NBA Playoffs Could Affect AEW Double Or Nothing
The NBA Eastern Conference Play Offs could clash with AEW Double or Nothing
AEW’s PPV events are known to feature packed cards playing out over several hours, and there’s a chance this weekend’s upcoming Double or Nothing 2022 could go even longer than other AEW PPVs.
The NBA Eastern Conference Play Offs have been running since May 18, with the Boston Celtics holding a 3 -2 lead over Miami Heat, with a series deciding game seven on Sunday looking likely - causing a clash with DON. If the playoffs do go down to the wire, Tony Khan believes he is prepared, telling Sports Media's Richard Deitsch:
“If there is a Game 7, I will make sure, I’ve actually planned ahead,” Khan said. “First of all, there will not be any long gap, I’m not going to hold [the show] up. I planned where we’re going to start a little bit later in terms of when the action’s going to start and we have a little bit more in the window, so I expect the total night of wrestling to be very similar to what we did at [AEW] Revolution.”
Not all wrestling fans are enamoured with long PPV shows, but Khan has revealed how he intends on working around the NBA:
“There would be some great action before the game and after the game, in case anybody does end up watching it,” Khan stated. “The pre-show, as we call it the Buy-In, will maybe not have as much action as the last show, and the total night of wrestling will have more because I plan to put more in the pay-per-view, but it’ll be the same total amount of wrestling we’ve been doing. I’m not trying to keep people forever, but it’s a holiday weekend in particular, and the last one was not, so it might be even better received now. “
In the event of a clash, Khan says he will back-load DON to accommodate those fans that will be tuning in later:
“I’m not going to have [the event last forever], we have plenty of action, it’s going to be a great night,” Khan continued. “And I promise if there is a Game 7, a lot of the best action will be at the very end, including the main event… There’s so much on the card, so I plan to leave a lot for later.”
H/T: Wrestling Inc.