Chris Jericho Discusses Original Plan For Blood & Guts, Says It Almost Happened In Atlanta

On the latest episode of Talk Is Jericho, AEW superstar Chris Jericho revealed that next week's Blood & Guts cage match between The Inner circle The Elite was originally planned for the February 24th episode of Dynamite that took place in Atlanta. Le champion states that AEW officials wanted to pop attendance/ratings in the Atlanta market, but he advised against it as they were building different feuds forthe Revolution pay per view in Chicago.

One of the original ideas for Blood and Guts for next week, which was supposed to be in Newark in front of 14,000 people, was to do it in Atlanta because they really wanted to pop the Atlanta market,” Jericho explained. “It was right in the middle of Cody and MJF, Jericho and Moxley, the Kenny/Bucks/Hangman thing. I was like, ‘We can’t just plop a freakin’ double cage match into Atlanta just because that’s the place we want. We orchestrated that we’ll get done with our stories, February 29th is the pay-per-view, then Elite and Inner Circle can go on. I said, ‘What’s the rush?’ We have weekly television. We have plenty of time to tell all our stories,” he added. “No one’s gonna cut you off at the knees and wake up one morning and go, ‘Ehhh, I’m sick of it.

AEW eventually shifted their plans and had it set for the Prudential Center in New Jersey prior to the Coronavirus outbreak that forced them to move locations. You can listen to Jericho's full episode, which features Matt Hardy as a guest, below. (H/T and transcribed by Pro Wrestling Sheet)

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