AEW Double or Nothing results, recap, grades: Debut show delivers big moments, surprises

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    If the goal of upstart promotion All Elite Wrestling was to use its inaugural pay-per-view card to build anticipation of the launch of their weekly fall show on TNT, the only thing that can be said is "mission accomplished." Saturday's Double or Nothing card from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas provided a good mix of the varied fare that professional wrestling's vibrant indie scene has to offer in 2019. Yet it was the final three matches of the evening, including a surprise run-in involving a former WWE star after the main event, that created AEW's first viral moment.

    From the blood and tears exchanged by the Rhodes brothers to the theatrics and aerial exploits of Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks and The Lucha Bros, this felt very much like a historic card that boldly announced new competition for the long-time industry leader WWE. Although AEW has spent most of its launch avoiding talk it is outright competing with chairman Vince McMahon's multibillion dollar company, Cody (nee Rhodes) sent quite a message to his former bosses halfway through the night in a visual stunt that seemed to declare war.



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