Tony Khan Wanted Absent AEW Stars In Scrapped Revolution Match

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Tony Khan has broken down exactly why Meat Madness was scrapped.

On March 28th, Tony Khan announced that the planned Meat Madness three-way match planned for Revolution had been postponed. Instead, the match has been replaced by an All-Star scramble featuring the likes of Chris Jericho, HOOK, Brian Cage, and more.

At the time, Khan said multiple people scheduled for the match were dealing with injuries.

During the media call ahead of Revolution, the AEW boss was asked about the changes to the match by Bill Pritchard of WrestleZone. Khan explained that he wanted Miro and Keith Lee involved in the match, but both were unavailable.

“I wanted to put a lot of the big wrestlers and get the crowd fired up for a multi-man scramble, a Meat Madness match. I think the crowd would enjoy it and it would be a lot of fun, but some of the wrestlers I was hoping to use….right now, Miro and Keith Lee are both out.

Neither one is available, and some of our big men being out injured, I wanted to have the depth in the field to do the match I originally envisioned and people would enjoy that,

Since we didn’t necessarily have the depth and we’re missing some of our big guys to do the Meat Madness multi-man scramble, we have other great stars and rivalries to showcase, so I made it an All-Star Scramble.

When we get all of our big men healthy at the same time, I still want to take the Meat Madness concept off the shelf, get it out of the freezer, thaw it out, but until then I put Meat Madness on ice.”

Tony Khan Hints At Surprise For Dynamite

During the call, Tony Khan said he was excited about something on the upcoming March 6th episode of Dynamite in Atlanta. This was followed by a report that claimed the surprise in question could be Kazuchika Okada.

There’s been “plenty of discussion” about Okada debuting on the show, and numerous sources stated that the hope as of mid-February was for the star to be with the company by then.

H/t to Fightful