Here’s How AEW Will Determine MJF’s Challenger for Double or Nothing 2023 (Update)

MJF will defend his AEW World Championship once again at Double or Nothing next month, but it won’t be in the match many fans expected. Back in mid-March, Friedman was confronted by the other three wrestlers he considered to be “pillars” of AEW in Darby Allin, Jack Perry and Sammy Guevara. All three simultaneously demanded a title match, then proceeded to stack up wins on TV while Friedman attempted to berate each of them.

The three opened this week’s AEW Dynamite to cut promos on each other, only for Max to interrupt the trio. He announced there would be a three-man tournament to determine who would face him at the Las Vegas pay-per-view, with Darby Allin getting the lucky draw of a first-round bye. Perry and Guevara will meet in tonight’s main event. Who of the four do you think will reach a title match with Friedman? Could they pull a swerve and still make it a four-way? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

Update: Max agreed to give Guevara a blank check during a backstage segment, and in return he’d make sure “The Spanish God” won the tournament as long as Sammy agreed to lay down for him during the Double or Nothing main event. Sammy agreed, prompting Max to interfere in the main event by punching Perry in the face with the Dynamite Diamond Ring while Sammy distracted the referee. Max’s attack came while Perry was still trying to break the 10-count, so the referee had no choice but to declare Guevara the winner via count-out.

Should Max interfere next week, it could open the door for Tony Khan to announce a four-way title match. Stay tuned for more updates!

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