Luchasaurus going down with an injury not only caused AEW to switch him out for Marko Stunt, but they also needed to switch around the entire order of the show.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that the original idea was to open with The Jurassic Express vs Lucha Bros match. This change actually worked out in a way as it wrote Christopher Daniels out of the show in the first segment due to the Lucha Bros who would compete later.

The opening tag team match was meant to put attention on Scorpio Sky and build him as a star. After the crowd response, it’s evident that was successful.

It is said that they didn’t want to extra pressure on Marko Stunt to open the night’s action. Stunt was actually supposed to work a match on AEW Dark against Joey Janela, but it was changed.

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