Some thought the AEW Tag Team title match between The Young Bucks and Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston should be the main event of Double or Nothing. Turns out, it was second on the PPV portion of Sun., May 30’s card.
It didn’t matter to the challengers where on the card this fell - they didn’t even wait for the bell to attack the Bucks. Mox & Kingston attacked mid-streamers! It was a sound strategy, as they would need every advantage they could get, given how many associates Matt & Nick Jackson could run - and would - run at them.
Good job, good effort. Take the rest of the night off, Brandon. #AEWDoN #DoubleOrNothing— TDE Wrestling (@tde_gif) May 31, 2021
Good Brothers Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows followed Brandon Cutler. Kingston sacrificed himself to take out Gallows, and the good guys got an assist from “The Elite Hunter” Frankie Kazarian to neutralize Anderson.
We've got company. #GoodBros @FrankieKazarian #AEWDoN pic.twitter.com/QPw12QHTtm— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 31, 2021
But that left Mox alone to take cooling spray to the eyes, and a shot from the aerosol can that bloodied him. A Meltzer Driver on the ramp would have put most men away, but not Renee Paquette’s man.
On the ramp! #AEWDoN pic.twitter.com/5Z1PqgqyMC— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 31, 2021
Crimson mask and all, Mox survived to bring Eddie in. And Eddie came in hot, no selling offense from Nick (new highlighted hair and nose ring and all) to focus on Nick. The numbers got to the Mad King eventually, though. He was able to get his knees up to counter an aerial assault from the younger Jackson to make another tag.
All hell broke loose from there. We got lots of thwarted finishers and nearfalls, including one which utilized one of the Bucks’ Dior Jordans against them. Gotta second TDE’s praise for Excalibur’s witticism:
Gotta tip my cap to @ShutUpExcalibur for the DIORSDAY DEVICE call here for @JonMoxley and @MadKing1981 #AEWDoN #DoubleOrNothing— TDE Wrestling (@tde_gif) May 31, 2021
Eventually, it was too many superkicks... and four straight BTE Triggers to Mox... that closed the book on this one. It was a hell of a fight, but hate them or really hate them, the Bucks are still on top of AEW’s Tag division.
Get complete Double or Nothing results and coverage of the entire show here.