In the AEW Revolution main event, Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley faced off in an explosive deathmatch.
Needless to say, you don’t see them every day, certainly not in North America.
It was the first time that a major world wrestling promotion had attempted to put together a match of this type and it featured a lot of blood, barbed wire and dangerous stains in addition to a few pyrotechnics.
Moxley and Omega – who have incredibly good chemistry anyway – did it all in this main event where Moxley was bleeding profusely as he looked to reclaim the AEW Championship from Omega.
The rules of this game are all pretty brutal. Three sides of the ring are covered with barbed wire and will explode on impact.
There is also a bed of barbed wire outside and Moxley managed to hit a Deathrider on Omega from the apron on the ruthless wire.
One of the main plot points was the fact that over 30 minutes the ring would explode. Once Omega defeated Moxley with the help of the Good Brothers, they handcuffed Moxley in the ring and left him there to await his fate.
Eddie Kingston ran to try and save his foe out of respect, but when the clock struck only a few candles and flames appeared and it was far less than a basic firework display.
It wasn’t a blast at all and fans around the world were confused and in some cases angry.
Kingston continued to sell as if it had exploded. The comment team also painted a picture as if something horrible had happened.
However, in the post-show media melee, AEW owner Tony Khan said it was all a story. Omega had built the Explosive Ring on TV weeks before and Khan said he just built a dud.
It is plausible. Khan said Omega being the artisan gave them a chance, but that doesn’t really explain Kingston and the commentary teams are selling the situation.
Plus, Khan would say, “I don’t know what some people wanted other than blowing up the two guys.” There is not much we can do. “
And that’s fair enough, but maybe don’t book an explosive game if it does.
The match was sensational. The story with Kingston trying to save Moxley was incredible. Everything worked perfectly until this end. And although that was expected, it wasn’t a good idea to see how flat it left everyone. After all the great things we saw, it turned out to be a disappointment, although that was the plan from the start.
Khan says AEW will explain and explore what happened on Dynamite this week.