If you ask Matt Cardona who is the biggest promotion behind WWE and AEW, he’ll tell you it’s GCW.
Throughout his career, Matt Cardona has worked in multiple promotions, including World Wrestling Entertainment, All Elite Wrestling and IMPACT Wrestling. However, when it comes to being the third biggest promotion behind WWE and AEW, Cardona believes that label belongs to Game Changer Wrestling.
Recently making an appearance on the “NotSam” podcast, Matt Cardona stated:
“I truly think GCW is the third big promotion in the United States. I don’t think it’s an indie. It doesn’t just run in Jersey once or twice a month. It runs all over the country, all over the world, every single weekend. That’s not an independent promotion in my opinion.”
Cardona didn’t specifically name what promotions he thinks are bigger than GCW, but it’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that he’s talking about WWE and AEW.
According to Cardona, he’s largely responsible for the growth of GCW, and it appears that he also took a shot at Jon Moxley, who is a storyline-rival of Cardona’s.
“I’m the reason GCW sold out the Hammerstein Ballroom. I will say that if I didn’t go to GCW to have that Nick Gage deathmatch, that momentum would not have been started that led them to Hammerstein. That’s a shoot. That’s not me being a gimmick. That match trended number one over the Olympics, over UFC that night.
Moxley comes in, he wins the title, doesn’t do anything with it. He’s never trending when he does the deathmatch stuff. I understand it’s cool – ‘Oh we have this AEW guy as the champ.’ But he’s not doing anything for the company. What did he do for the company?”