AEW Double Or Nothing 2019 Review and Repercussions - Triple Threat POV | Smark Out Moment

AEW Double Or Nothing 2019 Review and Repercussions - Triple Threat POV

Posted by Robert DeFelice Thursday, May 30, 2019
Welcome to another edition of Triple Threat from Smark Out Moment, where three of us get together to discuss three questions based on one big topic going down in the week of professional wrestling.

This week, Dallas Allsopp, Greg Coleman, and Robert DeFelice will be giving their thoughts on what transpired at AEW Double Or Nothing 2019!

The landscape of pro wrestling has changed! AEW is here and AEW is real! Let's dive into everything AEW Double Or Nothing 2019!

Question 1: What new Superstars were you introduced to during Double or Nothing that really made an impact in your mind?

COLEMAN: I had heard a lot about some of the guys but never seen them so my list would be: MJF, Luchasaurus, Cima, and Kylie Ray. I walked away fans of all of them and wanting to see more.

ALLSOPP: BIt was more of a reunion than an introduction and in particular, it was CIMA that I popped for as I used to watch him religiously in the early ’00s but for one reason or another he fell off my map. It was great to see the desire in everyone to perform well and really put AEW on the map.

DeFELICE: Nobody was really a new face to me, but I did walk away knowing that MJF would be a star and a future World Champion.

Question 2: What was your favorite match of the night?

DeFELICE: When I really think about it, I would have to say The Young Bucks vs. The Lucha Brothers. It will be so refreshing to be able to see The Young Bucks on a full-time basis in America. Also, I think the same can be said for Kenny Omega. While I can't objectively say it was the best match, Cody vs. Dustin really reminded me of how much I love emotional storytelling and blood.

ALLSOPP: Cody vs Dustin was simply a match on another level. And that is not something I care to admit about a Cody match in 2019 but I had a feeling this match would deliver and it did. There was an old school feeling to the match and just like when their father Dusty would bleed in the ’80s, Dustin bleeding added to the match and the overarching story. Dustin can still perform at a good level and when motivated Cody can really perform and it was a perfect storm of circumstances that resulted in a quite frankly stunning match.

COLEMAN: Cody vs Dustin. It was the best story of the night and sorry I’m not counting that throwaway Stardust vs Golddust match at Fastlane between the two as them actually having a match. This was arguably the best match of both of their careers and the entire feel of the match was a throwback to their father’s era.

Question 3: What did you think of the surprise of Jon Moxley showing up? How do you think he is going to impact the brand as a whole?

ALLSOPP: Amazed! Jon Moxley was great on the independent scene before he joined WWE and now he retains the credibility his WWE Championship reign gave him with new vigor and desire to perform at a high level, it really does make you wonder just how far he can go in AEW. There were murmurings he would turn up in some form and I feel the way he debuted put all of the spotlight on him which is not a bad thing at all. I want to go on record and say he could truly be AEW’s ‘franchise’ in the same way Sting was for WCW. He truly has the potential to turn AEW into a juggernaut especially with Kenny Omega as his foil.

DeFELICE: I thought it was a lovely surprise. Admittedly, I did not think he would sign with another major promotion in America so quickly. Jon Moxley himself reveals trepidation about that decision on a recent podcast with Chris Jericho. However, I think this means everything to the upstart wrestling promotion. This is their Scott Hall on Nitro in 1996 moment. I, for one, cannot wait to see what Jon Moxley brings to the table in the coming months.

COLEMAN: I had a strong feeling Mox would end up in AEW at some point but I wasn’t sure it would be at Double or Nothing. I was genuinely surprised and it popped me. Hats off to AEW for keeping that secret well under wraps to where it was a total surprise (take note WWE). Moxley will have a huge impact on the brand as a whole by adding a veteran who has many years left in the tank with a sizable chip on his shoulder. He will be highly motivated to put on great matches and he has some great dance partners to that with.

Those are our thoughts on the issue, but where do you stand?
Let us know your answers to these questions in the comments below!

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Robert DeFelice is a journalist and marketing student. You can follow him on Twitter, Instagram as well as his apparel website Time Killer Apparel and his pro wrestling blog PandemoniuMania.


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