Will Ospreay defeats Roderick Strong to win the AEW international title at AEW Double or Nothing

AEW Double or Nothing’s fifth anniversary event begins with a highly anticipated match between Roderick Strong and fan-favorite Will Ospreay for the AEW International Championship.

Ospreay attempted to ambush Strong with a Hidden Blade during his entrance, but Strong evaded it. Ospreay quickly targeted Mike Bennett and Matt Taven at ringside before focusing on Strong. Early in the match, Bennett blatantly interfered, executing a flipping senton on Ospreay in full view of the referee, who ignored the infraction, prompting chants of “ref you suck” from the crowd. Ospreay also landed awkwardly on his head during this spot.

Later, Bennett and Taven distracted the referee again as Wardlow attempted to powerbomb Ospreay. Despite noticing this interference, the referee threatened to disqualify Strong, which would typically not result in a title change. Towards the match’s conclusion, the referee took an extended time checking on Strong, allowing Don Callis to try, unsuccessfully, to convince Ospreay to use his retired Tiger Driver 91 move. Ospreay refuses to do it, and Strong hits the Olympic Slam. Strong gets a two-count with a stiff shot to the face, but Ospreay takes control again and hits the Stormbreaker for the win.

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