AEW’s Double or Nothing on ITV Box Office
May 9, 2019
By Nik Roseveare
ITV has announced a partnership with All Elite Wrestling (AEW), the newest wrestling promotion in the US, to broadcast the highly anticipated Double Or Nothing PPV event on its ITV Box Office channel.
Fans across the UK can watch all the action live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on the night of May 25th (going into May 26th) for £14.95.
Double Or Nothing, which sold out in under 30 minutes, features a card packed with stars including the headline clash between Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho. Other featured matches include Cody taking on his brother Dustin Rhodes, The Young Bucks battling the Lucha Bros for the AAA World Tag Team Championship, and Britt Baker, Nyla Rose and Kylie Rae compete in a three-way match.
Before the live pay-per-view event begins, an hour-long live pre-show special Buy-In will air for free on ITV4 along with a special build-up show Before the Bell.
“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,” said Niall Sloane, Director of Sport, ITV. “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,” said Tony Khan, President/CEO of AEW. “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.”
AEW is reportedly in talks to launch its own weekly TV show before the year end.