Someone please cast Wardlow as Lobo in a DC Comics movie immediately

Wardlow wants to play DC Comics character Lobo in a movie, which is as perfect a casting idea as there is.

Sometimes the best fan casting for movies comes from the people who want to play the roles. So when Wardlow says he’d like to play Lobo in a DC Comics movie, that sounds like an idea too good not to make a reality.

Ahead of his all but finalized match with boss and tormenter MJF at AEW Double or Nothing, Wardlow spoke with Bleacher Report’s Chris Mueller. Among the topics was what he does with his time off, which is mostly train himself to be the beast that he is, as well as watching movies.

Specifically, Wardlow revealed that he’s “a DC fan, a huge Batman and Superman fan,” and said he wouldn’t mind playing either of DC’s most famous heroes. He picked Shazam as a third choice — and while Zachary Levi is fine in that role, Wardlow vs. The Rock as Black Adam would certainly draw some money — he also called out another intriguing option.

“When I look at the villain side of things, I most definitely would love to play Lobo, and I used to have a Harley I loved riding,” Wardlow said. “I love bikes, love riding. My Harley Davidson was my baby. And I enjoy a cigar here and there, so I feel like with Lobo, I would really be able to be super-in-tune with that character.”

For the non-comics crowd, rest assured that this is an inspired choice. Lobo is an alien bounty hunter and mercenary originally created as a satire of Marvel’s Wolverine and other grim and gritty heroes of the 1990s. He was also originally a villain, but as often happens in comics (and pro wrestling, for that matter), fans loved him so much that Lobo became an anti-hero and often ended up fighting alongside DC’s established heroes — usually reluctantly on their part, given Lobo’s reputation for massive collateral damage and generally unmitigated love of violence.

Lobo also is super strong, incredibly fast for his size and remarkable resistant to pain, all things on Wardlow’s personal checklist as well. His love of cigars and bikes (space bikes, in his case) are just icing on the cake.

While Lobo has already been seen on TV in the Krypton series, he’s yet to make it to the big screen. Ironically, Johnson was once attached to the role, but Wardlow is an even more perfect fit as the Main Man, and in his own words, he wants to do it.

“Let’s get on it. Let’s get a live-action Lobo going.”

AEW Double or Nothing: Everything you need to know

Prepare for AEW Double or Nothing 2022 with the full card, previews and predictions for every match.

Get ready to hear your favorite (or least favorite) gambling analogies or puns plenty of times on Sunday, because AEW Double or Nothing is back in Las Vegas. After a two-year detour to Jacksonville due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AEW’s Memorial Day weekend pay-per-view returns to its spiritual home, this time at the T-Mobile Arena — which also hosts Dynamite and Rampage this week.

Heading up the card is an AEW World Championship match between titleholder Hangman Adam Page and challenger CM Punk. But there are plenty of other championships at stake, as Thunder Rosa, Jade Cargill, and Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus will all put their titles on the line as well. There are even rumors that more titles will make their debuts, because the winners of the Owen Hart Foundation tournaments will also be crowned, and could receive some gold of their own.

We’ll update this article with those two finals once they’re decided as well as the Wardlow vs. MJF match that is all but assured to be finalized. Until then, read on for everything you need to know to prepare yourself for AEW Double or Nothing.

AEW Double or Nothing 2022

  • When: Sunday, May 29
  • Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
  • Start time: 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT (the Buy-In pre-show begins one hour earlier at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
  • Matches announced: 10

AEW Double or Nothing results — Every match, every winner throughout history

Looking for a complete history of AEW Double or Nothing results? Check out this list of every match and every winner.

While it’s fair to say that AEW might not yet have established which of its annual pay-per-view shows is bigger than all the rest — its version of WrestleMania, if you will — AEW Double or Nothing has every right to claim that title.

Not only does it have the strongest theming, with casino and gambling elements since it was originally held in Las Vegas, Double or Nothing was also the first ever PPV in AEW history, with the initial show taking place in May 2019. It’s also showcased some of the promotion’s most obvious displays of creativity, with the 2020 and 2021 shows held at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville due to the COVID-19 pandemic and featuring the Stadium Stampede cinematic matches at adjacent TIAA Bank Field.

Looking for a complete history of AEW Double or Nothing results? Scroll down and take a year by year look at every match and every winner.

AEW, Joe Hand Promotions teaming to bring Double or Nothing to movie theaters

AEW and Joe Hand Promotions announced that Double or Nothing will be showing in select movie theaters on Sunday, May 29.

Want to watch AEW Double or Nothing this Sunday with other fans and on a screen bigger than the one you have in your home? AEW and Joe Hand Promotions have a solution for you.

AEW announced Monday that the two companies are joining forces to bring Double or Nothing to “select theatres around the country” this Sunday, May 29, beginning at 7 p.m. That start time is significant, as it means the theater broadcast will include the Buy-In pre-show, which is expected to feature the Hookhausen (Hook and Danhausen) match against Tony Nese and Mark Sterling.

“AEW is at the forefront of creating exciting opportunities that united fans together in new non traditional venues like movie theatres to experience their events,” Joe Hand, Jr., President, Joe Hand Promotions, said in a press release. “We’re proud to partner with them and help them grow their fan base and their brand in theatres across the U.S.”

The press release also confirmed the card for Double or Nothing as it stands today, though this week’s Dynamite and Rampage shows from Las Vegas could still add a match or two:

  • AEW World Championship: Hangman Page (c) vs. CM Punk
  • AEW Women’s World Championship: Thunder Rosa (c) vs. Serena Deeb
  • AEW World Tag Team Championship: Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus (c) vs. Ricky Starks & Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland
  • TBS Championship: Jade Cargill (c) vs. Anna Jay
  • Anarchy in the Arena: Jericho Appreciation Society vs. Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson, Santana, Ortiz and Eddie Kingston
  • Men’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Finals: Adam Cole vs. Winner of Kyle O’Reilly/Samoa Joe
  • Women’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Finals: TBD
  • Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) vs. The Hardys (Matt & Jeff Hardy)
  • Death Triangle (PAC, Penta Oscuro, Rey Fenix) vs. House of Black (Malakai Black, Brody King, Buddy Matthews)

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To find a theater near you that will show Double or Nothing, head to the Joe Hand Promotions official site at JoeHandPromotions.com.

Opening Bell: AEW hits Vegas, Cody Rhodes in the spotlight on Raw

Get ready for the week of May 23 in WWE and AEW with previews for Raw, SmackDown, Dynamite and Rampage.

Welcome to the Opening Bell, where we round up what’s been announced for WWE (Raw and SmackDown) and AEW (Dynamite and Rampage) programming for the week ahead.

WWE Raw preview – Ford Center, Evansville, IN

There’s a big confrontation being advertised for this week’s Raw, and by that we mean large in terms of how it’s being positioned and the physical size of the men involved. Bobby Lashley, who managed to beat Omos in a Steel Cage match even though he was thrown through the cage, has another challenge for the Nigerian Giant that he’ll apparently lay out Monday night.

And Cody Rhodes, who is increasingly being shown off as one of WWE’s biggest fan favorites, will be in action as well, taking on The Miz. But the real question is whether there will be another “Countdown to Cody” timer.

Also on tap for this week:

AEW Dynamite preview – Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas

There could be worse things than being in Las Vegas all week for a full week of AEW leading up to Double or Nothing on Sunday night. The slate begins with Dynamite on Wednesday, and even with the pay-per-view just days away, the card is pretty loaded. It’s headlined by a Steel Cage match between Wardlow and Shawn Spears, which the big man must win if he wants to get his hands on MJF (spoiler: he does want that, very much).

From a pure in-ring action standpoint, the bout of the night could (should be?) the Jungle Boy vs. Swerve Strickland vs. Ricky Starks three-way dance. Hard to imagine that one won’t be a lot of fun.

Also announce by AEW for this week’s Dynamite:

AEW Rampage preview – Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas

When will AEW Rampage air this week? It’s an open question as of the time of this post, due to the uncertainty of the NBA and NHL playoff schedules and what time games might air on TNT. It’s possible it could be headed for the 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT time slot that got the show its lowest ratings ever a few weeks ago.

Be that as it may, Rampage is set to be live this week as part of the full Las Vegas AEW experience, and we’ll update with more on the matches as they are announced.

WWE SmackDown preview – Simmons Bank Arena, North Little Rock, AR

Though it feels like the New Day has been feuding forever with the group now officially know as the Brawling Brutes, it was only this past week that Xavier Woods said out loud what we all knew: his side is outnumbered.

That being the case, he and Kofi Kingston are recruiting a mystery partner to their cause for a six-man tag team match this Friday. Who will it be, and can Woods pull off the Backwoods in a bout with so many people in it? We’ll find out on SmackDown.

Paige VanZant expected to be added to AEW Double or Nothing card

A match featuring former UFC star Paige VanZant is “listed” for AEW Double or Nothing in Las Vegas on May 29.

It’s not definite yet, but MMA star Paige VanZant could be making her AEW in-ring debut this Sunday at Double or Nothing.

On the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said a match pairing VanZant with either Scorpio Sky or Ethan Page against Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti is “listed” for the pay-per-view, which takes place May 29 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (h/t to Andrew Ravens of WrestlingNews.co for the transcription).

They’re still going to do something with Sammy Guevara and Scorpio Sky. So the plan for sure was a mixed tag. …

They said they were gonna do it until they get the match they want, and they made it very clear the match they wanted was Sammy and Tay against Paige VanZant and Scorpio Sky or Ethan Page, they want that mixed tag. Unless something changed, the mixed tag is it….I was outright told over the weekend that it was listed. Until it’s announced it’s not announced, they could do it a different way. But, I was actually outright told that the match is tentatively scheduled for the pay-per-view.

VanZant’s most recent appearance on AEW programming came on the April 27 episode of AEW Dynamite, when she assisted Sky in winning the TNT Championship from Guevara in a Ladder match. The former UFC fighter was said to have signed with AEW in March, but she has yet to compete in an official match.

VanZant sparked some speculation of her own by posting new clips of some of her pro wrestling training on Twitter this weekend.

The rivalry between Sky and Guevara has included Sky’s Men of the Year partner Page and American Top Team head Dan Lambert, as well as Guevara’s girlfriend and fellow AEW wrestler Conti. But it has been somewhat confusing at times, with Sky’s side demanding a mixed tag team match — that would presumably involve VanZant — without spelling out exactly who would be in it or where it would take place.

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Double or Nothing would be a perfect time for it, if AEW feels it has time on what is already a pretty loaded card. The promotion has live episodes of Dynamite and Rampage set for Las Vegas this week that should provide an answer as to whether fans will finally see VanZant as a pro wrestler during the holiday weekend.

AEW Rampage results: Hookhausen trains, Blackpool Combat Club wins again

Check out full AEW Rampage results for the May 20, 2022 episode (taped on May 18) from Houston.

We’re not quite in the home stretch for Double or Nothing, but tonight’s episode of AEW Rampage from Houston is pretty darn close. Before we head to Las Vegas for all of AEW”s shows next week, there’s some business to attend to in the form of the Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament. Kris Statlander, a late entry to the bracket, takes on Red Velvet for the right to face Ruby Soho in one semifinal.

AEW has also promised the latest from the duo the fans have dubbed Hookhausen: Hook and Danhausen. This odd couple (and to be fair, it’s mostly Danhausen who’s odd) has formed to combat Tony Nese and his meddling manager, Smart Mark Sterling. Though Sterling is hurt, Danhausen is Danhausen, so this could be a somewhat even fight during the Double or Nothing pre-show.

And for some reason, Matt Sydal and Dante Martin challenged the Blackpool Combat Club to a match. That’s likely to end in a BCC win, but we shall see.

Quick AEW Rampage results are below, but keep scrolling if you’d like more details on any match or significant segment.

AEW Rampage results in 30 seconds:

House of Black def. Evil Uno, Pres10 Vance and Fuego Del Sol by pinfall

Fuego has ongoing beef with House of Black, but Dark Order has been feuding with them as well, so this is more than a marriage of convenience. Malakai Black tries for a leg lock that makes 10 pound his way out of it, and Fuego tags himself in.

Buddy Matthews mocks Penta’s cero miedo hand sign as he gets in to work for the first time, and Brody King is quickly in as well. Uno escapes a power move from King, but Fuego gets knocked off the apron to the floor.

After some picture in picture goodness, Fuego makes the hot tag to 10, who even manages to send King to the floor. Uno hits a nice cannonball senton to the floor as his Dark Order teammate gets a near fall.

Black gets 10 in a kneebar but Uno is able to get a quick save. 10 connects on a discus lariat on Black, but his now injured knee is a problem. That leaves Uno and King to face off, but King backdrops out of a powerbomb attempt. As all heck is breaking loose with the other combatants, King hits a big clothesline and his powerbomb finisher to score the pinfall.

Death Triangle comes to the ramp, where Penta Oscuro reveals a tombstone with the House of Black’s name on it and a Double or Nothing placard. Ominous.

Shawn Spears def. “A Giant” by pinfall

The announcer sell this as Spears’ opportunity to show he can handle Wardlow, but … this isn’t much of a giant. It’s Big Damo, formerly known as Killian Dain. He actually handles Spears jus fine in the opening minutes, but one knee and a C4 wraps things up.

Kris Statlander def. Red Velvet by pinfall – Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Quarterfinal

Since she will face the winner, Ruby Soho is a logical and interested observer on guest commentator. Statlander does an overhead press with Velvet and switches to a single hand, and Soho notes this is a brand new Statlander.

Velvet traps Statlander in the apron skirt as Chris Jericho awards her the Sports Entertainer of the Week award. After a commercial break, Velvet hits the Final Slice but Statlander surprises everyone at the announce table when she kicks out.

When Statlander goes for her finisher, Velvet counters but is countered herself and gets the three count. Kiera Hogan attacks Statlander after the bell, Soho is in there as well, but Jade Cargill makes it three on two. Anna Jay ends up as the equalizer, stealing Mark Sterling’s crutch for use as a weapon to drive off the heels.

Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley def. Matt Sydal and Dante Martin by pinfall

Excalibur notes how he’s stuck between Taz, Chris Jericho and William Regal at the announce table, which sounds tense but fun. Sydal is hanging in pretty well against Moxley, using kicks and some flashier moves to keep him on the defensive.

Martin has a run of offense while the action is side by side with ads, but Danielson hits him with a double underhook superplex and transitions right into the Lebell Lock. Martin nearly makes the ropes, and gets his foot there when Danielson pulls back his arm. Regal is impressed.

Moxley gets double teamed by his opponents, and Sydal goes up top but decides to give Danielson a meteora on the apron. Martin hits the Nose Dive on Moxley and Danielson needs to make a save.

Looks like it’s Mox and Martin to the finish here, and Moxley nearly wins it with a piledriver after he counters a top rope maneuver. A Paradigm Shift seals the deal a moment later, though Moxley is bleeding from the mouth. Regal and Jericho have some words as the former leaves the announce table.

But Jericho isn’t leaving without the final word, and the assembled Jericho Appreciation Society is out on the ramp, followed by Eddie Kingston, Santana and Ortiz.

Bryan Danielson reportedly OK after Rampage incident

Bryan Danielson is reportedly uninjured after getting his leg stuck between the ring and the ramp at this week’s AEW Rampage taping in Houston.

Bryan Danielson appears to be fine despite getting his leg stuck between the ring and the ramp at the AEW Rampage taping in Houston on Wednesday night.

While the episode of Rampage, which was taped after the live AEW Dynamite, won’t air until Friday, numerous attendees posted video of Danielson on social media, showing him apparently trapped with staff members working for several minutes to get him free.

Danielson was able to walk to the back without help afterward.

The incident naturally caused concern among those who witnessed it, but Bryan Alvarez of Wrestling Observer Radio reports that Danielson should be fine, and may have even intentionally played the situation up.

“I’m strongly given the impression this was all a work from start to finish,” Alvarez said. “So I suppose if we hear otherwise, we’ll let you guys know tomorrow. But I think he just came up with a wacky idea and thought it would be funny.

Alvarez added that Jon Moxley and others were with Danielson and laughing about the predicament with him.

“I think one way or another, we can tell you that he does not appear to be seriously injured, and I think the whole thing was a work.”

That will come as a relief to AEW fans, as Danielson’s health is something that is always top of mind when it come to the 40-year-old’s pro wrestling career. Danielson retired from pro wrestling in 2016 due to concussion-related injuries and the discovery of a brain lesion, though he was medically cleared to resume in-ring activities two years later.

It will be interesting to see if and how Danielson’s situation is presented on Rampage, where he and Moxley team in the main event to take on Dante Martin and Matt Sydal. Rampage airs at a special start time of 7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT on TNT.

AEW Dynamite live results: Jokers revealed, Cole vs. Hardy and more

Check out full AEW Dynamite results for Wild Card Wednesday from Houston.

The Owen Hart Foundation tournaments on both the men’s and women’s sides get an added dose of intrigue tonight, as it’s Wild Card Wednesday on AEW Dynamite from Houston.

Both Samoa Joe and Dr. Britt Baker made it to the quarterfinals of their respective tourneys, but neither wrestler knows who they’ll be facing tonight. That’s because both brackets have a Joker; not the Batman villain, but rather an opponent whose identity won’t be known until Joe and Britt are standing in the ring and hear some music hit.

Seeing as AEW is home of the Forbidden Door, the Jokers could be wrestlers already on the roster … but they don’t necessarily have to be. Those reveals are certain to spice things up.

Another matchup on the men’s side that we do know is Adam Cole vs. Jeff Hardy, which is the latest in a line of “never before seen” AEW dream bouts. Plus Wardlow has to suffer through 10 lashes from MJF to get the match he wants with his boss at Double or Nothing, and much more.

If you can’t watch the show tonight or just want a refresher on what’s gone down, bookmark this page as we’ll update with quick bullet points here and more detailed AEW Dynamite results if you continue scrolling down.

AEW Dynamite results in 60 seconds:

Jeff Hardy def. Darby Allin on AEW Dynamite, May 11, 2022: Best photos

Check out the best photos from the Owen Hart Foundation quarterfinal between Jeff Hardy and Darby Allin on the May 11, 2022 episode of AEW Dynamite.

Check out the best photos of the Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament quarterfinal between Jeff Hardy and Darby Allin on the May 11, 2022 episode of AEW Dynamite. (Photos courtesy of All Elite Wrestling)