Claudio Castagnoli was initially unsure about swinging Chris Jericho on top of cage at AEW Blood & Guts

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Chris Jericho breaks down the format of Blood & Guts.

Coming out of AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door, next up on the docket for AEW was Blood & Guts which headlined the June 29th episode of Dynamite.

The Jericho Appreciation Society (Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager, Matt Menard, Daniel Garcia & Angelo Parker) took on Jon Moxley, Eddie Kingston, Claudio Castagnoli, Santana, Ortiz & Wheeler Yuta. It was the latter team who got the win.

Chris Jericho was the featured guest for an Inside The Ropes stage show and he mapped out the formation and structure of this year’s Blood & Guts match. Jericho’s story centered around him taking Claudio Castagnoli’s swing on top of the cage which Jericho pitched to do.

Well, sounds like a broken record but that was my idea had the idea of two submissions and Claudio gets the tap out first which robs Eddie Kingston of his submissions which causes a little bit of animosity between those two. Story, story, story.

When it came time to approach Castagnoli about performing the swing, he was initially unsure about doing it near the edge. Jericho convinced him to do it and said there is nobody else in the world who he would trust in that spot other than Claudio.

After the first several rotations, Jericho was fine but as he began to notice how high up they were, he started to panic.

So I just said f*ck it man. When he comes up there, ‘You gotta give me the swing’ because people love — he gave Cool Hand Ang 20 spins at Forbidden Door. People were going bananas for it so I was like, ‘Dude, you gotta give me the spin on top of the cage’ and when he got there, he said, ‘I can’t do it.’ I said, ‘Why?’ He said, ‘Because everywhere that I spin, the chain that lifts the cage is in the way’ and I was like, ‘Well we could do it on the edge.’ He goes, ‘You can’t do it on the edge, that’s insane.’ I said, ‘Why?’ I said, ‘You’re the strongest guy –’ I would not have done that with anybody else, anybody else on the planet but with him, I took that spin many, many times and I was like, ‘Dude, you’re in total control. We can do it. We’re not that close to the edge’ and this, I’m like oh my gosh. How high up are we!? This is terrible! And I remember looking at him in the eyes because that’s the secret, you gotta look ‘em in the eyes and I was like, ‘Stop! Stop! Stop! Stop!’ And he put me down. Here’s the thing, watching it back on TV, he was so in control and he didn’t move out of this one little semi circle and we were probably, I would say this far from the edge so there’s really no way I can fall unless he loses his balance and, ‘Whoa.’ He wouldn’t lose his balance. Watching it back, I could have taken it 15 times because I was completely safe.

At Dynamite: Fyter Fest week two, Kingston and Jericho are going to clash in a Barbed Wire Everywhere match. Castagnoli is headed towards an ROH World Championship match at Death Before Dishonor on 7/23.

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit Inside The Ropes with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.