20 years after WCW headlined the MGM Grand, AEW brings professional wrestling pay per view back to Las Vegas

May 25th, 2019 is sure to be a historic night in the world of professional wrestling, and for all the right reasons. All Elite Wrestling is ready to stake it’s claim as a wrestling powerhouse with ‘Double or Nothing’ on pay-per-view. Tickets sold out today in hours, and with Jericho vs. Omega, Baker vs. Rose vs. Rae, and Page vs. Pac already scheduled, it’s not hard to understand why.

The host venue of AEW’s first ever pay-per-view will be the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, an arena that has a great deal of historical significance, not only in boxing, but in Wrestling. In the late 1990’s World Championship Wrestling held 3 consecutive Halloween Havoc events as well as the Clash of the Champions in Las Vegas. In those days, WCW went out of its way to put on great pay-per-view events in Caesar’s Palace and the MGM Grand Garden (at least on paper). With matches like Hogan vs. Warrior II, Hall vs. Nash, Sting vs. Bret Hart, and the Mega Powers vs. the Giant and Ric Flair to name a few, Las Vegas was WCW’s home away from home. This writer has to believe that Cody, the Young Bucks, and Brandi Rhodes picking this venue could not be just a coincidence. All Elite Wrestling brings pro wrestling pay-per-view back to the MGM Grand Garden arena and it truly is symbolic that the last wrestling company to consistently run big shows in Las Vegas, was the company that nearly put World Wrestling Entertainment out of business.

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