AEW’s Double or Nothing pay-per-view is coming up on Sunday, May 30, and world champion Kenny Omega needs a challenger for that night. His opponent was set to determined on tonight’s (May 12) episode of Dynamite in a singles match between Orange Cassidy and PAC.
Last week’s episode of Dynamite put a whole lot of shine on a potential match-up between Omega and Cassidy. Would AEW really follow up on that segment by booking the King of Sloth Style into a pay-per-view main event world championship match?
It turns that we’ll never know who the better man is between PAC and Cassidy. PAC seemed to have the match in hand thanks to a dangerous-looking powerbomb that rocked Cassidy. That’s when Don Callis distracted referee Aubrey Edwards, allowing Omega to ambush PAC from behind and knock him out with the title.
With both men counted out, Omega grabbed the mic and said both men lost, so that means he has the night off at Double or Nothing. I guess Omega doesn’t watch the sports entertainment juggernaut known as World Wrestling Entertainment, because he should have known what happens when the champion screws over both top contenders in a match like this...
Yeah, Omega now has to defend the world title against both PAC and Cassidy at Double or Nothing.
On the surface, this looks like a call right out of WWE’s playbook. But Cassidy looked legitimately knocked for a loop here, so perhaps there’s a deeper reason for this booking decision other than choosing the uninspired route.
I guess we’ll find out in the coming days.
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