This weekend, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) will present its annual Double or Nothing event. With an absolutely stacked card, the company hopes to provide entertainment and a distraction for its ever-growing fanbase.
During an invitation-only media briefing to hype the upcoming event, the company’s EVP Cody Rhodes addressed a bevy of topics in a way only he can: passionately.
The star will compete this Saturday against the Murderhawk Monster Lance Archer for the right to become the first TNT Champion. The championship was created in collaboration with the TNT network and its mother company, WarnerMedia, and it will serve as the secondary men’s title in AEW.
As if the stakes weren’t high enough, the championship will be present to the winner by Iron Mike Tyson in his return to the world of professional wrestling. However, despite the history being made, it will be done without fans in attendance. Cody addressed this and many other things during the conference call.
Keeping The AEW Cast & Crew Safe
AEW’s Double or Nothing will emanate from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida. In fact, the last several episodes of AEW’s weekly series Dynamite have taken place in the amphitheater. However, even though no audience is in attendance for the event, Cody and his fellow executives are vigilant in making sure their staff is safe. During the conference call, Cody revealed that all crew and talent are tested for temperatures in the parking lot upon arrival.
Moreover, they are all tested again in order to enter the locker room and office areas of the building. Cody claims that if someone were to test positive for the virus, production would not be forced to shut down due to the testing arrangements. Talent is quarantined during and before testing so they would not have had the opportunity to spread the virus is it’s been contracted.
AEW’s Double Or Nothing will air May 23rd on a bevy of PPV outlets and the B/R Live app.