Could CM Punk finally become AEW Champion? Will Kenny Omega return tonight? Who will triumph in a tag team war between The Hardys and the Young Bucks? Here are our predictions and prognostications for Double or Nothing 2022.
“Hangman” Adam Page (c) vs. CM Punk – AEW World Championship Match
|Matthew Byer||The title reign of “Hangman” Adam Page has been poor and fairly uninteresting. The smart play would be for CM Punk to win the AEW World Championship, but Tony Khan has shown some stubbornness when it comes to taking the title off Page. Consequently look for Page to retain and this dull championship reign to continue.||Adam Page|
|John Powell||I feel really bad for Hangman. He is a decent guy and has worked really hard over the years for this spot. Unfortunately, his reign has been pretty lackluster except for a few of the death matches he has had and that match with Danielson. AEW needs to use this show as a way for them to get back on track as they have been floundering recently, like taking Danielson and making him a tag team wrestler.||CM Punk|
|Bob Kapur||Adam Page’s title win came long after he was the company’s hottest commodity, and his reign has only cooled him down further. CM Punk is on fire right now. They may be tempted to try to transfer some of that to Page by having him beat Punk. But I think that would be a case of too little too late. They should do the smart thing: strike while the iron is hot, and put the title on Punk||CM Punk|
|Betonline||CM Punk: -150. Hangman Page: +130.||CM PUNK|
The Hardys vs. The Young Bucks
|Matthew Byer||When Jeff Hardy joined AEW there was all sorts of intrigue regarding this matchup against The Young Bucks. Yet since that point the booking for both of The Hardys has been extremely poor. As a result a matchup that should have been one to really look forward to is instead lacking a lot of excitement. As for who wins it will likely be The Young Bucks with the victory which will further hurt The Hardys going forward.||Young Bucks|
|John Powell||Someone please explain to me why the Young Bucks dress like senior citizens who are about to take a trip to the mall for some cappuccino and a biscotti? What the hell is up with these guys? Stop dressing like clowns. Anyhow, the Hardys will go over here but this feud is far from over.||The Hardys|
|Bob Kapur||I make it a rule to to change the channel whenever the Young Bucks are on, and nothing about the Hardys, at this stage of their careers, is compelling enough for me to break that rule.
They bring in Jeff Hardy, give away a bunch of his matches – including some with crazy spots – for free, and now put him in this mess of a match? This is why people don’t deserve to have good things.
|Betonline||Young Bucks: -300. Hardys: +200.||Young Bucks|
House of Black vs. Death Triangle
|Matthew Byer||The House of Black should win in fairly quick fashion.||The House of Black|
|John Powell||What the hell is a ‘Death Triangle’? Can they just get back to pushing Pac as a singles wrestler? There are some many great matches he could have as a solo in AEW. The House of Black needs this win to move forward with any kind of legitimacy.||The House of Black|
|Bob Kapur||Remember when people were excited to see Malakai Black join AEW? The House of Black is why people don’t deserve to have good things.||Death Triangle|
|Betonline||House of Black: -200. Death Triangle: +150.||House of Black|
Jericho Appreciation Society vs. Eddie Kingston, Santana, Ortiz, and The Blackpool Combat Club
|Matthew Byer||Just a few months ago Bryan Danielson was one of the most compelling heels in AEW. Since he joined the Blackpool Combat Club sadly that is no longer the case. Now he along with the rest of the Blackpool Combat Club are stuck in this uninteresting feud with the Jericho Appreciation Club. Even though it should be the BlackPool Combat Club, Kingston, and Ortiz winning, instead it will be a triumphant for Jericho.||JAS|
|John Powell||JAS is one of the worst angles, worst gimmicks in wrestling today. The whole ‘superstar versus wrestler’ thing is interesting but to make it a Jericho fan club is utter stupidity and so absurd. 2point0 or whatever they are calling themselves these days need to turn down their characters a few notches. They have crossed over into complete silliness.||BlackPool Combat Club, Kingston, and Ortiz|
|Bob Kapur||Bryan Danielson is the best wrestler in the company, and had a couple of Match of the Year candidates against Adam Page. And now they have him teaming with Moxley in a mid-card feud? This is why people don’t deserve to have good things.||BCC, Kingston, and Ortiz|
|Betonline||The Jericho Appreciation Society: +225. Moxley & Danielson, Santana & Ortiz, E. Kingston: -350.||Moxley & Danielson, Santana & Ortiz, E. Kingston|
Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus (c) vs. Team Taz vs. Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland – Three-way tag team match for the AEW World Tag Team Championship
This will be the contest that gets completely out of hand to the point where it may be difficult to follow the action. In the end there will be a surprise new AEW Tag Team Champions: Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland.
|Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland|
|John Powell||It is time for the belts to change hands and Jungle Boy to move off on his own as the amazing talent he is. Strickland impresses me more and more every time I see him in the ring. He really does have it all.||Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland|
|Bob Kapur||With the continued teasing of Christian Cage turning on Jungle Boy, this might be the night where it finally happens. Team Taz are both really good, but they’ve been misused so much that I don’t expect they’ll get the win here.||Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland|
|Betonline||Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus: -140. Powerhouse Hobbs & Ricky Starks: +200. Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland: +285.||Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus|
Thunder Rosa (c) vs. Serena Deeb – AEW Women’s World Championship Match
Since winning the AEW Women’s Title Thunder Rosa’s championship reign has been lacking in real momentum. The match with Serena Deeb won’t really change that, but the bout should be fairly good with Rosa retaining her title.
|John Powell||Thunder Rosa is one of my faves today and I couldn’t wait until she was crowned AEW champion but her reign has been without any energy. I am hoping that this match with Deeb will elevate things, produce a continuing and interesting feud.||Thunder Rosa|
|Bob Kapur||In terms of in-ring, this has the potential to steal the show. I think they may actually pull the trigger on Deeb and give her a tainted win, just to shake things up a bit.||Serena Deeb|
|Betonline||Thunder Rosa: -1500. Serena Deeb: +600.||Thunder Rosa|
Jade Cargill (c) vs. Anna Jay – AEW TBS Championship Match
Cargill should retain her title in convincing fashion and either Keira Hogan or Red Velvet will turn on her at the end of the bout to setup a future challenger for the TBS Championship.
|John Powell||I agree with Cargill. I have no idea why Jay is getting another title shot when there are others who could challenge her. This seems like a throwaway match but I think the Baddies were brought in to team with Cargill for when AEW adds those Women’s Tag Team Championship belts.||Anna Jay|
|Bob Kapur||I’m not shy about my fandom for #PushJade, and I expect her to dominate over this one of AEW’s generic blonde female wrestlers.||Jade Cargill|
|Betonline||Jade Cargill: -1800. Ana Jay: +700.||Jade Cargill|
Hookhausen (Hook and Danhausen) vs. Tony Nese and Mark Sterling
Placing Hook in a tag team probably wasn’t one of the best decisions. Nevertheless Hookhausen will win and hopefully Hook will knock Danhausen out at the end of the match.
|John Powell||This whole storyline has been really goofy. They need to keep Hook as Taz was in ECW…a total bad ass who is sullen and serious all the time.||Hookhausen|
|Bob Kapur||Off-screen, Danhausen is one of my favourite personalities in wrestling. In the ring? Not so much. After building Hook up as a complete badass, throwing him in there with a comedy character has been a disservice, and I think he should actually turn on Danhausen during the match, take him out, and go back to doing his own thing. But, unfortunately, I think they’re going to continue with the ha-ha, and that starts with a win here.||Hook and Danhausen|
|Betonline||Hook & Danhausen: -2000. Tony Nese & “Smart” Mark Sterling: +700.||Hookhausen|
Samoa Joe vs. Adam Cole – Men’s Owen Hart Cup Tournament Final
While my preference would be for Samoa Joe to win the Men’s Owen Hart Cup it seems everything is pointing to Adam Cole winning.
|John Powell||This will be the match of the night.||Adam Cole|
|Bob Kapur||The babyface should probably win this one given that the tournament is supposed to be a feel-good thing in Owen’s memory. I hope they will go against the temptation to have Cole and Britt both win to position them as a power couple, and sacrifice the goodwill in the process.||Samoa Joe|
Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. vs. Ruby Soho – Women’s Owen Hart Cup Tournament Final
The best choice would be Dr. Britt Baker as she would be able to capitalize the most off the victory.
|Dr. Britt Baker|
|John Powell||It seems logical that Baker would share the spotlight with Cole but add this to her growing list of accomplishments.||Dr. Britt Baker|
|Bob Kapur||I think this is where they will go with the heel winning. Though, after Friday night’s audience turned on Ruby, it’s hard to say who that is.||Britt Baker|
Wardlow versus MJF
|John Powell||Come on, now.||Wardlow|
|Bob Kapur||They’ve built this one up perfectly, and in my view, this is the leading contender for Feud of the Year honours based on the build alone. Hopefully they don’t screw it up with a bad match or the wrong ending to the match. I fear they’ll be tempted to have MJF cheat his way to a win. But the right ending would be for Wardlow to get a definitive victory and conclude this feud, one and done.||Wardlow|
|Betonline||Wardlow: -700. MJF: +400.||Wardlow|