Because wrestling fans hate wrestling, we’re still all talking about Chris Jericho’s bump at the end of AEW’s Blood & Guts match last week.
Jericho fell from the top of the cage, through some painted cardboard and onto a poorly disguised crash mat. Fans have criticised AEW for the soft bump, while others have said it would’ve been fine with better production and camera angles.
Jericho is 50, and safety should always come first in wrestling, and despite the bump being softer than many were expecting, Jericho is nonetheless suffering from an elbow injury, according to Bryan Alvarez on Wrestling Observer Live.
Alvarez reported that Jericho, who appeared on this week’s AEW wearing a giant cast, suffered a genuine elbow injury falling from the cage, possibly even fracturing it.
It isn’t clear how severe the injury is, or whether Jericho is expected to take any time out as a result. You’d assume that he will at least be able to take part in the Stadium Stampede match in two weeks, as that was announced on Dynamite.
The suggested stipulation for the Stadium Stampede is that if the Inner Circle were to lose, the group would have to disband forever. The match is yet to be made official, but will likely be confirmed in the coming days.