Kenny Omega joins AEW and lots of other announcements

A full rundown of the AEW press conference with Kenny Omega joining the group, Chris Jericho appears, match announcements and on-sale date for Double or Nothing.

Prior to the press conference, All Elite Wrestling posted a video featuring Dorian Roldan announcing a partnership with AAA and wishing the best of luck.

The pre-show was hosted by Conrad Thompson, PWG’s Excalibur, and Alex Marvez. MJF came out to insult Thompson. The audience chanted “asshole” at him.

They were set up outside the MGM Grand Hotel at the Splash Pool, although it was 46 degrees outside.

Sonny Kiss a.k.a. Xo Lishus in Lucha Underground came out as the first guest. Sonny said that “Sonny Kiss is for everyone” and will be at Double or Nothing in May.

Cody came out next, he repeated the news that they have formed a relationship with AAA. He referred to AEW as the most “sports-centric” wrestling product on the planet. He announced a ticket pre-sale to get a password at AllEliteWrestling.com and you will be e-mailed a code Monday morning for the pre-sale that day.

The general public on sale will be next Wednesday at Noon Eastern.

Cody introduced Sammy Guevara, who came out with the AAA Cruiserweight title. He plugged his YouTube channel to go and study who he is. He said no matter what surprises they have, he is the real superstar and he will be at Double or Nothing.

Hangman Page came out, he was interrupted by a video message from PAC. He said he has a chip on his shoulder and been deemed unsuitable for mainstream audiences for too long. He called Page a “cocky, elitist prick” and Page isn’t on his level. He told Page to bring his cowboy boots on May 25th because after their match he’ll want to run off into the sunset and never heard from again. Page says “The Bastard vs. The Hangman” is official for May 25th.

The Young Bucks were next, Matt shared a story of the two making a pact to become professional wrestlers as a team and do it together. Matt said tag team wrestling is a lost art and you can’t even see it on wrestling programs but that changes now. They want to provide the best tag division in the world and introduced the Best Friends, Chuckie T. and Beretta.

The two were dressed as Scott Hall when he appeared on Nitro in 1996.

The Bucks said they would see everyone on May 25th when Pentagon Jr. and Fenix walked out and confronted the Bucks. Fenix superkicked Nick and Pentagon hit Matt with a package piledriver. Fenix laid out the challenge for May 25th to determine the best tag team in the universe.

Brandi Rhodes announced that Yuka Sakazaki of Tokyo Joshi Pro and Aja Kong will be at Double or Nothing. She then introduced Kylie Rae as the newest member of the roster followed by Nyla Rose, who confronted Rae and Brandi got between them.

SCU came out next, they announced that the Double or Nothing afterparty will be called “SCU All Night” that they will be hosting. Excalibur discussed the partnership with OWE and then brought out CIMA alongside Vice President Michael Nee and CEO Dragon Fu. Daniels called CIMA a legend and trailblazer. Daniels challenged CIMA to find two partners to face SCU at Double or Nothing.

They cut to a video of Kenny Omega’s countdown clock on his phone hitting zero. Omega comes out and is labeled as an Executive Vice President. He apologized for making everyone wait but only put pen to paper this morning. He is a full-time member of the AEW roster. He said his journey in Japan had to come to an end.

Omega was interrupted by Chris Jericho and then attacked Omega as Cody, Daniels, BJ Whitmer, Billy Gunn, and others tried to separate them and set up the rematch for Double or Nothing.

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