Some news and notes from AEW Double Or Nothing:
– Tony Khan and everyone involved were very happy with how the show came across. During the post-show media scrum, The Young Bucks talked about having to run around the arena all day to make sure things were set up and they did not get to do a run through for their match until the final hour just before they were set to let fans into the building.
– I was told that Ric Flair was originally scheduled to unveil the AEW World Championship but due to Flair’s recent health issues, doctors advised him against traveling so the call was made to Bret Hart. The Hitman got one of the best reactions of the night from the Las Vegas fans.
– Kevin Sullivan (not the wrestler) worked on the awesome video packages. Sullivan has worked for Impact/TNA for many years and did excellent work for Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling. He’s also responsible for some of the great video packages seen on Bellator programming.
– Mike Tyson, Cris Cyborg, and Jennifer “JWoww” Farley were among the non-wrestling celebrities in attendance during Double Or Nothing. Tony Schiavone was seated at ringside for the entire show and seemed to be having a good time. Chris Jericho’s family was seated at ringside shortly before his match with Kenny Omega.
– At the post-show media scrum, Tony Khan was asked about CM Punk. Khan did not want to talk too much about Punk at the moment because he wanted to talk about the work put into Double Or Nothing but he did say that Punk was one of the people he wanted on board when AEW was first created and he maintains a good relationship with him. You can bet there will a ton of fan speculation on Punk possibly showing up at ALL OUT in Chicago.