One of the few stories with any kind of negative connotation coming out of ALL IN last Saturday (Sept. 1) involved a time crunch which resulted in the event barely finishing before its pay-per-view (PPV) broadcast window closed at 11PM Eastern.
Rumors pointed to Marty Scurll’s match with Kazuchika Okada going really long, taking up almost twice as much time as it was allotted and reportedly leading to the dreaded backstage heat falling on Marty.
But according to Scurll’s account of the situation to the Prime Time with Sean Mooney podcast, he’s not the Villain - and no one in the Being The Elite crew is treating him like one:
“Normally I don’t like to reveal the curtain back too much, but in this case I will. No we went a minute over - people saying like 14 minutes over, no, no, no, no. The show ran 14 minutes over, so a bunch of the other matches went over... but obviously I guess our match was crucified because obviously we were the match on before last...
Just before I went out, Nick Jackson said to me and Okada, ‘Guys, whatever you do, don’t cut anything. Just do whatever you do, even if we go on dark tonight, it’s fine. Just do what you need to do.’
As far as the curtain call, none of us knew what was going on! I was in the semi-main match, so I finished my match, I’ve cooled down, whatever - blahblahblahblah. I was in the shower. I didn’t have a clue!”
Scurll comes up short of calling the reports #FakeNews and sounds pretty gracious about being the focus of the so-called dirt sheets, but he isn’t letting heat rumors get to him. Check out the whole episode of Prime Time with Sean Mooney, and here’s a clip with the portion from which the above quote was taken: