AEW Double or Nothing 2022 Preview: Matches and Predictions

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We're heading back to Vegas, baby! All Elite Wrestling's throwing all of its chips on the table for its next PPV spectacular. Which means now's the perfect time to deliver my AEW Double or Nothing 2022 predictions.

This year's installment of the Las Vegas-themed AEW event has three major matches planned that are set to have major ramifications for the company's summertime run. The AEW World Championship will be up for grabs - "Hangman" Adam Page will defend his prized title against his (arguably) toughest competition to date in the form of CM Punk. Plus the Finals for both the men's and women's Owen Hart Cup tournament will take place at this major AEW show. Alongside those bouts will be a strong lineup of bouts that I'm sure will rise to the occasion of everything else on this card.

Before we all tune in to watch this show live on PPV as it emanates from the T-Mobile Arena, allow me to make my AEW Double or Nothing 2022 predictions by previewing every confirmed match for the card.

AEW Double or Nothing 2022 Predictions

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Hookhausen (Hook and Danhausen) vs. Tony Nese and Mark Sterling

Preview & Predictions: I just love a good old odd pairing tag team in wrestling. Al Snow and Steve Blackman and Booker T. and Goldust are just a few of the many weird duos that I've come to appreciate through the many years of my wrestling fandom. Now I'm ready to add another quirky tandem to that list - Hookhausen! The phenomenon known as Hook wasn't too keen on Danhausen at first. But after issues developed between those two and Tony Nese & Mark Sterling, Hook finally decided to befriend the face-painted fellow and provide him with some backup.

Tony's quick win over Danhausen shocked the hell outta me, I gotta admit! But it made sense in the grand scheme of things to push this story forward and finally get Hook to stand by Danhausen's side. At Double or Nothing 2022, I foresee Hook canceling out Tony while Danhausen curses Mark to the point where he succumbs to whatever finishing move 'Hausen has up his sleeve. HOOKHAUSEN FTW!

Samoa Joe vs. Adam Cole (Men's Owen Hart Cup Tournament Final; Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt, and Satnam Singh are barred from ringside)

Preview & Predictions: The Men's Owen Hart Cup Tournament has its Finals set! And this PPV tourney closer presents a cool styles clash between the submission specialist in Samoa Joe and the crafty opportunist in Adam Cole. It's mindblowing to me how AEW is giving old "black and gold" NXT fans like me a proper conclusion to a storyline that had no real resolution during its glory days. Now we're finally going to see Joe and Cole hash out the issues that started between them last year.

I could honestly see either man walking away as the first-ever winner of the Men's Owen Hart Tournament. A win for either guy could elevate them to a title shot that I could see them on the winning end of. I think I'm gonna side with Cole here, though. Even though Jay Lethal and his cronies have been banned from ringside, I can still envision the rest of the Undisputed Elite screwing over Joe and thereby costing him the match. Cole will take the assist and emerge as the winner of the entire tourney and use it to earn himself some championship gold in the near future.

Sammy Guevara, Frankie Kazarian and Tay Conti vs. Scorpio Sky, Ethan Page and Paige VanZant (If American Top Team win, neither Guevara nor Kazarian will be allowed to challenge for the TNT Championship as long as Sky is champion)

Preview & Predictions: a diehard AEW fan, it's been hard for me to come to the realization that this whole feud between Scorpio Sky's camp and Sammy Guevara's backup sucks. It looked like it was heading in a natural direction where Sky turns babyface and ditches Men of the Year to continue on as a singles guy with the TNT Championship around his waist. Instead, Sky stuck to his heel roots. So now we have a case of two guys beefing with each other that the crowd is compelled to boo every time they see them. This heel vs. heel dynamic hasn't gotten any easier to stomach with all the added bodies here, I must say.

So because of the stipulation attached to this whole ordeal, I think Sky, Ethan Page, and Paige VanZant will prevail. It's the best way to bring all of this to an end and I have a gut feeling that Mr. TK will take the hint and move the TNT Champion onto something more entertaining. I know he didn't read the room beforehand, but I think he'll take note of how the fans are responding to all this and finally get back to making the TNT title mean something again.

Jade Cargill (c) vs. Anna Jay (AEW TBS Championship)

Preview & Predictions: Jade Cargill is STILL holding it down as the inaugural AEW TBS Champion! And in the process, she's gradually improved between the ropes and developed her personality to the point where I actually look forward to hearing her speak (and tell Tony Schiavone to cut the shit). Jade's next vict...I mean, challenger is The Dark Order's lone female representative. Anna Jay is pretty solid in her own right, but all her skills won't be enough to make a dent in the seemingly unbeatable TBS Champion. Jade's retaining her belt without breaking much of a sweat here, folks!

Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus) (c) vs. Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee vs. Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs (Three-Way Tag Team Match for the AEW World Tag Team Championship)

Preview & Predictions: Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus really got their work cut out for them here. They've gotten past The Lucha Bros., reDRagon, and The Young Bucks, which are all legit squads that have been hangin' and bangin' for years. But now, Jurassic Express is getting lined up for another PPV Three-Way Tag Team Match against two makeshift duos. So now the dynamics have changed for this encounter and a wildcard winner in Las Vegas is a real possibility.

I think we're due for an expected heel turn here, ladies and gentlemen. The slow-burn to a Christian Cage heel turn has been looking more and more likely as time wears on. Jungle Boy's singles failures must be irking his mentor and making him regret the decision to stay by his and Luchasaurus' side. I think Cage's resentment will finally boil over here and cause him to screw over Jurassic Express.

I say all that to say this - WE'RE GETTING NEW TAG TEAM CHAMPS HERE, FOLKS! I'm pulling for a shock win that sees Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs escape with the belts due to Cage's turncoat behavior.

Kyle O'Reilly vs. Darby Allin

Preview & Predictions: Even though Kyle O'Reilly fell in defeat to Samoa Joe during the Men's Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Final, he still got an opportunity to compete on this PPV. And against Darby Allin, no less! This one should be a fun submission/daredevil exhibition. For some reason, I can totally see Kyle walking away as the winner here. Darby's gonna need someone fresh to feud with for a while, which is why I think this match is just the beginning of an ongoing storyline between the two. Without Sting covering his blank spots this time, Bobby Fish will trip him up and help his reDRagon tag team partner walk away with the win.

Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. vs. Ruby Soho (Women's Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Final)

Preview & Predictions: So I was completely off with my predictions for who would be included in this tournament final! I was all set for a PPV match between Toni Storm and Kris Statlander here, which I'm sure would have delivered in full. Instead, we're due for a runback from the very first AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam show. Dr. Britt Baker is set to take on Ruby Soho once again. But this time, it's not for a championship belt - it's for (I'm guessing!) a luxurious trophy.

Due to Britt beating Ruby so decisively during their first encounter, I think the pendulum is gonna swing in the other direction here. I know everyone expects the cheating dentist to use her two besties to win the whole thing, but I think Storm and Statlander will show up to even the odds against Rebel and Jamie Hayter. With Britt being thrown off her game here, Ruby's going to capitalize on that moment of weakness and emerge with the biggest win of her career.

House Of Black (Malakai Black, Buddy Matthews, and Brody King) vs. Death Triangle (Pac, Penta Oscuro, and Rey Fenix)

Preview & Predictions: At AEW Revolution 2022, The House of Black ended up having one of the best matches of the evening against Pac, Penta Oscuro, and Erick Redbeard. The two members of the Death Triangle came up short without their stablemate in Rey Fenix, however. But now that the newly healed (and angelic!) luchador has returned, we can finally get the match that was previously set for the previous PPV. I'm extremely hyped to watch this go down now that Fenix is stepping into the fray with his insane high-flying repertoire in tow.

I love both sides and I'm placing all my bets on this match taking the runner-up position for Match of the Night. Deep down in my heart, I just know that Buddy Murphy and Fenix will have the biggest crowd-popping move exchanges. This one's definitely gonna be a doozy! Now that the Death Triangle is fully reformed, I think they'll pull away with the shocking victory here over their "darker" adversaries.

With both teams at one win apiece, I'm expecting a major tiebreaker to go down at some point to wrap this feud up and put a nice bow on it.

Thunder Rosa (c) vs. Serena Deeb (AEW Women's World Championship)

Preview & Predictions: After months and months of tormenting Hikaru Shida, Serena Deeb finally finished her off in a Street Fight that capped off their feud. And with that win came the vaulted #1 contender's spot for the AEW Women's World Championship. Deeb is one of those veteran female competitors that's an understated cornerstone of AEW, so I'm highly pleased to see her get a championship match on PPV. And since it's against the always-ready Thunder Rosa, I'm expecting this match to deliver.

Now we all know how this one is gonna end up. Miss Rosa's reign as the top women's champion in AEW hasn't even hit second gear yet. Deeb is a worthy challenger to that reign, but it's clear as day that she's being put in this position to give Rosa a viable rival to overcome. I think it's a super-safe bet to go all-in on Rosa here - the face-painted superstar is gonna notch herself a big win here over another one of AEW's legitimized ladies.

MJF vs. Wardlow (If Wardlow wins, he will be granted his release from his contract with MJF. If MJF wins, Wardlow will be permanently banned from signing with AEW)

Preview & Predictions: The 2022 ascension of Wardlow is so reminiscent of the 2005 ascent of Batista - both men came up under the leadership of their respective stable's top star, eventually got sick of that individual's power trip, and finally broke away from that group in order to exact revenge on their former leader.

MJF has been at Wardlow's neck and made it his sole goal to ruin Wardlow's life ever since this year's Revolution. But the big man has made his way through every obstacle put in his way and will now get the chance to release all that pent-up anger on his former boss.

Even before this match takes place, I'm hitching my wagon to this whole ordeal between MJF and Wardlow winning "Storyline/Feud of the Year." It's been executed to perfection, has done more to build Wardolow into a superstar, and provided further proof that MJF is the greatest heel in modern-day professional wrestling. I'm fully convinced that it will culminate in Wardlow emerging as the victor who's finally gotten his revenge on MJF and freeing himself from his tyrannical rule.

Jericho Appreciation Society (Chris Jericho, Matt Menard, Angelo Parker, Daniel Garcia and Jake Hager) vs. Eddie Kingston, Santana, Ortiz and Blackpool Combat Club (Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley) (Anarchy in the Arena)

Preview & Predictions: I was shocked by just how good of a match Chris Jericho vs. Eddie Kingston had at AEW Revolution 2022. And my jaw damn near dropped when Eddie managed to notch a submission win to his W-L record. Ever since he defeated "The Wizard," Eddie and his boys Santana & Ortiz have been on the receiving end of numerous beatdowns by Jericho and his new stable of fellow "sports entertainers."

But now the odds are finally even! Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley have chosen to fight alongside Eddie's crew to engage in a chaotic brawl that I'm sure will be one of the biggest highlights of the night. This one is gonna be pure mayhem - I'm expecting a whole lot of plunder will be involved during this 10-man match's wild festivities. And once the dust settles, I presume that Eddie, Santana, Ortiz, Danielson, and Moxley will emerge as the battered & bruised victors.

The Hardys (Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy) vs. The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)

Preview & Predictions: At ROH Supercard of Honor XI, fans everywhere got to witness a dream match in the form of The Young Bucks vs. The Hardys in an insane Ladder War match. And ever since then, I've been chomping at the bit to see them come to blows once again. This time, both teams are going to hash out their current issues in a regular old tag team encounter. Even though there won't be any tables, ladders, and chairs included in this one, I still think The Bucks and The Hardys will be able to produce an enjoyable matchup here.

I think this match will be the first in an ongoing series between the two teams that'll continue into the summer. Even though both Matt and Jeff Hardy aren't the young, nimble superstars they used to be, I still think they'll both rise to the occasion on the big AEW PPV stage. Matt and Nick Jackson's cockiness will end up costing them in the end here as some sort of mistake will cause them to fall to The Hardys.

The originators are gonna prevail here!

"Hangman" Adam Page (c) vs. CM Punk (AEW World Championship)

Preview & Predictions: WOW! Now this is a match that deserves top billing as the main event of this show. Adam Page has been a tear as AEW's most important champion - every time the belt is on the line, the "Millenial Cowboy" has shown up and shown out against the likes of Bryan Danielson, Lance Archer, Dante Martin, and Adam Cole. While on the other side of the coin, CM Punk has produced some of his finest work to date against Dustin Rhodes, Penta Oscuro, and Dax Harwood. With both men at their current peaks, AEW has chosen to book them in one of its biggest matches of the year.

I'm so conflicted on this one since I love both guys and I'd be perfectly fine with either one leaving with the title around their waist. Page should retain it since it'd be great for him to overcome another major name during his ongoing AEW World Championship reign. But it'd also be great for Punk to claim the title now that he's shaken off all that ring rust and gotten back to being the "Best in the World."

I think AEW's gonna stick it out with Page here, though. The "Hangman" is gonna prevail here with a definitive victory that will raise his stock even more as the current face of the company. I still think it's a bit too early for Page to drop the belt, which is another reason why I'm predicting his victory here. Punk won't look bad at all losing here, folks. When the time finally comes for Page to drop the strap, I think it'll be to someone that everyone despises. You guys know I'm talkin' about...

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