As he pointed on during his breakdown of AEW’s Blood & Guts match on Talk is Jericho, regardless of how it looked on television - Chris Jericho did fall off a really tall cage on the May 5 episode of AEW Dynamite.
During the podcast, Jericho said he was dealing with neck and arm issues after the bump. Then when he returned on this week’s Dynamite, he was sporting an arm-length brace on his left arm, and announcers said he’d suffered a dislocated elbow. We then heard a report the injury was legitimate.
They still went ahead and teased a Stadium Stampede match between Inner Circle and The Pinnacle for May 30’s Double or Nothing PPV, and that is the type of cinematic affair where AEW could work around an injury.
Which is good, because according to this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, that’s what they’ll have to do if they want to have the match. Dave Meltzer writes that Jericho will be out for 4 - 6 weeks with the elbow injury.
Still no confirmation from Jericho, AEW, or any source other than the Observer on the injury. But considering Meltzer & team’s relationship with Tony Khan’s company, it stands to reason they’ve verified the report.
It should serve to deflect some criticism of the spot, but it also means there were issues with how it looked AND a top star was injured doing it. If Le Champeon does have to miss one of the AEW’s big shows... that’s definitely not ideal.
We’ll keep you posted, and join us in sending Jericho best wishes for a speedy recovery.