Sammy Guevara wanted Stadium Stampede 2 to be even more memorable than it already was.
The Inner Circle had a memorable entrance at Double or Nothing for Stadium Stampede, rappelling down the scoreboard at the stadium.
However, that was not the original entrance planned for the group.
"The original idea we all had was to have a helicopter fly over the stadium and we all rappel out of the helicopter. We had mentioned that to [Jericho] and you go, 'Ya'll can rappel. That helicopter is going to lower and I will walk right out of it,'" said Santana on Talk Is Jericho.
While Santana and others may have been happy to rappel out of the helicopter, Sammy Guevara wanted to do just a bit more.
"We were told we couldn't do the helicopter because of the insurance. 'No one can get thrown out of the helicopter because of the insurance.' 'Who wants to get thrown out of the helicopter?' Sammy," said Jericho.
Sammy added, "Imagine, 20-40 feet in the air, getting thrown out. I'll make it work."
In the end, the helicopter was completely nixed from the plan.
"The idea was never for Sammy to be thrown out of the helicopter. Sammy is also the guy who wanted to be thrown off the top level of the staircase last year from the top of the stadium. I go, 'where are you going to land?' 'I don't know. Disappear.' The helicopter was hard and I think it was Tony who may have been anti-helicopter because of Kobe Bryant," said Jericho.
The group went with the idea to rappel down the scoreboard after finding out the Jaguars mascot would do a similar stunt at NFL games.
Elsewhere during the podcast it was revealed that AEW almost secured the rights to a DMX song for the fight scene during FTR against Santana & Ortiz. You can find the full story by clicking here.
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