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 his harrowing experience at GCW and then stated that he received messages from fans where they wanted Nick Gage to kill Cardona’s fiancée Chelsea Green.

“I’ll be honest, there was some fear. Like walking through that curtain? You can watch the replay on FITE, like I can’t even get through the curtain. There are fans just in my face, and luckily GCW had some security for me because I think someone would’ve took me out, or tried to. It’s impossible for me to get to the ring. I finally get there and you could just feel the genuine hate, and not like ‘oh this is a bad guy we’re supposed to boo’, like hate. And during the match, the atmosphere was exciting. People like, they just wanted me to die in there. I was getting tweets like, people wanted me to die and they wanted Nick to kill Chelsea. These are human beings really typing this on their phones or their computer, like ‘what the hell is wrong with these people?’


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 Wrestling Inc for the quotes.

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