Dean Ambrose and Chris Jericho took part in the WWE's first ever 'Asylum Match' last night at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view.
The match consisted of a variety of weapons being used inside a steel cage match, with a mop, nunchucks, potted plant, straightjacket, a kendo stick, a two-by-four plank of wood with barbed wire wrapped around one end, and a bucket of thumbtacks all about the availability of the two superstars locked inside the cage.
Chris Jericho had the misfortune of being on the receiving end of the aforementioned thumbtacks. And the WWE have now released a video of medical personnel removing all those tacks out of his body. Scroll down to watch.
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That, as I'm sure you will all agree, is absolutely grim. It's a testament that Jericho put himself through that for a show that wasn't WrestleMania or SummerSlam - where stars get bigger paychecks.
The fact that Jericho is ready to come back as a veteran and put over newer talent like Dean Ambrose, while willing to turn his back and arms into human pincushions to improve the spectacle of the match is testament to just how great of a performer he is, putting his body on the line in a losing effort.
To go along with the video, the WWE released this fantastic image of Jericho while he was in the middle of getting the tacks removed, with the superstar's grimace there for all to see.
There was one man who approved of the thumbtacks and that was Mick Foley, who snapped this picture of himself with Y2J after the match.
The Asylum Match itself was a bit of a letdown in all honesty. The very slow-paced wrestling wasn't intuitive to the hardcore nature of the match. If the asylum match does become a part of WWE's future matches,
If the asylum match does become a part of WWE's future staple of stipulations, hopefully, they can learn from their mistakes of the first ever one.
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