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Matt Cardona reveals the respect he has for Nick Gage

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Former WWE Superstar Matt Cardona recently appeared on SiriusXM’s Busted Open Radio. The former Intercontinental and current GCW Champion discussed several topics during the show, including his opponent from the night he won the title, Nick Gage.

Nick Gage will be making his debut for AEW tonight on the Fight For The Fallen show. With the Deathmatch King set to face Chris Jericho, Matt Cardona would discuss the respect he has for the former GCW Champion on the SiriusXM broadcast.

“The deathmatch style is not for me, it’s not my style at all,” Cardona began on Busted Open Radio. “I’m not a fan of it, at all, but I respect that there are people who like it and who am I to say what’s right and wrong in wrestling?”

Matt Cardona on Nick Gage

“I’ve always had some sort of respect for Nick [Gage]” Cardona continued. “The guy almost died and wanted to keep going in one of his deathmatches. After being in the ring with him and seeing the punishment he takes, not only the punishment but just the love that the fans have for him and he has back.”

“My entrance was wild because the people wanted to kill me” Matt Cardona shockingly revealed. “His entrance was wild because the people loved him and wanted to touch him.”

“It was something I had never experienced before. You would have thought they were trying to kill him, but they just wanted to bring their chief to the ring. It was nuts. I respect the hell out of him. He’s one tough SOB. It just wasn’t his night” Cardona concluded.

This week’s episode of AEW Dynamite will be the Fight for The Fallen themed show. Several matches and segments have already been confirmed for the show and are as follows:

  • No DQ Match for the Trials of Jericho ’“ ‘The Painmaker’ Chris Jericho vs. Nick Gage
  • IWGP United States Championship Match ’“ Lance Archer (c) vs. Hikuleo
  • Tony Khan makes ‘a major new live event announcement.’
  • 10 Man Elimination Match ’“ Hangman Page, Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, John Silver, and Alex Reynolds vs. Kenny Omega, Matt and Nick Jackson (The Young Bucks), Karl Anderson, and Doc Gallows
  • Santana and Ortiz vs. ‘FTR’ Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood.
  • Christian Cage, Jungle Boy, and Luchasaurus vs. Angelico, Marq Quen, and Isiah Kassidy.
  • QT Marshall’s apology to Tony Schiavone
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