It’s the go-home show for AEW’s Double or Nothing, and on this week’s episode of Dynamite, AEW will be tying up some loose ends for the PPV. There will be a big steel cage match for Wardlow to earn a chance at MJF, a couple Owen Cup semi-finals, a triple threat match, and the ROH tag team titles are on the line!
Wardlow vs Shawn Spears- Steel Cage Match + MJF Special Referee
This is a match you can only see going one way, and it’s Wardlow getting the win. I think this feud has been fantastic so far. It’s done a great job keeping the heat on one of the biggest heels in the business, and it’s helped Wardlow become a star. The defining moment of this feud will come at Double or Nothing, but Wardlow has to win this match first.
And we he will, but how will he win? I’ve heard someone mention the “Stone Cold special referee” finish where Wardlow knocks out both Shawn Spears and MJF, and he counts the three using MJF’s limp hand. Steel cage matches have been good so far in AEW, and I’m hoping we can add this match to the list once it’s done.
Britt Baker vs Toni Storm – Owen Hart Tournament Semi-Finals
This is a very tough match to call. On one side, you have Britt Baker. An AEW home-grown talent, and over the past 3 years, has become a star in the women’s division. On the other hand, you have Toni Storm. Someone who could really benefit from winning the whole tournament and establishing herself in AEW.
This is again another one of those times that I just hope AEW give these women the time to put on a good match. I think I’m going into this one 60/40 for Britt Baker, because it looks like whoever loses this match, won’t be on the PPV, and it’s been a while since Baker hasn’t been on the PPV card. But then again, we could have Jamie Hayter accidentally cost Baker the match and finally get that feud going…
FTR vs Roppongi Vice – ROH Tag Team Title Match
After FTR’s Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler have had their fun in singles competition, it’s about time that the current best tag team in the world, get back to doing what they do best. The team waiting for them is Roppongi Vice. Trent Beretta and Rocky Romero have reunited and have claimed they want all the gold, starting with the ROH tag titles.
I’m not sure where this reunion of Roppongi Vice leaves Chuck Taylor and Orange Cassidy but I don’t think it’ll lead to tag team gold…at least not tonight. FTR have been on another level recently and I think their first loss won’t be happening until a big PPV spot. FTR get the win in this match.
We have two other matches scheduled for this week’s show. The other Owen Hart Tournament match will see Samoa Joe take on Kyle O’Reilly, and we have a triple threat match involving one member of each team going for the AEW tag titles on Sunday, when Jungle Boy, Swerve Strickland and Ricky Starks face off.