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:

How did QT Marshall Piss Off the Wrong Guy? Watch What Happened! | AEW Dynamite, 8/11/21

Paul Wight Will Make His AEW In Ring Debut at All Out, Against Who? | AEW Dynamite, 8/18/21

How did Paul Wight's Confrontation with QT Marshall Lead to this? | AEW Dynamite 100, 9/1/21

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, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

Keep up with the LATEST WRESTLING RUMORS! Click here to sign up for the exclusive Wrestling Rumors daily newsletter, delivered right to your inbox.


  • Huge Title Change Takes Place At AEW All Out

  • AEW All Out 2021 Live Coverage And Results

    Live Coverage
  • WATCH: AEW Star Makes Surprise Appearance, Wins World Title

  • AEW All Out 2021 Preview, Predictions And Thoughts

  • More On Why AEW All Out Match Was Postponed

  • Some AEW Contracts Are Going To Be Up Sooner Than You Might Expect

  • Injured AEW Star In Chicago For All Out Weekend

  • AEW Rampage Results – September 3, 2021

  • CM Punk Says He Would Have Died Had He Stayed With WWE

  • VIDEO: When Ric Flair Meets Orange Cassidy