AEW Fight Forever reveals Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match trailer

Eleni Thomas
Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match

AEW has revealed that their upcoming Fight Forever game will indeed include the previously rumored Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match.

AEW fans are hotly anticipating the release of the brand’s first video game Fight Forever. In August 2022 a leak from an Amazon UK listing hinted that a controversial match type will be added to the game – the Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match.

The upstart wrestling company has now revealed that the game will include this match type in a new trailer that shows multiple AEW wrestlers competing in the savage match. The inclusion of the stipulation is bound to please fans of hardcore wrestling, but slightly unnerve those who remember the last Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match that AEW presided over.

The match itself originated in Japan when Atsushi Onita took on Terry Funk in 1990 at FMW’s Summer Spectacular event. It was then adapted by AEW, with mixed results from the fans due to a chaotic and confusing conclusion.

Check out the trailer below.

Leaked game modes and features in AEW Fight Forever

The earlier listing also included some of the specific types of matches that will seemingly be available to play through in the game at launch. These include the following: “Single, tag-team, 3-way, 4-way, ladder, Casino Battle Royale, Falls Count Anywhere, Unsanctioned Lights Out, Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match, and online co-op multiplayer matches”.

Given that AEW has really made a name for itself for its brutal and inventive match types, it’s promising to hear that the video game will be including some of the most iconic – for better or worse.

To keep up to date with all things AEW Fight Forever, check out Dexerto’s coverage here.