AEW reportedly scrapped match when someone didn’t want to do the job

Nov 10, 2023 - by James Walsh

In the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer of noted the following in regards to the October 20th 2023 edition of AEW Rampage…

“The reason the 10/20 Rampage show had only three matches instead of four is because Komander vs. [Gran] Metalik was booked for the show and then pulled when Metalik refused to put Komander over. Metalik still worked Collision a few days later but that can’t have helped his standing here.”

Metalik had already lost a match to Komander in a ROH match that was taped on October 14th. Metalik lost a match to Angélico in a ROH match that taped on October 21st.

Metalik has been wrestling on and off in AEW since late 2022.

3 Responses

  1. Pete Haines says:

    No one should ever have to lose a match. Tony needs to change the way he runs AEW.

  2. What? says:

    @Pete: Simple solution – give every match loser a belt. Everyone’s a champion in Tony Khan’s book!

  3. Luke says:

    Can’t they just swap masks?

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