A match on a recent episode of AEW Rampage was reportedly nearly cut in half due to time constraints.
On the April 22nd episode of AEW Rampage, Eddie Kingston and Daniel Garcia battled it out in the ring, as the veteran continues to wage war against the Jericho Appreciation Society.
In the version of the match that was broadcast on television, Kingston and Garcia fought tooth and nail for a little over 11 minutes. In the end it was Kingston who picked up the win with the Spinning Backfist. It was a win that was all the sweeter, as it came without any outside interference with back-up for both men barred from ringside.
After the match, Kingston also made sure that the world knew that the win was only a stepping stone, and that he was still gunning for Jericho.
However, it has now been reported that the match which was taped after Dynamite on April 20th, was very different for those in the arena. Speaking on a recent episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that the actual match lasted around 22 minutes was edited down due to time constraints. There is no news as to why the show was running so long.
The April 22nd edition of AEW Rampage began with the huge clash between Adam Cole and Tomohiro Ishii in the qualifying round of the Owen Hart Foundation tournament. As predicted, the match was a hugely hard-hitting encounter, eventually won by Cole after Jay White appeared at ringside. The pair celebrated together after the match.
Elsewhere, Lance Archer demolished Serpentico, and Jade Cargill maintained her unbeaten record with victory over Marina Shafir.