Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho Brawl Highlights AEW's 'Double or Nothing' Rally

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistFebruary 8, 2019

TOKYO, JAPAN - JANUARY 04: Kenny Omega enters the ring prior to the IWGP Heavyweight Championship bout during Wrestle Kingdom 13 of New Japan Pro-Wrestling at Tokyo Dome on January 4, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)
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All Elite Wrestling continues to grow ahead of "Double or Nothing" coming in May.

The organization hosted a ticket announcement party Thursday at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, where they revealed quite a bit about the future of the company including some notable new stars.

Kenny Omega was the biggest addition Thursday, stepping out as a surprise guest to become an official member of AEW:

WrestlingINC.com @WrestlingInc

Kenny Omega is in #AEW! https://t.co/scATIVy9jv

TDE Wrestling @totaldivaseps

.@KennyOmegamanX has made it officially official! #AEW #DoubleOrNothing ➡️ https://t.co/HWPjoFVNi3 https://t.co/469B6ICCRK

TDE Wrestling @totaldivaseps

.@KennyOmegamanX and the Elite's mission to change the world is taking its biggest step yet. #AEW #DoubleOrNothing ➡️ https://t.co/HWPjoFVNi3 https://t.co/stK48Ml2FD

Chris Jericho then came out and began a brawl with the former New Japan Pro-Wrestling star, setting up what could be a highly anticipated bout at Double or Nothing:

TDE Wrestling @totaldivaseps

.@IAmJericho has crashed @KennyOmegamanX's party! #AEW #DoubleOrNothing ➡️ https://t.co/HWPjoFVNi3 https://t.co/uHlQVXqrzg

Omega had been a coveted free agent with links to WWE, but he instead decided to be a headliner in the newly formed AEW.

Sammy Guevara was another notable addition as an up-and-coming fighter coming from AAA wrestling:

WrestlingINC.com @WrestlingInc

Sammy Guevara says "he's one of the best damn wrestlers in the world" and plans on stealing the show. #AEW DoubleOrNothing https://t.co/I4CbrMPMpC

Hector Diaz @iamHectorDiaz

.@sammyguevara at AEW oh hell yeah https://t.co/JnKUpX5KrA

The women's division also had several notable additions, including Japanese wrestlers Aja Kong and Yuka Sakazaki. Kylie Rae and Nyla Rose also seemingly began a rivalry on stage Thursday.

Meanwhile, there were a number of tag team additions as the promotion seemed to want these types of battles forming as main events. 

Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com @SeanRossSapp

So far, AEW has Young Bucks, Best Friends, Lucha Bros., SCU in their tag division, plus whoever they can grab from OWE and AAA

The Lucha Bros made their mark during the rally by crashing other announcements and taking out Matt Jackson and the Young Bucks.

PAC also set up some controversy by interrupting Adam Page during his speech:

TDE Wrestling @totaldivaseps

"If you don't already know, I am bloody exceptional. And you? You're simply not on my level." -- @BASTARDPAC #AEW #DoubleOrNothing ➡️ https://t.co/HWPjoFVNi3 https://t.co/8C49HItKX5

This all created plenty of excitement that will have to hold fans over for the next few months. With the big names and promising prospects already in the organization, there should be high hopes for AEW going forward.


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