Last Night's AEW Dynamite Suffered Timing Issues

If you were wondering why the last few minutes of AEW Dynamite felt rushed...

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Last night's episode of AEW Dynamite suffered from timing issues.

Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer reports that main-eventers Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, Dragon Lee, Andrade El Idolo, and Rush were at one point told to "go right to the finish." The bout ran around 21 minutes but was supposed to go longer.

As a result of these timing problems, the last few minutes of Dynamite were rushed to ensure that whatever was supposed to happen, happened. This may explain why Rush and Andrade's turn on Dragon Lee was so blink-and-you'll-miss-it. The duo struck Lee (who took the pinfall) after the bell, doing so with such haste that the cameras and announcers barely caught it.


There is currently no word on which parts of Dynamite ran long, causing the timing issues. Four matches played out during the broadcast. The Elite vs. La Faccion Ingobernable both broke the 20-minute mark, while Toni Storm and KiLynn King occupied around 7 minutes bell-to-bell and Gunn Club vs. Varsity Blonds was over in 30 seconds.

Atypical of Dynamite, the show opened with an in-ring promo featuring CM Punk and Jon Moxley.

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