When Chris Jericho took a bump off the cage at AEW’s Blood & Guts event, he fell through some cardboard that acted as padding to cushion his fall. Which, of course he did. The idea that he would do anything else is just short of insanity. That didn’t stop folks from making fun of him, and AEW, for ever doing it.
The argument was that, well, if you can’t make it look good then you shouldn’t do the spot. Either way, plenty of fans were vocal in their displeasure, which is one thing, but Jericho took it to heart that wrestlers, especially those in WWE, publicly poked fun.
As he said on his latest Saturday Night Special stream (transcription via Wrestling Inc):
“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 fuck 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 six months they’ll probably be asking us for a job anyways and I’ll remember that. So, we’ll leave it at that.”
He’s quite obviously still not over the way he was treated, and you can’t really blame him for being upset about it. After all, even if you gave me a lot more cushion than he got, I still wouldn’t want to take that bump.
Then again, jokes are jokes. So take that for what you will.