AEW World Champion Kenny Omega was reportedly angry after last night’s Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch main event at the AEW Revolution pay-per-view.
As noted, last night’s match saw Omega retain his title over Jon Moxley. After the match, the 30-minute timer kept counting down to a full explosion of the ring area. Moxley was still down in the ring, with Eddie Kingston covering him to potentially save him from the explosion. It was expected that the timed explosion would be this huge, grand blast, but it was a dud. The lackluster explosion led to a significant amount of negative feedback on social media.
Omega was said to be “furious” at the finale, according to Bryan Alvarez of Wrestling Observer Live. No other details were provided, but Omega was not happy with how the ending went down.
On a related note, AEW is apparently trying to keep clips of the dud blast off social media. They made several DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedowns on Twitter accounts today, with most, if not all, of the DMCA requests being for clips that were from the main event. AEW usually allows accounts to post GIFs from matches, and in the past they have said GIFs will be safe from DMCA requests.
Stay tuned for more. A clip from the ending can be seen below, along with proof of the DMCA takedowns:
The did finish was copyright claimed. pic.twitter.com/14s3nGxcWL
— HeelByNature.com (@HeelByNatureYT) March 8, 2021