Double or Nothing had several surprise debuts even beyond Jon Moxley, ranging from the Super Smash Bros to Awesome Kong. If plans had gone forward as intended, it seems we could have been in for at least one more surprise. According to reports by PWInsider, current reigning IMPACT Champion Brian Cage was backstage at the show and scheduled to make his AEW debut.
Scheduled in for the Casino Battle Royale, IMPACT officials caught wind of the scheduled appearance and contacted Cage, telling him that he wasn’t allowed to compete. IMPACT creative team member Tommy Dreamer was at Double or Nothing and did compete in the battle royale, but Dreamer is not currently under contract with any promotion as a wrestler.