Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega tore each other apart during their lights out match at Full Gear. They used the most of their time by pulling out several weapons that some fans might not have ever seen before. A few fans even thought that All Elite Wrestling went over the line, but Mox loved it.
While talking to 101.1 WKQX, Moxley revealed that he loved creating that awkward tension during his brutal match in Baltimore. Everyone might not have been on board, but if they were reacting then he’s doing his job.
“I loved the whole thing. I had so much fun. I love the awkward tension in the air, I love those… you don’t get the reactions very much anymore, you get a lot of, ‘Oh, ah, ahhh…’ But it’s a whole different thing when it’s, ‘Oh no no no, no no no oooh.’ That’s so much more intense. That’s… it’s cool, man.”
“Yeah, a totally different sauce. I knew there were going to be a lot of people that were going to be like, that’s not their [cup of tea]. Some people are just grossed out… I’ve never been offended or had a problem with anything I’ve watched in wrestling. I’ve never went, ‘Ooh I can’t watch that.’ And I’ve seen some gross stuff, I’ve seen some horrifying stuff, I’ve seen some stuff where I’m like, ‘Oooh, God, even I’m grossed out by that but that’s cool.”
“I wish I would’ve thought of it.’ So, if you don’t have the stomach for that level of gratuity or whatever, then I’m not offended by it. We painted the painted we wanted to paint, exactly as we intended, but not everybody’s going to want to have that painting hanging in their living room. It might make some people uncomfortable. I was thrilled with the whole thing.”
Even Renee Young didn’t seem too thrilled by what her husband was doing on pay-per-view. Moxley said that she was being “over-dramatic,” but that also seemed to create a separate reaction from the WWE Backstage host.
We’ll have to see if AEW puts on another hardcore match like this again. They are issuing Jimmy Havoc $10,000 fines for using his staple gun at this point, so they might not be ready for another unsanctioned thriller.
Thanks to Wrestle Zone for the quote