At Full Gear, AEW’s first pay-per-view since debuting on TNT in October, Jon Moxley defeated Kenny Omega in a brutal lights out match.
The match divided opinion online. While many thought that the action was brilliantly brutal, others argued that the pair went too far with some of their offence.
Some fans were also concerned about how many hardcore matches AEW is putting on. At the pay-per-view before Full Gear, All Out, Joey Janela, Jimmy Havoc and Darby Allin clashed in a triple threat hardcore match.
While both the Moxley vs. Omega and Allin vs. Havoc vs. Janela matches were rather enjoyable, some fans were concerned that AEW will simply turn into a hardcore-match company.
However, Dave Meltzer is reporting on the Wrestling Observer Radio that there are no current plans for AEW to put on a hardcore match like Kenny Omega vs. Jon Moxley in the near future:
“My impression after talking to people today is I don’t think you’re gonna see a match like this again for a long time if ever.”
Meltzer says that he was led to believe that Jon Moxley really wanted to work a hardcore match with Kenny Omega, so Tony Khan and the other AEW higher-ups allowed him to do this match:
“The impression I was given is that Jon Moxley really wanted to do a match like this so they let him do the match. I think it’s out of his — I shouldn’t say it’s out of his system — but, it’s done now. I think it’s over.”
Were you a fan of the Kenny Omega vs. Jon Moxley match from Full Gear or did you think the duo went too far? Let us know in the comments.