Tony Khan Refunded $100K After Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch Botch •


Tony Khan Confirms One other Match Will Take Place

Tony Khan has mentioned the notorious AEW Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch from Revolution, and the way he plans to carry one other.

Earlier this 12 months, AEW held their first-ever ‘Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch’, which noticed Kenny Omega efficiently defend his AEW World Championship towards former champion Jon Moxley in the principle occasion of Revolution.

The match was hyped for a number of weeks, nonetheless, when it got here to the end, the pyro didn’t go forward as anticipated, which left many followers in attendance and people watching at dwelling sad.

AEW CEO Tony Khan just lately sat down with the ‘Dan Le Batard Present’, the place he revealed how he didn’t find yourself paying for the pyro because of the error, however how he’ll use the match kind sooner or later.

“I’ll by no means let the non-wrestling individuals…I used to be attempting to be too protected and I let the professionals deal with the stuff and they’re guys who don’t perceive wrestling. An expert pyrotechnic man. They completely shit the mattress. I ended up not paying them. It was like $100,000 they ended up refunding for all of the bills of the match. I ended up not paying for the (exploding) barbed wire deathmatch, which I shouldn’t have. They screwed up royally. We put collectively one thing nice. Kenny and Jon labored their asses off and all they needed to do was arrange the ultimate explosion. It’s because we used skilled pyrotechnic people who find themselves speculated to know. The subsequent time we do that, and I’ll do it once more as a result of the match drew. Every little thing Jon and Kenny did up till that time was excellent, it wasn’t their fault it didn’t go off. Lengthy story quick, it was a very long time in the past and we’ve bounced again since then. That was three months in the past and all the things has been fairly excellent and couldn’t have gone significantly better. I used to be actually grateful that the subsequent pay-per-view was up and did an enormous quantity.”

Following the match, a number of of the wrestlers concerned had been reportedly offended with the end, regardless of it being via no fault of their very own.

AEW is about to return to reside touring this Wednesday with a particular ‘Street Rager’ version of Dynamite, which kicks off the corporate’s 4 consecutive themed Dynamite reveals as they adapt to life again on the highway.

Particular because of Fightful for the transcription.


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