Daily Drop 5/27: Bayley Hangs With Mercedes Mone After AEW Title Win, Double or Nothing Mystery Solved

It’s time for your Daily Drop on Monday, May 27. It is Memorial Day Monday, so a lot of people have the day off. This is good, because a ton of fans were up late watching Double or Nothing last night from Las Vegas.

On this Memorial Day, SEScoops honors and remembers the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We extend our deepest gratitude to their families and loved ones.

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Before we get going, AEW Double or Nothing went down in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas last night. You may find the results to the historic pay-per-view event below.

  • Deonna Purrazzo defeated Thunder Rosa by pinfall (Singles match)
  • The Acclaimed (Max Caster and Anthony Bowens) and “Daddy Ass” Billy Gunn defeated Cage of Agony (Brian Cage and Gates of Agony (Toa Liona and Bishop Kaun)) by pinfall (Trios match)
  • Will Ospreay defeated Roderick Strong (c) (with Matt Taven and Mike Bennett) by pinfall (Singles match for the AEW International Championship)
  • The Bang Bang Gang (Jay White and The Gunns (Austin Gunn and Colten Gunn)) (c) defeated Death Triangle (Pac, Rey Fénix, and Penta El Zero Miedo) (with Alex Abrahantes) by pinfall (Trios match for the Unified World Trios Championship)
  • “Timeless” Toni Storm (c) (with Luther and Mariah May) defeated Serena Deeb by pinfall (Singles match for the AEW Women’s World Championship)
  • Orange Cassidy defeated Trent Beretta by pinfall (Singles match)
  • Chris Jericho (c) defeated Hook and Katsuyori Shibata by pinfall (Three-way FTW Rules match for the FTW Championship)
  • Jon Moxley defeated Konosuke Takeshita (with Don Callis) by pinfall (IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Eliminator match)
  • Adam Copeland (c) defeated Malakai Black by referee stoppage (Barbed Wire Steel Cage match for the AEW TNT Championship)
  • Mercedes Moné defeated Willow Nightingale (c) (with Stokely Hathaway and Kris Statlander) by pinfall (Singles match for the AEW TBS Championship)
  • Swerve Strickland (c) (with Prince Nana) defeated Christian Cage (with Killswitch, Nick Wayne, and Mother Wayne) by pinfall (Singles match for the AEW World Championship)
  • The Elite (Kazuchika Okada, Jack Perry, and The Young Bucks (Matthew Jackson and Nicholas Jackson)) defeated Team AEW (Bryan Danielson, Darby Allin, and FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood)) by pinfall (Anarchy in the Arena match)

Now, let’s get into our Memorial Day edition of the Daily Drop!

AEW:

CEO Champion: Mercedes Mone won her first match in AEW, and she is now the TBS Champion. She beat Willow Nightingale in clean fashion at Double or Nothing, and that was followed by Kris Statlander and Stokely Hathaway turning on Willow.

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Mystery Solved: During the AEW Double or Nothing Zero-Hour show, a clip of a woman putting something between Anthony Bowens’ fingers went viral after I posed a question about the identity of the female. I have since confirmed that she was indie wrestler Alice Blair.

The Brood is All Elite: Adam Copeland’s Brood inspired entrance at AEW Double or Nothing got a lot of fans talking. Gangrel’s appearance also provided a pleasant surprise. You may find our article, including video of that amazing entrance, here.

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MJF’s Triple H Tribute: MJF made an explosive return to AEW TV at Double or Nothing, paying tribute to Triple H by wearing a jacket strikingly similar to the one Triple H wore during his 2002 WWE comeback.

WWE:

Bad News For Giulia: Recent WWE signee Giulia sustained a wrist injury during a tag-team match with Utami Hayashishita against Sareee and Bozilla. Despite the injury occurring early in the bout, Giulia competed for the full 28 minutes. Tokyo Sports reports that the former NJPW Strong Women’s Champion will undergo surgery on May 28, following medical advice that surgery is the best course of action.

Bayley Spotted After AEW Double or Nothing: Following Mercedes Mone’s big title win in Las Vegas, she hung out with Bayley. The two were spotted at an After-Party, and it is obvious that the two are still very close friends.

Stem Cells For Shotzi: Although she’s been out of action for quite some time, Shotzi Blackheart updated fans that she is now getting stem cell therapy to help her recover. She was set to face Tiffany Stratton on the February 16 SmackDown for a spot in the Elimination Chamber: Perth, but Alba Fyre replaced her. Shotzi suffered a torn ACL, sidelining her for nine months and causing her to miss WrestleMania XL.

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Liv Making Bank: After her WWE Women’s World Title win at King & Queen of the Ring, Liv Morgan’s new t-shirt shot to the top of the company’s merchandise sales list. She is now sitting at the top spot of the company’s merch sales.

Upcoming Pro Wrestling Pay-Per-View Events:

  • WWE NXT Battleground (June 9, 2024): UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • WWE Clash at the Castle (June 15, 2024): OVO Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Forbidden Door Event (June 30, 2024): UBS Arena, Elmont, New York
  • WWE Money in the Bank (July 6, 2024): Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • WWE NXT Heatwave (July 7, 2024): Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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