Cody and Havoc shouldn't have gone more than ten minutes in a normal setting. Considering the circumstances, I am ok with the long match.
This atmosphere reminded me of a story when Chris Hero did his first stint in FCW. Because of the politically charged climate at the time, Hero didnt have a lot of backing from management. One day, Dustin popped in to train and him and Hero had a 30 minute exhibition while Dusty and a couple of other legends watching. Hero won Dusty over that day even though Chris didnt last much longer in that run.