The Inner Circle and Pinnacle's Stadium Stampede match was lent a helping hand from a Hollywood professional.
At AEW Double or Nothing, The Inner Circle defeated The Pinnacle after Sammy Guevara pinned Shawn Spears. As a result, Chris Jericho's faction does not have to disband after being together since October 2019.
During the post-show media scrum, Jericho told Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp that because the first Stadium Stampede was so successful, they wanted to find a way to make it work again. He used WWE's Elimination Chamber as a comparison, saying how they've had countless amounts of those. Jericho also revealed that one of the stunt coordinators from the John Wick franchise helped put together some of the fight scenes, which helped present them in a more cinematic fashion.
"I think because it was such a success -- I think it's like any big movie that makes money that's a success and then you figure out a way to do it again," said Jericho. "'How're you going to do another one?' is the same question that they asked us after the first Elimination Chamber. There's been 30 of them. So, we were able to, like I said, change the tone. We brought in one of the stunt coordinators who works on the John Wick movies to help us with some of the fight scenes to make them a little bit more like an action movie. Because we think like wrestlers, and he thinks like a cinematic fight scene guy, so putting it together was tremendous. Then the craziest part was actually propelling down that scoreboard. Which was pretty scary, but once we took that little leap off the edge, it was super exhilarating and you'd be hard-pressed to find any other 5 guys in wrestling to do that."
The match, like its predecessor, provided a blend of action and comedy while continuing the overarching story between the two groups.
Find all of the AEW media scrums on the Fightful YouTube Page. Our Double or Nothing post-show review can be found there too.
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