Another AEW PPV is in the history books and there’s a lot to write about it. One of the best things regarding AEW’s PPVs is the fact there is so much happening, and this year’s edition of Double or Nothing was no exception.
CM Punk is The New AEW World Champion
The main event of this year’s Double or Nothing had CM Punk winning the AEW world title from Hangman Page. A very surprising result for many, if we consider the amount of people that had Page retaining the title.
Punk as world champion is an interesting move by Tony Khan and AEW. This opens a lot of new interesting possibilities for the world title scene. Business-wise, Punk as world champion makes sense if his stats are considered since they’re always strong.
For Hangman, this was a fantastic first run as world champion. Hangman had almost a title defense every month, and all those matches delivered big time. But this was the first of many reigns to come for Page.
Julia Hart Joins House of Black
One of the longest running stories in AEW was Julia Hart’s eyepatch after receiving the black mist from Malakai Black. For many months, she changed the way she normally wrestled to a more aggressive one. Hart joining House of Black after many months of hints is an interesting move for her and for this faction in AEW.
The House of Black are probably the favorites to win the first ever AEW trios championships, when they are finally revealed.
Rush & Athena
AEW never stops regarding new incorporations to their already massive roster. Last night, we saw Rush, Athena and Stokely Hathaway join AEW. Hathaway as Jade Cargill’s new manager is going to be money for sure. Hathaway should’ve been an AEW OG from the start, but unfortunately NXT happened.
Rush working with Andrade is great, but the only concern is if Rush will be easy to work with. Rush has the reputation of being someone hard to deal with… Only time will tell regarding him though. Nonetheless, this is an interesting signing.
Athena joining the AEW women’s division is major win as well. She is one of the best workers out there. The only thing to be worried with her is regarding injuries, but let’s hope she doesn’t have to deal with them.
The MJF Saga
Yesterday, one of the biggest subjects the wrestling world talked about was MJF and if he was even going to show up to the PPV. Tony Khan refused to talk about the subject in the media scrum after the PPV.
MJF seems to want a pay rise, but without adding no more time to his current deal with AEW. Things seem to be in a weird place between AEW and MJF. Only time will tell how this subject will evolve… WWE must be watching this with a very close eye.
Overall, Double or Nothing was an enjoyable PPV and set up some interesting storylines to watch for over the next few months. Another home run for AEW.
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