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AEW announces UK broadcast details, pre-show for Double or Nothing


All Elite Wrestling has revealed how fans in the United Kingdom will be able to watch Double or Nothing.

The Double or Nothing main card will air as a pay-per-view on ITV Box Office at 1 a.m. local time in the UK on Sunday, May 26 (Saturday, May 25 in the United States). There will also be an hour-long pre-show called "Buy-In" that will air for free on ITV4.

AEW's Casino Battle Royale will be part of the pre-show, along with a singles match between Kip Sabian and Sammy Guevara. The winner of the Casino Battle Royale will receive a future title shot against the first AEW World Champion.

Jimmy Havoc, Billy Gunn, MJF, Michael Nakazawa, Jungle Boy, Glacier, Sonny Kiss, and Joey Janela were listed as Casino Battle Royale entrants in a press release that AEW and ITV issued. There will be 21 wrestlers in the battle royal. Five will start the match, with waves of five entering every three minutes after that. The 21st entrant will then enter on their own.

“We’re delighted to announce this partnership with AEW, whose entry into professional wrestling is already making a massive impact on the industry and promises to deliver an electrifying event later this month, and a fantastic experience for our viewers and wrestling fans in the UK,” Niall Sloane, ITV's director of sport, said. “Joining forces with AEW for this event is faithful to ITV’s More Than TV strategy to develop direct relationships with viewers through big events available on its platforms.”

“We’ve stated since our launch that we want to make this the greatest time ever to be a professional wrestling fan, and part of this plan is to make our product as accessible as possible to a global audience,” AEW president/CEO Tony Khan said. “Since our launch in January, we’ve signed the best talent, sold out our debut show in record time, and we’ve built relationships and formed bonds with the best media partners like ITV. This collaboration with ITV is so important to AEW, ITV is the best in the UK, they were always my first choice to be our international PPV partner for DOUBLE OR NOTHING, and we’re looking forward to a great show.”

The price for Double or Nothing on ITV Box Office is listed as £14.95. It was noted that a pre-event show called "Before the Bell" will air for free on ITV4 and ITV Box Office in the build up to the Double or Nothing broadcast.

AEW has yet to officially announce broadcast details for Double or Nothing and Buy-In in the United States, though Double or Nothing has already been listed as a PPV on some cable systems.