Chris Jericho is just a few short months away from turning 51-years-old, and while his longevity in the pro wrestling industry is most impressive, you have to let up eventually. That is to say, you can only get away with doing things like death matches for so long.
“If the story fits, I’ll do it – because it is all about storytelling. Obviously it’s not something I would want to do every night or probably will ever do again but when you’re talking about the story that we’re telling, it was perfect for it. And I think that match was a classic in its genre. I think it might even be the most-watched death match of all time in the fact that we had 1.2 million people watching it. Show me another death match that had that type of viewership. So it really did do what we wanted it to do, which was was kind of extend this storyline and create a stir, and create a buzz. So like I said, was it was something that I would ever volunteer to do again? Probably not. But was it something that completely was 1000 percent approved and basically thought of by me? Well, guilty as charged.”
Considering how well AEW has been doing even without running death matches with wrestlers like Gage, well, it’s a safe enough bet that Jericho won’t be asked to do it again anyway.
Let Dominos rejoice in that, at least.