In the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com noted the following in regards to the October 20th 2023 edition of AEW Rampage…
“The reason the 10/20 Rampage show had only three matches instead of four is because Komander vs. [Gran] Metalik was booked for the show and then pulled when Metalik refused to put Komander over. Metalik still worked Collision a few days later but that can’t have helped his standing here.”
Metalik had already lost a match to Komander in a ROH match that was taped on October 14th. Metalik lost a match to Angélico in a ROH match that taped on October 21st.
Metalik has been wrestling on and off in AEW since late 2022.
Metalik gains some momentum in his #AEWCollision debut!
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 6, 2023