All Elite Wrestling issued a statement on Friday night to let fans know that the Blood & Guts Match that was originally scheduled for Dynamite next Wednesday, March 25 is not going to take place at that time due to the Coronavirus pandemic that has put a stop to events with crowds for now. However, AEW Dynamite will continue to take place weekly similar to what they did on Wednesday with no fans in attendance.
Here’s what AEW President & CEO Tony Khan said about it:
Our goal every week with AEW Dynamite on TNT is to produce great shows for our fans, and I believe we do. We felt especially motivated to serve our audience this past Wednesday night given what the entire world is coping with, and hopefully we gave them a well-deserved escape during these trying times.
Everyone at AEW is very proud of what we delivered and humbled by the response and the kind words we’ve received from fans and partners throughout the world. Thank you!
We plan to continue answering that calling with live weekly shows every Wednesday night on TNT, but the time and circumstances aren’t right for the card we had planned next week for Blood and Guts.
That show will happen when the time is right, but what you can count on instead this coming Wednesday night is a great live episode of AEW Dynamite featuring Chris Jericho confronting Matt Hardy, face-to-face, one-on-one, for the first time ever and a tremendous night of wrestling action.
In the meantime, until AEW Dynamite this Wednesday night, please follow us via social media and please be safe and smart so we can get back to seeing you all on the road as soon as possible. Thank you for making this all possible for everyone here at AEW, it’s a dream come true to be able to do these shows for all of you.
TJR Thoughts: I think it’s the right call to delay the Blood & Guts match, which is AEW’s version of a War Games match. That should be in front of a crowd, so whenever the world returns to normalcy whether that’s in May, June, July or whenever, that’s when they can do that kind of match. I don’t think it would work as well without fans there.
Also, teasing Chris Jericho vs. Matt Hardy in a match is very interesting. They have over 50 years of experience in the wrestling business, so I’m sure they’ll be able to pull off a good match or maybe build to a big match down the road.