As seen on last week’s episode of AEW Fight For The Fallen, Chris Jericho was pushed to his absolute limits as he faced off against Nick Gage in a No Rules match.
To the surprise of no one, the deathmatch legend Nick Gage made sure the match was going to be an extremely brutal affair, full of glass panes, light tubes and pizza cutters.
In the end, Chris Jericho survived somehow and defeated Nick Gage. Many fans showered praise on Chris Jericho for doing such a match despite being 52 years old and having no need to do it.
While speaking on his podcast, Jim Cornette talked about Chris Jericho and Nick Gage’s deathmatch and lambasted the match, stating that he felt embarrassed for the pro wrestling business.
And for the main event of the evening, AEW managed to blow something even better than Marilyn Chambers ever did because they managed to blow one of their sponsorships. We’ll talk about that in a minute. But for the garbage wrestling championship of the universe I guess, the Painmaker Chris Jericho faced the bank addicted drug robber on national television and, I had alternating emotions as I felt sad for Chris, I was embarrassed for the wrestling business. I even at some points felt bad for some of the people in their locker room, even though they brought this on themselves AEW, some of the guys back there had to be going ‘Oh, come on. What the f**k?’ It’s just, it’s embarrassing. The guy that tried to get in the ring the other week on live TV looked like more of a threat to Jericho than this guy.
Chris Jericho is set to square off against Juventud Guerrera in a match he must win with a top rope move on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite Homecoming. We will have to see how Jericho will fare in the match.