AEW will be bringing their second Pay-Per-View of the year to Las Vegas, Nevada in the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday with the main show starting at 8 PM (EST). Here, we discuss the card and what to expect this weekend:
Buy In: Hookhausen vs. Tony Nese and Mark Sterling
After what has been months of buildup, the fans are getting what they want in the duo of Danhausen and Hook. Tony Nese has seemingly become Hook’s first legitimate feud, but we haven’t seen them in singles action to this point. We have seen Danhausen against Nese, as Nese made quick work of Danhausen with the support of Mark Sterling. After a post-match attack on Danhausen, Hook saw enough and decided to join forces with Danhausen making this match official.
TBS Championship: Jade Cargill (c) vs. Anna Jay
Anna Jay has risen to the top of the Women’s ranks and has seen enough of Cargill attempting to take over the division in AEW. Cargill is still undefeated to this point and holds the secondary Women’s Championship in AEW. Can she extend her winning streak, or will Anna Jay finally take the next step and become a Champion?
Prediction: Jade Cargill
The House of Black vs. Death Triangle
Malakai Black, Buddy Matthews, and Brody King of the House of Black Collide with PAC, Penta Oscuro, and Rey Fenix of Death Triangle to finally conclude the ongoing feud between the trios. This has been continuous since the beginning of 2022, but this match should deliver from an in-ring standpoint. We did see something similar to this at the AEW Revolution Buy-In in February, where it was the House of Black against Penta Oscuro, PAC, and Erick Redbeard since Rey Fenix was injured at the time.
Prediction: Death Triangle
Darby Allin vs. Kyle O’Reilly
After Kyle O’Reilly injured Darby Allin’s mentor Sting last week, Darby is seeking revenge for the attack. This match has sleeper potential to be a show-stealer, regardless of it being added to the card within two days of the event. The elite technical ability of O’Reilly’s matches well against the pace set by Allin.
Prediction: Kyle O’Reilly (with help from Bobby Fish)
Paige VanZant, Scorpio Sky, and Ethan Page vs. Tay Conti, Sammy Guevara, and Frankie Kazarian
Regardless of how unwatchable Guevara and Conti have been since they took their real-life relationship on screen, this match does have intriguing aspects. We will see how VanZant performs in the wrestling ring, while the story between former SCU brothers Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian continues.
Prediction: Paige VanZant, Scorpio Sky, and Ethan Page
The Young Bucks vs. The Hardy Boys
To many, this is a Tag Team dream matchup. The Hardy Boys have slowed down, but this is the sixth installment of these two teams going head-to-head; including their first time inside an AEW ring. This match ironically serves as a rubber match, regardless of AEW not acknowledging their prior matches. The head-to-head record between the two teams is 2-2-1, which leaves us to wonder who comes away with the upper-hand.
Prediction: The Young Bucks
Anarchy in the Arena: Jericho Appreciation Society vs. Eddie Kingston, Santana, Ortiz, Jon Moxley, and Bryan Danielson
It isn’t known as to what Anarchy in the Arena will entail. Kingston Santana And Ortiz have been going at it against the Jericho Appreciation Society for months now, but they have evened the odds with Jon Moxley and Bryan Danielson coming to their aid. Due to the past between Moxley and Kingston as friends, I’m sure that’s why Moxley and Danielson supported Kingston.
Prediction: Eddie Kingston, Santana, Ortiz, Jon Moxley, and Bryan Danielson
MJF vs. Wardlow
Finally, Wardlow gets his hands on MJF after months of one of the best storylines across Pro Wrestling. Wardlow broke free from MJF in February at Revolution, but MJF has remained in control of Wardlow’s contract. This has cost Wardlow a TNT title match, and then later being banned from the arena. MJF then allowed Wardlow to wrestle opponents of his choosing. The story progresses to MJF striking a deal in which Wardlow can face him at Double or Nothing by receiving 10 lashes and defeating Shawn Spears in a cage match with MJF as guest referee.
Prediction: Wardlow (presented an AEW contract by Tony Khan post-match)
Owen Hart Women’s Cup Finals: Britt Baker vs. Ruby Soho
Since arriving in AEW, Soho has felt like she is behind the rest of the contenders, falling short in her TBS Finals against Jade Cargill and her AEW Women’s title opportunity against her opponent in former champion Britt Baker. Meanwhile, Baker is trying to add another accolade to her name.
Prediction: Ruby Soho
Owen Hart Men’s Cup Finals: Samoa Joe vs. Adam Cole
Samoa Joe defeated Johnny Elite and Kyle O’Reilly to get to the Finals, while Cole won over Dax Hardwood and Jeff Hardy to make it to this point. Joe is the bigger and stronger wrestler, but Cole is a strategic wrestler and should have a game plan going into the match.
Prediction: Adam Cole (Jay Lethal costs Samoa Joe the match)
AEW Tag Team Championships: Jurassic Express (c) vs. Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee vs. Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs
This should be an interesting three-way match for the tag team belts, as Team Tazz, Starks and Hobbs have been a nice surprise in the division. Still, they have endured a month-long feud with Keith Lee and Swerve. By adding in the Tag Team Champions in Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus, we have an intriguing match that should deliver some memorable moments.
Prediction: Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs (Christian Cage turns on Jurassic Express)
AEW Womens Championship: Thunder Rosa (c) vs. Serena Deeb
This should be a solid matchup for the Women’s title, but expect some fireworks as Deeb has taken personal shots at Rosa and mentor Dustin Rhodes in the leadup to the match. Deeb has momentum leading into the match, as she has played great head games with the Champion.
Prediction: Thunder Rosa
AEW World Heavyweight Championship: Hangman Adam Page (c) vs. CM Punk
Punk and Page meet for the first time in the main event on Sunday in what has been a great build to the match. Punk treats the opportunity as business, while Page feels as though Punk is going to ruin AEW if he becomes Champion. In this case, Punk wants to prove he is still relevant and can win the World Championship.
Prediction: CM Punk