WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton has criticised the TNT Championship ladder match from the AEW Double or Nothing 2023 pay-per-view.
During the May 28 show, Wardlow defended his gold in a ladder match against Christian Cage.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Ricky Morton argued that fans didn’t get their money’s worth from this match.
Sharing his honest thoughts on the bout, he said:
“Did any of you guys watch Double or Nothing the other night? And I’m not here to knock people, but you gotta ask questions about the writers.
“I don’t understand if they’re trying to wrestle or insult the fans… Somebody’s not listening somewhere. For example, I’ma take this one right here.
“They built Wardlow to be a badass and they built and they built and then you go out in a match and to me, it seems like these guys, they’re going out there in business for themselves.
“Not sticking to the storylines, not doing things — in wrestling, you gotta be able to learn to work together or they gotta listen to the agents or the agents don’t have a damn clue what they’re doing.
“To me… you just asked me and I’m gonna finish this with one line, because everybody in this business thinks they know everything but when it boils down to it, they don’t know s**t, okay? Did I answer your question good enough?
“He’s a big badass. He sold the whole f**king match. Did you notice that? Okay. So I mean, if he’s that badass, you gotta go with that storyline.
“It just seems to me sometimes… It’s just like they built him and the match didn’t get over to me. I felt like the fans didn’t get their money’s worth. That’s my part.”
Several title changes took place at the event, with Kris Statlander winning the TBS Championship, and Toni Storm defeating Jamie Hayter for the AEW Women’s Title.
Following her title win, Storm called a previous creative decision ‘bulls**t’, which you can read more about right here.
Full results from AEW Double Or Nothing 2023 were as follows:
HOOK, Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy def. Austin Gunn, Colten Gunn & Ethan Page
International Championship Blackjack Battle Royal – Orange Cassidy (c) def. 20 others, last eliminating Swerve Strickland
Unsanctioned Match – Adam Cole def. Chris Jericho
AEW World Tag Team Championship (Special Guest Referee Mark Briscoe) – FTR (c) def. Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett
TNT Championship Ladder Match – Wardlow (c) def. Christian Cage
AEW Women’s World Championship – Toni Storm def. Jamie Hayter (c)
AEW World Trios Championship Open House Rules Match – Brody King, Buddy Matthews & Malakai Black (c) def. The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn
TBS Championship – Jade Cargill (c) def. Taya Valkyrie
TBS Championship – Kris Statlander def. Jade Cargill (c)
AEW World Championship – MJF (c) def. Darby Allin, Jack Perry, Sammy Guevara
Anarchy in the Arena – Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli, Jon Moxley & Wheeler Yuta def. Adam Page, Kenny Omega & Young Bucks thanks to interference from Konosuke Takeshita w/Don Callis
Transcription via POST Wrestling.
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