Since its inception in 2019, Double or Nothing has become the main event of AEW’s calendar.
Their yearly Las Vegas outing brings all the glitz and glamour of “Sin City” to the wrestling ring, with a host of matches inspired by the strip itself.
Matches like the Casino Ladder Match, or the Blackjack Battle Royal, make it a very thematic show, but one that does not skimp on quality matches – especially in the main event.
So far, there have been four Double or Nothing shows, since the very first AEW pay per view in 2019.
In those four shows, there are four fantastic main event match, which you need to go out of your way to see.
However, some are better than others, and in this article we’re going to rank the main events of AEW Double or Nothing, finding out which of those matches is the best.
Chris Jericho vs Kenny Omega – Double or Nothing 2019
While Chris Jericho vs Kenny Omega was a fine match, it did not live up to the level that the two matches previous hit in their bouts.
While this was a dream match for many, eagle-eyed fans had already seen Kenny Omega wrestle Chris Jericho. Just one year prior, they faced off in NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom event, in a match rated five stars by Dave Meltzer.
It also had the unenviable task of following two of AEW’s best ever matches – the Young Bucks vs Lucha Bros, and the five-star Cody Rhodes vs Dustin Rhodes match.
It did its best, and was a good match, but it was wholly uneventful compared to the matches it followed.
The highlight was actual in the post-match, when Jon Moxley debuted to attack both men.
CM Punk vs Adam Page – Double or Nothing 2022
The beginning of the CM Punk vs The Elite saga was his match against Adam Page at Double or Nothing 2022.
This was the site of CM Punk’s first world title in a decade, when he defeated Hangman Page to become the AEW Champion, for the first time in his career.
The match was decent, although not up to the usual standard of a pay per view main event. The pair didn’t quite seem to click as well as they should, although the match was smartly built up from the off.
A few botches from CM Punk brought down the match rating, but it was still a good match, despite the fallout that would follow some months down the line.
Inner Circle vs The Pinnacle – Double or Nothing 2021
While not a patch on the first Stadium Stampede match, the main event of Double or Nothing 2021 is still one of the best matches in AEW history.
The event saw crowds return to Daily’s Place during the pandemic, and they were treated to a fantastic show.
While many thought that the triple threat match between Kenny Omega, Orange Cassidy and PAC should have gone on last, the Stadium Stampede made a fine main event of Double or Nothing.
It featured individual battles between the main players in both The Inner Circle and The Pinnacle, led by rivals Chris Jericho and MJF, respectively.
It is a huge spot-fest, which is missing the comedy aspect of the first one, but helps build on the first and brings something different to the stipulation.
This is also the last Stadium Stampede in AEW.
Inner Circle vs The Elite – Double or Nothing 2020
Due to the pandemic forcing the cancellation of the first ever Blood & Guts match, it took a new match type to main event Double or Nothing 2020 – the Stadium Stampede match.
Broadcast from the Jacksonville Jaguars’ stadium, the match saw The Elite battle The Inner Circle all over the arena, in a match that pushed close to an our to end the show.
This match main evented Double or Nothing 2020 over Jon Moxley vs Brodie Lee. That left it with pretty big boots to fill, and it did so in spades.
The match was fun. It was ridiculous, it was hilarious, it was simply fun. You had Matt Hardy being reincarnated in former gimmicks as he’s dumped in a swimming pool.
You had Chris Jericho pretending to be a witch with a cone on his head. It even had Matt Jackson suplexing someone the entire length of the pitch. It was simply fun.
The Inner Circle even dressed in matching Football Jersey’s, with one of he best one-off attires in AEW history.
The match also ended with a ridiculous One Winged Angel off the stand through a table, slamming Sammy Guevara 30 feet in the air.
It’s long, but it is incredible. It is much better than the second Stadium Stampede, between the Inner Circle and the Pinnacle.
Hamish is a writer and podcaster and wrestling fan who is a key part of the Atletifo team.
After playing countless hours of WrestleMania X8 on the Gamecube, he discovered Rey Mysterio getting his head crushed by The Great Khali, and thus a love for professional wrestling was born.
He is also a Media Graduate, as well as writing for multiple sites about Premier League football and the culture of Wales – his home country.