GCW World Champion Matt Cardona has opened up about the brutal aftermath of his deathmatch with Nick Gage at GCW Homecoming.
On July 25, Chelsea Green took to Twitter to share graphic images of Cardona’s GCW war wounds. In an interview with Renee Paquette on Oral Sessions, Cardona recalled having to patch himself up following the brutal contest.
Cardona also revealed that he sold his bloody gear for “big bucks”, saying:
“It was a disaster. Believe it or not, there’s no medical staff backstage at GCW. Luckily, there was a nurse who did stitch me up a bit, but all my slices and wounds were exposed. Luckily, my friend Giancarlo (Dittamo) had a hotel room he let me use to shower off and then he taped towels to me so I could fly home. He like, dressed me.
“I went through airport security like that and I flew right to Anaheim for Disneyland. I was bleeding out on this flight. It would dry and as I would move, it would rip open again and there was blood everywhere. I had to go to a hotel and get cleaned up. I took a bath and it looked like I was stabbed or stabbed somebody.”
“I sold all my bloody gear. For big bucks, baby. I sold the boots, the wrist tape, the gloves, the pants, the shirts, all sold separately. (I made) more than I got paid for the match. I got paid a lot for the match, but that’s how much the stuff was going for. I don’t control the market. It’s supply and demand.”
Less than a week after losing the GCW World Title, Nick Gage competed in a No Rules match with Chris Jericho on the July 28 AEW Fight for the Fallen show.
On this week’s Homecoming episode, Juventud Guerrera will make his AEW debut in a match against Jericho. This will be the third “Labor of Jericho” on the former AEW World Champion’s path to earning a match against MJF.
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