Chris Jericho Reveals AEW Originally Wanted Blood & Guts Match In Atlanta

It is unknown when Blood & Guts -- AEW's take on WarGames -- will be held. The bout was announced for the Mar. 25 episode of AEW Dynamite, but AEW made the decision to push things back due to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Chris Jericho, the match would have been held a month earlier when AEW was in Atlanta for the Feb. 19 episode of AEW Dynamite. But Jericho didn't feel it was the proper time to do The Elite vs. The Inner Circle when both groups were tied up with other opponents.

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"One of the original ideas for Blood & Guts was to do it in Atlanta because they really wanted to pop the Atlanta market. It was right in the middle of Cody-MJF, Jericho-Moxley, Kenny-Bucks-Hangman thing. I was like, 'We can't just plop a double cage match into Atlanta just because that's the place we want.' We orchestrated that we will get done with our stories, February 29 is the pay-per-view, then Elite-Inner Circle can go on. What's the rush? We have weekly television. We have plenty of time to tell all our stories,'" said Jericho on Talk is Jericho.

Instead of Blood & Guts, AEW delivered a cage match between Cody and Wardlow on the Atlanta episode of Dynamite.

AEW put out a statement on Mar. 20 announcing that Blood & Guts would not be taking place this week as originally advertised, saying the show will happen when the time is right. You can view the full statement by clicking here.

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