The Fyter Fest wasn’t over when Dynamite went up in the air on July 8th. AEW had two Puppy Battle Royals for us on their YouTube channel.
Check it out above. But if you’re too busy or Team Cat 4 Life, we can tell you it’s as adorable and ridiculous as it sounds. The most important thing is that this was done in collaboration with Angels Among Us, a non-profit dog and cat rescue in Atlanta, to raise awareness about animal shelters and adoption in general.
But about that ridiculousness … here were the rules.
- Puppies were eliminated when all four paws touched the floor
- They could also be eliminated to eliminate (pee or poop in the ring)
- The last puppy in the ring won
- The pharaoh was there as a guest enforcer
The puppies were named after AEW wrestlers and in some cases cheered on by them.
Penelope Ford was very excited that her puppy won the first Battle Royal.
MJF spoke about his namesake during the introduction, but Tony Schiavone emphasized the importance of neutering and neutering your pets instead of giving Max the final say.