Wardlow will finally get the opportunity to face MJF at the Double or Nothing pay-per-view after defeating Shawn Spears inside of a steel cage.
The cage match took place on the May 25th episode of Dynamite, where MJF acted as the special guest referee. Maxwell Jacob Friedman would do all he could to ensure that Mr. Mayhem would not be granted the match at the pay-per-view, including fast counts when Spears was attempting pins and not counting at all when The Chair Man was being pinned. MJF would also threaten to disqualify Wardlow if he were to lay a finger on the ref.
The turning point came after referee MJF hit a low blow onto Wardlow when a powerbomb was attempted onto Spears. Shawn Spears would then go to the outside and grab a steel chair, it should be noted than this particular cage match had pinfall or submission victories only. MJF held Wardlow up as Spears attempted to strike Wardlow in the head, but the former associate of MJF ducked at the last second, meaning that Spears would strike special referee MJF instead.
Wardlow would rise up behind Spears and hit a series of powerbombs. AEW referee Bryce Remsburg would run to the ring after the third powerbomb, to which Wardlow would hit the move one more time onto Spears, onto a chair to become victorious. Wardlow posed on top of the cage following the victory, with MJF regaining consciousness and looking distraught at the events that occurrred.
The current line-up for the Double or Nothing pay-per-view is now as follows:
- Hook and Danhausen vs. Tony Nese and Mark Sterling – This match will be taking place on the buy-in.
- Thunder Rosa (c) vs. Serena Deeb – Singles match for the AEW Women’s Championship.
- “Hangman” Adam Page (c) vs. CM Punk – Singles match for the AEW World Championship.
- Adam Cole vs. Samoa Joe – Finals of the Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament.
- Dr . Britt Baker D.M.D vs. Ruby Soho or Kris Statlander – Finals of the Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament.
- Jurassic Express (c) vs. Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland vs. Powerhouse Hobbs and Ricky Starks – Triple Threat match for the AEW Tag Team Championships.
- The Jericho Appreciation Society vs. Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson, Eddie Kingston, Santana and Ortiz – Anarchy in the Arena.
- MJF vs. Wardlow – If Wardlow wins, he will be free from MJF. If MJF wins, Wardlow can never sign an AEW contract.
- The Hardys vs. The Young Bucks.
- Jade Cargill (c) vs. Anna Jay – Singles match for the TBS Championship.
- The House of Black vs. Death Triangle.
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