BY TIM FIORVANTI – MAY 26, 2019
LAS VEGAS — It’s hard to gauge the historical context of a debut event in any space, with nothing before or after for comparison. With expectations for All Elite Wrestling’s Double or Nothing pay-per-view ranging from guaranteeing AEW as WWE’s first real competition in the pro wrestling space in two decades to labeling it a vanity project with a short shelf life on either extreme, all the promotion could do was go out there and execute to the best of its abilities on all fronts and let the chips fall where they may.
Double or Nothing was not a perfect first effort for AEW, but the show hit hard where it counted most — storytelling, emotion and surprise.
If AEW does ultimately succeed, fans will look back on Saturday night in Las Vegas and remember Jon Moxley — the man formerly known as Dean Ambrose, previously a WWE champion and a member of the most popular faction in the modern era of WWE, The Shield. He went from being one of the hottest free agents to laying waste to Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho on the same night as the newest member of the AEW roster in a single night … Read More HERE