AEW brought a lot of attention in the last week after Chris Jericho and Nick Gage battled in a bloody deathmatch. There was some controversy over the match, because the company took things to another level in terms of violence. Cody Rhodes seems satisfied by what the company presented.
During a teleconference for the media, Cody Rhodes was asked about Chris Jericho and Nick Gage’s deathmatch. He said that AEW delivered what was promised to fans, and there was even a time when he thought about going for that genre of pro wrestling himself.
“I think that match was ‘as advertised.’ Chris Jericho as The Painmaker and Nick Gage were very clear that they were having a deathmatch and what you are going to get, it went on during the second hour, and it went on as advertised.”
“Before AEW was a thing I considered doing a deathmatch with Matt Tremont. I had really heavily considered it and I never pulled the trigger on that. It was indeed a deathmatch.”
When it came to a follow-up question regarding whether it worked, Cody said, “we were the #1 show on cable.” Rhodes also stated that he doesn’t think fans will see deathmatches on AEW very often, but “it does have its place.”
We’ll have to see how long AEW goes until they whip out some more ultraviolence, but Nick Gage certainly brought his brand of pro wrestling to TNT.
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