Rumor Roundup special edition: MJF/AEW Double or Nothing weekend drama
It was a relatively calm Double or Nothing/Memorial Day weekend... until the reports of Maxwell Jacob Friedman no-showing a scheduled appearance at AEW’s FanFest hit on Saturday night (May 28).
From that point on, it was all hands on deck for the scoopsters of the wrestling world as fans refreshed their Twitter feeds looking for updates about the status of MJF’s highly anticipated match with Wardlow on tonight’s PPV — and his future in the wrestling business.
Is MJF Vs. Wardlow Still Scheduled For AEW Double Or Nothing?
Action time for the AEW stars at “Double Or Nothing” is getting closer and closer, and with it, questions about MJF remain.
As noted, news broke yesterday that Maxwell Jacob Friedman was a no show for his AEW meet & greets. He reportedly played some slots at the Mandalay Bay Casino instead, and also decided to book a red-eye flight late at night in case he wanted to skip out on the pay-per-view this weekend. The latest updates claim that Friedman didn’t take the flight to the East Coast and currently remains in Vegas.
For fans wondering what will happen with the MJF vs. Wardlow match after the situation played out how it did, a new report from Bryan Alvarez of F4Wonline.com says that the match is still on the internal lineup as of 12:47 p.m. ET.
On a related note, AEW actually deleted one of their tweets advertising the match between MJF and Wardlow this morning. As seen in the tweet from Sean Ross Sapp, when you try to access the previous post, it comes up with a message that it has been removed.
Whether this is foreshadowing a decision Tony Khan will make for tonight or is simply to avoid unwanted attention about the reports is anyone’s guess. Stay tuned for any more updates on the MJF situation.
It’s the make-or-break moment of Wardlow’s career. He either walks away from this match a free man who can sign an official AEW contract, or he loses that opportunity forever.
It all started when Wardlow helped CM Punk defeat MJF at Revolution. The man was fed up with his boss’s shenanigans and constant disrespect, and he finally FINALLY did something about it.
Obviously, helping your boss’s opponent defeat and embarrass him on live tv isn’t going to win you any employee of the month awards, and MJF was rightly pissed as hell. Wardlow tried to politely and respectfully ask for his release, but polite and respect are not words in MJF’s vocabulary. So instead, he took to embarrassing his employee by calling him piggy on tv and interfering with his matches. If MJF and Shawn Spears didn’t get involved in Wardlow’s TNT title match we wouldn’t have to deal with whatever the hell this is. Truly, the heelish of moves!
But Wardlow was patient and chose his moments of attack carefully. MJF may have wanted him to sit at home and waste away, but Wardlow refused and continued to mess up matches for both MJF and Shawn Spears. It ain’t so fun when it’s you on the losing side, is it, Max!
Of course, that only enraged the Long Island native more, and he doubled down on his efforts to control his employee. He stripped him of his music, surrounded him with security guards, and made him wrestle several very large men. But nothing stopped the War Dog.
Former TNT Champion Returns To The U.S. Ahead Of AEW ‘Double Or Nothing’
Former TNT Champion Miro has apparently returned to the United States this week from visiting Europe, according to a new report from “Fightful”. It is unclear if he will even appear at this weekend’s “Double Or Nothing” event, but the timing of his arrival definitely puts him in a position to make an impact at the pay-per-view.
Miro hasn’t appeared on AEW television since his loss to Bryan Danielson in the tournament to decide the next #1 contender for the AEW World Title at “Full Gear” in November 2021. It was later revealed that Miro was dealing with a hamstring injury that would put him on the shelf for an indefinite amount of time.
During his break from the ring, Miro was living in Brooklyn, New York temporarily and working on the CBS show, “East New York”, airing Sundays at 9 p.m. this Fall. He also signed a four-year contract extension with AEW while away from competition, which will keep him with the company until at least early 2026.
Recent reports indicate that Miro’s hamstring injury is healed up, and AEW is simply waiting for the right place and time to bring him back. Will it be this weekend?
AEW Double or Nothing 2022: Start Times, Full Card, How to Watch and BR Live
Wardlow finally clashes with MJF, and CM Punk challenges for the AEW Championship.
Disclaimer: Reports are that MJF has threatened to no show AEW Double or Nothing due to contractual disputes with AEW. This article assumes MJF ends up on the show, but will be updated if plans officially change. Original article below.
CM Punk has been the biggest star in AEW since he returned to the ring at All Out last year. On Sunday, we see if the company's biggest star can win its biggest prize. Punk challenges "Hangman" Adam Page for the strap at Double or Nothing on Sunday. Punk's pay-per-view matches, against Darby Allin, Eddie Kingston and MJF, have thus far been must see. This one is no different.
If you've seen any AEW pay-per-view in the last year though, you know they're never one match shows. Double or Nothing looks if anything like it's too loaded: There are thirteen matches in all.
AEW Double Or Nothing 2022 Live Stream: Time, Card, Where To Watch AEW Double Or Nothing 2022 Online
Live from the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, AEW presents Double or Nothing 2022!
A hotly anticipated world championship match headlines Double or Nothing as “Hangman” Adam Page defends his title against CM Punk. The card also features a bevy of must-see matchups as The Young Bucks take on the The Hardys in a battle of iconic tag teams, Samoa Joe and Adam Cole square off in the final bout of the Men’s Owen Hart Cup Tournament, and the Jericho Appreciation Society and Blackpool Combat Club (Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley) collide in a Anarchy in the Arena match.
Will Hangman exit the T-Mobile Arena with the AEW World Championship? We’re about to find out. From start time to live stream information, here’s how to watch AEW Double or Nothing 2022 live online.