Tony Khan reveals he didn’t pay the Pyro team for the Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch between Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley at AEW Revolution.
Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley faced each other in an Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch at AEW Revolution. What was supposed to be a landmark in AEW history however, instead became the butt of jokes from wrestling fans due to the huge flop finish.
An amazing match had been overlooked because of how flimsy the ending looked. Instead of explosives, sparklers went off and poor Eddie Kingston had to sell that by passing out. In a recent interview with Dan Le Batard Show, Tony Khan revealed that he reprimanded the pyro team by not paying them at all.
Tony Khan reveals he didn’t pay the Pyro team for the Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch at AEW Revolution
“I’ll never let the non-wrestling people…I was trying to be too safe and I let the professionals handle the stuff and they are guys who don’t understand wrestling. A professional pyrotechnic guy.
“They totally sh*t the bed. I ended up not paying them. It was like $100,000 they ended up refunding for all the expenses 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 together something great. Kenny and Jon worked their asses off and all they had to do was set up the final explosion. This is because we used professional pyrotechnic people who are supposed to know.
“The next time we do this, and I will do it again because the match drew. Everything Jon and Kenny did up until that point was outstanding; it wasn’t their fault it didn’t go off.
“Long story short, it was a long time ago and we’ve bounced back since then. That was three months ago and everything has been pretty perfect and couldn’t have gone much better. I was really grateful that the next pay-per-view was up and did a big number,”
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