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Fight for the Fallen was great, but ran rather long.
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Cody Rhodes comments on AEW’s four plus hour PPV events

Fight for the Fallen was great, but ran rather long.

Last night AEW held its latest live PPV event, Fight for the Fallen. As with Double or Nothing and Fyter Fest before it, Fight for the Fallen included a pre-show, The Buy In, which brought the total run-time of the event to right around four hours and twenty minutes.

Suffice to say it was a night filled with a lot of great wrestling, but it was also a very long night. After the show was over Cody was asked about the event’s four plus hour length by a member of Wrestling Inc at a media scrum.

“The show on TNT will be two hours,” said Rhodes. “So, we’re a little bit backwards, as far as we want to give these mega events before we get to the weekly show. Which will also be treated as a mega event, but the times are different. I guess the way to look at it is we have all these guys and girls that we signed and we don’t want to do four minute matches. I don’t believe in them. I want guys to go out there, play their ‘music,’ that’s why we hired you. We’re not here to teach you how to do it, maybe guide you–that’s Dean Malenko’s job, that’s Jerry Lynn’s job. I want you for what we got you for.”

“So, [it was] a little lengthy this evening, but here’s my takeaway from it all,” Rhodes continued. “At the end of the night, nobody left. And I’ll tell you the truth, if anybody went to the Ring of Honor shows with the Bullet Club and The Elite was on at the end of the night. That’s what started all of this, us in there, like, ‘What do we do?’ How do we send them home happy? Marty sings, we came up with a thousand things, but that genuine feeling is a real connection to the people–it’s not even a marketing tactic–AEW is everybody who was in the arena tonight.”


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