“I Was Fired Up” – Nick Gage Details His Experience Working With Chris Jericho on AEW Dynamite

Published 08/04/2021, 11:50 PM EDT


There’s a reason why AEW is rising to the top. It’s because of the company’s ability to get past boundaries within the industry and bring something new to the fans.

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Recently, Nick Gage and Chris Jericho were a part of a deathmatch. Now, Gage is someone who has never been to AEW’s locker room. So, when he first arrived, he didn’t know what to expect. However, soon he realized all the pro wrestlers in the locker room were absolutely brilliant.

“I was fired up. I was born for that moment. The AEW locker room is awesome. The boys are great. I never felt like I was unwelcome or anything, so that was cool. I was able to focus on what I wanted to do. Then, they were able to let me be…I’m gonna be Nick Gage. They brought me in to be Nick Gage. If you don’t want me to be Nick Gage, I’m going to leave. I felt great and I was fired up.”

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Chris Jericho Defeats Nick Gage in Extremely Bloody Battle on AEW Dynamite: Fight for the Fallen

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Nick Gage ensured AEW was serious about the deathmatch

He thought the company wanted to create the illusion of a deathmatch. Therefore, he was a bit surprised when AEW agreed to have a real deathmatch. Especially against Jericho. In fact, Gage made sure all the glasses, tubes, and anything else used were real.

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“I made sure it was going to be a real deathmatch, not some fake shit. We weren’t going to roll around in fake glass. I was going to make sure the light tubes were real and the glass was gonna be real. They were down for it. I’m wrestling Chris Jericho, why wouldn’t I?”

“Shoutout to Chris Jericho for being a tough motherfucker. I gave it to him. I carved him up. That was real glass. I checked that shit to make sure it was real. That shit cuts you up. He took all of it.” H/t Fightful

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Watch this Story: Former WWE Superstars Who Are Thriving in AEW.

Even though Jericho won that match, the brutality both of them put forward on National TV was exceptional. Maybe AEW will have more deathmatches in the future, but this one will always hold a special place within the AEW Universe!

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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