I guess she wasn’t impressed. This week’s edition of AEW Dynamite featured one of the biggest matches in the history of the show with Blood & Guts. The match served as AEW’s version of WarGames, complete with a top on the double cage. That means one important thing: someone could get thrown off of that cage, and now someone has. It just did not get quite the positive reception.
Pinnacle defeated the Inner Circle to win Blood & Guts as MJF threatened to throw Chris Jericho off the top of the cage unless the Inner Circle gave up. Sammy Guevara did so to give Pinnacle the win, though MJF threw Jericho off anyway. Jericho landed on the stage and fell through, landing on what seemed to be some kind of padding. This has caused an NXT star to chime in.
NXT’s Shotzi Blackheart has sent out a tweet following the match, showing a girl falling backwards onto her bed and then reversing to pop back up. The video was sent out just after Jericho’s landing to mock the padding that broke Jericho’s fall. There was no caption with the tweet. Dynamite ended with MJF looking down at Jericho, who was being tended to by the medical staff.
This might not have been the best. Check out the crash and Blackheart’s response:
Opinion: It’s kind of hard to argue with Blackheart on this one as the landing did not exactly look impactful. In addition to the pretty obvious crash pad, there are the allegedly steel pieces of the stage being bent like cardboard because they are in fact cardboard. It was a spot that made sense in theory but the execution did not work out all that well, hence the response.
This makes two big spots after a match this year that have not gone well for AEW. In addition to this, there was the exploding ring debacle at the end of Revolution. I know there is an interest in doing something like this, but if AEW can’t make them look a little bit better, they might not want to do them anymore. These spots are not exactly making them look great and might be more trouble than they are worth as a result.
What did you like of the landing? Was the spot worth it? 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 kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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