AEW aired its first-ever Blood & Guts match on the May 5 episode of Dynamite.
The entire segment took up roughly the final 45 minutes of the program last Wednesday, and with the show airing on television instead of pay-per-view, AEW had to factor in commercial breaks.
Speaking on his Talk Is Jericho podcast, Chris Jericho explained that the timing of the match was thrown off.
"The time of the match got kerfuffled for various reasons and things didn't exactly fall where we wanted to. Commercial breaks happened at a bad time and we were trying our best to get things on track. A lot of times during the match, I was talking to Aubrey Edwards about where we were in the time. When Max came in, I knew he didn't have a lot to do and I said, 'Let's go to me quicker because we have more to do when I'm in and we don't want to get cut by commercial,'" recalled Jericho.
Jericho also noted that he had to delay his climb up the cage due to the commercial break as well.
Jericho continued, saying, "When I came in, the idea I came up with, when Max starts seeing the countdown, he could take his guys and retreat to their side and I'll take my guys, stand them up, and do like Westside Story. I got the idea from the Nexus in Sacramento when we did the seven-on-seven for SummerSlam. We just did the face-off and it was a complete crazy rumble. I said, 'nobody move until I give the cue.' After all the violence and crazy stuff, I knew that if we came in and just stopped and reset and let everyone cheer, it was going to be huge."
The Pinnacle was victorious in Blood & Guts with Sammy Guevara surrendering for the Inner Circle.
Elsewhere during the podcast, Jericho detailed the finish and stunt bump from the Blood & Guts match. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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