AEW commentator Jim Ross spoke about the AEW Revolution pay-per-view event earlier this month during the latest episode of the Grilling JR podcast.
Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega for the AEW World Heavyweight Title took place in a barbed wire deathmatch at the Revolution PPV event. However, the big explosion at the end of the match was dud.
“It bombed, it was a malfunction of the pyro,” Ross said. “The irony of that was they had all the Fire Marshals and safety precautions and so forth, they had run through that several times, the explosions. They worked great! Then when it comes show time, you never know when you’re doing live television. McMahon always said ‘Nothing can go wrong when you’re doing live T.V.’ Well, there’s an exception or two. I really loved the pay-per-view itself, from your mind as a viewer, if you can get off that hill of just talking about one issue which was the malfunctioning pyro, then I think most of you will say it was a pretty damn good show.
“I thought the show was strong except for that miss on the pyro at the end. If 30 seconds at the end is going to be your only criteria of whether you liked the show or not, whether it was a good show or not, you might be over analyzing just a little bit. All of the stuff leading up to that I thought was strong. I enjoyed the pay per view, I think it did record business.”