6 AEW Matches We Wish Were Happening at Double or Nothing
All Elite Wrestling holds a world of potential. The success of All In has earned the respect of hardcore fans and billionaire Tony Khan’s backing means that it’s more than just a pipe dream to think AEW could assemble a roster that would genuinely rival that of WWE. Talents like Chris Jericho, Pac, and Christopher Daniels are already signed, with Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks filling executive roles, and presumably getting in the ring themselves.
It’s reasonable enough to think that we might Rhodes’ friend and past kayfabe rival Stephen Amell wrestling again in 2019. All the more intriguing are rumoured talents who are on the outs with WWE or purportedly asking for their releases.
Could we see Jon Moxley (better known as Dean Ambrose) in AEW, or The Revival, or even Brock Lesnar, whom the company is rumoured to have interest in? What about WWE fan favourite wrestler AJ Lee who left the company out of creative dissatisfaction and because of her husband, CM Punk’s relationship with them? Or wrestling’s hottest full-on free agents like Kenny Omega and Pentagon?
All of these rumours provide some compelling fodder for dream match scenarios. This article looks at six especially interesting possibilities.
#6. Brock Lesnar vs. Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho has come out and explicitly stated he’d like to wrestle Brock Lesnar in All Elite Wrestling. Jericho is notoriously good at generating interest by manipulating social media and the dirt sheets. Nonetheless, there’s some extra intrigue attached to this prospective match for Lesnar’s part-time status with WWE and the ways in which his deal is repeatedly reported to be on the edge of falling apart. Moreover, it’s a first-time match and has some extra heat for Jericho’s much-publicized backstage confrontation with Lesnar at SummerSlam 2016.
Lesnar vs. Jericho is a possibility, and it’s an important one for this fledgeling wrestling promotion. One of the reasons that no other company has been able to compete with WWE since WCW is the sheer lack of star power. This is a match that could headline WWE PPV—and Jericho claims it came close to doing so in 2017—and would mean big business in terms of luring in not just hardcore, but more casual wrestling fans who otherwise might have been content to stick to WWE.