Chris Jericho checked a deathmatch off his bucket list at AEW Dynamite Fight For The Fallen when he took on Nick Gage.
The match was as close to a Nick Gage match that one could have on national television, including a pizza cutter, light tubes, and glass.
"The match was as advertised. Chris Jericho and Nick Gage were very clear about a deathmatch and what you were going to get. I, before AEW was a thing, considered doing a deathmatch with Matt Tremont. I had heavily considered it, but never pulled the trigger on it. Does it have a place on television? Well, we were the number one show on cable and that's a huge honor. Three weeks in a row, we were number one on cable. Yes, it does have a place. I don't think it's something you'll see often, that's just my opinion. It's important to balance the show out. Sure, there was a deathmatch, but there are wrestlers who present more of a family aspect in what they do and geared towards children. That's what makes a wonderful buffet of wrestling. There's a place for (deathmatch wrestling), but I don't think it's something you'll see often on our product. Kudos to those guys for putting themselves through that and having a great main event," he said.
Tremont was active in deathmatch wrestling from 2011 to 2020, but retired in October 2020 with a final No Rope Barbed Wire 200 Light Tubes Deathmatch against Rickey Shane Page at H20 The Last Extravaganza Weekend.
Cody is set to take on Malakai Black on Wednesday's AEW Dynamite. Fightful will have live coverage of AEW Dynamite beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
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