That would have been different. Pay per view is usually the be all and end all in wrestling as the shows are often the most important parts of a wrestling calendar. You will see the biggest names in their most prominent matches and the whole thing feels that much bigger. That was the case this weekend, but you almost saw a different card than what was originally planned.
Sunday’s AEW All Out 2021 card featured Paul Wight defeating QT Marshall in a match that barely broke three minutes but was held just before the main event. According to Wrestling Observer Radio, the match was in that spot due to concerns that the show could run long. Had the previous matches run longer, Marshall vs. Wight could have been cut from the card entirely.
There was a road to the match. Check out how it was set up:
Opinion: This could have been a bit embarrassing for AEW but they were able to squeeze everything in. What matters the most is the fact that the match didn’t run long, as it shouldn’t have. It made sense to keep the match short, as there was little reason to believe anything else would have happened. The show was quite the smash hit and while cutting the match wouldn’t have made a huge difference, it would have been a bit of a distraction.
What did you think of the match? How would cutting it have changed things? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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