Matt Cardona and deathmatch legend Nick Gage had been involved in a feud for the past few months, with many fans believing Cardona didn’t have what it takes to face off against Nick Gage.

At GCW Homecoming Night 1, Matt Cardona challenged Nick Gage for the GCW World Championship. In a move that no one saw coming, Matt Cardona defeated Nick Gage for the GCW World Championship after an all-out war with the veteran.

The crowd erupted at Cardona shocking won the title and proceeded to throw a lot of things to the ring as Cardona had a lot of heat on him. While speaking on Busted Open Radio, Matt Cardona talked about the crowd’s reaction to his win.

Cardona also revealed that someone threw a pizza cutter at him and he was genuinely concerned for his wellbeing. Cardona added that the crowd reaction will live forever.

“I’ll be honest, there was some fear. Walking through that curtain, you can watch the replay, I couldn’t get through the curtain and there were fans in my face. Luckily, GCW had some security for me because I think someone would have taken me out, or tried to. I finally get (to the ring) and you can feel the genuine hate (from the crowd). Not just, ‘this is the bad guy we’re supposed to boo,’ but hate. During the match, the atmosphere was exciting. People just wanted me to die in there. I was getting tweets about people wanting me to die and for Nick to kill Chelsea. Human beings are really typing this, what is wrong with people?

Then, when I win, you saw the video. They are just throwing stuff. Bottles, full bottles. Someone threw a f**king pizza cutter. Jesus, come on. I tried to enjoy it, but I was genuinely concerned. This wasn’t like NWO with a couple of bottles and you stand there and smile. I didn’t know what was going to be thrown. I was in there for as long as I could and tried to get the money shot with the title. The GCW security was like, ‘we gotta go, run out the front.’ They brought me out and fans were still chasing us out. It was wild.

It’s 2021, we all know the deal. To get that kind of reaction, there have been similar reactions before, but I personally have never seen anything like that. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Do I wish fans would have shown me more respect? Cool. Do I wish someone didn’t throw a pizza cutter? Cool, but man, I don’t regret any of it because it will live forever.”

Many fans couldn’t believe Matt Cardona actually became the new champion but it is simply something they have to accept now. We will have to see how Cardona’s reign as the new GCW World Champion will be booked.

h/t to Fightful for the quotes.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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