Matt Jackson Obtained Special License For Shoe Spot At AEW Double Or Nothing

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Matt Jackson had to get a special license just to do one move during the Anarchy in the Arena match at AEW’s Double or Nothing.

The Anarchy in the Arena match main evented the AEW Double or Nothing last Sunday night in Las Vegas. It saw the Blackpool Combat Club’s Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta face The Elite’s Kenny Omega, “Hangman” Adam Page and The Young Bucks – Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson in a bloody battle all around the arena.

At the conclusion of the match, Konosuke Takeshita turned on The Elite to give the Blackpool Combat Club a cheap victory.

One of the most memorable moments of the match was when Jon Moxley was applying a submission move, so Matt Jackson went into the ring and superkicked Moxley with his left foot. As Matt hit the superkick, there was an explosion/firework that went off on Moxley’s head.

In this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer revealed that Matt Jackson had to get a license to do that move.

“Matt Jackson came up with the exploding superkick spot about a month ago. He wanted to do something that hadn’t been done and to do so he had to get a Nevada State Fire Performers license that other entertainment acts in Las Vegas using things like that as part of the show have to get.”

For Matt Jackson, the match was a very big deal because he was dealing with a torn biceps injury and opted not to have surgery to get better, but now he’s healthy.

There was also an update on Matt’s left foot since he was slammed foot-first onto a pile of thumbtacks in the match as well.

“He also said the thumbtack spot where he stopped on a ton of thumbtacks with his bare feet was the single most painful thing he’s ever done and taking all the thumbtacks out of his foot was rough as well since some of the thumbtacks were actually stuck in the bone of his heel.”

“Some were so jammed that in the attempt to take them out that the top of the thumbtacks would fall off and the needle would stay lodged in. There were at least 40 thumbtacks stuck in his foot but there were no injuries from it, just lots of cuts and bruises.”

It sounds pretty painful, so good luck to Matt Jackson recovering from that and returning to the ring soon.