What we’ve all been waiting for. One of the most difficult things for professional wrestling during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the lack of fans at their live events. However, it would seem that AEW is attempting to change that with their Double or Nothing 2021 pay-per-view event.
Tony Khan appeared on Sirius’s Busted Open Radio this morning and made the announcement that AEW’s upcoming pay-per-view event, Double or Nothing, will take place on Sunday, May 30, 2021 from Daly’s Place in Jacksonville and that the show will feature fans at a 100% capacity. This will be the first major professional wrestling event to do this since March of 2020.
You can see the announcement below, in which Khan says “I expect to be at full capacity, outdoors, for Double or Nothing based on what a lot of other sports have done.”:
"I expect to be at full capacity, outdoors, for Double or Nothing based on what a lot of other sports have done."@TonyKhan discusses bringing the fans back in attendance & plans for @AEW #DOUBLEORNOTHING that include #BustedOpen ?@davidlagreca1 @THETOMMYDREAMER #AEWDynamite pic.twitter.com/NuYdw03203
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) May 5, 2021
According to a report from Wrestling Inc., AEW will make Double Or Nothing a weekend event as there will be a non-televised show on Friday night, and then a Fan Fest on Saturday. Tickets for Double Or Nothing should be announced soon. The outdoor amphitheater at Daily’s Place holds 5,500 people.
Check out the pre-show from last year’s event:
I actually have no problem with this at all. With almost half of the country being vaccinated by this point, it is a great time to start to open things up and attempt to get life back to normal as soon as possible. Also, since vaccines are now readily available, it really should be up to the people to decide how comfortable they are going out in public and being around other humans. The energy that a live crowd brings to a show is infectious and I can’t wait to see a full crowd for a professional wrestling event again!
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