Chris Jericho Calls Out WWE "Chicks" For Mocking His AEW Blood & Guts Bump
Jericho’s bump on the May 5 edition of AEW: Dynamite divided fan opinion
One of the most anticipated matches in AEW’s existence was the Blood & Guts match between The Inner Circle and The Pinnacle. Originally slated to be an Inner Circle vs. Elite bout in 2020, the match was put on ice for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The climax of the match saw Pinnacle’s MJF callously push Chris Jericho off of the top of the Blood & Guts cell, with the 50 year old crashing onto a disguised crash pad. The bump itself divided fan opinion, with the crash pad being obvious to viewers.
But Jericho doesn’t have time for anyone’s criticism, saying during a live Saturday Night Special video:
"People that bagged on it can really f*** their a** because it was dangerous. It was scary. I was saying prayers before. I was a little bit worried because you never know. It was a legit fifteen drop. Nestea plunge. You can't see behind you and you hope for the best. It was something that I thought about all day. No one had to convince me to do it because I knew it was right for the story, but like I said, people that didn't respect that bump really aren't fans. People in the business that were kind of bagging on it should know better because it's not something you would really want anybody to do because it's dangerous and it can affect you for your life if it goes wrong."
Notably, WWE stars such as Shotzi Blackheart and Shayna Baszler threw shade at the bump, with Jericho responding:
"So people laugh at that sort of stuff but there's no reason to because this is the real deal and it can happen at any time. Best of luck to anybody in our business, and anybody that bags on somebody who's taking a chance and putting their bodies on the line can really f*** off. Especially people in the business. I could say some names. There's a couple of chicks in WWE who said some stuff and they should probably not have said that. They probably weren't trained any better, and in 6 months they'll probably be asking us for a job anyways and I'll remember that, so we'll leave it at that."