Listed here are some notes from the AEW Double Or Nothing media scrum:
First it was CM Punk.
CM Punk talked about AEW being a staff effort and a behind-the-scenes staff atmosphere. He gave Tony Khan the credit score for bringing him again to professional wrestling and can do no matter it takes to convey extra money into everybody’s pockets.
Punk was requested about selling with Hangman Web page final Sunday. Punk stated that if there are folks backstage who don’t love him, they’re within the minority and “nobody likes me and nobody desires me right here.”
Punk stated that his 7 years out of the ring had been not in useless, however his years in WWE had been in useless and he reached the potential that he might have with the restrictions that WWE places on wrestlers and in AEW there aren’t any limits for wrestlers. Punk stated that he broke a tooth throughout their match.
Punk was requested about Eric Bischoff’s feedback. Tony Khan stated that Bischoff says that punk is a industrial failure is a “fucking shit”. He stated that every pay-per-view has damaged a file since he signed with the corporate. Punk stated that he desires to focus on the positives and that folks like Bischoff have to die in the dead of night.
Punk stated that tonight is the one time he has missed the Buckshot Lariat and that he’ll punish himself an excessive amount of for it, however errors occur. Punk stated that Ospreay, Okada and Tanahashi are guys that he desires to battle. He additionally included Bryan Danielson, Jon Moxley, Jungle Boy, Ricky Starks, FTR once more, and Will Hobbs.
Punk stated that he overcomes this by telling nice tales with the heavy focus on wrestling. He stated that is the primary time in his profession that he feels comfy being the great man as a result of he feels extra linked to the viewers.
He did not wish to price this match as a result of he himself is his personal worst critic. Khan stated he was very near a deal throughout the pandemic and issues lined up final 12 months and the United Heart was out there. Punk talked about eager to be a frontrunner within the locker room and he is excited to go to Chicago. He famous that he has been doing TV tasks and hasn’t been dwelling for some time, so he hopes to remain wholesome and is happy to be again dwelling.
Punk was requested if he thinks he’s at his greatest proper now. He says that he feels that he’s at his greatest and AEW is doing higher than ever as a result of he can attain his full potential. He stated that is what professional wrestling ought to be.
Punk says he would not really feel strain to observe the opposite matches on the cardboard as a result of he has the expertise and he can change issues based mostly on what different folks have completed and he can adapt.
Up subsequent is TBS Champion Jade Cargill.
Cargill was requested in regards to the work he has completed to enhance himself within the ring. Cargill stated that he’s coming into his second 12 months and that he’s working with Bryan Danielson and his development is unbelievable. She stated “I really feel like I am killing shit”
On how she has tailored to her life as knowledgeable wrestler. She stated that she is totally different and that she continues to be studying.
He put Stokely Hathaway as the very best talker within the sport and Tony Khan made the very best choice to convey him. Khan stated Stokely’s non-compete expired yesterday and he by no means met or spoke to him till at this time.
Cargill was requested if there have been extra girls’s matches on this present. Cargill stated that she feels nice and that her first AEW promo was about elevating the division. She stated that girls’s wrestling simply must continue to grow.
Jade renamed the elevator Cody and is now known as the Cash Carry.
Cargill talked about wanting to achieve one other demographic that AEW presently has, like a dressmaker or make-up artist or a girlfriend who is not excited by wrestling.
Cargill stated she desires to be on the physique situation of Sports activities Illustrated and needs to see girls step into vogue and runway reveals.
Cargill praised Sonny Kiss as an incredible individual and The Baddies are packed proper now and would love so as to add Sonny Kiss however they’re “loaded proper now”.
Khan stated based mostly on digital purchases, tonight is a file for Double Or Nothing.
Subsequent up is Chris Jericho.
In his match with arming with such insanity. Jericho praised the AEW manufacturing staff. He stated the concept was that they wished to do one thing within the spirit of Stadium Stamped however within the stay area. He stated that the situation of the match on the present was the fitting place. Khan stated that the Anarchy within the Enviornment match could be a staple match for AEW as a substitute of Stadium Stampede.
On the subject of Moxley throughout the match, Jericho thought of how the New Jack theme added pleasure throughout his matches.
Relating to his weight reduction, he stated that he modified his food regimen for well being causes that he’ll clarify sooner or later. She stated that she has grow to be a lifestyle.
Jericho mentioned how the Jericho Appreciation Society was shaped. He wished to convey 2Point0 to a brand new faction. He praised Matt Menard as the most effective characters on the present.
Jericho was requested how he is ready to prime issues like The Listing and The Bubbly. Jericho stated that he’s glorious at studying the room. He admitted that “GFY” died when Jon Moxley stated “Fuck you” on Dynamite.
Jericho praised guys like Swerve Strickland and Malakai Black for being artistic.
Jericho is absolutely completely satisfied that CM Punk is the World Champion and it is the proper solution to finish the PPV.
Subsequent up is Tony Khan.
On MJF, Khan stated that he’ll not remark on it.
On the size of the present, Khan stated he’ll observe up on suggestions from followers. He stated that he added time to assist the present become profitable and that he made a 6 or 7 determine distinction within the backside line.
Khan mentioned AEW’s scores and stated that the reveals have been doing effectively in comparison with the NBA Playoffs and that AEW ranks close to the highest amongst all TV reveals.
He stated they did a file entry for Double Or Nothing and it was a sizzling crowd. She thanked Dana White for the recommendation she has given her. Khan stated that he would not at all times plan on being this late to pay-per-views.
Khan stated that when Hangman took break day final 12 months, he would not suppose some bosses would have saved issues in place when he got here again and will have gone with folks with extra expertise, however he believes in Hangman.
Extra to come back…