AEW boss Tony Khan apparently broke his own rule to allow a brutal match between two of his stars to take place outside of his company.
Bloody and brutal matches are no stranger to AEW but one such bout recently took place featuring two of the company’s stars but it did not take place in the confines of Tony Khan’s company.
Penta El Zero Miedo – known as Pentagon Jr. is AAA – recently took on QT Marshall in an Ambulance Match at Triplemania XXXI in Tijuana, Mexico. The match was a first in the country and saw Marshall pick up a huge win but fans shouldn’t get used to seeing two AEW stars clash outside of the company.
Speaking to Chris Jericho on Talk is Jericho, QT Marshall explained how the match came to be and says Tony Khan told him that he wouldn’t normally let a match like this happen but thought it could help Marshall propel his career in AEW:
“Konnan called me and he kind of had this idea and we ran it by Tony Khan and Tony is a firm believer when it comes to me, that it’s good for me to go out and wrestle in other places because I can maybe help possibly turn the Twitter fans into seeing a different side of me and stuff like that.
“The Twitter fans that give Tony a lot of crap for putting me on TV. Yeah, but it’s a different type of hate (that Chris Jericho gets)…
“For some reason, they really, really hate me and this is what he specifically said, ‘I would never let two of my contracted talents go to another company and do an angle like this that could lead to something even bigger that I know would do a great rating for my show. But I believe in you and I do believe this would help you and it’ll help your career overall’ so thank goodness they were able to tell a good story for the past couple of months.”
QT Marshall will be back in Mexico for Triplemania XXXI in Mexico City when he is part of a four-way match to crown a AAA Latin American Champion alongside Brian Cage, Pentagon Jr., and Dralistico.