At AEW Revolution Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega are set to meet in one of the most anticipated matches across any promotion in recent memory.
The pair are scheduled to meet in a Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch for Omega’s AEW World Championship. The match has drawn both criticism and intrigue across the board with everyone from fans to Jim Cornette giving their opinion on the clash.
Speaking to DAZN, ahead of the contest, Moxley reflected on the idea that he and Omega are kindred spirits.
“I think you find that the top level of this business and probably a lot of other sports, and different realms of entertainment or any other endeavors, definitely in wrestling, which is a little bit of both. The guys at the very, very top have a certain screw loose. If you go back to the beginning of their careers, the way they did things differently, or the way they were obsessed, you find that they’re the people have even though on the surface, you might go those two dudes are totally different people, and they might be.”
The former AEW World Champion went on to reflect on the pair’s obsession in wanting to be the best, and how they’re artists in the wrestling business.
“The commonality is there. The obsession with being at the top. The obsession with what we do. I think the commonality with me and Kenny, more specifically, is a lot of people just want to be at the top and in a more literal way of like, ‘Oh, yeah, I want to be the champion. I want to be in the main event. I want to be the most famous. I want to make money. I want to have the nicest, like, whatever’. It’s important to them to be recognized as, ‘Oh, I am the top guy in a competitive sense’.
Whereas I think with me and Kenny, I’ve wrestled him enough times to kind of know that I think we share the commonality is we’re obsessed with the work of life. We’re mad scientists or artists. Although we might play slightly different music, we’re just as obsessed with our artwork.”
Moxley was then asked whether he considered he and Omega to be the two best wrestlers in the business, to which he agreed. He explained that while wrestling is subjective, fans are currently seeing the best versions of the two performers.
“To answer your question very simply and expediently, yes. But I’m not, especially in something like wrestling; it’s not like hockey where if you win a Stanley Cup, you’re the best hockey team. In wrestling, that’s not necessarily the case. It’s different.
You can be one of the best. The most important thing is how do you say who’s better: Shawn Michaels or Ric Flair? You can’t pick. If your favorite wrestler growing up when you were a kid was Big Van Vader or Ahmed Johnson, then they’re the best wrestler in the world to you. It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter who drew more money or who had people think had better matches. The most important thing is you just got to be the best you.
But yes, I think we are the two best wrestlers in the world right now. Because if I had to answer why, I’d say because what we do, especially here at AEW, is we’re being the best versions of ourselves. We’re not being fettered or held back. We’re not being put in any boxes. We’re fully creating the things we want to create the things we want to be. We’re not being held back by just about anything.”
Meanwhile, speaking exclusively to Inside The Ropes‘ Lead Writer Gary Cassidy, Moxley called Christian his number one dream signing for AEW.
Also at Revolution, AEW are set to unveil a brand new “Hall of Fame” worthy signing, something which has set the internet on fire with suggestions and fantasy signings.
Inside The Ropes recently ran down the likely candidates, assessing the credentials of the likes of Christian and CM Punk among others.
AEW Revolution takes place on March 7th. Viewers outside the United States can watch the pay-per-view via Fite TV.