In recent weeks we’ve seen WWE get creative with some incredibly engaging pre-taped cinematic matches. At WrestleMania 36, we saw both the Boneyard and Firefly Fun House matches receive rave reviews, as well as the Money in the Bank ladder match that was filmed at WWE HQ in a more cinematic fashion.
It seems as if AEW may have noticed the success of these cinematic bouts, as it has emerged that one of the marquee matches from tonight’s Double or Nothing pay-per-view will be taped ahead of time, perhaps allowing for some more cinematic scenes and moments.
On the latest Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez noted that the Stadium Stampede match that will pit The Elite and Matt Hardy against The Inner Circle will not be broadcast live like the rest of the pay-per-view:
“Should be noted that it appears the Stadium Stampede match is being taped today which means they will be able to edit it and they will be able to do some potentially very very wacky things with creative editing. The rest of the pay-per-view tomorrow is live, but the Stadium Stampede match is taped.”
While it will not be the best match of all time, with that award going to Edge and Randy Orton from Backlash, expectations are high for the five-on-five match that will take place on the pay-per-view tonight.
Taking to Twitter, former AEW World Champion Chris Jericho has promoted the match, stating it is one of the “best things” he’s been involved in throughout his thirty-year wrestling career.
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) May 23, 2020