandon Cutler was eliminated by MJF. Luchasaurus chokeslammed Janela through a table on the outside and Janela landed hard on his neck. Joey Janela was eliminated by Luchasaurus. Sonny Kiss was eliminated by Tommy Dreamer.

Orange Cassidy suddenly entered, with his hands on his pockets and gave Tommy Dreamer with a few slow, soft kicks. But Dreamer just grabbed him and tossed him out. Orange Cassidy was eliminated by Tommy Dreamer. Tommy Dreamer was eliminated by Jimmy Havoc after Havoc stapled him in the head and “crotch” with a staple gun. MJF tossed Jungle Boy over, but he held on, until Jimmy Havoc bit his fingers. Jungle Boy was eliminated by Jimmy Havoc.

Final four: MJF, Hangman Page, Jimmy Havoc, Luchasaurus. MJF rolled out of the ring and hid somewhere. Jimmy Havoc was eliminated by Luchasaurus with a big boot. Luchasaurus was eliminated by Hangman Page. The bell rang, but MJF came up from behind and tossed Page over, but he held onto the ropes. Lariat by Page, and another, knocking MJF out of the ring. MJF was eliminated by Adam Page.

Winner: Hangman Adam Page (16:00)

Page will get an AEW World Championship match at a later date TBA against the winner of Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho.

Pretty entertaining battle royal with lots of interesting wrestlers. Really good, promising roster.

Backstage: Kylie Rae, Peter Avalon, Leva Bates

Backstage, Alicia Atout interviewed Smiley Kylie Rae. The librarian Peter Avalon came in and shhh’d her, but then the librarian Leva Bates came in and shhh’d him.

The Buy In (Pre Show)
Kip Sabian vs. Sammy Guevara

This was a good match with a lot of high spots. Guevara looked impressive as usual. He went for a 630 splash, but Sabian got his knees up, then hit the “Deathly Hallows” for the win.

Winner: Kip Sabian (10:00)

Video: Sadie Gibbs

They aired a promo video for Sadie Gibbs.

Segment: Jim Ross

Jim Ross was introduced by the commentary team and he was shown walking backstage as his Oklahoma fight song theme played.

Segment: Cody, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks

Cody Rhodes, Brandi Rhodes and their dog Pharaoh were shown arriving backstage in a black pickup truck.

Kenny Omega was shown backstage watching something on a laptop, then he gave a thumbs up.

Matt Jackson was shown backstage and ran into Michael Nakazawa, who shook his hand and introduced himself. Matt Jackson walked off with a scowl then ran into Nick Jackson. Someone said that they need credentials to enter, but they gave him a super kick.

Cody, Brandi, Omega and the Young Bucks made their way out onto the stage as the crowd chanted “AEW.” They all argued over who gets to say “welcome” until Omega grabbed the mic and welcomed us to the show. Matt said it’s so great to see 20,000 fans. Cody said the arena only holds about 13,000. Matt said that it’s pro wrestling and you round up and Cody said that they just set the attendance record for the MGM Grand with 20,000 fans. Cody said “this is a revolution” and the show started…

SoCal Uncensored vs. Strong Hearts

Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky vs. Cima, T-Hawk and El Lindaman.

The commentators announced that there’s a 10 count for non-legal wrestlers to get out of the ring in AEW tag matches.

SCU won with the “Best Meltzer Ever” on El Lindaman. There were a lot of high spots in this match. El Lindaman looked really impressive. Good opener for the main card.

Winners: SoCal Uncensored (13:40)

Dr. Britt Baker vs. Nyla Rose vs. Kylie Rae vs. Awesome Kong

Allie joined the commentary team.

Brandi Rhodes suddenly came out and said that she doesn’t want a great match, she wants a match that is awesome. Awesome Kong then came out to make the match a four way.

They all immediately went after Kong, but she made easy work of them until she ran at Britt Baker, who pulled the top rope down, sending Kong to the outside.

Kylie and Britt went for a double superplex off the middle rope on Rose, but Kong came in with a powerbomb, sending everyone down to the mat.

Later, Baker dived onto Kong on the outside, but she caught her. Kylie Rae then hit a tope suicida to take them out.

In the end, Baker hit a superkick, then an ushigoroshi on Kylie Rae for the win. Decent match, kind of sloppy at times. Kylie Rae is great…

Winner: Britt Baker (11:10)

Best Friends vs. Angélico & Jack Evans

Best Friends Trent and Chuckie T went to hug each other early in the match, but Angelico and Evans gave them a double dropkick, getting heat from the crowd. But later on, the Best Friends were able to take down their opponents and get their hug, getting a pop.

Angelico and Evans wer wearing very bright neon yellow flame outfits. Crucifix bomb on Trent by Angelico, then a 630 by Evans, but Chuckie T made the save.

Best Friends hit a Doomsday Knee on Evans, then Taylor dive onto Angelico. Strong Zero by Trent on Evans assisted with a top rope stomp by Chuckie T for the pinfall.

Winners: Best Friends (12:35)

Angelico and Evans wanted a hug after the match, and Best Friends agreed… They went in for a hug but the lights went out…

When the lights came back on, two guys were in the ring. The commentators didn’t give any names. The lights went out again and a bunch of masked guys were at ringside, and took out the four guys in the ring. Crowd chanted “who are you?” They hit a cool doomsday-device-like move on Trent, then posed in the ring. No explanation was given for who they are, but they are an indie tag team known as “Super Smash Brothers.” Probably will have to get a name change in AEW because of copyright reasons.

Aja Kong, Yuka Sakazaki & Emi Sakura vs. Hikaru Shida, Riho & Ryo Mizunami

There was a ton of action in this match and it was hard to keep track of.

Kong hit a brainbuster on Shida, then Sakura went to the top and hit a moonsault. The referee counted to two but the bell rang for some reason. The ref said that it was only a two count, so the match continued.

Sakura picked up Shida and held her, then Kong tried to hit her, but Shida ducked and Kong backfisted Sakura. Kong was knocked out of the ring, then Shida hit a running knee on Sakura for the win.

Winners: Hikaru Shida, Riho & Ryo Mizunami (13:10)

Cody vs. Dustin Rhodes

There was a throne with skulls on it for Cody’s entrance. He entered with Brandi Rhodes. They walked to the ring and Brandi handed Cody a sledgehammer. The crowd popped… Cody walked to the throne, which also had Triple H’s “logo” on it… and Cody smashed the throne with the sledgehammer. Hmmm…

Cody did a Stardust taunt to Dustin early in the match, getting a pop from the crowd. Dustin hit a flipping senton off the apron to the outside, getting a “you still got it” chant.

Dustin pulled off one of the middle turnbuckles and tossed it into the crowd, then ran at Cody, but Cody took him down face first into the exposed turnbuckle. Dustin went to the outside, dazed, and Brandi Rhodes gave him a spear. Referee Earl Hebner got in Brandi’s face and tossed her out of the match. She argued with Hebner until Diamond Dallas Page walked down the ramp, picked Brandi up on his shoulder, and carried her out.

Dustin was busted open from the exposed turnbuckle spot, his face covered in blood. Blood was pouring from his face… pretty bad. Cody put his hand on the puddles of blood on the outside and wiped it on his chest as war paint. Blood everywhere… Dustin had trouble seeing from the blood pouring down into his eyes. He tried to punch Cody, but missed because he “couldn’t see.” Blood just dripping everywhere, Jesus… Puddles of blood all over the ring. What a mess.

Cody took off his weightlifting belt, but Hebner took it away from him. Cody hit an atomic drop, then grabbed the belt, pulled down Cody’s tights to expose his bare ass, and spanked him with the belt.

Sunset flip by Dustin for a near fall and the crowd was on their feet, chanting AEW. Dustin went for a top rope superplex and nailed it, landing really awkwardly. Feels like he could have easily shattered his leg. Cross Rhodes by Dustin for a near fall. Crazy match.

Dustin went for another Cross Rhodes, but Cody gave him a low blow, springboard kick, and a Cross Rhodes of his own… but Dustin kicked out! Blood everywhere… Cody’s body and hair was covered in Dustin’s blood, which was still pouring down his face.

Headbutt by Dustin and another Cross Rhodes… 1-2-NO. This is great. They exchanged punches, with the crowd cheering for Dustin and booing for Cody.

Cody took out Dustin with Din’s Fire, dropping him on his neck. Hebner started counting to 10, but Cody stopped him. He picked up Dustin and hit another Cross Rhodes… 1-2-3. Awesome match.

Winner: Cody (22:30)

Cody grabbed a mic after the match and said “You don’t get to retire here. I gotta ask you a favor, in front of God and the whole world, before AEW was a thing, before we filled this up, it was me, Kenny, Matt, Nick, Tony. I put my name on a match for Fight for the Fallen. It was myself and a partner of my choosing against the Young Bucks. I don’t need a partner. I don’t need a friend. I need my older brother.” Dustin got up and the two brothers hugged in an emotional moment, getting a huge pop.

In-Ring: Bret Hart Presents the AEW World Championship

Bret Hart was introduced and came out to introduce the AEW World Championship. Bret first introduced the winner of the Casino Battle Royal, Adam Page, who came out to the ring.

But MJF’s music hit and out he came, getting a big “asshole” chant from the crowd. Love MJF so much… MJF said “you people bought a ticket to see me so shut up.” MJF said “Wait Bret a fan’s coming in!” lol… MJF said that everyone’s booing him because they’re jealous, because they’re looking at the future of AEW. He called Page a horse, then said you know what happens when horses get a bum leg, you blow their stupid little brains out. MJF then called the crowd a bunch of fat white trash hicks. He said that we all know Page got a fluke victory, so why not relinquish his title shot to a real man. A man who’s going to be the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will… “actually scratch that, that catch phrase sucks. How about you relinquish your title shot to Maxwell Jacob Friedman, because I’m better than you, and you know it.” Page tried to attack him, but MJF escaped and walked back down the ramp. He said he doesn’t need this.

Jungle Boy then came out. MJF said that he’d love to wrestle a prepubescent boy, but not right now. Jimmy Havoc then came out. Havoc, Jungle Boy and Page surrounded MJF. MJF said “let’s talk about this like grown men,” then tried to punch Jungle Boy, but they all attacked him. Havoc and Jungle Boy chased him into the crowd.

In the ring, Bret Hart revealed the AEW title, which looked cool.

AAA World Tag Team Championship
The Young Bucks (c) vs. The Lucha Bros

This match was basically a series of nonstop high spots, as you would expect.

A few minutes in, all four men stood toe to toe in the ring and superkicked each other until they all were down, getting a big pop from the crowd.

Insane Canadian Destroyer by Pentagon on Matt Jackson on the apron, spiking his head hard… Jesus… Fenix jumped up onto Pentagon’s shoulders then jumped down onto the Bucks on the outside… Incredible action. This rules.

Penta Driver on Nick, then a top rope senton by Fenix for a near fall. Later, Matt Jackson went to the top for a suplex on Fenix, but twisted and dropped his face/neck on the top rope. Jeez…

Package piledriver assisted with a top rope stomp by the Bucks on Pentagon, then Nick hit a crazy flipping dive onto Fenix on the outside… but Pentagon kicked out. They went for a Meltzer Driver, but Fenix dropkicked Nick.

Pentagon then “snapped” Matt’s arm. The Lucha Bros were able to gain control for about a minute, but Matt fought back and picked up Fenix with one arm, selling his other injured arm. Nick then ran in from the outside and springboarded off the top for the Meltzer Driver… 1-2-3.

Absolutely incredible match with truly nonstop action. Just amazing.

Winners: The Young Bucks (24:55)

Chris Jericho vs. Kenny Omega

Chris Jericho’s entrance cycled through a few of the characters in his career, including Y2J and the List of Jericho. His theme would hit for a few seconds, “Jericho” was shown with the List of Jericho, then the arena went dark and his theme hit again, he was shown with his light up jacket from WWE, it went dark again, and he entered with his current black hat and spiked jacket character.

About a minute in, Omega went for a hurricanrana, but Jericho tried to counter into the Walls of Jericho, but Omega was able to escape. Jericho tossed Omega into the front row, then grabbed a camera and started shooting him. Omega got up and spit water onto the camera and Jericho’s face. Camera man got his camera back and there are water beads all over the screen. Hope he wipes it off…

Jericho busted Omega’s nose open with a punch to the face. Seems like his nose might be broken. Jericho went to the outside and grabbed a table, but Omega hit a top rope dive onto Jericho and the table. Omega landed pretty badly, hitting his back on the hard ramp. Omega put the table on top of Jericho, then hit a top rope springboard double stomp onto the table. Jeez. Blood was pouring from Omega’s nose into his mouth, all over his teeth.

Later, Jericho went for a Lionsault, but Omega got his knees up. V Trigger by Omega, then he went for the One Winged Angel, but Jericho escaped and nailed a Lionsault, then another, but Omega kicked out.

Jericho went for a Codebreaker, but Omega escaped and hit a V Trigger, nailing Jericho hard in the chin. Tiger Driver attempt by Omega, but Jericho reversed and backdropped Omega over the top through a table…

Jericho went for a superplex, but Omega fought him off. Omega jumped off the top but Jericho nailed him with a Codebreaker.

Later, Omega went for a V Trigger, but Jericho blocked it and locked on the Walls of Jericho! But Omega was able to escape and hit another V Trigger. He went for a One Winged Angel, but Jericho escaped again.

Jericho went for a Lionsault, jumping off the rope but Omega caught him on his shoulders, but Jericho escaped and hit a DDT, then a Codebreaker.

Omega got on his feet and Jericho hit his “new finisher,” the “Judas Effect,” a spinning back elbow to Omega’s head… and Omega was out. 1-2-3.

Winner: Chris Jericho (27:00)

Jericho will now face Adam Page for the AEW World Championship at a later date, to be announced.

Jericho got on the mic after the match and said “You wanna boo me after that you ungrateful jerks, huh?” Then “lighten up, marks.” He said that “Chris Jericho is AEW. This is not a company for the fans. This is a company for me.” He said that that the reason for the Double or Nothing sell out and TV deal was him. He then demanded a thank you from Kenny Omega and all of the fans.

Suddenly, JON MOXLEY (DEAN AMBROSE) ran in from the crowd and got into the ring to a huge pop… He kicked Jericho in the stomach… Dirty Deeds! Then gave Dirty Deeds to the referee for good measure.

Moxley picked Kenny Omega up by his hair, kicked him in the stomach and went for Dirty Deeds, but Omega fought back and tackled him out of the ring. Omega and Moxley brawled into the crowd and through the arena as the crowd chanted “AEW.” Moxley climbed up onto the giant poker chips that were part of the set and Omega followed him… Dirty Deeds onto the poker chips! He then picked Omega up onto his shoulders and tossed him off of the poker chips, crashing down onto the stage below! Moxley stood on the chips as the crowd chanted “Moxley” and the show went off the air…

Amazing show…