Chris Jericho wants to be at 100% for Blood and Guts.
One notable singles match that wasn’t featured on AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door was one Chris Jericho. While Jericho remained on the card, he featured in a six man tag team match. When Jericho is one of the originators of the concept of the Forbidden Door, it was surprising to many that Jericho did not have a singles match on the PPV.
Speaking with Inside The Ropes, Chris explained why he did not feature in a singles match on the card:
“So for me to be on Forbidden Door, the issue for me is not just the matches that I could do at the Tokyo Dome, but the fact that we have Blood & Guts three days later in Detroit. So anything that I do on the Forbidden Door has to relate to Blood & Guts, it has to be the next step in the story to the promotion of Blood & Guts, or it’s counterproductive. We’re going to have to promote both Forbidden Door and Blood & Guts, because it’s the go-home show for both. So for me on Forbidden Door, I have to do something that continues the momentum to Blood & Guts. If I just randomly faced Minoru Suzuki, will we tear the house down? Of course. But how does that connect to what we’re doing just three days later?”Chris Jericho to Inside The Ropes
Of course, Jericho would compete on the card and help earn the JAS an advantage in the Blood And Guts spectacle that we will witness this week. Time will tell if Jericho will be in a singles match if there is another Forbidden Door event.
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