“Who Wants to Get Thrown Out of the Helicopter?” – Chris Jericho Reveals Origin Entrance Idea for the Stadium Stampade Match

Published 06/13/2021, 9:30 AM EDT


The stadium stampede match between The Inner Circle and The Pinnacle was a sight for sore eyes. Now, even though it turned out brilliant, Sammy Guevara wanted to jump out of a helicopter, and Chris Jericho explained why it did not happen.

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During Talk is Jericho, The Inner Circle discussed the initial idea. Santana revealed that the plan was to have everyone rappel out of the helicopter. However, Jericho didn’t want to rappel but simply wanted to walk out.

“The original idea we all had was to have a helicopter fly over the stadium and we all rappel out of the helicopter. We had mentioned that to [Jericho] and you go, ‘Ya’ll can rappel. That helicopter is going to lower and I will walk right out of it.”

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Now, Jericho added, AEW did not want to move forward with the idea because of insurance. However, Sammy Guevara wanted to get thrown out of the helicopter.

“We were told we couldn’t do the helicopter because of the insurance. ‘No one can get thrown out of the helicopter because of the insurance.’ ‘Who wants to get thrown out of the helicopter?’ Sammy.”

“Imagine, 20-40 feet in the air, getting thrown out. I’ll make it work,” said Guevara.


Chris Jericho explained AEW scrapped the idea

Even though Sammy Guevara would have never been thrown out of the helicopter, there were other reasons why AEW did not move forward with the plan.

“The idea was never for Sammy to be thrown out of the helicopter. Sammy is also the guy who wanted to be thrown off the top level of the staircase last year from the top of the stadium. I go, ‘where are you going to land?’ ‘I don’t know. Disappear.’ The helicopter was hard and I think it was Tony who may have been anti-helicopter because of Kobe Bryant.” H/t Fightful

The Inner Circle won the stadium stampede match.

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Now, had The Inner Circle not won the match, the stable would have had to dismantle. MJF added this stipulation to the match.

Currently, The Pinnacle and The Inner Circle are still in a feud. It’s possible the company will end it with only one of the factions remaining

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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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