AEW Double or Nothing 2023 Meltzer’s Star Ratings Revealed

Hamish Woodward

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AEW Double or Nothing 2023 was broadcast from the T-Mobile Arena, in Paradise, Nevada on May 28th, 2023, and featured some huge matches, like the four-way match between the Four Pillars of AEW.

It was the fifth annual edition of the event, with the first show taking place in 2019.

The event came at the end of a brilliant week of wrestling, which saw the end of The Bloodline saga at WWE’s Night of Champions show. AEW looked to outdo them with another fantastic pay per view.

This page will detail Dave Meltzer’s Star Ratings for AEW Revolution 2023, looking at every match on the card. We will also detail the Cagematch rating for the event.

Cagematch is a website which aggregates fans opinions on wrestling match. Fans can log on and rank the matches on a scale of zero to ten, which then calculates an average score for the matches.

Great matches can expect a 9+ rating while the worst matches may not even be worth giving a rating to at all.

Only matches over 5 minutes may be rated on the website. This means fantastic, yet shorter matches like KENTA vs Ricky Marvin will not be given a rating but that does not mean they are bad bouts.

The highest rated match on the site is the Kazuchika Okada vs Kitsuyori Shibata match was NJPW Sakura Genesis 2017.

AEW Double or Nothing 2023 is the fourth anniversary of the first ever AEW event, which was main-evented by Kenny Omega vs Chris Jericho.

This year’s event had some huge matches on the card, with the main event being a four-way match between the “Four Pillars” of AEW – MJF, Jungle Boy, Sammy Guevara and Darby Allin.

Other matches included The Elite vs The Blackpool Combat Club, Toni Storm vs Jamie Hayter and Christian Cage vs Wardlow.

Here are all the match ratings for AEW Double or Nothing 2023. Let us know if you agree with the ratings, in the comments section below.

(Pre Show) The Hardys & Hook Vs. Ethan Page & The Gunns

Jeff Hardy picked up his first win in front of fans since last years event, for the opening match at AEW Double or Nothing 2023.

While not the best match, it did enough to get the crowd excited and ready for a great night of wrestling.

Despite Jeff Hardy botching a Whisper in the Wind, his team secured the win when Hook forced Ethan Page to tap out with the redrum.

  • Cagematch Rating – 5.08
  • Dave Meltzer Star Rating – 1.75 Stars
  • Atletifo Match Rating – 1 Star

International Championship: Blackjack Battle Royale

In what was AEW’s best ever Battle Royal, Orange Cassidy somehow walked out of the 4.5 star match at Double or Nothing with his AEW International Championship intact.

Outlasting 20 other man, he somehow made it to the final three, with Big Bill and Swerve Strickland gunning for him.

However, after Swerve eliminated Big Bill, Cassidy kicked Swerve out of the match to retain his belt. The match was filled with different stories and fantastic moments, and it furthered multiple feuds within it.

Rivalries like Jay White vs Ricky Starks, and Swerve vs Keith Lee, were showcased in the match, which made it a must-see match on the show.

  • Cagematch Rating – 7.17
  • Dave Meltzer Star Rating – 4.25 Stars
  • Atletifo Match Rating – 4.5

Chris Jericho vs Adam Cole

When a match begins with Sabu chair-jousting with Chris Jericho and jumping through a table, you know that it’s going to be good.

In a match that saw disturbing table bumps, intergender-kendo attacks, and an impromptu chain match, it was Adam Cole who walked out as the winner in this heated encounter.

In a creative ending, the referee was forced to end the match, as Cole laid punched into a motionless Jericho, who was unable to defend himself from the onslaught.

  • Cagematch Rating – 3.71
  • Dave Meltzer Star Rating – 3.25 Stars
  • Atletifo Match Rating – 4 Stars

FTR Vs. Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett – AEW Tag Team Championship

FTR defended their AEW Tag Team Championships at Double or Nothing, surviving an onslaught from multiple members of the team, including Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal.

Despite being hit by a guitar, Mark Briscoe (as the special guest referee) called the match right down the middle, counting the pin for FTR as they won this fun, yet slightly overbooked, encounter.

  • Cagematch Rating – 6.38
  • Dave Meltzer Star Rating – 4 Stars
  • Atletifo Match Rating – 2.5

Wardlow vs Christian Cage – TNT Championship

While it hasn’t got the highest Double or Nothing 2023 star rating, the match between Christian Cage and Wardlow told a clear story, that was very enjoyable to watch.

The bout pitted the brawn of Wardlow against the cunning of Cage. The Canadian sought to run from Wardlow as much as he could, although he took some big hits from the TNT Champion.

The rating was dragged down by a potentially dangerous botch, where Wardlow leapt from the top rope to the ladder, which caused both himself and Cage to fall, hurting his leg.

The match also saw Arn Anderson bite off Luchasaurus thumb, and Wardlow hit a Swanton Bomb from a ladder that was much too big, and through a table to boot.

The ending antics really helped improve the match rating, as Arn Anderson pushed Christian off the ladder right into a Wardlow powerbomb, with a move straight out of WWE 2K23.

  • Cagematch Rating – 6.81
  • Dave Meltzer Star Rating – 3.75 Stars
  • Atletifo Match Rating – 3.5

Jamie Hayter Vs. Toni Storm – AEW Women’s Championship

The injury to Jamie Hayter seems to have been worse than expected, as she was in no fit state to wrestle against Toni Storm.

She was attacked backstage before defending her AEW Women’s Championship, with the Outcasts looking to completely incapacitate a suffering Jamie Hayter.

The match began with Hayter in no fit state, and interference from the Outcasts and Britt Baker helped mask her inability to wrestle to her full capacity.

Jamie Hayter withstood spray paint to the eyes and a hip attack, before Hikaru Shida ran in to attack Ruby Soho.

Hayter managed to hit a few moves, including her “Hayteraid” finishing move, but Toni Storm hit the Storm Zero to pin the Englishwoman, to win the AEW Women’s Championship.

This was a bad match, and as such will only get a 1-star rating, albeit through no fault of the wrestlers involved.

  • Cagematch Rating – N/A (Too Short To Be Rated)
  • Dave Meltzer Star Rating – 1.25 Stars
  • Atletifo Match Rating – 1 Star

House of Black vs The Acclaimed – AEW Trios Championship

In a decent match that flattered to deceive, the House of Black retained their AEW Trios Championships against the surprise team of The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn.

Billy Gunn took the pin fall from Malakai Black, although the lack of story and predictable action brought the match down in the match ratings.

  • Cagematch Rating – 5.86
  • Dave Meltzer Star Rating – 3.25 Stars
  • Atletifo Match Rating – 2

Jade Cargill vs Taya Valkyrie – TBS Championship

Jade Cargill defeated Taya Valkyrie in a short, boring match that we’ll give 1.5 stars.

However, after the match, Kris Statlander returned to answer her open challenge, pinning Jade Cargill for the first time in her career, winning the TBS Championship.

  • Cagematch Rating – 5.40
  • Dave Meltzer Star Rating – 2.75 Stars
  • Atletifo Match Rating – 1.5 Stars

MJF vs Darby Allin vs Sammy Guevara vs Jungle Boy

After being bumped from the main event, the AEW Champion MJF and his fellow four pillars had a lot to prove at Double or Nothing 2023.

They left it all in the ring, working at a lightning pace, not stopping for breath in all-time great match.

MJF won the match by pinning Darby Allin after a headlock takeover, echoing his win over the star at Full Gear 2021.

  • Cagematch Rating – 9.06
  • Dave Meltzer Star Rating – 4.75 Stars
  • Atletifo Match Rating – 4.5 Stars

The Elite vs Blackpool Combat Club

  • Cagematch Rating – 9.02
  • Dave Meltzer Star Rating – 5 Stars
  • Atletifo Match Rating – 4 Stars

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