CM Punk won the AEW Championship over “Hangman” Adam Page at AEW Double or Nothing 2022. Punk defeated Page after Page had a “crisis of conscious,” contemplating using the AEW World Championship as a weapon before discarding the title. The hesitation cost Page, who lost clean to a GT
AEW Double or Nothing was filled with fireworks hours before it even took the air.
MJF no-showed an AEW meet and greet 24 hours before the show, setting off a chain of reactions that gave way to every rumor from MJF no-showing Double or Nothing, Wardlow challenging for the AEW World Championship or even a surprise match against Goldberg.
With or without MJF, AEW Double or Nothing 2022 features a stacked card with four AEW Championships on the line and two tournament finals. The main event of AEW Double or Nothing 2022 pits champion “Hangman” Adam Page against CM Punk.
AEW Double or Nothing 2022 Match Card
- Hookhausen vs. Tony Nese and “Smart” Mark Sterling
- Kyle O’Reilly vs. Darby Allin
- Jade Cargill vs. Anna Jay—AEW TBS Championship
- The House of Black vs. Death Triangle
- American Top Team vs. Sammy Guevara, Tay Conti and Frankie Kazarian
- The Hardys vs. The Young Bucks
- Jurassic Express vs. Team Taz vs. Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland—AEW World Tag Team Championship
- The Jericho Appreciation Society vs. The Blackpool Combat Club, Eddie Kingston, Santana and Ortiz—Anarchy in the Arena
- Dr. Britt Baker vs. Ruby Soho—Women’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Final
- Samoa Joe vs. Adam Cole—Men’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Final
- MJF vs. Wardlow
- Thunder Rosa vs. Serena Deeb—AEW Women’s World Championship
- “Hangman” Adam Page vs. CM Punk—AEW World Championship
This week’s broadcast of AEW Dynamite, garnered 922,000 viewers.
AEW Dynamite Ratings, Last Five Weeks
- May 18, 2022—922,000
- May 11, 2022—840,000
- May 4, 2022—833,000
- April 27, 2022—921,000
- April 20, 2022—930,000
AEW Double or Nothing 2022 Ticket Sales
- AEW Double or Nothing 2022 Venue: T-Mobile Arena (Las Vegas, Nev.)
- AEW Double or Nothing 2022 Tickets Distributed: 13,111
- AEW Revolution 2022 Tickets Available: 764
MJF Walks Out on AEW, No Shows Events (Pro Wrestling Bits)
AEW Double or Nothing 2022 Results | Sunday, May 29, 2022
Wardlow def. MJF
MJF vs. Wardlow had even more heat due to MJF’s contract situation. Fans vociferously booed MJF (as they were supposed to), while they loudly cheered Wardlow (as they were supposed to).
Chants during this match included:
- “F—k you, MJF!”
- “He Showed Up!”
- “Wardlow’s gonna kill you!”
- “You F—ked Up!”
The Hardys def. The Young Bucks
Fans chanted “Brandon Cutler,” and The Young Bucks got massive heat after shoving Cutler for stealing their spotlight.
I was shocked that The Young Bucks lost clean to the Hardys. Between Jurassic Express losing tonight and the Hardys possibly winning the titles in the near future, AEW might be playing hot potato with the AEW World Tag Team Titles.
Jade Cargill def. Anna Jay for AEW TBS Title; Ember Moon Debuts as Athena
Fans were really behind Jade Cargill, who received a babyface reaction from her entrance to the finish.
This match received a boost of energy when The Baddies and Smart Mark Sterling interfered. It started to veer into cartoon territory once John Silver ran out.
There were a couple impressive nearfalls in this match even though everybody in the building expected Jade Cargill to retain.
This segment featured the debut of Stokely Hathaway (f.k.a. Malcolm Bivens) and Athena (f.k.a. Ember Moon)
The House of Black vs. Death Triangle
Not only did PAC wear a mask, but Death Triangle was accompanied by a child dressed as Penta El Zero M.
All three members of the House of Black were facepaint, which made them look like homeless mimes.
Brodie Lee delivered an anticlimactic dive that Jim Ross described as “assaulting the ring apron.”
Fans were really into this one, which made good use of their abundance of (read: wasted) talent.
The finish came when Julia Hart finally turned heel and spit mist in PAC’s face.
Adam Cole def. Samoa Joe—Men’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Final
There were chants for referee Mike Chioda throughout this match as fans showed signs of restlessness.
After outside interference, this match mercifully—and awkwardly—ended as Adam Cole delivered the Boom. Cole’s win might bode well for his girlfriend Britt Baker going over Ruby Soho.
Britt Baker def. Ruby Soho—Women’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Final
Britt Baker was played out by Rich Ward of Fozzy while Ruby Soho was played out by Rancid.Rancid had the superior performance, which helped this crow get behind Ruby Soho a couple days after they booed her on Rampage.
Fans quickly defaulted to being split.
Ruby Soho had a helluva time putting on a sharpshooter as she struggled to keep her balance and lock it in.
The crowd had definitely hit a wall to this point in the show, but Ruby Soho and Britt Baker got them toward the end.
After some remarks from Martha Hart, Adam Cole and Britt Baker were awarded with beautiful new championships.
American Top Team and Paige Vanzant def. Sammy Guevara, Tay Conti and Franky Kazarian
Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti walked out with gear inspired by Maleficent.
The announce team struggled to explain this feud and the stipulation of this match. This feud has been a complete cluster.
Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti remained heels as they had communication issues with Frankie Kazarian. Each team was comprised of two babyfaces and one heel.
Fans were into Paige Vanzant’s debut. It definitely wasn’t perfect, but she’ll be just fine as a wrestler.
Frankie Kazarian spent half this match calling Sammy Guevara a “stupid son of a b—h.”
The biggest pop of the match came when Sammy Guevara accidentally super kicked Tay Conti.
Kyle O’Reilly def. Darby Allin
There was a scary botch where Darby Allin tripped on the bottom rope before pinwheeling into Kyle O’Reilly.
Of all matches, this match brought the crowd back through a combination of stiff strikes and near-disaster dives from Darby Allin.
Thunder Rosa def. Serena Deeb—AEW Women’s World Championship
Thunder Rosa and Serena Deeb got a lot of time and worked hard. The match did get sloppy in spots, but they kept the crowd throughout, which sent from respectful to heated for the finish.
The Jericho Appreciation Society def. The Blackpool Combat Club, Eddie Kingston, Santana and Ortiz—Anarchy in the Arena
Justin Roberts hilariously started the festivities by announcing: “Ladies and gentlemen…shit’s about to hit the fan…”
The Jericho Appreciation Society came out dressed like peak Backstreet Boys.
The “Wild Thing” music didn’t shut off once this match started. It even restarted once it ended. Finally, Jericho put a permanent end to the music by pulling the sound chord.
This was every bit the cluster that I thought it it would be, but they mostly pulled it off. The match got better the closer they got to the ring. Jim Ross accurately called this an “ugly classic.”
Jurassic Express def. Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee and Team Taz—AEW World Tag Team Championship
This match was very fast-paced and everybody got a chance to shine. Nobody shined brighter than Ricky Starks.
There were too many shots of Christian throughout this match for there not to be a heel turn.
It took just about every babyface in this match to take Powerhouse Hobbs off his feet.
“Hangman” Adam Page vs. CM Punk—AEW World Championship
The crowd was split down the middle throughout this match.
Hangman Adam Page sold his knee during the second-half of the match, which really made this seem like it could go either way.
Poor CM Punk slipped on two different attempts at the Buckshot Lariat and got booed as a result. Punk was later booed after appearing late to kicking out of the Deadeye.
Hangman Adam Page contemplated a heel turn, but ultimately did the right thing. The hesitation cost him however, as CM Punk is the new AEW world champion.