A number of new talent were introduced tat AEW’s Double or Nothing ticket party press conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Sonny Kiss started the night by coming out and announcing that he would be part of Double or Nothing. He has previously wrestled for Lucha Underground under the name XO Lishus and has wrestled in the past for Warriors of Wrestling and Tier 1 Wrestling. Sammy Guevara later arrived, billed as the AAA Cruiserweight champion saying he was a part of the AEW roster as well.
Best Friends, Chuck Taylor and Trent Beretta, also made an appearance and announced that they would be joining the promotion after being introduced by the Young Bucks. Then out came The Lucha Bros (Pentagon & Fenix), they then delivered a message by hitting a Super Kick and a Package Piledriver to The Bucks. They then challenged them to a match at Double Or Nothing.
Brandi Rhodes followed and announced that Aja Kong and Yuka Sakazaki both would be appearing at Double or Nothing. Sakazaki is a regular for Tokyo Joshi Pro, which is under the DDT umbrella. Kylie Rae followed those announcements, with Brandi Rhodes noting she was no longer a free agent. Nyla Rose soon followed and the two had a staredown which eventually led to a seperation. Rae was trained by ACH and has wrestled for Booker T’s Reality of Wrestling promotion, as well as competing for RISE and SHIMMER in the past.
Nyla Rose has wrestled for Warriors of Wrestling, and has worked for a number of promotions in Japan including Sendai Girls, Marvelous and Zero One.
After weeks of speculation and teases about his future, the expected outcome was confirmed as Kenny Omega appeared.
Omega announced that he’s now a “full-time member” of the AEW roster. A graphic that was shown on the screen identified Omega as an executive vice president of AEW, which is a role that Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks also have with the company.
Omega said he didn’t put pen to paper on signing with AEW until this morning.
As Omega was talking about AEW changing the professional wrestling world, he was interrupted by Chris Jericho. Omega and Jericho had a pull-apart brawl, with the angle seemingly setting up a match between the two for Double or Nothing.
Double or Nothing is taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, May 25.