Many people walked away from AEW’s Double or Nothing 2020 pay per view satisfied. Tony Khan was definitely one of them. As AEW’s first pay per view of the pandemic era, they over-delivered.
Khan has once again sung the praises of the show during his recent interview with F4WOnline.com. While talking about the challenges of booking in the pandemic, Khan talked about putting together the Dynamites prior to the pay per view and how he still believes it is the best pay per view anyone has done in the pandemic. Here is the quote:
“There was a period in April where we weren’t running. We ran on April 1st where we did a live Dynamite and then on April 2nd we taped all the shows for the month of April and went over a month without getting together and taping. It was hard and keeping people who weren’t there involved in storylines and trying to be creative, I mean it was crazy.
I am so proud, as a booker, of the May 6th episode because when you look at the amount of stuff to come out of the May 6th Dynamite, it did a really good number, it was a huge bound-back show. I’m still just as proud of those April shows too because we were operating with literally like 29% of our roster and so many of our biggest stars weren’t available for good reason with the shutdown affecting different states different ways, and it was completely voluntary to come in but those shows in April really kept us going and really kept our stories in position.
We came out of those shows with one match set for Double or Nothing with Cody and Lance Archer. And then its like ‘okay you have one match set, you only have three Dynamites to get the whole Double or Nothing card set up’. And that pay per view has been one of my favourite pay per views. I still think it’s the best one anybody’s done in the pandemic by far but I’m biased about it. I just love that show and I think we have the chance to do something even more special with more fans in attendance thankfully and thanks to things being opened up a little bit.”
Double or Nothing featured the Stadium Stampede matches amidst a stacked card. To date, it has been one of only two cinematic matches done by AEW with The Elite defeating the Inner Circle.
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