AEW Double or Nothing 2022 takes place tonight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show is headlined by a massive AEW World Championship match as current champ “Hangman” Adam Page will take on CM Punk. The Chicago native has been piling up wins ever since his Dog Collar Match victory over MJF at Revolution, but when he finally stepped up to challenge Page, “Hangman” immediately lashed out by vowing to destroy the former world champion. Page cut a promo on the former WWE star this week, saying that he’s defending the entire company from Punk
Punk, in an interview with ComicBook while hyping up his role on Mayans M.C., talked about his time in AEW so far — “This run has been more than what I expected. I had expectations. They were pretty high. So far, they’ve pretty much shattered all that, and that’s just based on analytics and numbers of how well we’re doing. I’ve long said that I’m there for the fans in the building. Nowadays everybody is still focused on ratings numbers when cable is absolutely — I canceled DirecTV months ago. I just, I couldn’t do it anymore. It’s too convoluted. It’s too expensive. Streaming services are, I feel like, are the future. So when people look at ratings and say that wrestling is dying, I say, ‘Well look at our buildings. We’re selling out and we’re doing our first million-dollar gate.’ So I don’t attribute that just to me. I attribute that to the spirit of AEW and everybody behind the scenes that makes it all work and makes it all click.”
“But the run, my run specifically, my stuff as a whole, I’ve never been happier in a wrestling ring. I’ve never, to me, been telling more fluid, better, reality-based stories. It’s been a real treat,” he added.
The event will also feature the finals of the two Owen Hart Cup Tournaments, both of which were created in partnership with The Owen Hart Foundation that will honor the late great Owen Hart. Qualifying matches for both brackets started in late March.
There’s also been quite a bit of drama over the weekend regarding MJF and whether or not he’ll be involved in the show. Reports dropped late Saturday night that Friedman had no-showed a meet & greet and had a plane ticket ready for him to get out of Vegas. Both Max and Tony Khan have stayed quiet on the situation, so keep your eyes peeled for more updates.