May 26 Update: Missed the big show? You can still buy Double or Nothing via streaming services, and watch its pre-show below.
The biggest wrestling PPV in decades — AEW Double or Nothing, the hotly anticipated debut show from Matt and Nick Jackson, Cody Rhodes and Kenny Omega — delivered big time. So, if you were unable to watch it live, you're probably thinking about seeing what all the fuss is for.
Whether you’re the U.S. (where it costs a hefty $50 to stream or order on PPV) or abroad (where it's cheaper), you don't need to buy Double or Nothing from a cable provider to stream the big show live from Vegas. Here’s how to watch AEW Double or Nothing online.
How to Watch The Buy In pre-show
No need to go anywhere else, fellow fans – AEW posted its pre-show for free on TNT's YouTube, and we've got it embedded here:
The Buy In's matches are:
- Kip Sabian vs. Sammy Guevara
- 21-Man Casino Battle Royale for a future AEW World Championship Match: Competitors include Orange Cassidy, Shawn Spears (fka Tye Dillinger), Sonny Kiss, Brandon Cutler, Ace Romero, Glacier, Brian Pillman Jr., Sunny Daze, MJF, Joey Janela, Dustin Thomas, Billy Gunn, Jimmy Havoc, Michael Nakazawa, Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus, Isiah Kassidy and Marq Quen
How to Watch Double or Nothing's main show in the U.S.
The main card of Double or Nothing, which you need to pay for, is still available from a wide variety of services as a replay PPV. These include major American cable TV services such as DirecTV (not DirecTV Now), Dish and Comcast, where it will cost $50 — except in the case of Comcast Xfinity, which is charging $60 for some unknown reason. But what if you — like so many — cut the cord, or don't want to give Xfinity more money?
Fortunately, you don't need cable to see these highly hyped matchups:
- Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho for a AEW World Championship opportunity
- The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) (c) vs. The Lucha Bros (Penta El Zero M and Fénix) for the AAA World Tag Team Championship
- Cody vs. Dustin
- Britt Baker vs. Nyla Rose vs. Kylie Rae
- Aja Kong, Yuka Sakazaki and Emi Sakura vs. Hikaru Shida, Riho and Ryo Mizunami
- Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent Beretta) vs. Angélico and Jack Evans
- SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) vs. Strong Hearts (Cima, T-Hawk and El Lindaman)
Those with B/R Live can buy Double or Nothing as an iPPV (internet pay-per-view) in the States, where the service will price it at $50. Via B/R Live, you can watch Double or Nothing on the following devices: iPhone, iPad and Android; the Roku Express; Premiere, Stick and Ultra; Apple TV (4th Generation) and Amazon Fire TV (including Stick, Cube devices).
Watch Double or Nothing outside of the U.S.
Yes, Cody and the Bucks didn't forget about their international audience that provided the clout to start AEW. In terms of pricing on Fite TV, Double or Nothing will cost $49.99 Canadian dollars in Canada, 14.95 Pounds sterling in the UK, 17.95 euros in Ireland, and however much $19.99 translates to in the rest of the world (the price is converted to your local currency via the app's payment system).
In the U.K. and Ireland, Double or Nothing will also be available (at that same 14.95 Pounds sterling or 17.95 euros price) on ITV Box Office. In terms of recording and re-watching via ITV, Sky (Channel 493) will allow you to record if you purchase via your Sky Set Top Box remote. Purchases via itvboxoffice.com will now allow for recording, though ITV states "there will be repeats scheduled should you be unable to watch live."
On Virgin, you'll need to rely on scheduled repeats from the Live Events menu, or buy it after the fact through that menu. TVPlayer will not offer any recordings, and replays will be available for seven days following the event.
Watch Double or Nothing with a VPN
No matter where you go, you'll be able to watch Double or Nothing on the service of your choice. Thanks to the wonders of a VPN (Virtual Private Networks), your devices can appear to be on international soil when you're actually in the U.S. – ideal for international fans on holiday who are visiting over Memorial Day weekend.
We specialize in reviewing VPNs and have already narrowed down the best of the best. While there are a few to pick from, our favorite right now is ExpressVPN. This service offers a high-speed connection, top-encryption security, more thanr 3,000 servers across 160 countries, and apps for lots of platforms. This is especially attractive for AEW's Double or Nothing PPV as it currently offers a massive three months for free (as part of a 12-month plan). If you don't think it's worth it once the first AEW champ is crowned, there's a 30-day money-back guarantee, meaning you could get access for free.
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