AEW Dynamite Descends Into Chaos Backstage

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AEW brought a hot night of action to Tulsa, Oklahoma with Dynamite but it turns out things might have been very stressful backstage at that show.

Adam Page may have suffered a serious injury on Dynamite which could put the AEW World Championship match at Revolution in serious jeopardy.

Trent Beretta had originally been set for a role on Dynamite but Tony Khan took to social media to tell fans he’d be missing the show due to injuries suffered at the hands of The Undisputed Kingdom. But it turns out there were even more changes that took place.

Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer explained that a lot had to be changed at very short notice on Dynamite with Jeff Hardy and Trent Beretta pulled from the show:

By the way, there’s a lot of stuff on the show tonight for various reasons. Sting was supposed to be in the show, but his father died, which we’ll get into in a second. So that’s why Ric Flair was there because Sting was supposed to be there. And then they did whatever they did, we’ll see if that leads in to anything.

There are a couple other people. Jeff Hardy was supposed to be on the show in a key role. One of the reasons that so little was announced was because they didn’t know if Sting would be able to come, the Jeff Hardy [injury], and Trent Beretta was supposed to do singles match with Orange Cassidy. I have no idea why, but it’s been built up.

[It was] Not announced, because they announced that Trent Beretta was injured and they had done an injury thing on the show. But he was actually ill. And they were waiting until, you know, basically today. And that’s when they put Mike Bennett in that spot.

AEW Dynamite “Disorganised” Due To Uncertainty

Meltzer continued, noting that he’d been told things were chaotic backstage as a result of the changes to the show and the uncertainty was why not much had been advertised:

I was told that it was very chaotic backstage, and the reason they didn’t announce anything is because so much of what they wanted to do, they didn’t know if they’d be able to do. So they didn’t want to false advertise unlike, you know, other things where if you don’t know, you just advertise it, and then well, you didn’t get cleared. So that’s why like so little was advertised compared to most. And the show had a disorganised feeling because it really was.

Ric Flair appeared on Dynamite and expressed his unhappiness about his role in AEW. Flair was then seen asking The Young Bucks for a meeting which could spell disaster for Flair’s old friend and rival Sting. Sting and Darby Allin will defend their AEW Tag Team Championship against The Young Bucks at Revolution.

h/t Inside The Ropes