AEW’s first-ever exploding barbed wire death match between John Moxley and Kenny Omega at Revolution did not turn out the way AEW wanted it to at all. There was no big explosion at the end and fans chanted that they wanted a refund. That was not the intention, but the two competitors still gave it all up to that point.
While speaking to Wrestling Observer Radio, Kenny Omega brought up that match and admitted that he is glad they did it. It is something that he is proud of, even if the conclusion was all snakes and sparklers when it should have been a big boom.
“The exploding barbed wire death match, you know the finish aside, I’m glad, I’m really happy we did it. I’m proud of the match we called. I’m proud of the match we performed. It sucks that it will be remembered for something different, but when I look back at the match we did, it was a great memory for me.”
Tony Khan did not pay the explosive crew that he brought in to help with that big boom that didn’t work in the end. The big conclusion might have been a dud, but Omega is very proud of what they were able to do up until the point where things went badly.
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