Some news emerged during Double or Nothing PPV yesterday and the media scrum that followed it.
- During the PPV, it was announced Baker sustained a partial LCL tear, an interior tibia fracture, and a small tendon tear. In regards to a return timetable, Baker will discuss that on this Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite. Tony Khan revealed she will be out six weeks.
- Rey Fénix is suffering from an ankle injury soon, he should be back in the ring soon. AEW officials had to convince him to sideline himself from the Casino Ladder match despite being prepared to compete injured.
- AEW announced its next PPV, All Out, will take place on September 5. A location was not yet announced.
- At the post-Double or Nothing virtual media scrum, AEW President Tony Khan announced AEW World Champion Jon Moxley will defend his title against Brian Cage at this year’s Fyter Fest. The event was supposed to take place this summer in London and be the first-ever AEW international event. More details on the event will be revealed on Dynamite this Wednesday.
- Khan confirmed Cage had signed with the company in January, despite Cage being suffering from a bicep injury that would keep him on the shelf for a few months. He also explained he wanted him to work with Taz all along.
- Brodie Lee paid respect to his opponent on social media after the show. Moxley also praised his opponent and said this match was the toughest he has ever had in AEW.
Respect to Jon Moxley. That's all I have to say at this time.
— Brodie Lee (@ThisBrodieLee) May 24, 2020
- Khan said they are really proud of the Stadium Stampede match and that everyone involved had a hand in laying out the match. He said they were lucky that the Jaguars gave them the access they needed and the talent all brought big spots for the match. He hopes it’s a match the fans will always remember. He said he expects Chris Jericho to talk a lot about how the match was put together on his podcast.
- Khan said that cinematic matches remind him of an old wrestling quote, which is that when done right, nothing is better, and when done poorly, nothing is worse. He added they took a lot of precautions to ensure that the Stadium Stampede match was safe for those involved, and said the match would have been hard to do without producing it like a cinematic match.
- AEW announced Mike Tyson is appearing live on this Wednesday’s Dynamite. No additional details were given about his upcoming appearance.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 24, 2020
- At the post-PPV virtual media scrum, Jon Moxley gave his thoughts on Brian Cage as his next challenger. He said, from what he’s seen, he is really impressed. He has seen him in the ring before and he’s one of those guys “who defies all physics and logic.” He added, “we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.”
- While discussing his win, Cody spoke about the lineage of Turner and wrestling, “the Turner Family Networks, everything that Dusty, Bill, Eric, and Sting did.”
- Cody revealed Tony Khan and QT Marshall are the ones who recruited Lance Archer, someone he’s never been a friend of but he respects as a wrestler, “It’s one of the top three opponents I’ve ever had. A freaky hybrid, drug-free athlete, the things he can do.”
- The TNT belt that was shown during the PPV was not the finished belt. “The actual silver-plated title, which has the silver finish and the extra details, due to COVID and the pandemic, didn’t have it here. Maybe we could have it as soon as this week’s Dynamite,” said Cody.
.@CodyRhodes has done it! He is the NEW and first-ever #AEW #TNTChampion!
Watch the Double or Nothing reply NOW on all major cable & satellite providers / @BRLive / @FITETV (Intl Fans Only) #AEWDoN pic.twitter.com/GKpmoWGmd6
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 24, 2020
- Tony Khan explained a lot of people were involved in the making of the Stadium Stampede match, including the wrestlers themselves. He revealed this stipulation match could become a signature match for the company.
- Cody said he was incredibly proud of the roster, whether they were in or out of the ring. For the wrestlers at ringside, seeing in their eyes they wanted to be a part of the show, “that’s the real competition behind the other competition.”
- About the no-crowd situation, Cody said he hates that but Frankie Kazarian, a big leader behind the scenes, said, “Hey, this is the time that wrestling’s going to forget but they’re not going to forget what we did tonight.” He said he felt obligated to the fans who paid to watch the show. “It’s my job to make fans happy during one of the most damnedest times our country’s ever seen,” he added.
- If he could choose his challenger, Jon Moxley would pick Kenny Omega because, for him, their chapter is not closed, Hangman Adam Page, Cody in a “king of generational rivalry because we’re like the two sides of the same coin. Moxley added he wants to wrestle everybody, from MJF to Darby Allin, Jake Hager and Sammy Guevara, “I want to clear out the division, so to speak.”
- About his match, Jon Moxley said he was exactly what he envisioned it a month ago, “a hailstorm of violence.”
- Khan praised MJF and Jungle Boy match, they’re both very important talents for AEW as “young potential main-event talents, potential World Champions.”
Pics and videos courtesy of AEW