AEW finally had their blood and guts match last night on live dynamite May 6th 2021 and in my opinion was better than any NXT WarGames match.
NXT had their first WarGames match on November 18th 2017 and every year since it has become a yearly tradition for the brand and I think they have changed people expectations of the WarGames match for the worst.
NXT unlike past WarGames matches decide to have no roof on the structure which I think harms the purpose of the match to have no escape and I feel the reason for the structure having no roof is for more high risks moves off the top of the cage.
Another issue I have with NXT waGames is the pacing of the matches were I feel takes away from the danger of the structure. As every NXT WarGames match does once all competitors have enter the match they bring weapons such as chairs and ladders, tables ETC which in my opinion harms the danger of the cage itself .
AEW did the WarGames to perfection for me as they had the perfect balance of old school WarGames feel mixed it with this generation style of wresting without any weapons and this really added to the danger of the cage itself and I also feel the blood added so much this match as it gave it more of a fight feel which is what this match needed to be.
I feel AEW Blood and Guts was better than any of NXT WarGames because I think AEW did a better job on the storytelling for this match rather than NXT approach of high risk spots and big table moves.
AEW used the cage wonderfully showing the true danger of the cage were NXT doesn’t really make the cage feel a threat. And where I feel AEW succeeded mostly was the fight feel where at times I felt they just wanted to hurt each were NXT feels like big after big with very little of that big fight feel