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AEW had to change plans when the power went out during Dark: Elevation match

AEW broadcast Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite from the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena in Baltimore, Maryland, in addition to taping Friday’s Rampage and Dark: Elevation.

AEW President Tony Khan had to call an audible due to a production issue when Skye Blue and NylaRose were set for a Dark: Elevation match. However, because there was no electricity, they were unable to record the match. Instead, they simply announced that it was a live fan match.

Another production issue occurred when the lights went out around the entrance ramp and announce table during a match where Max Caster wrestled Cheeseburger. The game was able to finish but could not be recorded.

The Dark: Elevation main event was rescheduled before the Rampage taping. Fortunately, the issues were resolved before Dynamite went on the air. Dave Meltzer discussed the issues during today’s Wrestling Observer Radio.

“Did you know they had a power outage? Did you hear about that? Okay, this was actually before the show started. Max Caster was fighting Cheeseburger and Cheeseburger was very finished which was the second time they used Cheeseburger and he was very finished both times. And then the entrance and the announcement place suddenly went dark. They did the match, Max Caster won, then they did another match that they advertised, which was Skye Blue and Nyla Rose. They just said, ‘This match is just for you fans in the arena and it will never be broadcast,’ because they couldn’t record it because they had a power outage. They fixed it at eight o’clock and there was no problem with Dynamite.”

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