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 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.

Tony Khan previously revealed that he didn’t even pay the pyro team for the dud ending of the match. On the other hand, Kenny Omega stated in the past that he was proud of the match regardless.

While speaking on the PWI Podcast, Kenny Omega talked about his goals in pro wrestling and looked back on his highlights this past year. While doing so, he also mentioned how it was challenging for him to overcome the botched ending to the Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch.


“It was a year full of highlights, and I try to think about what stood out to me the most. Those unique scenarios where you’re presented with a challenge that were very unconventional for the modern day wrestling fan to see, so for me, the exploding barbed wire deathmatch is one of them. It was a huge challenge for me. It was a huge challenge coming out of that after the failed explosion as to how to deal with it.”

Many fans would agree that the company managed to completely erase the black mark caused by the botched ending thanks to AEW All Out’s immense success and it is not difficult to understand why.

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.

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