Tony Khan explains why there was no Casino Battle Royale at AEW Double Or Nothing 2022

AEW held its fourth annual Double or Nothing event on Sunday and for the first time in the event’s history, there was no casino-themed match.

The Casino Battle Royale took place in 2019 and 2021 while the Casino Ladder Match took place in 2020.

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Speaking at the Double or Nothing post-show scrimmage, Tony Khan explained why there is no Casino Battle Royale this year.

“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 match that could burn the crowd a night we’re trying to do this. Making 21 entries isn’t necessarily the way to go. Also, I didn’t want anyone out there, the winner of the match to say what was going to happen in the main event. He could have been someone who was a good match for either person. I also thought it was probably better for Darby and Kyle to make a good match at the length 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 card were all in good places. Death Triangle and House of Black, with the return of Fenix, they deserved a good trios match. They kicked ass against getting all six of them stuck in there with Darby, Kyle and a bunch of people,” he said.

AEW Double or Nothing featured 13 matches with Daby Allin vs. Kyle O’Reilly and Sammy Guevara, Tay Conti and Frankie Kazarian vs. Ethan Page, Scorpio Sky and Paige VanZant added over the past week.

Fans can check out Fightful’s coverage of AEW Double or Nothing by clicking here. Plus, check out the post-show podcast for a full review of all the action by clicking here.

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