While, if Cody Rhodes & The Young Bucks’ ALL IN pay-per-view (PPV) was any indication, the overall build to All Elite Wrestling’s first show is happening across both the Bucks’ Being The Elite and Cody’s Road to… YouTube series, the news for May 25’s Double Or Nothing is coming from Rhodes’ channel.
Episode 5 of Road to Double Or Nothing features two such announcements.
– AEW has partnered with the non-profit KultureCity to make Double Or Nothing the first “sensory inclusive” event in wrestling history. That means fans who want to attend but who live with autism, PTSD or have other reasons to be concerned their senses will be over-stimulated will receive a free kit with items like noise-cancelling headphones when they enter MGM Grand for the PPV.
– Brandi Rhodes has signed Bea Priestley for AEW’s women’s roster. She’s set to debut at July’s Fight For The Fallen event in Jacksonville, so the already announced Triple Threat still looks like Double Or Nothing’s lone women’s match. Preistley is a British wrestler known for her work there with World of Sport and Defiant. She’s also worked for Stardom in Japan, and is also known as the partner of NJPW’s Will Ospreay. Her involvement with AEW will fuel speculation about Ospreay, who told ESPN in May of 2017 he was signed to New Japan & Ring of Honor for two years.
The Aerial Assassin’s sent mixed signals about his career goals in the past. But with All Elite working with talents who are wrestling for other promotions and their relationship with NJPW still up in the air, they could conceivably work out a deal which doesn’t require him to move to the States, give up wrestling in the UK and Japan, etc.
The above video also features a Chris Jericho promo where he guarantees he’ll make Kenny Omega thank him for gracing AEW with his presence and more teases about Rhodes opponent for Double Or Nothing – a match Brandi doesn’t want to happen.