AEW Mid-Year Awards: Jon Moxley, Orange Cassidy battle for MVP

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Favorite Pay Per View

Chris – Revolution. Even though it seems like picking the lone AEW pay-per-view with a paying crowd seems like the default choice, this was a very good show on its own merits. The February show featured a solid undercard, a tremendous tag team title match, a solid grudge match between Cody and Maxwell Jacob Friedman, Orange Cassidy’s awesome singles in-ring debut, and a crowd-pleasing title change in the main event.

Jesse – AEW Revolution. Wrestling companies have done a solid job with executing shows minus crowds during the pandemic. It’s hard to compare the Revolution and Double Or Nothing shows with each other. Both shows had great matches. There were  3 things Revolution that had made this my favorite PPV. A crowd and Jon Moxley winning the AEW title being the first two. Yet the biggest deciding factor was the match of the year in America. The AEW tag team title bout between Hangman Page and Kenny Omega vs The Young Bucks was such a masterpiece.  Let’s hope we see crowds by the end of 2020 to make the wonderful goings-on in AEW that much better.

Erik – I think I’ve got to go with Double or Nothing as my favorite pay-per-view, so far this year. Revolution was awesome, but DoN had everything – including the Stadium Stampede – a match that will go down in the annals of professional wrestling history as one of the weirdest and one of the greatest of all time.

Kevin – Honestly, I thoroughly enjoyed Double or Nothing. Kris Statlander vs. Penelope Ford was a show-stealer, Jon Moxley and Brodie Lee had a fun throwback, Cody vs. Lance Archer was a lot of fun, the Stadium Stampede match was unforgettable, and I loved Hikaru Shida vs. Nyla Rose.

Samantha – Revolution. It stands out because Mox became champion. Omega/Page vs. Young Bucks had one of the best tag matches ever, and we finally got Cody vs. MJF.

Sam Revolution. Cody vs. MJF was a phenomenal end to a storyline that helped build the company and Mox became champion. While I don’t agree that Omega/Page vs. The Young Bucks was the best tag team match in the history of tag team wrestling as some have claimed since then it was very good as well.