Cody Rhodes discussed the deathmatch between Chris Jericho and Nick Gage on last week’s episode on AEW Dynamite during a recent media conference call.
This is where he noted that he considered working a deathmatch once with Matt Tremont before joining AEW (via Fightful):
“The match was as advertised. Chris Jericho and Nick Gage were very clear about a deathmatch and what you were going to get. I, before AEW was a thing, considered doing a deathmatch with Matt Tremont. I had heavily considered it, but never pulled the trigger on it. Does it have a place on television? Well, we were the number one show on cable and that’s a huge honor. Three weeks in a row, we were number one on cable. Yes, it does have a place. I don’t think it’s something you’ll see often, that’s just my opinion. It’s important to balance the show out. Sure, there was a deathmatch, but there are wrestlers who present more of a family aspect in what they do and geared towards children. That’s what makes a wonderful buffet of wrestling. There’s a place for (deathmatch wrestling), but I don’t think it’s something you’ll see often on our product. Kudos to those guys for putting themselves through that and having a great main event.”