Fans Given Refunds After AEW Dynamite ‘Blood & Guts’

Fans Given Refunds After AEW Dynamite ‘Blood & Guts’

According to Dave Meltzer on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, the first hour of last night’s episode of AEW Dynamite was actually taped a few weeks ago in front of no fans.

Meltzer noted that AEW decided to do this because of how long it was going to take to set up the two rings and cage needed for the Blood and Guts match which main evented the show.

He said:

“The first hour-plus of this show was really interesting because it was all taped with no fans a couple of weeks ago, the whole first hour. They did it to pretend it was live so they actually set up the two rings when they did the taping. Because to set up the cage for the thing would take forever and they couldn’t do it live, they just couldn’t. So that’s why when they did the advertising, they advertised it was gonna be a one-match show, the idea was a one-match show for the people who bought tickets and so they wanted to tell everyone. There were people who didn’t know even though it had been advertised that way.”

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Meltzer also explained that those in attendance for Blood and Guts were played the show on the big screens, so the crowd noise we heard during the first hour of the show was genuine.

It was also noted that Tony Khan told people that if they weren’t aware beforehand that only the second hour of the show would be live, they would be entitled to a refund, which five people took up.

Meltzer added:

“And when the show started, Tony Khan before the cameras went on, just goes, ‘Okay, this is the situation, the first hour of this show is taped, we’re gonna be playing it on the screens. However, your crowd noise is going to be the crowd noise in this match, so cheer and boo like you would’.

“So the crowd noise was not fake crowd noise, it was the real crowd noise from this crowd, but the matches themselves were taped a couple of weeks ago. And he (Tony Khan) explained before that, ‘If for some reason you didn’t hear this and you’re unhappy, you can get a refund’, and they did give five refunds.”

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3 years ago by Wrestle Talk


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