May 25, 2019 will go down as one of the most important dates in wrestling history because of the AEW show Double or Nothing.
This historic show full of amazing highlights and the debut of Jon Moxley (formerly known as Dean Ambrose in WWE) has changed the wrestling world and a new era in this sport has begun. The death of WCW back in 2001 left a big hole in the wrestling industry that no other promotion was able to fill until now. AEW in the hands of Tony Khan (CEO of AEW) and guys from The Elite left a good taste in the mouth of wrestling fans that were tired of the WWE product. After the show, things seems to go to a positive direction for the promotion.
Double or Nothing was not a perfect show. Some of the camera work needs improvements during the show, but this is something that will change over time for sure. The introduction of the Super Smash Bros tag team was bizarre and could’ve been done better. The commentary team had some downs during the show coming from Alex Marvez. However, this was his first show as a commentator, so he might get better moving on in this role. As a fan of wrestling, I never felt so excited after the end of a show than I did with Double or Nothing. The debut of Jon Moxley was obvious it would happen, but it was so cool to see it happen and his short brawl with Kenny Omega was awesome. It was the perfect ending to an already great show.
The pressure is on WWE now.
This event showed many things the WWE product lacks nowadays and now they must make changes in the way the creative is done on the main roster. Otherwise, more people will stop watching their product and go for the new and exciting product AEW has to offer. After this show, AEW has to keep this momentum going on and their next show, ‘’Fyter Fest.’’
It will be the perfect way to see the success of Double or Nothing had on the wrestling fans and to see if AEW is more than just hype.