The match ended in a whimper as the explosion was nothing close to what people were expecting.
Tony Khan explained in the post-show media call that the storyline explanation is that Kenny Omega built a dud of a bomb, but this was an adjustment due to the negative response.
The show ended with Omega and the Good Brothers handcuffing Moxley in the ring before Eddie Kingston tried to save him, but the ‘explosion’ went off with both men still in the ring.
Here’s what Moxley had to say after the match:
.@JonMoxley didn’t regain the belt tonight but he regained a friend in Eddie Kingston! King came to save Mox from the final blast, which wasn’t enough to keep Mox & Eddie down for good!
“Kenny Omega may be a tough son of a b____, but he can’t make an exploding ring worth a s___!” pic.twitter.com/AHJCYVu3pw
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) March 8, 2021