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AEW Double or Nothing Rally Highlights: Chris Jericho, PAC appear, equal pay for men and women, and more


The AEW Double or Nothing Rally took place today at 5 PM ET in Jacksonville, Florida. Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks, along with owners Shahid and Tony Khan, looked to draw fans in with some big announcements during the hour-long event, and they did not disappoint.

Right out of the gate, the company seemed to take shots at the WWE, with Rhodes stating that “wins and losses will matter as they’ve never mattered before” and AEW won’t “coach fans” on how to cheer.

The Young Bucks came out to announce that the company had partnered with the Chinese wrestling promotion Oriental Wrestling Entertainment. They also revealed that AEW’s first show, Double or Nothing, will indeed take place on May 25th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Brandi Rhodes revealed that there will be a women’s division and that the women and men will receive equal pay. Brandi also introduced the first signee of the women’s division, Britt Baker.

Maxwell Jacob Friedman and Joey Janella seemed to have already started a program with each other, with Janella attacking Friedman who was insulting the crowd. Janella was accompanied by Penelope Ford, and it seems all three have signed on with AEW.

Adam “Hangman” Page promised to become the first AEW champion but was interrupted by Pac, who stated that he was already a champion as he held his Open the Dream Gate Championship (Dragon Gate’s Heavyweight Championship). It seems that Page vs PAC has been set up.

Near the end of the rally, Chris Jericho appeared, stating that he’ll be at Double or Nothing, and he vows to change the universe with AEW.

All Elite Wrestling definitely left fans wanting more by the time the rally was over, with big names like Pac and Jericho and the huge statement on equal pay for talent.

If you’d like to see the full AEW Rally, you can check it out down below.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    All I got to say is Good Luck with that. I haven’t seen a wrestling company since WCW to give WWE a run for it money. I doubt AWE will even make any noise.

  • Rinn13

    That’s all well and good to talk about men and women being paid equally, except that’s not how pro wrestling works. It isn’t about “they’re all getting paid the same to do the same job”. It’s about who draws the most, who gets the biggest fan reactions, who sells the most merch, etc. IE “Top Stars” get paid the most, because the idea is that they are the biggest reasons the company is making money.

    So, in THAT context….not really sure how that’s gonna work out, Brandi, unless you’re saying you’re going to have female stars that are some of the company’s top draws.

  • MWDynomite

    I enjoyed most of it but SCU came off looking like dorks. Cody and the Bucks should have opened.