While he was on the losing end of a bloody Tables Match last week, Matt Hardy's feud with Sammy Guevara is apparently far from over. On Monday's edition of the Road to All Out, Guevara offered Hardy a rematch at the All Out pay-per-view and allowed him to pick the stipulation. Hardy responded by saying the bout would be a Broken Rules Match, and that if he lost he would leave AEW. Hardy exclaimed, "Face me in a Broken Rules Match. The Daily's Place Deletion! Maybe Sammy is right, maybe it's time to give it up. But Sammy is going to have to go through hell for me to give it up... Challenge accepted. And if I lose, I leave."
So what is a Broken Rules Match? AEW explained the details on Twitter, which you can see below. While Hardy has had issues with The Inner Circle since he first arrived in AEW, his feud with "The Spanish God" kicked into high gear last month when Guevara accidentally threw a metal chair (not like the normal ones used in matches, the heavier ones used in the audience at Daily's Place) at Hardy's head, leaving a nasty gash that took more than a dozen stitches to close.
This Sat 9/5 #AEWAllOut Live on PPV 8/7c!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) September 1, 2020
-The winner will be the Last Man Standing, determined when one man can’t answer the referee’s 10 count.
-The finish can take place anywhere.
-There must be a winner.
-If Matt Hardy loses the match, he’ll leave AEW forever. pic.twitter.com/tktgbQFcCe
Hardy explained in a recent interview with TV Insider that he originally planned on having a Hardy Compound Match with Guevara, but plans had to be changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"In all actuality, when we first started doing all that, the original plan, I think, was to have the cinematic match with Sammy," Hardy said. "I challenged Jericho, but the idea was for it to get pushed off to Sammy. Things went differently when North Carolina and other states went into lockdown. There was this six-week period where AEW literally survived on a day or two of shooting footage, which was pretty amazing. They did an incredible job. Kudos to the crew. We had to change course in many ways. From the very beginning, I was going to end up having a feud with Sammy, and Jericho was my bridge to get to that. As far as the Hardy Compound fight with Sammy, that may happen one day. We'll see."
Check out the full lineup for All Out (as of now) below:
- AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley vs. MJF
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: Kenny Omega & Hangman Page vs. FTR
- AEW Women's World Championship: Hikaru Shida vs. Thunder Rosa
- Mimosa Mayhem Match: Chris Jericho vs. Orange Cassidy
- Broken Rules Match: Matt Hardy vs. Sammy Guevara
- Casino Battle Royale: Darby Allin vs. Lance Archer vs. Ricky Starks vs. Brian Cage vs. Pentagon Jr. vs. Rey Fenix vs. The Butcher vs. The Blade vs. Eddie Kingston vs. TBA
- The Dark Order (Brodie Lee, Colt Cabana, Evil Uno and Stu Grayson) vs. Matt Cardona, Scorpio Sky, Dustin Rhodes and QT Marshall
- The Young Bucks vs. Jurassic Express OR SCU vs. Private Party