A total of five people took All Elite Wrestling President Tony Khan up on his offer for a Blood & Guts ticket refund following this week's Dynamite special, reports Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer.
As reported prior to the show, Blood & Guts' first hour was pretaped in order to avoid potential scheduling issues, with the Daily's Place crowd watching it via video screens. The titular match was live, occupying the bulk of the second hour.
This information was made known to fans when tickets first went on sale. Regardless, Khan offered refunds to anyone who had perhaps missed this information, with five of the 1,500 people in attendance obliging.
Jacob Cohen, who was in the building, detailed the situation on Twitter:-
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We are going to be the crowd noise for the entire show even though the first hour is taped Omega & Nakazawa vs Moxley & Kingston is opening the showIf you want a refund you can get it now— Jacob Cohen (@MrJacobCohen) May 5, 2021
And here's how the first hour looked on the screens:-
Blood & Guts was a big ratings success for AEW, propelling Dynamite to number one on the night's cable rankings for the first time in the brand's history. Viewership also returned to over 1 million following last week's slip.
AEW plans on welcoming a full capacity crowd to Daily's Place for Double Or Nothing on 30 May.