Chris Jericho has worked hard to establish himself as one of the most well-respected wrestlers in the pro wrestling business. He has worked in numerous pro wrestling companies over the years and made an impact everywhere. Jericho also bragged about the Blood and Guts match while putting it over in a huge way.
Last month, AEW Dynamite held their Blood & Guts special, which featured the aforementioned match. It saw The Jericho Appreciation Society duke it out with The Blackpool Combat Club and Eddie Kingston and Proud and Powerful.
In the end, the Blackpool Combat Club came out on top. While speaking with Inside the Ropes, Chris Jericho bragged that the match made AEW look as big as WWE.
“I wouldn’t have thought of that again except from last year’s Blood and Guts, we still only had a thousand people in the crowd,” Jericho said. “And if you remember, because of how we shot it at Daily’s Place, what you saw as the cage and then basically just the wall behind it, the big tron, the stage. You couldn’t really get a sense of the massiveness of this cage. It looked cool, but it was almost to me like ‘Oh good job guys. Is this your Hell in a Cell? Good job.’
“So when I got there I said ‘We need to do something on top of the cage. Because I’m just envisioning this shot from the hard camera of the cage, with 6,000 people on this side, with Eddie Kingston standing on top of the cage and people just pop.’ That was my vision. People were like ‘We shouldn’t go on top again.’ I said ‘Next year, no. This year we have to because it’s essentially the debut of Blood and Guts. It’s the first time people have seen how big this is, with this giant crowd in Detroit, one of our biggest that we had.’”
Jericho further stressed how important fighting on top of the cage was to making AEW look like a major league promotion.
“This puts us on a different level. This makes AEW look every bit as big as any other wrestling company in the world today. ‘Let’s go up to the top.’ Sammy texted me a couple of days before saying ‘Hey, I want to take a bump off the top.’ I said ‘Of course you do.’ He wanted to take a bump off the top last year and I was like ‘I’m already taking it.’
“So we were like ‘What can we do? How could we do it? Eddie throws him off. Great. And then maybe I put Eddie into the Walls, and Claudio comes up to save the day.’ And Tony then had the idea of two submissions, and Claudio gets the tap out first which robs Eddie Kingston of his submission, which causes a little bit of animosity between those two. Story, story, story.”
Jericho is currently feuding with Eddie Kingston and the Blackpool Combat Club on AEW television. It remains to be seen how AEW will book their feud in the coming weeks.
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