Wednesday’s episode of AEW Dynamite was broadcast live from the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena in Baltimore, Maryland this week and also featured tapings for Friday’s Rampage and Dark: Elevation for YouTube.
Unbeknown to those not at the arena the company was plagued with a series of production issues prior to Dynamite which resulted in matches for Dark: Elevation being unable to be taped due to a power outage.
Dave Meltzer discussed what happened during today's Wrestling Observer Radio.
"Did you know they had a power failure? Did you hear about that? Okay, so this was actually before the show started. Max Caster was wrestling Cheeseburger and Cheeseburger was very over, which was the second time they used Cheeseburger and he was very over both times. And then the entrance and the announcing place all of a sudden went dark. They did the match, Max Caster won, then they did another match that they announced, which was Skye Blue and Nyla Rose. They just said, ‘This match is only for you fans in the arena and it will never air,’ because they couldn’t tape it because they had a power failure. They got the thing fixed by eight o’clock and there was no problem with Dynamite."