AEW Dynamite had their final episode before the Double or Nothing PPV, which is set to take place this Saturday. The PPV, which was originally scheduled to take place from the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, will now be broadcasted live from the Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida.
The final episode saw the return of three major names on Dynamite, as Hangman Page and The Young Bucks returned to join the build-up for the Stadium Stampede match, which is a part of the PPV this week. The Elite will be taking on the Inner Circle, with Matt Hardy joining the Elite in the absence of Cody Rhodes.
The main-event on Dynamite saw Matt Hardy take down Sammy Guevara in a singles encounter, and the post-match antics saw both the groups indulge in a major brawl on the home ground of Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Inner Circle had Kenny Omega cornered before The Young Bucks returned and took down Santana and Ortiz with crossbody strikes. This was followed by Hangman Page returning, and laying a huge lariat to Jake Hager.
The brawl ended up with The Elite standing tall ahead of the PPV, but tensions between the group and Hangman Page persisted as he made his way out alone. The Young Bucks and Page have been out of action for nearly two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Elite and The Inner Circle were initially stated to compete in a Blood and Guts Match, which was eventually canceled due to the empty-arena situation.
The episode also saw the addition of Shawn Spears vs Dustin Rhodes to the PPV in a singles matchup, which will most likely be a Buy-In bout.
AEW also announced a battle royal for next week, with the winner getting a title shot at the new TNT Champion, with Cody and Lance Archer set to compete for the new title at Double or Nothing.