The ending of the main event for last Sunday’s AEW Revolution pay-per-view event didn’t go according to plan.
All Elite Wrestling booked an Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch between World Champion Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley. Omega did retain his title. After the match, Omega and The Good Brothers beat down Moxley while he was handcuffed.
As the clock was counting down to the big explosion, Eddie Kingston made the save and tried to get Moxley out of the ring, but couldn’t so he covered his friend to shield him from the explosion. The big explosion was a dud and lackluster as something went wrong. Kingston sold it as planned. He later stated in a promo on Dynamite that he had a flashback to the time when he was sent to Rikers Island and he blacked out. In that same segment, Kingston stated that doesn’t think Omega really wanted to blow them up.
AEW also blamed it on Omega building a horrible bomb, which is just a storyline cover-up.
Omega issued the following statement to Dave Meltzer, which was posted in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter:
“Yeah, it was really deflating to do so much preparation, test the explosions, have them be impressive in the rehearsal, and then have it be something so much different than what was promised. It made me appreciate everyone who worked hard and did their part even more, though. But like you said, we really wanted to have a good one, and we added real barbed wire to help with the feeling of danger so we really risked a lot. Again, I loved the match, glad we did it, sucks about the finale.”