Over Being Over 001: AEW Double or Nothing Review

In the debut episode of new pro-wrestling podcast Over Being Over, Joseph, Gavin and Jack looked at AEW’s pay-per-view event “Double or Nothing.”

Over Being Over is a podcast that will look at all this pro-wrestling, talking about the old, new, and anything else that has resonated with the hosts.

The show features three hosts who have their own interests in wrestling.

Hailing from the wrestling capital of the world (arguably), Gavin Axelrod joins the pod as a fan of a wide array of wrestling, going from WWE to AEW to NJPW.

Joseph Casciaro has stayed “sports entertained” from his childhood to present, following mostly WWE avidly. Recently however, Casciaro has went beyond the major league, exploring promotions like NJPW.

First following wrestling around Wrestlemania 25, Jack Wannan has since branched out to watching nearly everything, including lots of promotions in Japan!

Timestamps

00:00: Introductions: Meet the crew!

2:25: Remembering Shad Gaspard and Hana Kimura

3:20: AEW Double or Nothing general thoughts

7:40: Best Friends vs. Private Party

12:00: Casino Ladder Match

24:30: MJF vs. Jungle Boy

29:55: Lance Archer vs. Cody (TNT Championship)

37:25: Penelope Ford w/ Kip Sabian vs. Kris Statlander

42:40: Shawn Spears vs. Dustin Rhodes

47:15: Nyla Rose vs. Hikaru Shida (AEW Women’s Championship)

55:15: Jon Moxley vs. Mr. Brodie Lee (AEW Heavyweight Championship)

64:20: Stadium Stampede Match

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Many Matches Announced For AEW’s “Fyter Fest”

A few matches have been announced for All Elite Wrestling’s collaborative event with gaming tournament CEO, which takes place in late June. “Fyter Fest,” an event parodying the infamous “Fyre Festival” will happen on June 29th, with tickets going on-sale through Ticketmaster tomorrow at Noon Eastern Time.

The most recently announced match is between the recently debuted Jon Moxley and Joey Janela. Moxley has made headlines throughout the week, debuting at AEW on Saturday, and announcing dates at Northeast Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling in the following days. Formerly known as Dean Ambrose, Moxley had his farewell match in WWE back in late April, and stayed out of the public eye until recently.

One of the head figures of AEW, Cody, will also be in action as he is set to face Darby Allin in a singles match. Other household names of the promotion, Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks, also known as The Elite, will face the team of Neville and The Lucha Bros (Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix).

The event is built within the CEO gaming tournament, a three-day event where people compete against each other in numerous fighting video games. The tournament launched in 2010 and has run annually since then. In 2018, the event partnered with New Japan Pro Wrestling to hold a similar wrestling event held within the venue.

Promoter of CEO Alex Jebailey will also be involved in a pro wrestling match against Michael Nakazawa, a frequent Dramatic Dream Team wrestler. Nakazawa walso made an appearance in AEW’s pre-show battle royale on Saturday.

Laying Down Leather #1: Wilder’s Quick Win, Double or Nothing and More!

For the most part, I try to keep my opinion out of the articles I write. For the events I cover and the news stories I write about MMA and Boxing, I do my best to call it down the middle. As an attempt to have an outlet to put my opinions into articles, I’m planning on doing this series of articles: Laying Down Leather. I’ll discuss many topics and events that occurred recently, along with updates on upcoming projects on the website. Let’s get started.

Boxing

Deontay Wilder picked up a swift and easy victory against Dominic Breazeale on Saturday in Brooklyn, New York. Most people expected a stoppage victory to go in the way of Wilder, but less expected it to be so sudden. For one, I was happy the ending was more like his victory over Artur Szpilka than it was like his second win over Bermane Stiverne. It’s fun to see Wilder win, but I’m not one to see someone get beaten that badly.

Prior to the fight, Wilder turned some heads because of his comments about wanting to “have a body on his record.” This was something he’s mentioned before, with the comments getting quite the reaction when he was on radio talk show “The Breakfast Club.” His comments went viral yet again last week, saying in a media scrum that “this (boxing) is the only sport where you can kill a man and get paid for it at the same time, it’s legal. So why not use my right to do so?” Honestly, I thought this was just a marketing thing. When someone says something that outrageous, you expect people to make a controversy about it. And there was. Do I legitimately think Wilder wants to murder a man in the ring? No. He’s fully aware of what he’s saying, and people are falling for it. Even if he was serious, he boxes within the rules of the competition, so should you hate the player or the game? But I feel he’s not serious, so that’s not a discussion worth having in my opinion.

The question of what’s next for Wilder will have to wait. The top tier contenders in Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua are both tied up in their own bouts where they will fight someone of a much lower tier than themselves. When those are done with, maybe something can be made. Though we’ll not know for certain until an announcement is made.

I’ve been catching up on boxing from the past two weeks lately. On the weekend I watched Jarrett Hurd face Julian Williams in what was an upset of a fight. I scored it 117-110 for the challenger, Williams. I thought it was an entertaining contest despite it being somewhat on-sided.

MMA

Man, I’m happy there’s no UFC show this week. Even though last weekend’s UFC Fight Night wasn’t had numerous first-round stoppages which made it a quick viewing, I’m just starting to feel burnt out. On top of that, I went 2-11 for predictions on the show, maybe the worst I’ve ever done for a show (my biggest achievement so far this year is going 9-1 on the RIZIN 15 card). I assume part of why this card didn’t make me all too excited was its lack of name value.

In the main event of the show, Kevin Lee won all of the rounds until he hit a brick wall and gave up the fight. On my scorecard, the first three rounds went his way. He was working harder than Rafael dos Anjos and was winning every round. But why he was out-working him was because he didn’t pace himself. The finish of the fight is almost sad because of how defenceless Lee looked. He shot for a takedown, which RDA reversed and put into an arm triangle with ease. Maybe Lee should take a step down from five round fights, as this was the fifth fight in a row he took that was scheduled for all five.

I doubt I need to tell any of you this, but Michel Pereira’s performance was possibly the highlight of the night. From his emotional walkout to his in-fight antics, to his brutal victory, he’s hard to root against. While they are entertaining, maybe it was for the better that he left moonsaults back in his Road FC days.

I’ve started watching old UFC events through Fight Pass. I plan to make a series on this website, recapping events in a news report style whilst also putting my opinion into the articles. Should be a fun thing that I’ll try to make similar to my “09 Revision” for WWE that is still a work in progress. I plan to write quite a bit ahead of time before publishing the series. I’ll put up updates, but the plan right now is to start publishing in the first week of July.

Wrestling

As of late I’ve not been interested in WWE. I’ve kept up with storylines through podcasts and news stories, but other than that the last time I tuned in was on Wrestlemania. From what I’ve heard, I’m not missing much.

While my interest in WWE has been down, I’m pretty pumped for AEW’s “Double or Nothing” event on Saturday. I’ll be working while it happens, but I’ll watch it the following day. When you look at card you can tell the show has the potential to deliver. More than anything else, I want to see people like Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho, The Young Bucks and many others wrestle after being absent from TV and computer screens for quite some time. Since the announcement of this event, the wait has been long. But soon that wait will end.

This Week on The Site and Beyond!

For this week on the website, I plan to write only a little. School is ramping up as the year is coming to a close, and I know there is a few assignments that I’ll need to put some real time into this week. I want to write more smaller news pieces, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Pancrase is on the weekend, but like I did last time with their show, I’ll most likely have the report on it out on the weekdays. For lwos.life, I’ll write the third episode recap of Produce X 101, and if I can find the time, another article on top of that.

AEW Details Unveiled At “Double or Nothing Rally”

In Jacksonville, Florida on Tuesday, All Elite Wrestling held an official “rally” to promote the debut event for the promotion, “Double or Nothing.” At the event, the official details for the first event were unveiled, with the first show set to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 25, 2019. A second event was also announced for Jacksonville, but no date or venue was put out. It was announced that profits from that event would go towards victims of gun violence.

Along with the event reveal was a showing of the talent that is coming to the promotion. The biggest name at the event was Chris Jericho, who closed the press conference. Other names announced were Joey Janela, MJF, Adam Page, Britt Baker, So Cal Uncensored and PAC (formerly Neville). The already announced Young Bucks, Cody and Brandi Rhodes also made appearances at the event. When Cody was on-stage he emphasized that the promotion will be paying all of their talents a good amount. Brandi Rhodes, later on, echoed that statement, saying that the women’s wrestlers will be paid equally.

The first real angle shot for the promotion was PAC and Adam Page both wanting to be the first AEW Champion. PAC appeared at the event in ring attire and carrying his Dragon Gate Open The Dream Gate Championship.

During the show, it was also unveiled that All Elite Wrestling will work with Oriental Wrestling Entertainment, a Chinese based wrestling promotion.

The backers of the soon to debut promotion, Sahid Khan and Tony Khan, were both present at the event. The event was held outside the TIAA Bank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, which both Sahid and Tony own.

With the promotion’s first event finally having a time and place, the promotion will be launching soon.