Chris Jericho has discussed how violent he expects his upcoming Blood and Guts match will be as The Pinnacle and Inner Circle go to war.
Jericho leads his Inner Circle against MJF’s Pinnacle after Friedman viciously turned on Jericho and his group while unveiling his own on Dynamite. MJF recruited FTR, Shawn Spears, and Wardlow to form what has proven to be a formidable faction.
On May 5th, the two groups enter the double ring, cage match in AEW’s version of Dusty Rhodes’ creation, War Games. Speaking to Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez on Wrestling Observer Radio, Jericho explained what he thinks the hotly-anticipated match will go:
“Obviously, we have seen a lot of gimmick matches and violent matches. What can we do that Britt and Thunder Rosa did 3 weeks ago? I’m smarter than that. Just because it’s called blood and guts, it doesn’t mean that there’s going to be 10 guys going coast to coast brother. That’s not the case because that doesn’t do anything for you.”
“I think once again the idea is that you are putting 10 guys together in this cage. I mean when they beat me up I was bleeding. Dax wasn’t supposed to bleed when I beat him up. I grabbed a picture off the wall, I hit Max [MJF] over the back with it and hit Dax as he was walking away. The splinter just caught him and now he is bleeding. We have seen blood before in this feud, but I think it is more about the story and the intensity.”
As for the name of the match, Chris Jericho expects blood, but cautions that less is more:
“I’m sure there will be blood, there won’t be any guts. I don’t want to disappoint anyone but no one is going to get cut with a samurai sword and you see the entrails. But what we want to do to show how violent this match is, guys don’t have to do that. It’s the first time we have seen this.”
“The apparatus is different, it’s different to War Games. It’s not WWE’s version, it’s not Dusty Rhodes’ version, it’s AEW’s version of War Games. That’s why it is called Blood and Guts. I like the fact that it’s different. We have sold more tickets for this show than any other pandemic show. I don’t expect 10 guys bleeding all over the place, I think that takes away from the violence rather than adding to it.”
Also on the card for the Blood and Guts edition of AEW Dynamite is Kenny Omega teaming with MT Nakazawa to face Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston. Cody Rhodes will face the leader of The Factory, QT Marshall, one-on-one. There will also be a tag team eliminator match between SCU, Jurassic Express, The Acclaimed, and The Varsity Blonds.