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Jon Moxley To Critics Of Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match: ‘Don’t Watch’

February 26, 2021 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with Inside the Ropes, Jon Moxley sent a simple message to those who are critical of AEW holding an exploding barbed wire death match at AEW Revolution. He said that if they don’t like it, they shouldn’t watch it. Moxley will challenge Kenny Omega for the AEW World title in the extreme match type on March 7. Here are highlights:

On critics of the exploding barbed wire death match: “I’d say you probably shouldn’t watch the pay-per-view then, or at least turn it off before that match happens.”

On AEW providing something for everyone: “It’s the good thing about AEW, we’ve got a little something for everybody, but there’s really no way to sugarcoat an Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match, you know, so if you don’t want to see it, then don’t watch. If you think your kid is going to be a little bit too young to watch it, a little bit too violent for them, don’t watch it.”

On wrestling missing an element of danger: “I think it’s something wrestling has been missing lately. I think it’s something wrestling has been missing in the last several years, or maybe a decade or more, or whatever, is the element of actual danger. An element of… You know, that feeling of, when it’s main event time, when the bell rings and the ring announcer walks down the aisle, this is the moment where all the marbles are on the line and there’s not an element of danger, that element of the Mike Tyson fight or, ‘Well, somebody could really…’ We’re really risking our lives. These gentlemen are doing something extraordinary here and really putting their body on the line. Things, over the last decade or so, have just got so… No matter what you advertise, you can put whatever you want on a poster and make it seem like you’re going to see something super-violent or whatever, but at the end of the day, these extreme kind of matches have been watered down and they’re just safe and, you know, the same old, same old and we look like we’re playing f***ing Pattycake, and I think we’re going to bring back a real element of actual unpredictability and actual danger.”

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