This will be the first major U.S promotion to present this type of match, which was popularized in Japan in the 90s from promotions such as Fronter Marial Arts. The first-ever match of this kind was Atsushi Onita vs Tarzan Goto in 1990.
Traditionally, the ropes are replaced with barbed wire, and barbed wire boards with ‘C4 explosives” are added and arranged inside the ring. The most famous match with this gimmick was Terry Funk vs Cactus Jack, at the IWA King Of The Deathmatch Tournament finals ‘Kawasaki Dream’ in 1995.
Updated AEW Revolution Match Card
AEW Championship: Kenny Omega vs. Jon Moxley (Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match)
Street Fight: Sting & Darby Allin vs. Team Taz
AEW Tag Team Championship: The Young Bucks vs. Chris Jericho and MJF.
Money Match: Matt Hardy vs. Adam Page (Winner gives up earnings for first quarter of 2021)
Ladder Match For TNT Championship: Cody Rhodes vs. Scorpio Sky vs. Penta vs. TBA vs. TBA vs. TBA