That crown of thorns thing was awesome! I think AEW is slowly but surely gaining steam on WWE. AEW is edgy and cool. What should AEW do next? I think they should bring Nick Gage back!
Speaking as a godless heathen of many years, I did not make any association with a “crown of thorns” from that spot and I think you need to be looking pretty hard with an emergency supply of pearls to clutch at the ready to be offended by it. Wrestling Twitter is not the real world and I don't think anyone that matters (ie, not Eric Bischoff) was realistically offended by it to any degree.
Regardless, let's not joke about bringing Nick Gage back again. Once was enough.