Tony Khan Reveals Why AEW Double Or Nothing Did Not Feature A Casino Battle Royale

Tony Khan explains the omission from AEW Double Or Nothing

Double Or Nothing was a pay-per-view packed with matches but it was the first edition of the show that did not feature a casino-themed contest, whether that be a battle royale or a ladder match.

Speaking during the post-Double Or Nothing media scrum, AEW President Tony Khan revealed why he opted against booking a Casino Battle Royale this time around.

"It would arguably get more wrestlers on, but I don't think it would spotlight people as much and it's a longer match. Historically, a lot of entrances and you talk about a match that could burn the crowd out on a night where we're trying to do that. Doing 21 entrances isn't necessarily the way to go. Also, I didn't want to have somebody come out, the winner of the match could tip what was going to happen in the main event. It could have been somebody that was a good matchup for either person," Khan said.

"I also thought it was probably better to have Darby and Kyle do a great match at the length they did, which was a kick-ass and hot match versus sticking them in with 19 other people where, anybody else, a mixed trios would have made sense there, the other matches on the card were all in good spots. Death Triangle and House of Black, with Fenix coming back, they deserved a good trios match. They kicked ass versus jamming the six of them in there with Darby, Kyle, and a bunch of people." 

Matches on the Double Or Nothing card included Darby Allin vs. Kyle O'Reilly, Wardlow vs. MJF, and Hangman Page vs. CM Punk for the AEW World Championship.

H/T to Fightful

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