AEW President and CEO Tony Khan announced on the AEW website Friday night that the Blood and Guts Match that was scheduled for next week has been postponed.
Blood and Guts was originally scheduled to take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey this coming Wednesday, March 25. However, the event was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The show has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 22.
Khan also noted that Dynamite will continue be live each Wednesday night on TNT, but the time and circumstances aren’t right for the card AEW had planned next week for Blood and Guts.
All AEW Dynamite events will be held on a closed set location with no regular crowds with to the current restrictions due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Last Wednesday’s live episode from Jacksonville featured AEW talent in the first rows to add noise and more life to the show.
The announcement did indicate that Chris Jericho will confront Matt Hardy next week face-to-face live on Dynamite.
You can read the full announcement from Tony Khan below:
Message From AEW President & CEO Tony Khan
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.