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Chris Jericho will never do 'amazing' AEW Blood & Guts cage fall again


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On the latest Talk is Jericho podcast, Chris Jericho went into rich detail about last Wednesday's AEW Blood & Guts match and addressed the criticism of the fall he took off the cage that ended the show -- a stunt he said he will never do again.

The idea for MJF pushing Jericho off the cage came from Jericho, MJF and Tony Khan nearly two months prior. He said he was nervous about the fall all day long as anything can happen if you hit wrong or if you're a few inches off one way or another. 

He watched a stuntman take the fall onto a giant yellow inflatable the day before the show for testing purposes, but he was wearing both a helmet and back protection. The final product was a six-foot black gym mat covered by empty cardboard boxes and a covering that made it look like the metal stage. He approximated that it was around a fifteen-foot fall.

He asked MJF to give him a big shove and that it felt like it took a long time for him to fall. He said the fall hurt, but that he felt great and that it was a perfect finish as he was taken out on a stretcher. He said he barely missed hitting his head on the stage lights because of how he jumped.

Later on, he started hearing the criticism about how it came off, but he thought it looked amazing and that most people he heard from thought it was crazy, insane and terrifying. He said most in the business know how dangerous the fall was because the margin for error was so slim.

He said he appreciates people's opinions that didn't like it, but he wouldn't change anything. He also said he will never do it again and that his wife and kids were unaware he was doing the fall and weren't too happy when they saw it.

In talking about the match, he admitted there were some timing issues with the commercial breaks, especially the one that involving Tully Blanchard and he and MJF's climb up to the top of the cage. He said he watched a giant clock at the back of Daily's Place and used communication with Aubrey Edwards to make his ascent slow as to hit it right when they came back from break.