As you’d expect, many of the talent who worked Sunday’s AEW Double or Nothing pay-per-view event were said to have been emotional due to having a sold out live crowd at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida. Some of the wrestlers in AEW started after the pandemic restrictions so this was their first time working in front of a big crowd.
Speaking of the live crowd, it was even louder in person than how it came across on TV.
According to Pwinsider, the locker room reportedly popped big for Sting’s work during his tag-team match with Darby Allin against Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page. Sting is now 62 years old and hasn’t lost a step.
Jon Moxley wore a Trent Acid t-shirt at AEW Double or Nothing. According to sources, Moxley has had the shirt for several years now and was simply waiting for the right time to wear it. Acid passed away back in 2010.
Mark Henry is signed to a multi-year deal with AEW. According to sources, the WWE Hall of Famer will be offering advice and mentorship to AEW’s younger wrestlers. This is similar to what Paul Wight, Chris Jericho, and Christian Cage have been doing.
Speaking of Paul Wight, he has been approaching talent backstage and giving them advice on their matches and what they may be able to add to their work. He’s said to be very approachable and is always willing to give advice to those who want it.
Comedian Brad Williams and Peyton Royce were backstage at AEW Double or Nothing. Williams is close friends with Lance Archer, while Peyton Royce is the wife of Shawn Spears.
Saturday’s AEW Double or Nothing fanfest drew between 1,000 and 1,500 fans. The fanfest has received a lot of praise for the way it was put together. AEW is also planning to hold another fanfest in Chicago, IL for All Out.