Recently we have seen WWE get creative with cinematic matches to make up for the fact there is no crowds at pay per views. At WrestleMania 36 we seen both the Firefly fun house and Boneyard matches get rave reviews. More recently we seen both women and men compete in a cinematic ladder match at Money in the Bank.
AEW have taken the success of these matches into consideration for tonight’s Double or Nothing pay per view. They have decided to tape one of their marquee matches ahead of time. This will hopefully allow for some cinematic scenes.
Bryan Alvarez noted on the latest Wrestling Observer Live, that the Stadium Stampede match that will pit The Elite and Matt Hardy against The Inner Circle will not be broadcast live like the rest of the pay-per-view:
“Should be noted that it appears the Stadium Stampede match is being taped today which means they will be able to edit it and they will be able to do some potentially very very wacky things with creative editing. The rest of the pay-per-view tomorrow is live, but the Stadium Stampede match is taped.”
Expectations are high for the five-on-five match that will take place on the pay-per-view tonight. Hype is being built up even further by Chris Jericho. He took to Twitter today to say that it is one of the best things he has been involved in.
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) May 23, 2020
With the former AEW Champion having thirty years worth of memories, this is a bold statement. We can’t wait to see what AEW have produced!