AEW Postpones Blood & Guts Match

3 years ago by Wrestle Talk

AEW Postpones Blood & Guts Match

On the next episode of AEW Dynamite (March 25th) AEW was set to put on their own WarGames-style match. The announcement was made last month at Revolution.

A few weeks later, AEW announced that The Elite and The Inner Circle would compete in the first-ever AEW Blood & Guts match. The name clearly referencing WWE Chairman Vince McMahon’s comments from last Summer.

Nick Jackson was taken out of action last week by The Inner Circle following an attack. Matt Hardy made his AEW debut on this week’s show, and many people expected the former WWE star to replace Nick in the big match.

However, AEW announced last night that due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Blood & Guts match has been postponed to a later date. The news was confirmed in a long Twitter thread.

The following message is from #AEW President & CEO @TonyKhan

Our goal every week with AEW Dynamite on TNT is to produce great shows for our fans, and I believe we do. We felt especially motivated to serve our audience this past Wednesday night given what the entire world is coping with, and hopefully we gave them a well-deserved escape during these trying times. Everyone at AEW is very proud of what we delivered and humbled by the response and the kind words we’ve received from fans and partners throughout the world.

Thank you! We plan to continue answering that calling with live weekly shows every Wednesday night on TNT, but the time and circumstances aren’t right for the card we had planned next week for Blood and Guts.

That show will happen when the time is right, but what you can count on instead this coming Wednesday night is a great live episode of AEW Dynamite featuring @IAmJericho confronting @MATTHARDYBRAND, face-to-face, one-on-one, for the first time ever and a tremendous night of wrestling action. In the meantime, until AEW Dynamite this Wednesday night, please follow us via social media and please be safe and smart so we can get back to seeing you all on the road as soon as possible.

Thank you for making this all possible for everyone here at AEW, it’s a dream come true to be able to do these shows for all of you.

This is obviously a great shame, but it is completely the right decision for AEW. It would feel be wrong for the biggest match in AEW: Dynamite history and first-ever Blood & Guts match to be broadcast with no fans in attendance.

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