The main event of AEW Revolution saw Jon Moxley challenge Kenny Omega for the AEW World Championship in an Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch. The match will certainly be remembered, but not necessarily for a good reason.

The ending to the match was a dud as sparklers went off to culminate the match, in an ending that disappointed both fans and the entire pro wrestling world. AEW did try to do as much damage control as they could but to no avail.

While speaking on the Dan Le Batard Show, AEW President Tony Khan explained what exactly happened and revealed that he did not pay the pyro team for the huge dud.

“I’ll never let the non-wrestling people…I was trying to be too safe and I let the professionals handle the stuff and they are guys who don’t understand wrestling. A professional pyrotechnic guy. They totally shit the bed. I ended up not paying them. It was like $100,000 they ended up refunding for all the expenses of the match. I ended up not paying for the (exploding) barbed wire deathmatch, which I shouldn’t have. They screwed up royally. We put together something great. Kenny and Jon worked their asses off and all they had to do was set up the final explosion. This is because we used professional pyrotechnic people who are supposed to know. The next time we do this, and I will do it again because the match drew. Everything Jon and Kenny did up until that point was outstanding, it wasn’t their fault it didn’t go off. Long story short, it was a long time ago and we’ve bounced back since then. That was three months ago and everything has been pretty perfect and couldn’t have gone much better. I was really grateful that the next pay-per-view was up and did a big number,” 

Should AEW ever decided to have another Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch, we certainly hope they learned from their mistakes and never have such a blunder ever again.

h/t to Fightful for the quotes.

Tags: Tony Khan
Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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