U.K. broadcast details for AEW's Double or Nothing

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Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2019/05/08/u-k-broadcast-details-for-aews-double-or-nothing/

All Elite Wrestling has announced a deal in the U.K. to carry Double or Nothing and a one-hour pre-show on Saturday, May 25th.

The Double or Nothing will be available in the U.K. on pay-per-view through ITV Box Office at 1 am local time. The one-hour pre-show will be called “Buy-In” and air live at Midnight on ITV4 leading into Double or Nothing.

The promotion will air the Casino Battle Royal on the pre-show and have listed the following names for the match: Jimmy Havoc, Glacier, Joey Janela, Sonny Kiss, Billy Gunn, MJF, Michael Nakazawa, and Jungle Boy. They are also running an angle where Chuckie T. and Beretta were announced for the battle royal but are refusing to participate in it.

The winner of the battle royal will receive a future shot at the AEW world title.

AEW has also announced that Kip Sabian will take on Sammy Guevara on the pre-show.

Here is the card for Double or Nothing:
*Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho
*The Young Bucks vs. Pentagon Jr. & Fenix for the AAA tag titles
*Hangman Page vs. PAC
*Cody vs. Dustin Rhodes
*Dr. Britt Baker vs. Kylie Rae vs. Nyla Rose
*Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky vs. CIMA, Lindaman & T-Hawk
*Casino Battle Royal on the pre-show
*Kip Sabian vs. Sammy Guevara on the pre-show

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@johnpollock How can these guys & Impact get away with charging such a ridiculous amount in Canada? It is only $5 less than ordering a WWE PPV if you are still doing that.

I’d happily pay a reasonable amount monthly to support them, because I want them to do well. I think I’ll be going through nefarious means if this pricing continues though.

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UK fan here, I have no idea what to make of this. On one hand, it’s great that this has UK TV coverage, but I feel that due to it’s start time and price it might not have the traction people hope it has.

I also feel that this show is basically a collection of matches with the possibility of it leading somewhere.

Having it on ITV Box Office may be the clue that maybe AEW has a contract with ITV, so any weekly shows may end up on ITV 4.

Personally as this is the start, maybe they should have this show on a Free To Air channel (Even on a 24 tape delay to cover adverts)

I don’t see many staying up to watch it live, maybe on repeat.

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Is it the wrestling promotions charging those prices, or the ppv carriers?

#5

No idea. I just assumed it was the promotions, but I guess it could be the carriers too. Either way, I think it is totally ridiculous to charge only $5 less than a WWE PPV.

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#6

Agreed. Also wondering what the outlet is in Canada.

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I heard Fite TV, but last I checked they only had the double or nothing press conference listed. Hopefully we know by Wednesday.