Claudio Castagnoli issues statement regarding the 2023 AEW Blood and Guts match

While speaking to Justin Barrasso of, Claudio Castagnoli gave his thoughts on the 2023 AEW Blood and Guts match

“It was the spectacle of blood and guts that people expected, and even exceeded that. We had modifications from last year with the separate entrances, which helped. There’s only been two other of these matches in AEW, but I thought it delivered. That’s what we wanted to come across. We lost that battle but we won the war. Thanks to the Blackpool Combat Club, now The Elite is better than ever. We brought them to a place they’ve never been.”

“The post-match between the BCC and The Elite, with Kenny [Omega] talking and we all shook hands, that probably should have been on television, but it shows that there is nothing like being there in-person. There is nothing like being there live.”