Chris Jericho Opens Up About Nerves Before Blood & Guts Bump

2 years ago by Sanchez Taylor

Chris Jericho Opens Up About Nerves Before Blood & Guts Bump

Chris Jericho has recalled his Blood & Guts bump from the top of the cage, opening up about his nerves before the spot.

Following the Inner Circle vs The Pinnacle Blood & Guts match, MJF pushed Chris Jericho off the top of the cage, through the stage. The spot received criticism from some fans for appearing to expose safety precautions, despite Jericho suffering a legitimate injury.

On a Saturday Night Special on his YouTube channel, Jericho confirmed that this bump terrified him as he hadn’t done anything like it before.

Addressing fan criticisms, Jericho said:

“I’m not even going to address the criticism for it, was taking the bump off the top of the cage at Blood & Guts. It was terrifying because I’ve never done anything like that before. It was not a crash pad that I fell on, there were cardboard boxes that were basically set up across the board. You fall on them, and I guess the cardboard sort of softens the blow. The piece of plywood over the top that was not even as thick as this book, and I was scared.

“I really was, because I didn’t know what to expect. You know what I mean? What’s this going to be like? When I hit, it was hard. I mean I really did — the elbow injury is legit, just so you guys know it’s not a ‘work.’ It came from that because I hit the side of the stage, and then my head missed the back by just a little bit. If you see it, there’s a bunch of spotlights and stuff.”

“People that bagged on it can really f**k their a** because it was dangerous. It was scary. I was saying prayers before. I was a little bit worried because you never know. It was a legit fifteen drop. Nestea plunge. You can’t see behind you and you hope for the best. It was something that I thought about all day.

“No one had to convince me to do it because I knew it was right for the story, but like I said, people that didn’t respect that bump really aren’t fans. People in the business that were kind of bagging on it should know better because it’s not something you would really want anybody to do because it’s dangerous and it can affect you for your life if it goes wrong.”

Jericho and The Inner Circle went on to defeat The Pinnacle during the Double or Nothing Stadium Stampede. He recently revealed that AEW tried to licence an iconic song for the match.

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