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24 May 2020 04:40

Shida hits a stiff running knee shot and finally gets the three count.

Cody Rhodes Pays Homage To Sting During AEW Double Or Nothing

At the AEW Double or Nothing pay-per-view event in Jacksonville, Florida at Daily's Place, All Elite Wrestling booked this championship match between Rhodes and Lance Archer that served as the tournament finals. Mike Tyson, who was there to present the title to the winner, scared off Jake Roberts, the manager of Archer, after Roberts teased bringing a snake into the ring. As seen on the show, Cody went over Allin in the opening match while Archer beat Rhodes in the main event. Quen goes to the standing side head lock and then levels Trent before hitting a standing moonsault. Trent fights back to his feet and hits a modified northern lights suplex before making the tag to Taylor.

Trent gets the tag and hit a snap suplex for a two count. Taylor gets the tag and connects with a running back elbow shot in the corner. Kassidy connects with a head kick over the top rope before making the quick tag back to Quen. Taylor and Trent hug it out in the middle of the ring, but Kassidy and Quen hit a code breaker / shooting star press combination to regain control. Quen and Taylor gets the tags and slug it out in the middle of the ring.

Quen heads back into the ring, but Taylor catches him with a short clothesline for a two count. Cassidy drop kicks Kazarian and Sky out of the ring and follows up with a suicide dive. Janela lifts Cassidy and hits a running death valley driver off the apron onto the giant poker chip that's still covering Cage. Cage climbs a ladder, but Allin heads back into the ring. MJF heads back into the ring, but Jungle Boy catches him with the body scissors.

MJF whips Jungle Boy to the corner and then fakes a knee injure to take control of the match. MJF locks in a side head lock on the mat, but Jungle Boy fights back to his feet and breaks free. Jungle Boy ducks a punch and connects with a springboard crossbody, but MJF fights back with a back elbow shot. MJF follows up with a back breaker and then whips Jungle Boy hard into the corner for a two count. Jungle Boy hits the ropes and connects with a rolling double handed chop.

Jungle Boy rolls MJF back into the ring and hits a springboard moonsault DDT for a two count. MFJ fights back with a double stomp to the injured arm before trading chops with Jungle Boy in the middle of the ring. Match Result: MJF defeats Jungle Boy with a rollup pin. Archer hits the Blackout as soon as the bell rings, but Cody rolls to the outside to prevent Archer from making the cover. Archer heads to the outside and rolls Cody back into the ring.

The action spills out of the ring, and Archer launches Cody over the barricade. Archer rolls Cody back into the ring and grinds his forearm into Cody's face. Archer goes for vertical suplex, but Cody counters with a knee shot to the head. Archer levels Cody with a forearm shot before heading back into the ring. Cody locks in a modified crossface and then hits Archer with a DDT right in front of Jake Roberts. Archer heads up top, but Cody catches him with a springboard cutter for a one count. Cody peppers Archer with jabs in the middle of the ring and hits Cross Rhodes for a two count. Cody hits the Stinger Splash in the corner, but Archer responds with a choke slam for a two count. Cody hits an avalanche reverse suplex, and the referee ejects Anderson and Roberts from ringside after getting fed up with their repeated interference. Ford hits a rope-assisted DDT but only gets a two count. Statlander rolls Ford back into the ring and heads up top. Spears heads back into the ring, but Rhodes catches him with the Final Reckoning for the three count. Match Result: Dustin Rhodes defeats Shawn Spears with the Final Reckoning. Shida drags Rose to the apron and hits a running knee lift from the floor. Rose pulls a table out from under the ring and then launches Shida over the barricade and through a ringside poker table. Rose delivers a chair shot to the gut and then rolls Shida back into the ring. Rose hits a running splash but only gets a two count. Shida hip tosses Rose onto the giant poker chip and then connects with a running knee shot. Shida connects with a kendo stick shot to the arm and chases Rose back into the ring. Shida goes to work with a volley of kendo stick shots in the ring and then hits a brainbuster onto the kendo stick for a two count. Shida hits another running knee shot but again only gets a two count. Rose sets Shida on the top rope and hits a diving knee shot from the top turnbuckle. Shida heads up top with Rose and hits an avalanche Falcon Arrow for a two count of her own. Shida goes for running knee shot, but Rose hits the knee with the kendo stick. Shida hits a stiff running knee shot and finally gets the three count. Match Result: Hikaru Shida defeats Nyla Rose with a running knee shot. Moxley goes for a running knee shot to start, but Lee catches him and tosses him into the corner. Lee heads to the outside, but Moxley connects with a suicide dive. Lee rolls Moxley back into the ring and connects with a slingshot senton. Lee dumps Moxley to the outside and hits a suicide dive of his own. Lee rolls back to the outside, but Moxley connects with a double ax handle shot from the apron. Moxley rolls Lee back into the ring and heads up top, but Lee joins him up top and hits a superplex. Lee rolls Moxley back into the ring and hits a sit-out powerbomb for a two count. Lee heads back into the ring, but Moxley immediately attacks and pounds on the injured face. There had been rumors all week that Sting might appear at Double Or Nothing or in AEW eventually, and Rhodes seemed to lean right into that talk by performing a Stinger Splash during his match with Lance Archer to crown an inaugural AEW TNT Champion. Cody went on to win the match following hitting the Cross-Rhodes twice. Lance Archer AEW Women's Championship Match Hikaru Shida Casino Ladder Match (For A Shot At The AEW Championship) Tyson awarded Cody Rhodes as the new champion as he celebrated in the middle of the ring.