A wild Casino Ladder Match opened AEW Double Or Nothing and Brian Cage has earned himself an opportunity at the AEW World Championship in his debut in AEW.
In a match that featured Joey Janela, Kazarian, Kip Sabian, Scorpio Sky, Colt Cabana, Darby Allin, Luchasaurus, and the wild and full of energy Orange Cassidy, Brian Cage, alongside Taz as his manager, made a surprise appearance as the number 9 entrant.
The match kicked off with the two SCU brothers exchanging some pure chain wrestling holds, Sabian was in at number three, giving Jimmy Havoc an excuse to appear and attack the members of SCU.
Darby Allin was in at number four. Darby immediately had a suicide dive and did a skateboard dive through a ladder, injuring his lower extremities. Orange Cassidy came in at number five and was genuinely pissed throughout the entire majority of the match because he was too lazy to open up a ladder to try and retrieve the poker chip.
Business would pick up as Luchasaurus came in at number eight and laid waste to the entire field.
Brian Cage made his AEW debut at number 9. he is working with Taz as his manager. Taz had mentioned on the pre-show that he had business to attend to. Cage would take on the role of the unstoppable machine, with most in the match ganging up on him.
.@MrGMSI_BCage has arrived as the mystery participant in the Casino Ladder Match!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 24, 2020
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Chaos would ensue throughout the entire match including Best Friends, Jimmy havoc, Marko Stunt, and Penelope Ford all getting involved to represent their respective allies.
In the end, Brian Cage would overcome being buried by numerous items including a big poker chip to climb the ladder and earn the right at a future championship match.
SOCIAL EXCLUSIVE@MrGMSI_BCage is the winner of the Casino Ladder Match and gets a shot at the #AEW World Championship!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 24, 2020
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It was first reported by SoCal Uncensored back on January 13, 2020, that Brian Cage had signed with AEW. Initially, these reports were denied by Brian Cage and his wife, Melissa Santos. Brian Cage was coming immediately off of a run in IMPACT Wrestling and had to nurse a torn bicep following a match with Rob Van Dam at the Hard To Kill event in January.
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