An explosive AEW Revolution would close out with somewhat of a damp squib when Kenny Omega’s “exploding ring” went out with a fizzle rather than a bang. However, both the challenger, Jon Moxley, and AEW CEO Tony Khan have explained the reason behind the seemingly failed finish.
In a video posted on social media of what happened when the show went off-air, Jon Moxley would address the Jacksonville live crowd.
“Jacksonville, I think me and all of y’all can agree on one thing – Kenny Omega may be a tough son of a bitch, but he can’t make an exploding ring worth a s**t. I’ve seen more dangerous shit on ‘Ridiculousness’ on MTV, what the f*** was that. I’m still standing bitch! Oh… just not well.”
Moxley would then thank the fans for attending during tough times before saying AEW is here to take over.
Meanwhile, on the post-show media scrum, Tony Khan would open up about the finish of the pay-per-view, saying several times that Kenny Omega’s “big plan with crayons” may have been the downfall of the finish, saying the Cleaner built a dud.
“I think we’re all lucky that the bomb going off at the end didn’t really hurt anybody. That Kenny’s big masterplan, that he built a dud. Which, who would’ve thought when he drew up the big plan with crayons that maybe the bomb might fail to take both guys out.”
.@JonMoxley didn’t regain the belt tonight but he regained a friend in Eddie Kingston! King came to save Mox from the final blast, which wasn’t enough to keep Mox & Eddie down for good!
“Kenny Omega may be a tough son of a b____, but he can’t make an exploding ring worth a s___!” pic.twitter.com/AHJCYVu3pw
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) March 8, 2021
Khan would later add that the match looked painful, but that “there’s only so much you can do” within the safety restrictions needed to maintain the health of both men, reiterating his explanation of Kenny Omega’s handiwork not being up to scratch.
“All through the match we saw it looked very cool and it’s a deadly painful match, but at the end, I don’t know what people really wanted. Unless you wanted us to actually explode the guys at the end, there’s only so much you can do. So without actually blowing the ring and both guys up, I think the basic explanation is that Kenny’s ring, set to explode, as a heel who built this thing with a hammer and nails as we saw, that the final bomb just didn’t go off.”
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