Matt Cardona Says He Sold GCW Homecoming Gear For More Than He Made For The Match

Matt Cardona made bank at GCW Homecoming.

Despite getting cut up by Nick Gage and having bottles and cans thrown at him, Cardona walked away with the GCW World Title at the event.

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Speaking to Renee Paquette on Oral Sessions, Cardona discussed the fallout from the match and how he was feeling in the subsequent hours.

"It was a disaster," Cardona said when asked about traveling after the match. "Believe it or not, there's no medical staff backstage at GCW. Luckily, there was a nurse who did stitch me up a bit, but all my slices and wounds were exposed. Luckily, my friend Giancarlo (Dittamo) had a hotel room he let me use to shower off and then he taped towels to me so I could fly home. He like, dressed me. I went through airport security like that and I flew right to Anaheim for Disneyland. I was bleeding out on this flight. It would dry and as I would move, it would rip open again and there was blood everywhere. I had to go to a hotel and get cleaned up. I took a bath and it looked like I was stabbed or stabbed somebody."

Renee joked that Cardona should give someone his gear, which wasn't a joke to Cardona, who revealed he sold his gear for a nice profit.

"I sold all my bloody gear. For big bucks, baby. I sold the boots, the wrist tape, the gloves, the pants, the shirts, all sold separately. (I made) more than I got paid for the match. I got paid a lot for the match, but that's how much the stuff was going for. I don't control the market. It's supply and demand," he said.

Cardona didn't reveal how much he made from the gear sale or the match with Gage.

In an interview with Busted Open Radio following his victory, Cardona discussed the fan reaction in the building to his win. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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