Talk of AEW’s “referee problem” cropped up again last week.
Bully Ray brought it up to Tony Khan before Dynamite on Wednesday (June 30), where a low blow, The Good Brothers, Frankie Kazarian, Brandon Cutler, and a can of cold air factored into the end of the Tag Title Eliminator between The Young Bucks and Eddie Kingston & Penta El Zero M. Some also thought referee Rick Knox screwed up counting a nearfall, but...
Yup. You are right.— Rick Knox (@madmadref) July 2, 2021
Except my name is Rick not Mike https://t.co/RUTXmQWDd0
Anyway... it shouldn’t matter on July 7. Because whether TK heard the criticisms from Bully, my man Marcus Benjamin, and others, or if this was just the plan all along, The Bucks defense against Kingston & Penta on next Wednesday’s Road Rager edition of Dynamite from Miami is now a Street Fight.
AEW GM @TonyKhan has declared that the #AEW World Tag Team Title match at #RoadRager THIS Wednesday in Miami will be a STREET FIGHT! It promises to be an epic title fight Wednesday on #AEWDynamite @PENTAELZEROM & @MadKing1981 vs @youngbucks at 8/7c on TNT! https://t.co/UN1cNiJJrQ pic.twitter.com/rEoLgau7qM— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) July 3, 2021
Here’s at updated look at the card for AEW’s first post-Jacksonville show:
- The Young Bucks (c) vs. Penta El Zero M & Eddie Kingston in a Street Fight for the AEW World Tag Team championship
- Cody vs. QT Marshall in a South Beach Strap Match
- Inner Circle (Jake Hager, Santana & Ortiz, with Konnan) vs. The Pinnacle (Wardlow & FTR, with Tully Blanchard)
- Andrade El Idolo vs. Matt Sydal
- Kris Statlander & Orange Cassidy vs. The Bunny & The Blade
- MJF & Chris Jericho have a face-to-face standoff
Ready to rage on the road... and not worry about refs in the main event?