- AEW Double or Nothing 2020 will emanate from an audience-less Daily’s Place in Jacksonville on May 23rd
- Despite the unfortunate circumstances, the company has a stacked lineup on tap
- Who do betting odds favor going over in each matchup? Find out below
AEW established Double or Nothing as their premier pay-per-view last year to rave reviews from fans. This year’s installment was also scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, but the COVID-19 pandemic unfortunately caused the event to be bumped to Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, FL in front of no fans.
Luckily, the company has seemed to find a way to continue making their shows interesting over the past two months, even without a formal audience. They can attempt to do the same with Double or Nothing, especially with a lineup as loaded as this one, but the energetic AEW fans will undoubtedly be missed.
Let’s check the odds for the card as it currently stands.
AEW Double or Nothing 2020 Odds
|Dr. Britt Baker||-300|
|Nyla Rose (c)||-180|
|Field (Mystery Entry)||+275|
|Jon Moxley (c)||-300|
All odds taken May 23rd.
Rhodes vs Spears
This match was made official this past week on Dynamite when Shawn Spears complained about not already being booked for the show. Dustin Rhodes was also conspicuous by his absence on the card, which was slightly surprising if only because of how he and his brother Cody had the best bout of the night at last year’s Double or Nothing.
The former Goldust has experienced a career resurgence in AEW and has been churning out some stellar performances lately, but Spears has far more to gain from winning and thus his heavy odds are logical.
MJF vs Jungle Boy
MJF is fresh off his high-profile victory over Cody at February’s Revolution pay-per-view. AEW having him challenge for top title on this show would have made for the most sense, but as a result of MJF missing so much TV time due to the pandemic, he’s been relegated to a random match with Jungle Boy instead.
That said, this has the potential to be a blast if given the time it deserves. Despite not being as heavily favored as Spears is against Rhodes, consider him a slam dunk to emerge victorious here based off his trajectory lately.
Baker vs Statlander
Due to an injury she suffered during Wednesday’s Dynamite, AEW announced on Friday night that Baker will be unable to compete at Double or Nothing. She will be replaced by Penelope Ford in her previously scheduled bout against Kris Statlander, meaning that the odds for this match can be thrown out the window.
Ford has shown signs of improvement in the ring recently, but Statlander is far more of a complete package at the moment and should rebound from her loss to Nyla Rose at Revolution with a win here.
Rose vs Shida (AEW Women’s Championship)
Hikaru Shida has easily been the best part about AEW’s burgeoning women’s division for many months now and has been long overdue a shot at the title. She’ll finally get that golden opportunity when she takes on Nyla Rose at Double or Nothing in a No Count-Out, No Disqualification match.
This is one of those matches that could very well go either way, but seeing as how no one else (aside from in the injured Baker) is remotely close to Shida in terms of her popularity these days, she’s the better bet of the two. It’s also possible Rose holds onto the belt for a little longer and keeps Shida in chase mode, but this feels like the proper time to pull the trigger on Shida becoming champion.
Casino Ladder Match
The winner of this wild affair will earn a future shot at the AEW World Championship. It must be noted right off the bat that, like Baker, Fenix was also injured on Dynamite this week and has since been replaced in this bout by Joey Janela. Janela is merely there to fill a spot and the same can be said about Frankie Kazarian, Colt Cabana, Scorpio Sky and Kip Sabian.
Orange Cassidy is a massive fan favorite but isn’t world title material. That leaves Darby Allin, Luchasaurus and the mystery ninth entrant as potential victors. It’s too soon for Luchasaurus, so unless the ninth man is the returning Jeff Cobb or the debuting Brian Cage, Allin must fulfill the odds by reigning supreme over the opposition.
Inner Circle vs The Elite (Stadium Stampede Match)
It’s anyone’s guess what these factions would have been up to on this show had plans not changed due to Blood and Guts being bumped back, but at least this unique Stadium Stampede concept has promise. It will see “Broken” Matt Hardy, Kenny Omega, “Hangman” Adam Page and The Young Bucks wage war with Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager, Santana and Ortiz all around the Jacksonville Jaguars stadium, so there’s no telling what kind of wacky antics that will ensue.
The best part about this star-studded spectacle is that either stable could conceivably win and it would be totally acceptable. Inner Circle may win simple so The Elite can prevail in the eventual Blood and Guts match, so since that’s what the odds suggest, that’s the team fans should be putting their money on.
Lance Archer vs Cody (AEW TNT Championship)
The tournament to crown the inaugural AEW TNT champion over the last month has been a ton of fun to follow, but it was always destined to come down to these two heated rivals. Archer has been on absolute tear since arriving in AEW not too long ago, while Cody is still looking to redeem himself from losses to Jericho and MJF on pay-per-views.
From a booking standpoint, it would be wise for AEW to have Archer win and keep him undefeated, but Cody has to win something meaningful eventually and this could be it. The odds favor Archer, but Cody is the better bet considering he can’t contend for the AEW World title any time soon and this would be a smart way of working around that.
Moxley vs Lee (AEW World Championship)
To say that Brodie Lee challenging for AEW’s most coveted championship so early in his run with the company is premature would be an understatement. He has been somewhat compelling as the leader of The Dark Order so far, but other than squashing a few no-name enhancement talents, he has done nothing to earn the opportunity.
Jon Moxley, on the other hand, just captured the championship and should be champion for a while to come. His odds of winning at -300 to Lee’s +200 aren’t overblown whatsoever as any other outcome would arguably be ridiculous.
The match is bound to be excellent and Lee can continue chasing the title going forward, but there is zero reason for him to be walking out of the event with the gold in his grasp. Until he comes along a little further with his character work, Lee has no business being the AEW World champion.
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