10 Exclusive Photos From AEW Double Or Nothing 2023 Weekend

All the behind-the-scenes and out-of-shot moments as AEW took over Las Vegas for Double Or Nothing.

Double Or Nothing
WhatCulture/AEW

In the post-show media scrum, AEW President Tony Khan repeatedly suggested that AEW was going through changes, and that June would be a particularly big month for the company thanks to the launch of Collision, the group's Fight Forever video game, and the Forbidden Door pay-per-view.

In the build up to Double Or Nothing 2023, questions were asked about the quality of the show's build, and perhaps these aforementioned upcoming events were transpiring against the Vegas supercard. Between living in the past and the future, the company has struggled a little of late with the right now. Thankfully, in the city itself, the event was given breathing space and allowed to resemble the hot ticket of years' past.

All Elite Wrestling's fifth edition of show was the third to hail from Las Vegas, Nevada, having launched the company proper there in 2019 and returned for a post-pandemic spectacular in 2022. There, CM Punk became World Heavyweight Champion at Hangman Page's expense, kicking off a chain of events that have followed the company around ever since. It's perhaps still why some of the fiction isn't connecting as much - while of that all that takes place off screen, it's hard to care as much about events on.

Some of this was evident in and around the show, particularly when it came to laying out the television tapings...

10. The Ring Of Honor Reality

Double Or Nothing
WhatCulture/AEW

Far from the most damning picture that could have emerged from the ROH tapings, this particular shot was of the hard camera-facing side as AEW's MGM Grand Garden show switched from Dynamite and Rampage back to Ring Of Honor for the June 1st tapings.

Several hours deep into the recording, many fans had already left what had already been a half-empty building by the time the likes of Athena and Katsuyori Shibata were making their way out for title defences.

Contributor
Contributor

Michael is a writer, editor, podcaster and presenter for WhatCulture Wrestling, and has been with the organisation over 7 years. He primarily produces written, audio and video content on WWE and AEW, but also provides knowledge and insights on all aspects of the wrestling industry thanks to a passion for it dating back almost 35 years. As one third of "The Dadley Boyz" Michael has contributed to the huge rise in popularity of the WhatCulture Wrestling Podcast and its accompanying YouTube channel, earning it top spot in the UK's wrestling podcast charts with well over 60,000,000 total downloads. He has been featured as a wrestling analyst for the Tampa Bay Times, GRAPPL and Sports Guys Talking Wrestling, and has covered milestone events in New York, Dallas, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, London and Cardiff. Michael's background in media stretches beyond wrestling coverage, with a degree in Journalism from the University Of Sunderland (2:1) and a series of published articles in sports, music and culture magazines The Crack, A Love Supreme and Pilot. When not offering his voice up for daily wrestling podcasts, he can be found losing it singing far too loud watching his favourite bands play live. Follow him on X/Twitter - @MichaelHamflett