During today’s All Elite Wrestling rally in Jacksonville, Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks confirmed the date and location for the Double or Nothing event.
Double or Nothing, which is the follow up to last year’s successful ALL IN event in Chicago, will take place on May 25 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Excerpt from our live recap of the Jacksonville rally:
AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes is introduced next. He talked about being surrounded by a sold out crowd at ALL IN back in September. Cody heard the fire and passion. He wants to keep that fire going. “We have a saying in The Elite: change the world.” Cody says you have to change the world you live in and he’s grown up in the pro wrestling business. He talks about pro wrestlers being the least paid when it comes to the sports landscape. AEW is going to change that, according to Cody.
Cody says wins and losses will matter in AEW. He hears the fans cheering and mentions AEW crowds will have the option to react however they would like. Cody adds they won’t be trained to like certain aspects about wrestling.
The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) are introduced next. Matt talked about having a goal a few months ago to put 10,000 people in a building and they did it with ALL IN. He says they disrupted the very way pro wrestling is intended to function.
Matt said they were approached by the Khan family shortly after the success of ALL IN and they asked The Bucks if they wanted to change the world. He talks about making the announcement on Being the Elite and how if you are an “elite” athlete, they want you.
Matt talks about coming to an agreement with OWE out of China and how AEW will give them a spotlight in the promotion. He said they have more announcements to come.
He teases another announcement and wants to do it. Cody points out he’s actually the Executive Vice President. Nick Jackson said he’s pretty sure he is Executive VP. They all make the second big announcement together: May 25 in the MGM Grand Garden Arena will host Double or Nothing, the follow up event to ALL IN last September.