Kenny Omega Beats Jon Moxley in a Brutal, Bloody, Exploding Barbed wire Deathmatch at AEW Revolution

Published 03/08/2021, 12:21 AM EST


Everyone expected Jon Moxley vs Kenny Omega to be a bloodbath as the AEW Champion defended the title in a brutal, bloody war against his archenemy. Despite the Good Brothers helping him out, Omega proved he could beat Moxley at his own game. So, how did Moxley and Omega brutalize each other in the main event of AEW Revolution?

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Omega and Moxley try to destroy each other

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You can’t have an ultra-violent deathmatch without blood. Moxley and Omega bled buckets in this match, but there was a layer of excellent storytelling and innovation to it. From the first explosion to Moxley escaping the One-Winged Angel, every spot meant something which did not render the violence meaningless.

Omega threw sand or powdered glass into Moxley’s eyes, blinding him and allowing Kenny to toss him into the explosives. Moxley’s back met the deadly barbed wire, and the explosion had fans either cringing or shouting at the top of their voices.

Barbed wire-covered weapons made their way out of a garbage can. Omega planted Moxley with a sidewalk slam on a barbed wire covered chair, while Moxley dragged the same chair against Omega’s knee while he locked in the Figure Four Leglock.

Omega brought out a baseball bat wrapped in barbwire, but it later revealed the nasty surprise hidden within it. Kenny struck Moxley with the baseball bat, which exploded on contact.

Finally, the biggest and best spot of the night came when Moxley hit the Paradigm Shift off the apron and through the barbed wire and explosive-laden floor. Moxley peeled himself off the barbed wire in an excruciating visual.

Good Brothers help Kenny Omega retain the AEW Championship

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Omega hit Moxley with the One Winged Angel, but Moxley miraculously escaped a certain loss. Moxley kicked the ropes to trigger an explosion, forcing Omega to break up the pinfall. The escape triggered a fourth wind for the challenger, but the Good Brothers came out to snuff him out.

Gallows and Anderson ate shots with the barbed wire bat, only for Kenny to smash Moxley in the face with the exploding barbed wire bat. A One Winged Angel on a chair followed, which put Jon Moxley out for the count.

This was a brutal match that will surely divide opinion. It contained unbelievable levels of violence, superb storytelling and innovative spots, the perfect recipe for a brilliant match. Never mind the disappointing ending to the show, the main event was an excellent match.

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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