AEW Revolution 2021 Results and Analysis (3/7/21)

AEW Revolution Results -- Kenny Omega vs Jon Moxley

Here are the official AEW Revolution results from March 7, featuring Kenny Omega facing Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship. Following the results and match ratings, you can see an in-depth analysis of the top matches from the show.

The Results & Ratings

— (Buy In) Thunder Rosa & Riho vs. Dr. Britt Baker & Maki Itoh

Winner: Britt Baker & Maki Itoh

Rating: 2.75 (**3/4)

— AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Young Bucks (c) vs. Chris Jericho & MJF

Winner: The Young Bucks

Rating: 3 (***)

— Casino Tag Team Royale

Winner: Fenix & PAC

Rating: 3 (***)

— AEW Women’s World Championship: Hikaru Shida (c) vs. Ryo Mizunami

Winner: Hikaru Shida

Rating: 3.5 (***1/2)

— Chuck Taylor & Orange Cassidy vs. Miro & Kip Sabian

Winner: Miro & Kip Sabian

Rating: 1 (*)

— Matt Hardy vs. Hangman Page

Winner: Hangman Page

Rating: 1.75 (*3/4)

— Face of the Revolution Ladder Match: Cody Rhodes vs. Scorpio Sky vs. Penta El Zero M vs. Lance Archer vs. Max Caster vs. Ethan Page

Winner: Scorpio Sky

Rating: 2.75 (**3/4)

Christian Cage signs with AEW

—  Brian Cage & Ricky Starks vs. Sting & Darby Allin

Winner: Sting & Darby Allin

Rating: 2.5 (**1/2)

— AEW World Championship: Kenny Omega (c) vs. Jon Moxley in an Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch

Winner: Kenny Omega

Rating: 3.25 (***1/4)

In-Depth Match Analysis

AEW Women’s World Championship: Hikaru Shida (c) vs. Ryo Mizunami

Rating: 3.5 (***1/2)

Analysis: Following the incredible tournament to crown Hikaru Shida’s next challenger for the AEW Women’s World Championship, Ryo Mizunami came out on top and was ready for Shida on the biggest stage for the title — Revolution. These two opened up laying into each other and it never stopped until the final ring bell. Shida had the heart of a champion while Mizunami showed her past against Shida could prove to be the present again. Mizunami continuously laid it into Shida and it seemed the champion was actually outclassed at times. But as the match went on, Shida gained more and more confidence, eventually coming within the win on more than one occasion. But the Eliminator Tournament winner wouldn’t go away and almost won on the closest near fall of the entire match.

When Mizunami hit her guillotine leg drop, it seemed that a new champion would be crowned. Yet, Shida survived, and on the match went. These two would channel their encounter from Wednesday’s Dynamite of laying into each other with forearm after forearm. Shida would hit both the Falcon Arrow and the Tamashii running knee but Mizunami survived. It wasn’t until Shida brought out a beautiful new spinning kick against Mizunami that she would finally get the win and successfully defend her championship. This match established Shida as a champion and Mizunami moving forward as a certified challenger. It was the best women’s match in AEW this year and the best match of a rather weak night for AEW.

AEW World Championship: Kenny Omega (c) vs. Jon Moxley

Rating: 3.25 (***1/4)

Analysis: Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley have seemingly been feuding forever as the first time they ever dealt with each other were on the first-ever AEW show, Double or Nothing. So this certainly seemed like the best way to close out their feud — an Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch. For those who are major fans of deathmatches, “blood and guts,” and much more, this was your time to live and thrive. However, for those who are regular Omega fans, you couldn’t have been too excited for this type of bout. It’s worth noting before the match, Moxley was taking it all in as if he was set to go to war and put his life on the line to regain his AEW World Championship. It didn’t seem like confidence but rather a “see you later” mentality.

When this match finally was underway, it was back and forth brutality with the fear that either one could explode to smithereens and get stuck in barbed wire every single moment of the match. By the time you know it, Moxley had a crimson mask of blood as Omega nearly dominated for the early half. Eventually, Omega would feel the explosion as well and these two were simply trying to survive. People who are fans of exploding death matches probably thought this was great when the parts of the ring exploded and whatnot, but at times it felt like fireworks and nothing less. Omega came close to winning as he hit the One-Winged Angel on Moxley, but the challenger got an exploding rope break to save himself.

At times it felt shakey while others really opened your eyes to how much these two were destroying each other. As Moxley seemed to be getting the upper hand and possibly the win, Gallows and Karl Anderson made their way to the ring to aid Omega. This led to the ultimate demise of Moxley, who would be smashed by an exploding barbed wire baseball bat and put down by a One-Winged Angel through a chair. Omega got the three count and walked out victorious.

The post-match is what will have all the fans talking more than the match, however. Omega, Gallows, and Anderson beat down Moxley and put handcuffs on him to make sure that he could not escape the explosion at the 30-minute mark. Eddie Kingston tried to make the save but it was too late, so he protected his friend and the ring “exploded.”

There were a lot of good things in this final battle between the two and it sets up Kingston vs. Omega if that is what they are planning to do. This match was a war and certainly one of the better matches of the night. Most importantly, they did manage to tell a story that made people care.

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