The last few months have been so crazy and unfathomable, and now parts of our lives we took for granted feel all too ancient. For instance, Super Bowl 54 was only just over three months ago, but that Chiefs' victory basically feels like it took place three *years* ago. And last year's Double or Nothing? The first event in the history of All Elite Wrestling? May 25, 2019 may as well have been part of our grandparents' generation.
AEW's going on with the second annual Double or Nothing here in 2020, albeit without the intended Las Vegas glitz. It won't be the same as last year's show, which itself was a seminal night in pro wrestling history. Cody vs. Dustin, Bucks vs. Lucha Bros, Moxley's debut - no doubt that AEW's first-ever event was one of the most important wrestling cards in years, for so many reasons. But what about some of those less-memorable moments from the first Double or Nothing?
Let's take a look back at AEW's maiden broadcast, examine just how different the promotion was when it roared out of the gate, and recall some facts about Double or Nothing 2019 that we might have forgotten.
5. The One-Timers Club
While all of the big guns like Chris Jericho, The Elite, and others were under contract, there were a few scattered talents that worked the show who were only there to fill out the numbers - particularly in the pre-show Casino Battle Royale.
Eclectic names like Glacier, Ace Romero, Brian Pillman Jr, and the legless Dustin Thomas all competed in that scrum, in their only AEW appearances to date. Elsewhere, the legendary Aja Kong worked a six-woman tag with several AEW mainstays like Riho and Hikaru Shida.