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Cody Rhodes wields sledgehammer and destroys Triple H's throne at AEW Double or Nothing

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All Elite Wrestling's (AEW) first pay-per-view event Double or Nothing seems to have started a new wrestling war for the WWE to contend with.

Double or Nothing event has got the AEW promotion off to a good start as they look to be an alternative to WWE programming. Some believe they could even get big enough to replicate the Monday Night Wars from the 1990s between WCW and WWF.

One of the big matches at Double or Nothing last night was between Cody Rhodes and his brother Dustin Rhodes. It was during Cody's entrance which fans realised AEW wants a war with WWE.

The American Nightmare started making his way to the ring with a sledgehammer in hand, but before he made his way down the ramp, he turned around to face a throne.

This wasn't any ordinary throne, however. This was a throne which looked very similar to that of Triple H's throne from WrestleMania 30.

Cody then approached the throne and, with the sledgehammer, demolished it into several pieces with one single hammer blow as the fans in Las Vegas cheered.

The executive vice president of AEW explained the Triple H reference during an interview with Chris Van Vliet after Double or Nothing.

The American Nightmare explained that Triple H's throne symbolises his and WWE's reign and that he 'wants to play ball'.

This seemingly implies AEW wants a new wrestling war with WWE similar to what WCW had with WWF during the Monday Night Wars in the 1990s.

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AEW is still a long way from reaching the same levels as WWE, but they certainly got themselves off to a strong start last night at Double or Nothing.

This was showed further after the main event had finished between Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega, as Jon Moxley, formerly known as Dean Ambrose in WWE, came down to the ring and attacked both wrestlers.

Omega commented on Moxley to the crowd after his match, as he said, via Wrestling Inc: "I don't want to talk too much. I'm so proud of everyone and I should be mad, mad for losing, but Moxley.

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"I'm not going to thank you, Chris. I'm going to thank you, Moxley, because tonight—this is kind of clever because we're in Vegas. You just raised the stakes."

Cody added: "Did you guys have a good time tonight? We said the word 'revolution' but there's a more appropriate term, this right here is a family. This right here is for everybody who was told they couldn't, who was told they're less than.

"None of us are, mediocre love company and that is not us. This is All Elite Wrestling, you are All Elite Wrestling! Let me ask you where we go next, whether it be Chicago, Jacksonville, all around the world, will you follow us?"

AEW's next event will take place on June 29 at Fyter Fest in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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