With a hindered build-up due to travel restrictions, diminished availability of talents, and general uncertainty, AEW Double or Nothing has shaped enough rather well under the circumstances. Three title matches, a stadium-wide cluster-eff, a ladder scrum, and a few other grudge matches are scheduled for what will be AEW's first-ever pay-per-view of the "pandemic" era, and the third overall among the modern-day Big Two.
In all, nine matches are scheduled for Double or Nothing, with Jon Moxley defending the AEW World title against Brodie Lee, The Elite partnering with Matt Hardy to battle Chris Jericho's Inner Circle inside an empty TIAA Bank Field, and Cody Rhodes vying to become the first-ever AEW TNT champion, battling Lance Archer in a tournament final. It's hard to gauge what's to be made of this event, though to be fair, we said the same thing a year ago as well. But that was for a brand new entity, and not an established brand holding a PPV without a standard crowd.
In any event, the second-annual AEW Double or Nothing has a chance to be memorable. Ahead of the broadcast, here are a few interesting stats and tidbits to know.
5. Minimal Roster Turnover
As it currently stands, 35 individuals are scheduled to wrestle at Double or Nothing. Excluding the Casino Ladder Match mystery entrant (and assuming Britt Baker is still wrestling), that's 34 known individuals taking part in some kind of match on Saturday.
Of those 34, a whopping 25 of them wrestled at last year's Double or Nothing. The exceptions: Jon Moxley (debuted at the end), then-WWE talents Matt Hardy and Brodie Lee, then-IMPACT'ers Santana and Ortiz, plus Jake Hager, Colt Cabana, Kris Statlander, and Darby Allin.