It’s the nature of the match. There are a lot of gimmick matches in wrestling and some of them are more dangerous than others. Some of these matches are going to cause all kinds of injuries and are designed to be violent. That is going to raise the chance for injuries no matter how experienced you are, which unfortunately was the case last week in one of the more violent matches in recent memory.

According to Wrestling Observer Live, Chris Jericho suffered a legitimate elbow injury after AEW’s Blood & Guts on the May 5 edition of Dynamite. It is not clear what kind of injury Jericho suffered, though it was announced as a dislocated elbow during this week’s show. The injury took place during the fall after the end of the match when Maxwell Jacob Friedman shoved him off the cage and through the stage. There is no word on if Jericho will miss any ring time, though he did not get physical this week.

It was a brutal ending. Check out the fall and Jericho’s return the following week:

The Shocking Conclusion to Blood & Guts | AEW Blood & Guts, 5/5/21

Did the Inner Circle Get the Last Laugh on the Pinnacle? | AEW Dynamite, 5/12/21

Opinion: This is the kind of thing that you knew was a possibility as the entire nature of the match is built around violence. Jericho taking that kind of a fall off the top of a cage, even onto an obvious crash pad, is going to have some danger in it and it’s horrible that he got hurt. Odds are he will be fine enough for the match at Double Or Nothing, or at least able to get through it. Hopefully things are not too serious, but it would not surprise me to see him take some time off to heal after the pay per view.

What did you think of the match? Should Jericho have taken the fall? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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