On March 7, Kenny Omega will defend the AEW championship towards Jon Moxley in an exploding barb wire deathmatch at AEW Revolution.
Sure, it’s as mad because it sounds! Though these sorts of matches have been famed in Japan, that is in all probability the most important stage it’s ever seen in North America.
Moxley and Omega have an intense previous in AEW. Moxley made his debut within the firm by attacking Omega after he foremost evented the primary ever present – Double or Nothing – towards Chris Jericho.
They’d an unsanctioned lights out match at Full Gear that very same 12 months and Omega defeated Moxley to start his reign as champion on December 2, 2020.
Now, they’re going to take issues up a notch and talkSPORT had the prospect to ask Omega the motivation behind this match sort – is it a case of eager to beat a violent man at his personal sport?
“That’s completely right. Earlier than we went into this factor with Jon Moxley, you wish to deliver out one of the best not solely in your opponent, however your self.
“The secret for me when AEW began was I needed to shoulder some new challenges. Whether or not that be my duties contained in the ring or exterior of the ring, I needed to tackle a complete new bunch of tasks and Jon Moxley is somebody who challenges me in precisely that sort of manner.
“I by no means thought I’d find yourself doing what I’m doing proper now [laughs]. I by no means thought I’d have finished what I did on the primary Full Gear pay-per-view [Unsanctioned Lights Out match].
“However, Moxley challenges me and kind of conjures up me to deliver that half out of me that I by no means knew that I had. For me, it’s thrilling.
“I’m not very violent or bodily, actually. I’m a sportsmen, a competitor. However it permits me to discover different avenues in skilled wrestling that I by no means would have in any other case, so it’s thrilling for me,” Omega defined.
When alerted to the truth that hardcore legend Terry Funk had tweeted his assist of Omega and Moxley having a deathmatch, Omega was happy.
“I didn’t see that, that’s improbable! There’s a variety of warfare veterans of this very match and naturally, AEW goes to go about it in it’s personal distinctive manner.
“However the primary rules keep the identical. There will likely be sharp objects, there will likely be pyrotechnics and there’s no two methods about it – it’s going to be brutal.”
When chatting with the artistic course of behind a match like this, Omega opened up on how Moxley is pushing him.
“As a lot as that is about bringing out one other layer of Kenny Omega, I hope it brings out one of the best in Jon Moxley too. I wish to see that actual violent aspect of Jon Moxley.
“I solely ever knew of Dean Ambrose. So I’ve solely seen what they confirmed me on their TV programming. I don’t learn about CZW Jon Moxley. I by no means noticed any of that stuff.
“And I acquired somewhat style of it at Full Gear about how his thoughts works and about what he’s keen to place himself via, however I sort of wish to push the envelope additional. I wish to see extra.
“I wish to see that model and I wish to see what put him on the map initially and I wish to see if I can sustain with that,” stated Omega.
Watch AEW Revolution on March eight from 1am within the UK with FITE TV. Kenny Omega defends the AEW title towards Jon Moxley in an exploding barb wire match!