AEW fans know that matches in the company can be a bloodbath. There is nothing wrong with that for them, but the company still has limits.

AEW has incorporated numerous daring stunts and props throughout its history, ranging from helicopter entrances to glass and barbed wire in matches, and even pyrotechnics.

Nevertheless, there was one concept that AEW deemed too hazardous for television. This might upset some fans, but AEW needs to stay in business.

During a discussion at Starrcast, AEW’s legal representative, Christopher Peck, was question about whether there had ever been a concept that had to be discarded for television. It seems that someone wanted to use a hatchet during their match, but that didn’t pass standards.


“Truly, one of my favorite stories that I tell other lawyers. I got a call, I can’t remember who, it was a panicked call. It was maybe ten minutes before showtime. I wasn’t in the building and they were panicking. The question was, ‘can we bring a hatchet to the ring?’ I said, ‘A hatchet? What are we doing with a hatchet?’ They explained the stunt and I was like, ‘No, we can’t bring a hatchet to the ring.'”

Although Peck did not name which AEW star wanted to bring that weapon to the ring, there are a number of possible contenders. That fact should tell you something about how many risks the members of that roster take on a weekly basis.

AEW All Out is going down tonight in Chicago. Only time will tell what kind of weapons-filled matches the company presents in the windy city.

What’s your take on AEW using so many risky weapons during their matches? Which ones do you want to see next? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you think!

Felix Upton

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