AEW DOUBLE OR NOTHING Predictions: Will Brodie Lee Become The New AEW World Champion?

AEW DOUBLE OR NOTHING Predictions: Will Brodie Lee Become The New AEW World Champion?

AEW Double or Nothing will feature nine matches that will be headlined with an AEW World Heavyweight title match between Brodie Lee and Jon Moxley. Check out our predictions for the big pay-per-view here.

Double or Nothing should be another good show for the promotion, though I do wish that the company chose to postpone the pay-per-view for another month as the build doesn’t have much heat as it should. Thus far, nine matches are advertised for the Saturday's event with three championship bouts set to take place.

Let’s examine the full card below. Remember, these are just predictions as I have no inside knowledge of what’s going to happen. Let’s get started.

AEW World Championship match: Jon Moxley (c) vs. Brodie Lee

This should be a good main event; however, the problem with Lee vs. Moxley is that the build feels last minute. Since both men were available during the AEW tapings, the company should’ve planted some seeds that an eventual showdown between the two was going to take place.

Nevertheless, the only way I see Moxley dropping the belt is if he exercised his out clause and left AEW following Double or Nothing. The pay-per-view will be his one year anniversary as the AEW World Champion.

There hasn’t been any word that Moxley could potentially leave the company, but the 34-year-old’s unhappiness with WWE wasn’t known until the company confirmed that he was leaving, so the AEW star clearly knows how to keep his mouth shut. I can see Brodie winning the AEW World Championship eventually; however, I don’t believe that he will be the man to take the title off of Moxley, especially at Double or Nothing. So…

Winner: Jon Moxley retains the AEW World Championship

TNT Championship Tournament match: Cody vs. Lance Archer

Someone is getting knocked out by Mike Tyson and I don’t see Cody being the man to take the punch. Should the Texas native get hit by the legendary boxer then it does protect Archer, as the big man’s loss wouldn’t be a clean one.

Cody Rhodes has failed to beat Chris Jericho (thus forcing him out of the title picture for good) and MJF, so I can see him becoming the inaugural TNT Champion and finally getting a big win. He already has a rematch against MJF, though I hope the company doesn’t go back to that feud until later in the year. Also, guys like Darby Allin, PAC, Rey Fenix, and Pentagon Jr are feuds that can really take the title to great heights.

On the other hand, I can also see Archer walking out victorious. Tyson could accidentally punch Cody due to miscommunication and The Murderhawk Monster could take advantage of that. Or, Tyson could simply do nothing, and Archer may still get a clean win over the AEW Executive Vice President. There are many avenues that this match could go, but my gut is telling me that the first TNT Champion will be…

Winner: Cody wins the TNT Championship

No Disqualification match for the AEW Women’s Championship: Nyla Rose (c) vs. Hikaru Shida

I didn’t like the decision of having Shida take the pin this past Wednesday, even if an audible was called. Shida standing tall in the end didn’t boost her credibility, as Statlander had to help her escape the situation that she was in. AEW could’ve simply aired a segment heating up the AEW Women’s title match.

I would be stunned if Shida wins this match as it feels too early for Rose to drop the belt. It’s clear that officials are high on the Japan native (I am as well), but now just doesn’t feel like the right time for the championship to change hands.

I don’t know where Rose will go from here. They can always go back to Riho for a trilogy match or build up a new challenger leading up to All Out in August. It’s not impossible for Shida to win here, but the only woman I can see walking out of Double or Nothing as the AEW Women’s Champion is Nyla Rose.

Winner: Nyla Rose will retain the AEW Women's Championship

Maxwell Jacob Friedman vs. Jungle Boy

Like Moxley/Lee, MJF vs. Jungle Boy feels like a random match. I can easily see Moxley vs. MJF at All Out. Hell, I can see the cocky AEW star winning the title. As far as Jungle Boy goes, he’ll remain in the tag team division for the foreseeable future; however, I expect him to branch out eventually.

In the meantime, this result is a no brainer. While it’s possible for Jungle Boy to get a surprise victory over MJF, I feel a high profile babyface like Adam Page or Cody will get the win over him first.

Winner: MJF

Casino Ladder match for an AEW World Title Shot:  Darby Allin vs. Colt Cabana vs. Rey Fenix vs. Orange Cassidy vs. Scorpio Sky vs. Frankie Kazarian vs. Luchasaurus vs. Kip Sabian vs. a mystery man

This is a tough one. I don’t see Rey Fenix, Frankie Kazarian, or Luchasaurus winning this one as I feel that the company wants them to focus on being tag team competitors. Kip Sabian, Orange Cassidy, and Colt Cabana seem to be stuck in the mid card territory at the moment. That leaves Darby Allin, Scorpio Sky, and the mystery man.

Sky will most likely branch out as a main event competitor. There’s a reason that AEW officials had him be the first man to defeat Chris Jericho as they clearly see main event potential with him. Even during the taped episodes of AEW, the video package highlighting the former AEW World Tag Team champion indicates that he’ll receive a singles push down the line. However, I don’t feel that Double or Nothing will be the start of his main event push. Sky will most likely slowly climb his way to the top by first hanging around the TNT Championship title scene before jumping into the main event.

Darby Allin will become the AEW World Champion eventually as the guy has been treated as a top star from day one and is over with the crowd. However, like Sky, I see Allin hanging around the TNT Championship title picture first before making the jump into the main event scene.

Meaning, the mystery man is walking out of this one the winner. The question is, who is the ninth entrant of the Casino Ladder match? Surely, it has to be someone new. I’m boiling it down to either Jeff Cobb or Brian Cage.

It’s possible that the former Impact World Champion is still recovering from his injury, but Cage has been linked to AEW since leaving Impact back in January. Cobb was reportedly offered an AEW contract during the time he briefly made his stint with the company in February. Honestly, I still believe that the former ROH World Television Champion is enjoying exercising his freedom thus far. Plus, I sincerely think that Cobb is holding out for a full time New Japan Pro-Wrestling contract, thus my vote is going to the debut of Brian Cage.

Winner: Brian Cage

Stampede Stadium match: “The Inner Circle” Chris Jericho, Santana, Ortiz, Sammy Guevara, and Jake Hager vs. Matt Hardy, Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson, and Hangman Page

I feel that Adam Page vs. Kenny Omega was supposed to happen here. While that match-up was never reported for the pay-per-view, all signs pointed to the “Hangman” turning at some point during the build towards Double or Nothing.

The storyline of Page’s problems with The Elite continued on Wednesday as the AEW World Tag Team Champion left as everyone else celebrated inside the stadium. With this story still in play, I see the Inner Circle getting the victory here, which will drive a further wedge between Page and The Elite. This match is either going to be a total clusterf**k or a very fun and unique contest. Either way, I’m excited for it.

Winner: “The Inner Circle” Chris Jericho, Santana, Ortiz, Sammy Guevara, and Jake Hager

Dr. Britt Baker vs. Kris Statlander

This match is a question mark due to the reported injury that Britt Baker suffered on Dynamite this past Wednesday. However, as of writing, nothing has been scrapped. Should this match happen, then Britt Baker will most likely pick up the win here.

Baker has been tremendously spotlighted in the last few weeks, and the AEW star has used it to great effect as she’s currently the best heel on the women’s roster. Despite her heel turn, Baker has yet to get a big win and I can picture the 29-year-old securing the victory through nefarious means.

Winner: Dr. Britt Baker

Dustin Rhodes vs. Shawn Spears

Once Spears lost his match to Cody Rhodes at All Out, his momentum came crashing down. The problem is that AEW hasn’t given him something to sink his teeth into after his fallout with the AEW Executive Vice President. Rhodes gains nothing by beating the Canada native here, and Spears is clearly in the rebuilding phase after being sidetracked with a tag team storyline that ultimately went nowhere.

Winner: Shawn Spears

Pre-Show: Private Party” Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy vs. “Best Friends” Chuck Taylor and Trent to become No. 1 contenders to the AEW Tag Titles.

Originally, I was going to put a double disqualification due to a Jack Evans and Angelico interference. The underrated duo have been prominently featured on the latest “Road To” videos and have singled out their issues with both Private Party and Best Friends. However, the travel ban in Mexico has been extended for another month thus Jack Evans is unable to make it to Double or Nothing.

With that theory crossed out, Best Friends will get the win here. To be honest, I wish I cared more about the characters of Chuck Taylor and Trent, but the company has failed to really go into depth with who these men truly are. They like to hug each other, and well… they’re best friends. That’s all I know. Some character development is sorely needed for Taylor and Trent.

Hopefully Private Party is featured more after Double or Nothing. AEW has a plethora of tag teams so it’s shocking that there aren’t any secondary tag team feuds lower down on the card. Nevertheless, this should be a great start to the show.

Winner: “Best Friends” Chuck Taylor and Trent

That’s it! If you have your own predictions then feel free to share them in the comment section. Thanks for reading!

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