AEW is blazing forward with Double or Nothing. The status for the May 23 Las Vegas event has been up in the air do to the coronavirus pandemic. AEW has clarified that the show will go on for PPV, but it won’t be taking place in Las Vegas.
AEW released the following statement:
AEW’s DOUBLE OR NOTHING event will be televised on pay-per-view as scheduled on Saturday, May 23, at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). Additional details related to DOUBLE OR NOTHING, which was initially scheduled to be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, will be revealed in the weeks ahead with features of the event itself ultimately being determined by the latest guidance of national and global health authorities.
The highly anticipated event will be available for purchase via iN DEMAND cable operators, DirecTV, DISH Network and B/R Live. International fans can purchase the event at FITE.TV.
The DOUBLE OR NOTHING live event originally scheduled May 23, 2020, has been rescheduled for the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, May 29, 2021. Fans who have already purchased tickets to the May 23, 2020, show will be offered a refund via the point of purchase or have their original ticket valid for admission to the event on May 29, 2021.
The AEW DYNAMITE show originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Las Vegas has been canceled. Fans who have already purchased tickets to the DYNAMITE show will be issued a full refund within 30 days by their financial institution.
As illustrated in our mission statement, the safety and well-being of our fans and talent is AEWs our top priority. AEW is grateful to MGM Grand Hotel and Resorts and everyone close to and within the AEW family – including fans – for their patience and understanding, and sends thanks around the world to healthcare and other frontline workers who are answering the call to protect and serve their communities.
To sum it up, Double or Nothing will air on PPV as planned for May 23. The Dynamite episode for May 27 from Las Vegas is canceled. Tickets for the 2020 show can be used toward the 2021 Double or Nothing, also scheduled for Las Vegas.
The only match announced so far for Double or Nothing is the finals for the TNT Championship tournament.
If you are wondering why AEW is moving forward with Double or Nothing, this tweet from Cody Rhodes can shed some light on that.
Safely and responsibly, but full speed ahead for me.— Cody (@CodyRhodes) April 10, 2020
I’m not gonna’ sit on my ass when I’m literally paid(overpaid probably ha) to entertain folks and compete. https://t.co/IzoRmjKv3L
Good move or bad move to continue with Double or Nothing? Which bouts would you like to see on the card?