Jon Moxley (f.k.a Dean Ambrose) is currently wrestling for NJPW in the G1 Climax 29, where he is leading the B block with 10 points. Moxley left WWE in April, and has since then wrestled on several independent promotions.
Moxley wrestled for Japan’s biggest promotion, New Japan Pro Wrestling, soon after his release where he won the IWGP United States title. He was later revealed to be AEW’s star acquisition during the main-event of AEW Double or Nothing.
With AEW starting their new show soon, fans were wondering what would happen with Jon Moxley once AEW starts with their weekly shows. Moxley spoke to Nikkan Sport and said he would continue to work with NJPW even after AEW starts its own weekly show, as his contract allows him to work elsewhere.
“Fortunately, there is no problem in fighting in New Japan while belonging to an American organization (AEW). In the future, I can always show up in Japan and play games.”
Several AEW superstars such as Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes, Young Bucks and the likes have plied their trade in New Japan and left the company after their contracts ended. All the superstars won several championships during their time in Japan, and were some of the biggest stars for the promotion.
Moxley harbors dreams of competing in the iconic Tokyo Dome, and hence it should not be difficult to imagine him winning G1 Climax or holding his US title until January 2020. Moxley is a big name for AEW, as he and Jericho are the two most familiar names with WWE audiences.
AEW allowing Moxley a leeway to compete for other promotions shouldn’t come as a surprise, but the company would definitely look to lock down the former WWE Champion to an exclusive contract soon.
As things stand, Moxley will lock horns with Kazuchika Okada, the Block A leader, with the winner getting a shot at Hiroshi Tanahashi’s IWGP Heavyweight Championship.