Kenny Omega won AEW World’s Title Eliminator Tournament at Full Gear this past Saturday, making him the #1 contender and setting up a massive match against Jon Moxley for his AEW World Championship. It was expected the pair would face off at AEW’s next pay-per-view, Revolution, on February 27, 2021. However, AEW announced during last night’s episode of Dynamite the match would, in fact, take place on the December 2 edition of Dynamite.
This will be the second time the two men have competed against each other in singles competition. However, technically their Lights Out match at Full Gear 2019 was unsanctioned, so AEW does not officially recognize it. When they fought back on November 9, 2019, there match received very mixed reactions due to the level of violence, which involved the use of glass, barbed wire, and chains. The use of intentional blood even resulted in AEW being fined $10,000 by the Maryland Athletic State Commission. Jim Cornette would call it “ECW with a budget,” which coming from him is not a compliment. In contrast, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter called it “a tremendous match and an incredible spectacle.”
With Moxley having won the first contest, it is presumed that Omega will level the score and become the next AEW World Champion. This would then correspond with Nick Jackson telling ScreenCrush in an interview that “year two’s going to be all about Kenny Omega.“