Tony Khan has officially made the decision to postpone AEW’s Blood and Guts match next week.
The company tweeted a statement on the matter which says:
The following message is from AEW President and CEO:
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.
The first AEW Blood and Guts match next week was supposed to feature The Elite’s Matt Jackson, Cody Rhodes, Hangman Page, Kenny Omega and recent signee Matt Hardy facing off in a double ring cage match against Inner Circle.
This move is obviously being done in an effort to limit the amount of people gathering in close proximity, which is being recommended by the government to limit the spread of coronavirus, and likely due to the fact that they wanted fans in attendance for the big match.
As we previously reported, AEW had backstage protocol this week to “flatten the curve” as well.