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Double or Nothing 2023 was the fifth annual Double or Nothing professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by All Elite Wrestling (AEW). It took place on May 28, 2023 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Production[]

Background[]

First held in 2019, Double or Nothing is considered to be AEW's marquee event and is one of the company's big four pay-per-views, alongside Revolution, All Out, and Full Gear. On March 5, 2023, it was announced that the fifth Double or Nothing event would take place on May 28 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was also revealed that the May 24 episode of Dynamite and the May 26 episode of Rampage would take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Storylines[]

On the May 17 episode of Dynamite, International Champion Orange Cassidy declared that anybody who wanted to challenge him could speak to AEW President Tony Khan and he would face them. Later that night, after a number of wrestlers had spoken with Khan, it was announced that Cassidy would defend his title in a 21-man Blackjack Battle Royal at Double or Nothing.

On the March 15 episode of Dynamite, Taya Valkyrie made her AEW debut, confronting TBS Champion Jade Cargill. Valkyrie would face Cargill in a match where Valkyrie could not use her finisher on the April 26 episode of Dynamite. Cargill would win the contest, leading a frustrated Valkyrie to lay her hands on referee Aubrey Edwards. As a result, Valkyrie was suspended. On the May 19 episode of Rampage, Cargill held an open challenge. After defeating two challengers, Cargill was attacked by a returning Valkyrie. Valkyrie would then challenge Cargill to a rematch, which was made official for Double or Nothing.

On the April 19 episode of Dynamite, after beating Powerhouse Hobbs to win the TNT Championship, Wardlow was confronted by Christian Cage and Luchasaurus. Cage would later make it clear that he wanted to compete for the TNT Championship. On the May 17 episode of Dynamite, Wardlow would challenge Cage to a match, only to be attacked and put through a ladder by Cage and Luchausaurs. Later, it was announced that Wardlow would defend the TNT Championship against Cage in a Ladder Match at Double or Nothing.

On the March 22 episode of Dynamite, Adam Cole would question who his opponent would be for his in-ring return. Daniel Garcia of The Jericho Appreciation Society would interrupt, with Cole challenging him to a match. The following week, Cole defeated Garcia. After, while Cole celebrated with his partner Dr. Britt Baker DMD, leader of The Jericho Appreciation Society Chris Jericho made his way to the ring, helping Garcia to the back. On the April 12 episode of Dynamite, following Jericho's win over Keith Lee, Cole would enter, helping Lee to the back. The following week, Cole and Jericho would attempt to talk things over, only for a brawl to break out, with Cole and Baker being beat down in the process. With Cole outnumbered against The Jericho Appreciation Society, Roderick Strong, Cole's former stablemate in NXT, debuted on the April 26 episode of Dynamite to assist Cole. Following continued feuding between Cole and Jericho, it was announced that they would face off in an Unsanctioned Match at Double or Nothing, with Sabu serving as special enforcer.

At Revolution on March 5, Adam Page would defeat rival Jon Moxley of the Blackpool Combat Club (BCC) in a Texas Death Match. On the March 8 episode of Dynamite, after defeating Page's friends The Dark Order (Alex Reynolds and John Silver), Moxley and his fellow BCC member Claudio Castagnoli would continue to attack Reynolds and Silver. Page would attempt to make the save but was beaten down by Moxley, Castagnoli, and Wheeler Yuta. The following week, the BCC would brawl with Page and The Dark Order from the backstage area to the ring. Page would eventually be surrounded by the BCC, however, his former friends, The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt and Nick Jackson), came to his aid, forcing the BCC to retreat. On the May 17 episode of Dynamite, Page would rejoin The Elite, challenging the BCC to an Anarchy in the Arena Match at Double or Nothing, which was made official.

At Full Gear on November 19, 2022, Jamie Hayter defeated Toni Storm to become the Interim AEW Women's World Champion. Soon after, Hayter would become the official champion due to lineal champion Thunder Rosa being injured. Storm would go on to form an alliance with Saraya and Ruby Soho dubbed The Outcasts. The Outcasts would begin feuding with Hayter and on the May 17 episode of Dynamite, Storm challenged Hayter to a title match at Double or Nothing. Despite Hayter not being medically cleared, she still wanted to compete, and as a result, the match was made official.

On the April 19 episode of Dynamite, a Pillars Tournament was announced to determine a challenger for AEW World Champion MJF at Double or Nothing. Three of the "four pillars" of AEW - Darby Allin, Sammy Guevara, and "Jungle Boy" Jack Perry - were announced as participants. Later that night, in the semifinal, Guevara beat Perry by count out with assistance from MJF. Meanwhile, Allin received a bye. The final took place the following week, where Guevara defeated Allin by disqualification, again with help from MJF. However, AEW President Tony Khan revealed that a match between MJF and Guevara would only happen if they defeated Allin and Perry in a tag team match. Khan further announced that if MJF and Guevara were defeated, the match at Double or Nothing would instead be a four way match between MJF, Guevara, Allin, and Perry. The next week, Allin and Perry were victorious, confirming the four way match for Double or Nothing.

Results[]

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Other on-screen talent[]

Commentators
Interviewers
  • Alex Marvez
Ring announcer
Referees

External links[]

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All Elite Wrestling Events
2019
Double or NothingFyter FestFight For The FallenAll OutFull Gear
2020
RevolutionDouble or NothingFyter FestAll OutFull Gear
2021
RevolutionDouble or NothingAll OutFull Gear
2022
Battle of the Belts IRevolutionBattle of the Belts IIDouble or NothingAEW-NJPW Forbidden DoorBattle of the Belts IIIAll OutBattle of the Belts IVFull Gear
2023
Battle of the Belts VRevolutionBattle of the Belts VIDouble or NothingAEW-NJPW Forbidden DoorBattle of the Belts VIIAll InAll OutWrestleDreamBattle of the Belts VIIIFull GearWorlds End
2024
Battle of the Belts IXRevolutionBattle of the Belts XDynastyDouble or NothingAEW-NJPW Forbidden Door
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