The main event of last week’s Dynamite episode saw the Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, Sammy Guevara, Santana and Ortiz) go up against the Pinnacle (MJF, FTR, Wardlow, and Shawn Spears) in a huge Blood And Guts Match, which saw the Pinnacle come out of victorious. The ending of the match featured MJF threatening to throw Jericho off the top of the cage, with Sammy Guevara begging and pleading and eventually surrendering to MJF’s demands. After the match, MJF still decided to throw Jericho off the top of the double cage structure and through a crash pad.
The Blood And Guts Matchup more than lived up to its name, which based on reports revealed that it is going to be brutal and barbaric, though it was revealed that no major injuries happened in the match, members of both groups did receive a few bruises and bumps. There were also reports that a number of people in the Blood And Guts Match were busted open the hard way and that there was far more blood in the match than originally intended.
It is now being reported that Chris Jericho suffered a legitimate elbow injury during the matchup and that he was expected to be held off of AEW TV for at least a week or two to sell his big cage bump off the top of the structure, but he did appear on Dynamite this past Wednesday with his left elbow taped up and in a brace.
Bryan Alvarez noted on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio Program that Jericho’s injury is indeed legitimate and that his injury happened when he took the nasty bump off the top of the cage, with the injury possibly being an elbow fracture. An update on Jericho’s injury was recently provided by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, which revealed that The Demo God suffered a dislocated elbow in the fall off the top of the cage. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter also mentioned that Chris Jericho will be out of action for approximately 4-6 weeks.
As previously reported, this past Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite saw the continuation of the feud of the Inner Circle and the Pinnacle, when the Pinnacle had a coronation segment that was interrupted by the Inner Circle. The Inner Circle then doused the Pinnacle with A Little Bit of the Bubbly to get on the nerves of the Pinnacle and to force a rematch between the two factions. This would then result in a rematch between both stables being announced, but not yet made official when MJF issued a challenge for a Stadium Stampede Match, and if the Inner Circle lost, then they must go their separate ways for good.
There is no word yet on how Jericho will work the Stadium Stampede Match with the dislocated elbow as he is still being advertised to compete in the match despite his injuries, but as soon as updates are available, it will be provided.