The hype sure seems real for the upstart All Elite Wrestling (AEW) promotion. The company announced Wednesday that its Double or Nothing event sold out in just four minutes.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) February 13, 2019
All or Nothing will take place on May 25 at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and will be headlined by Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho.
Jericho and Omega are arguably the two biggest stars AEW has signed since it burst onto the scene in January. The promotion is being financially backed by Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan and is being run by Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks, Omega and Tony Khan.
Also on the All or Nothing card is a bout between Pac (formerly known as Neville in WWE) and Hangman Page. The Young Bucks are expected to face Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix.
Prior to the formation of AEW, Rhodes and The Young Picks promoted their own pay-per-view called “All In” that took place at the Sears Center just outside of Chicago last September. The show sold out in under 30 minutes and was seen as a huge success.
That show was the precursor to AEW, which has the financial backing to be a legitimate competitor to Vince McMahon’s WWE.