Jon Moxley and PAC battled it out in the main event of this week’s AEW Dynamite. The highly physical matchup didn’t yield any winner; fans were left disheartened as the bout ended in a draw.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer reported why AEW booked a shock time limit draw finish to Moxley vs PAC on Dynamite.
“To make the time limits mean sometimes you have to do draws because if you don’t the time limits mean nothing. You have to do this to build this. The other thing you have to do is, you know you can do the two guys again and you’ve got a story.”
However, it appears that AEW has a long-term plan behind last night’s booking. Not only have fans been reminded that a match could legitimately end due to time running out, but they need to be “educated” for what’s in store in the near future.
“This is just basic booking, there’s a reason for this. There will come a day, I don’t know when it will be, but if they book consistently when they do a time limit ‘3 minutes left, 2 minutes left, 1 minute left,’ okay? They will teach people, ‘Oh, it’s gonna be a draw, oh it’s gonna be a draw.’ Then one day it won’t be a draw and that’s the day they’re building for. You gotta educate people.”
From what it seems, AEW will keep booking Mox and PAC without a winner over and over again till it’s time to actually declare a victor. This will allow the feud to gain momentum while ensuring a bigger pop for the rematches.
AEW is yet to announce Moxley and PAC’s next face-off but it’s safe to assume that their confrontation won’t yield a winner. An interference would be a good idea to end the rematch in a disqualification, build anticipation, and protect both contestants.