Jon Moxley has a simple piece of advice for anyone who doesn't want to see the promised violence at AEW Revolution.
Moxley will get his AEW World Title rematch at Revolution when he challenges Kenny Omega in an exploding barbed wire deathmatch. While the match is famous in Japan, it has rarely been seen in America, especially a promotion with national television. Moxley has promised a crazy match that will live up to the stipulation.
If you don't want to see it, don't watch it.
"I’d say you probably shouldn’t watch the pay-per-view then, or at least turn it off before that match happens," Moxley told Gary Cassidy of Inside The Ropes. "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. 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."
Moxley continued by saying, "I don’t think… I don’t know what to expect, I don’t think Kenny knows what to expect, so I definitely don’t think the fans are going to know what to expect. The way I look at things, the way Kenny Omega looks at things and our kind of drive to take things to a certain level – you put us in these situations, we have a similarity in that we can’t just go out there and… I’ve seen Kenny Omega’s drive to excel in these scenarios up close and personal, and the combination of the two of us, I think, going to make for something unique and special. There’s no restrictions as far as what could happen in AEW and I can’t thank AEW, Tony Khan, and everybody enough that the fact that, when they put me in these situations, I make it very clear, “Don’t put me in these situations if you don’t want… Be careful what you wish for. If you want Jon Moxley at level ten, then make sure that’s what you really want.” I don’t want to get yelled at by sponsors, and TNT, and Bleacher Report, and everybody, after the fact, so make sure this is what you really want and that’s what we’re doing – and that’s what we’re going to get on March 7th. It’ll be unlike anything you’ve seen, definitely any time recently."
Moxley cut a passionate promo on AEW Dynamite regarding the match, basically saying he's willing to die in the match. You can watch his promo in the video above.
You can check out the current lineup for AEW Revolution by clicking here.