AEW Double Or Nothing 2021 Guide: Match Card, Predictions

f AEW has its own WrestleMania at this early point in its lifetime, then it is Double Or Nothing. The first Double or Nothing in 2019 was AEW’s very first show, airing on PPV five months before fans had even been given their first taste of Dynamite. Double or Nothing returns for a third time later this month and rumor has it Tony Khan wants the event to be the first AEW show with a full capacity crowd for well over a year.

Double or Nothing will also be the second AEW show to air on a Sunday rather than the usual Saturday. The show is scheduled to take place at 8 pm EST on Sunday, May 30, 2021. As has been the case for all other AEW shows, a Buy-In preshow will likely air first, either 30 minutes or an hour before the main card starts.

RELATED: MJF’s Blood And Guts Win Shows He’s Ready To Be The Face Of AEW

Kenny Omega Vs. Pac Vs. Orange Cassidy For The AEW Championship

omega vs pac vas cassidy
via AEW

With great power comes great responsibility. Kenny Omega currently holds three World Titles. That means he has three times as many people gunning for him as a regular World Champion. In AEW, two of those men are Orange Cassidy and Pac. The top-ranked stars competed on Dynamite to decide a number one contender, but an injury meant they couldn’t be separated.

Turns out the plan was to have a triple threat all along, so no harm done after finding out Cassidy was okay. Unlike WWE, AEW doesn’t rely too heavily on triple threat matches. In fact, this will be the first time its World Title has been defended in anything other than a singles match. Despite the odds, we can’t see beyond Omega retaining in this one.

Hikaru Shida Vs. Britt Baker For The AEW Women’s Championship

hikaru shida vs britt baker at double or nothing
via AEW

The one area of AEW fans continue to criticize is the women’s division. However, it felt very much like momentum shifted when Britt Baker and Thunder Rosa headlined Dynamite in a bloody encounter. Even though Rosa won that match, Baker has emerged as the star. Not only has that set the stage perfectly for Baker’s match with Hikaru Shida at Double or Nothing, but it gives Baker the perfect follow-up feud should she win.

And win she will. Well, at least that’s what we think. The DMD is on a hot streak right now. The match is a perfect example of AEW’s ranking system actually working and making sense, which isn’t always the case. That streak will continue on May 30 and Baker will do wonders for an undervalued championship.

Cody Rhodes Vs. Anthony Agogo

rhodes vs ogogo
via AEW

Boxers have a long history of dabbling in pro wrestling. From Mike Tyson to Butterbean to Floyd Mayweather. No offense to Anthony Ogogo, but he isn’t as instantly recognizable as some of the others boxers to have made the switch. Even though this match was on the cards for a while, it needed something special to make it fans care.

Cody Rhodes gave fans that something special when he officially announced the match. A week after being draped in a Union Jack, Rhodes cut a passionate patriotic promo on Dynamite. After getting the fans suitably riled up, he announced that for one night only, he will set aside The American Nightmare and revive The American Dream. If for no other reason, that’s why Rhodes is definitely winning this one.

Hangman Page Vs. Brian Cage

page vs cage
via AEW

For a long time, Hangman Page appeared to be on a beeline for an AEW Title shot. It even felt like he was the obvious choice to dethrone Kenny Omega. Then it was announced that Omega’s most worthy challengers are Cassidy and Pac. No, it wasn’t a flaw in what is admittedly a rather flimsy rankings system. It was an unexpected squash by Brian Cage.

Page’s momentum hit a wall, or rather a Machine, the last time he came up against Cage. It seemed random and perhaps even unnecessary at the time. However, this could be storytelling at its very best. Page might well be the one who beats Omega, but that can’t happen yet. Avenging what was frankly an embarrassing loss will be a key stepping stone on his way to achieving that.

Casino Battle Royale

christian cage
via AEW

Christian Cage turned up in AEW and made it very clear that he wants Omega. It doesn’t work like that there, which Cage appeared to be okay with. He needs to earn that shot, and a Casino Battle Royale might be just the shortcut he needs.

The Royal Rumble-battle royal hybrid has become a staple of AEW PPVs. The winner gets a future shot at the AEW Title. So far 20 of the 21 competitors have been announced for the match. No matter who else makes the cut, odds are Cage will still win this one.

The Pinnacle Vs. The Inner Circle In A Stadium Stampede Match

mjf and jericho on dynamite (1)
via AEW

The Pinnacle and The Inner Circle made the long wait for Blood and Guts worth it. However, despite being thrown from the top of a cage, Chris Jericho wants more. The two teams will clash for a second time in a Stadium Stampede match. Jericho has promised The Inner Circle is done should they lose to MJF and his cronies and unfortunately, that’s how we see this one going.

The Young Bucks Vs. Jon Moxley And Eddie Kingston For The AEW Tag Team Championships

young bucks moxley kingston
via AEW

Eddie Kingston and Jon Moxley have inadvertently been doing such a good job as a tag team that they have stumbled into a match for the titles. The pair are proving to be just as good teammates as they are enemies. They’ll come up against The Young Bucks at their very best at Double or Nothing, though. A task that might be too tall an order for the makeshift team, and a loss that could result in them being at each other’s throats once again.

Miro Vs. Lance Archer For The TNT Championship

miro v archer
via AEW

Miro is finally in the position Rusev fans wanted him to be in after he left WWE. The trouble is, at Double or Nothing he comes up against a man a lot of fans are still waiting to see more from. Lance Archer seems to leave a path of destruction wherever he goes, yet has little to show for it. This match is both a win-win, lose-lose situation. It would be a shame for Miro’s reign to end so soon, but also not great for Archer to lose a big match yet again.

Sting And Darby Allin Vs. Scorpio Sky And Ethan Page

sting allin sky page
via AEW

Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page are desperately looking for a way to get noticed. There aren’t many better ways to do that, and step into a big spotlight in the process, than going after Sting. Despite getting a high profile match on a PPV, this might not be the kind of attention they want. Sting doesn’t step into the ring often, this will technically be the first time since 2015 as his first AEW match was a cinematic bout.

f AEW has its own WrestleMania at this early point in its lifetime, then it is Double Or Nothing. The first Double or Nothing in 2019 was AEW’s very first show, airing on PPV five months before fans had even been given their first taste of Dynamite. Double or Nothing returns for a third time later this month and rumor has it Tony Khan wants the event to be the first AEW show with a full capacity crowd for well over a year.

Double or Nothing will also be the second AEW show to air on a Sunday rather than the usual Saturday. The show is scheduled to take place at 8 pm EST on Sunday, May 30, 2021. As has been the case for all other AEW shows, a Buy-In preshow will likely air first, either 30 minutes or an hour before the main card starts.

RELATED: MJF’s Blood And Guts Win Shows He’s Ready To Be The Face Of AEW

Kenny Omega Vs. Pac Vs. Orange Cassidy For The AEW Championship

omega vs pac vas cassidy
via AEW

With great power comes great responsibility. Kenny Omega currently holds three World Titles. That means he has three times as many people gunning for him as a regular World Champion. In AEW, two of those men are Orange Cassidy and Pac. The top-ranked stars competed on Dynamite to decide a number one contender, but an injury meant they couldn’t be separated.

Turns out the plan was to have a triple threat all along, so no harm done after finding out Cassidy was okay. Unlike WWE, AEW doesn’t rely too heavily on triple threat matches. In fact, this will be the first time its World Title has been defended in anything other than a singles match. Despite the odds, we can’t see beyond Omega retaining in this one.

Hikaru Shida Vs. Britt Baker For The AEW Women’s Championship

hikaru shida vs britt baker at double or nothing
via AEW

The one area of AEW fans continue to criticize is the women’s division. However, it felt very much like momentum shifted when Britt Baker and Thunder Rosa headlined Dynamite in a bloody encounter. Even though Rosa won that match, Baker has emerged as the star. Not only has that set the stage perfectly for Baker’s match with Hikaru Shida at Double or Nothing, but it gives Baker the perfect follow-up feud should she win.

And win she will. Well, at least that’s what we think. The DMD is on a hot streak right now. The match is a perfect example of AEW’s ranking system actually working and making sense, which isn’t always the case. That streak will continue on May 30 and Baker will do wonders for an undervalued championship.

Cody Rhodes Vs. Anthony Agogo

rhodes vs ogogo
via AEW

Boxers have a long history of dabbling in pro wrestling. From Mike Tyson to Butterbean to Floyd Mayweather. No offense to Anthony Ogogo, but he isn’t as instantly recognizable as some of the others boxers to have made the switch. Even though this match was on the cards for a while, it needed something special to make it fans care.

Cody Rhodes gave fans that something special when he officially announced the match. A week after being draped in a Union Jack, Rhodes cut a passionate patriotic promo on Dynamite. After getting the fans suitably riled up, he announced that for one night only, he will set aside The American Nightmare and revive The American Dream. If for no other reason, that’s why Rhodes is definitely winning this one.

Hangman Page Vs. Brian Cage

page vs cage
via AEW

For a long time, Hangman Page appeared to be on a beeline for an AEW Title shot. It even felt like he was the obvious choice to dethrone Kenny Omega. Then it was announced that Omega’s most worthy challengers are Cassidy and Pac. No, it wasn’t a flaw in what is admittedly a rather flimsy rankings system. It was an unexpected squash by Brian Cage.

Page’s momentum hit a wall, or rather a Machine, the last time he came up against Cage. It seemed random and perhaps even unnecessary at the time. However, this could be storytelling at its very best. Page might well be the one who beats Omega, but that can’t happen yet. Avenging what was frankly an embarrassing loss will be a key stepping stone on his way to achieving that.

Casino Battle Royale

christian cage
via AEW

Christian Cage turned up in AEW and made it very clear that he wants Omega. It doesn’t work like that there, which Cage appeared to be okay with. He needs to earn that shot, and a Casino Battle Royale might be just the shortcut he needs.

The Royal Rumble-battle royal hybrid has become a staple of AEW PPVs. The winner gets a future shot at the AEW Title. So far 20 of the 21 competitors have been announced for the match. No matter who else makes the cut, odds are Cage will still win this one.

The Pinnacle Vs. The Inner Circle In A Stadium Stampede Match

mjf and jericho on dynamite (1)
via AEW

The Pinnacle and The Inner Circle made the long wait for Blood and Guts worth it. However, despite being thrown from the top of a cage, Chris Jericho wants more. The two teams will clash for a second time in a Stadium Stampede match. Jericho has promised The Inner Circle is done should they lose to MJF and his cronies and unfortunately, that’s how we see this one going.

The Young Bucks Vs. Jon Moxley And Eddie Kingston For The AEW Tag Team Championships

young bucks moxley kingston
via AEW

Eddie Kingston and Jon Moxley have inadvertently been doing such a good job as a tag team that they have stumbled into a match for the titles. The pair are proving to be just as good teammates as they are enemies. They’ll come up against The Young Bucks at their very best at Double or Nothing, though. A task that might be too tall an order for the makeshift team, and a loss that could result in them being at each other’s throats once again.

Miro Vs. Lance Archer For The TNT Championship

miro v archer
via AEW

Miro is finally in the position Rusev fans wanted him to be in after he left WWE. The trouble is, at Double or Nothing he comes up against a man a lot of fans are still waiting to see more from. Lance Archer seems to leave a path of destruction wherever he goes, yet has little to show for it. This match is both a win-win, lose-lose situation. It would be a shame for Miro’s reign to end so soon, but also not great for Archer to lose a big match yet again.

Sting And Darby Allin Vs. Scorpio Sky And Ethan Page

sting allin sky page
via AEW

Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page are desperately looking for a way to get noticed. There aren’t many better ways to do that, and step into a big spotlight in the process, than going after Sting. Despite getting a high profile match on a PPV, this might not be the kind of attention they want. Sting doesn’t step into the ring often, this will technically be the first time since 2015 as his first AEW match was a cinematic bout. Odds are he and Allin aren’t going to lose.

Serena Deeb Vs. Riho For The NWA Women’s Championship

deeb v riho
via AEW

It’s been a while since it was showcased, but the NWA Women’s Title is still partly under the AEW umbrella. The championship will be defended on tonight’s Buy-In show against first-ever AEW Women’s Champion, Riho. Like the title, Riho has also been absent for a while thanks to the pandemic. Tonight is her chance to remind fans who she is and win some gold in the process, which seems likely.

Odds are he and Allin aren’t going to lose.

Serena Deeb Vs. Riho For The NWA Women’s Championship

deeb v riho
via AEW

It’s been a while since it was showcased, but the NWA Women’s Title is still partly under the AEW umbrella. The championship will be defended on tonight’s Buy-In show against first-ever AEW Women’s Champion, Riho. Like the title, Riho has also been absent for a while thanks to the pandemic. Tonight is her chance to remind fans who she is and win some gold in the process, which seems likely.

f AEW has its own WrestleMania at this early point in its lifetime, then it is Double Or Nothing. The first Double or Nothing in 2019 was AEW’s very first show, airing on PPV five months before fans had even been given their first taste of Dynamite. Double or Nothing returns for a third time later this month and rumor has it Tony Khan wants the event to be the first AEW show with a full capacity crowd for well over a year.

Double or Nothing will also be the second AEW show to air on a Sunday rather than the usual Saturday. The show is scheduled to take place at 8 pm EST on Sunday, May 30, 2021. As has been the case for all other AEW shows, a Buy-In preshow will likely air first, either 30 minutes or an hour before the main card starts.

RELATED: MJF’s Blood And Guts Win Shows He’s Ready To Be The Face Of AEW

Kenny Omega Vs. Pac Vs. Orange Cassidy For The AEW Championship

omega vs pac vas cassidy
via AEW

With great power comes great responsibility. Kenny Omega currently holds three World Titles. That means he has three times as many people gunning for him as a regular World Champion. In AEW, two of those men are Orange Cassidy and Pac. The top-ranked stars competed on Dynamite to decide a number one contender, but an injury meant they couldn’t be separated.

Turns out the plan was to have a triple threat all along, so no harm done after finding out Cassidy was okay. Unlike WWE, AEW doesn’t rely too heavily on triple threat matches. In fact, this will be the first time its World Title has been defended in anything other than a singles match. Despite the odds, we can’t see beyond Omega retaining in this one.

Hikaru Shida Vs. Britt Baker For The AEW Women’s Championship

hikaru shida vs britt baker at double or nothing
via AEW

The one area of AEW fans continue to criticize is the women’s division. However, it felt very much like momentum shifted when Britt Baker and Thunder Rosa headlined Dynamite in a bloody encounter. Even though Rosa won that match, Baker has emerged as the star. Not only has that set the stage perfectly for Baker’s match with Hikaru Shida at Double or Nothing, but it gives Baker the perfect follow-up feud should she win.

And win she will. Well, at least that’s what we think. The DMD is on a hot streak right now. The match is a perfect example of AEW’s ranking system actually working and making sense, which isn’t always the case. That streak will continue on May 30 and Baker will do wonders for an undervalued championship.

Cody Rhodes Vs. Anthony Agogo

rhodes vs ogogo
via AEW

Boxers have a long history of dabbling in pro wrestling. From Mike Tyson to Butterbean to Floyd Mayweather. No offense to Anthony Ogogo, but he isn’t as instantly recognizable as some of the others boxers to have made the switch. Even though this match was on the cards for a while, it needed something special to make it fans care.

Cody Rhodes gave fans that something special when he officially announced the match. A week after being draped in a Union Jack, Rhodes cut a passionate patriotic promo on Dynamite. After getting the fans suitably riled up, he announced that for one night only, he will set aside The American Nightmare and revive The American Dream. If for no other reason, that’s why Rhodes is definitely winning this one.

Hangman Page Vs. Brian Cage

page vs cage
via AEW

For a long time, Hangman Page appeared to be on a beeline for an AEW Title shot. It even felt like he was the obvious choice to dethrone Kenny Omega. Then it was announced that Omega’s most worthy challengers are Cassidy and Pac. No, it wasn’t a flaw in what is admittedly a rather flimsy rankings system. It was an unexpected squash by Brian Cage.

Page’s momentum hit a wall, or rather a Machine, the last time he came up against Cage. It seemed random and perhaps even unnecessary at the time. However, this could be storytelling at its very best. Page might well be the one who beats Omega, but that can’t happen yet. Avenging what was frankly an embarrassing loss will be a key stepping stone on his way to achieving that.

Casino Battle Royale

christian cage
via AEW

Christian Cage turned up in AEW and made it very clear that he wants Omega. It doesn’t work like that there, which Cage appeared to be okay with. He needs to earn that shot, and a Casino Battle Royale might be just the shortcut he needs.

The Royal Rumble-battle royal hybrid has become a staple of AEW PPVs. The winner gets a future shot at the AEW Title. So far 20 of the 21 competitors have been announced for the match. No matter who else makes the cut, odds are Cage will still win this one.

The Pinnacle Vs. The Inner Circle In A Stadium Stampede Match

mjf and jericho on dynamite (1)
via AEW

The Pinnacle and The Inner Circle made the long wait for Blood and Guts worth it. However, despite being thrown from the top of a cage, Chris Jericho wants more. The two teams will clash for a second time in a Stadium Stampede match. Jericho has promised The Inner Circle is done should they lose to MJF and his cronies and unfortunately, that’s how we see this one going.

The Young Bucks Vs. Jon Moxley And Eddie Kingston For The AEW Tag Team Championships

young bucks moxley kingston
via AEW

Eddie Kingston and Jon Moxley have inadvertently been doing such a good job as a tag team that they have stumbled into a match for the titles. The pair are proving to be just as good teammates as they are enemies. They’ll come up against The Young Bucks at their very best at Double or Nothing, though. A task that might be too tall an order for the makeshift team, and a loss that could result in them being at each other’s throats once again.

Miro Vs. Lance Archer For The TNT Championship

miro v archer
via AEW

Miro is finally in the position Rusev fans wanted him to be in after he left WWE. The trouble is, at Double or Nothing he comes up against a man a lot of fans are still waiting to see more from. Lance Archer seems to leave a path of destruction wherever he goes, yet has little to show for it. This match is both a win-win, lose-lose situation. It would be a shame for Miro’s reign to end so soon, but also not great for Archer to lose a big match yet again.

Sting And Darby Allin Vs. Scorpio Sky And Ethan Page

sting allin sky page
via AEW

Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page are desperately looking for a way to get noticed. There aren’t many better ways to do that, and step into a big spotlight in the process, than going after Sting. Despite getting a high profile match on a PPV, this might not be the kind of attention they want. Sting doesn’t step into the ring often, this will technically be the first time since 2015 as his first AEW match was a cinematic bout. Odds are he and Allin aren’t going to lose.

Serena Deeb Vs. Riho For The NWA Women’s Championship

deeb v riho
via AEW

It’s been a while since it was showcased, but the NWA Women’s Title is still partly under the AEW umbrella. The championship will be defended on tonight’s Buy-In show against first-ever AEW Women’s Champion, Riho. Like the title, Riho has also been absent for a while thanks to the pandemic. Tonight is her chance to remind fans who she is and win some gold in the process, which seems likely.

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