Tony Khan explains why there was no Casino Battle Royale at Double or Nothing


One of the staples of the AEW schedule is the Casino Battle Royale which happens from time to time, mostly at PPV. There was no such match at last weekend’s Double Or Nothing event and it angered fans.

During the Double or Nothing media scrum, Tony Khan was asked why AEW didn’t host another casino battle royale match. His reason was simple, as it would be a longer match and there were other uses for the Spotlight on the map.

It would probably attract more wrestlers, but I don’t think it would spotlight people as much and it’s a longer match. Historically, a lot of entries and you’re talking about a game that could burn the crowd on a night where we’re trying to do that. Making 21 entries isn’t necessarily the way to go. Also, I didn’t want anyone to come out, the winner of the match could say what was going to happen in the main event.

It could have been someone who was a good match for either person. I also thought it was probably better for Darby and Kyle to have a great length match that they did which was a kick and a hot match rather than sticking them with 19 other people where, anyone else, a mixed trio would have made sense there, the other matches on the map were all in good spots. Death Triangle and House of Black, with the return of Fenix, they deserved a good trios match. They kicked ass instead of jamming all six of them in there with Darby, Kyle and a bunch of people.

Tony Khan at Post Double Or Nothing Media Scrum

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