- On today's episode of Being the Elite, it was announced that Brandon Cutler has signed a full-time deal with AEW as a wrestler and executive content producer. The Young Bucks talked about how hard Cutler works, how he's back in pro wrestling after a seven-year break, and how the contract will help with his family's financial situation.
- Cutler had already been announced as one of the entrants for Saturday's Casino Battle Royale at Double or Nothing. Luchasaurus and Private Party (Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy) are also now set to take part in the match. Luchasaurus is former WWE developmental wrestler Austin Matelson, who has wrestled for Lucha Underground and ROH during his career.
AEW announced last month that Private Party had signed with them and would be part of their tag team division.
There will be 21 entrants in the Casino Battle Royale. The match will start with five wrestlers in the ring, with waves of five entering every three minutes after that. The 21st wrestler will then enter on their own. Whoever wins will receive a future shot against the first AEW World Champion.
Jimmy Havoc, Billy Gunn, MJF, Michael Nakazawa, Jungle Boy, Glacier, Sonny Kiss, Joey Janela, Ace Romero, Brian Pillman Jr., Sunny Daze, and Dustin Thomas have also been confirmed for the battle royal.
- The PAC vs. Hangman Page match from Wrestle Gate Pro's show in Nottingham, England this past Saturday will be made available on AEW's YouTube account at noon Eastern time tomorrow (May 21). As Dave Meltzer reported, the match was done because it will no longer be taking place at Double or Nothing.
Today's Being the Elite is available to watch below:
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