Jericho Appreciation Society‘s Angelo Parker revealed that he nearly “passed away” during the second ever Blood & Guts match in AEW.
Parker, who wrestles in tag team 2.0 with “Daddy Magic” Matt Menard, joined forces with Menard, Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager an Daniel Garcia to take on six of the top wrestlers in AEW inside the double ring cage.
The JAS wrestled Eddie Kingston, Santana, Ortiz, Claudio Castagnoli, Wheeler Yuta and Jon Moxley in Blood & Guts 2, wrestling in one of the most violent match types in WWE. All 12 men were locked inside the giant steel cage, with the only way to win being forcing your opponent to surrender.
Claudio Castagnoli won the match for his side by forcing Matt Menard to give up on the top of the cage with a Sharpshooter. This led to tension with Eddie Kingston, although that match would never take place.
One man who suffered greatly during the match was “Cool Hand” Angelo Parker. Speaking on the Swerve City Podcast, the former NXT star recalled how “crazy” the Blood & Guts match was. He remembered losing a lot of blood in the match, so much that he thought he was literally about to die.
Speaking with fellow AEW star Swerve Strickland, Angelo Parker said;
“So that one was — Anarchy [in the Arena] was nuts, and Blood & Guts was was crazy but like, man. I thought I was very close to passing away in that match. I bled so much… I had stopped bleeding at that point [when he was hanging upside down], finally. And then I started doing that hanging upside down thing, and I’m just looking down and I’m just seeing it pouring out.”
Angelo Parker’s leader in the JAS, Chris Jericho, was once nearly arrested during a WWE match in Brazil, Click below to read about what happened to the former WWE Champion.
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