Last night, AEW held their PPV Revolution. The show was full of surprises, including the debut of former WWE star Christian.
There were plenty of memorable moments throughout the PPV. But the main event between Jon Moxley and AEW Champion Kenny Omega was on everyone’s mind.
With Moxley and Omega being AEW’s top stars, they had to up their game when it came to their fight. For their championship bout, they faced off in an exploding barbed wire match. Weeks leading up to the PPV, Moxley and Omega promoted the match, promising violence and explosions.
So did the match live up to its hype?
Moxley And Omega’s Feud
The heated rivalry between Moxley and Omega has been brewing ever since Mox debuted at the 2019 Double or Nothing PPV. After delivering a DDT to Chris Jericho, Moxley then attacked Omega.
The two men would finally face off months later in an unsanctioned Lights Out match at Full Gear. The fight saw the men use barbed wire, chains, and thumbtacks to take each other down. But it was Moxley who would be victorious at the end of the night.
A year later, the two men once again found themselves feuding, this time with gold at stake. Omega became the number one contender for Moxley’s AEW World Championship. Unfortunately, for Moxley, Omega would get the upperhand. With the help Impact Wrestling executive Don Callis, Omega was able to defeat Moxley for the championship.
Exploding Barbed Wire Match
For the past several weeks, Moxley has dealt with sneak attacks by Omega and his friends the Good Brothers. However, Moxley showed he can’t be taken down that easily.
When Moxley was granted his rematch at Revolution, Omega decided to make things interesting. Looking to take down Moxley once and for all, Omega created the exploding barbed wire match.
As expected, the match was brutal with barbed wire surrounding the ring. Both men beat the hell out of each other, which resulted on them getting busted open.Omega managed to score the win, but wasn’t done with Moxley. With the assist of Callis and the Good Brothers, they delivered a post-match attack on Moxley.
Mox’s friend Eddie Kingston would come to his aid, and as the seconds wound down on the timer, Kingston shielded Mox to protect him from the explosions.
Fallout From The Match
The ending of the match was a letdown to say the least. Instead of a big explosion, sparklers and fireworks shot up from the ring posts.
Fan immediately took to social media to roast the lackluster finish. Although, many fans hated the ending, they gave credit to Moxley and Omega for putting on a heck of a match.
Following the end of the PPV, medical staff checked on Kingston and Moxley. Kingston continued with kayfabe by pretending to be knocked out. Meanwhile, Moxley delivered a promo poking fun at the ending by saying Omega can’t build an exploding ring.
Storyline To Continue On Dynamite
The botch to the exploding barbed wire match will no doubt go down as one of the most infamous in wrestling history. But AEW is using it as a way to continue the storyline.
In a post PPV interview, AEW founder Tony Khan says the ending will be addressed on this coming week’s edition of Dynamite. Based on Tony’s comments, it seems the storyline will use Omega’s lack of craftsman skills as the reason for the botch.
So it looks like Moxley and Omega’s feud isn’t over with yet. With Kingston now involved, this storyline is sure to be exciting.