AEW is always looking to produce a show worth remembering for fans every single week and this week was no exception. With that said, Dynamite saw a lot of chaos backstage this week.

During this week’s edition of AEW Dynamite was somewhat different, as the company didn’t really announce many matches or segments in advance, which fans found quite odd.

While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer reported that Jeff Hardy was supposed to play a significant role in the show, but uncertainty around Sting’s availability led to limited announcements.

Originally, there was a planned singles match with Orange Cassidy involving Hardy and Trent Barreta. However, Barreta’s unexpected illness, initially described as an injury on the show, prompted a last-minute replacement with Mike Bennett. The backstage atmosphere was described as chaotic due to uncertainties about the planned activities, leading to a decision not to announce details to avoid false advertising.


”Jeff Hardy was supposed to be on the show in a key role, one of the reasons so little was announced was because they didn’t know if Sting would be able to come. The Jeff Hardy and Trend Barretta, there was supposed to be a singles match with Orange Cassidy. I have no idea why, but it’d been built up. Then they announced Barretta was injured and had dnoe an injury thing on the show, but he was actually ill but they were waiting till basically today, and that’s why they put Mike Bennett in that spot.

“I was told that it was very chaotic backstage, the reason they didn’t announce anything was because so much of what thye wanted to do, they didn’t know if they’d be able to do, so they didn’t want to false advertise.”

It remains to be how AEW will continue to book their shows as we head towards Revolution in March, as many fans hope there won’t be much chaos backstage in the future.

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