Chris Jericho reportedly suffered a dislocated elbow during his fall from the top of the Blood and Guts cage on May 5th.
In the blood-soaked contest, The Pinnacle just about overcame Jericho’s Inner Circle. The two factions went to war inside the huge metal structure but it was what happened after the match that grabbed the headlines.
As the match headed towards its finale MJF and Chris Jericho climbed to the top of the cage. The pair traded submissions until MJF threatened to throw Jericho all the way to the floor. The threats eventually worked with Sammy Guevara surrendering on behalf of The Inner Circle to save Jericho. However in a shocking twist, MJF pushed ‘The Demo God’ from the cage anyway. The show went off the air with Jericho receiving medial attention after the fall.
Jericho, with his left arm in a brace, returned on the latest episode of AEW Dynamite where her challenged MJF to a rematch. After the Inner Circle sprayed The Pinnacle’s celebration with a ‘bubbly cannon’ a Stadium Stampede match was announced for AEW Double or Nothing.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has now given an update on the injury. In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Meltzer noted that Jericho suffered a dislocated elbow in the fall, adding:
“I presume he’s working Stadium Stampede based on the television angle but otherwise he’s out four to six weeks.”
Reflecting on the fall, Jericho said that while it was his idea, he didn’t want to go through with it. However, he explained that he performed it because it’s what he felt was best for the story.
Jericho later added that he plans to never do a stunt like that ever again.