The Nick Gage vs Chris Jericho main event on last week’s (July 28) AEW Dynamite Fight For The Fallen show was nothing if not controversial, leading to the whole Pizzagate saga.
Gage himself recently spoke to Sean Waltman and Nick Hausman on the Pro Wrestling 4 Life podcast, where he spoke about the Domino’s Pizza incident, saying:
“I didn’t even know anything about the Domino’s thing until my match was over, and someone brought it up. I was just out there focused on carving up Chris Jericho. Somebody told me once they got through the match, I was leaking out of my arm. ‘There was a Domino’s commercial as you were carving Chris Jericho up,’ and I started laughing, man. What a coincidence. I was just so focused on making that man bleed all over the place.”
One person who was not turned off by the match was AEW President Tony Khan, as Gage revealed on the show, adding:
“Tony came up to me all fired up. As soon as I came back, he was in Gorilla position. He got out of his chair, came right into me. I looked that man dead in his eyes. I said, ‘Man, you got something awesome going here. Thank you for f**king making me feel at home here,’ and I was just fired up. And he said, ‘Thank you. What an awesome match.’ I just keep it real. I’m a real motherf**ker. I just speak the truth. I said what I felt at the moment, and he said the same thing to me. And he was telling the truth. He showed me nothing but love the whole time. I talked to that guy many times, and he came off as nothing but sincere to me.”
Gage wrestled Chris Jericho on the show as the second ‘Labour of Jericho’. Jericho will take on Juventud Guerrera on tonight’s AEW Homecoming show as the third labour.
transcription via WrestlingInc