AEW World Heavyweight Champion Jon Moxley has quickly become one of the biggest names in professional wrestling, despite his departure from WWE.
He debuted in AEW after his contract expired with WWE last year, and made appearances in several other promotions including NJPW.
Moxley won NJPW’s newest title, IWGP United States Championship earlier this year, but hasn’t defended the title on a lot of occasions due to his commitments with AEW on Wednesdays.
With restrictions on air travel, it is unclear when Moxley gets to return to Japan, but he isn’t too worried about it.
Moxley revealed on Wrestling Observer Radio that he doesn’t have any contract with NJPW, and it is mostly a verbal agreement between the two parties.
“Well, I don’t have a contract with New Japan. I had one that was from June when I started up until WrestleKingdom. It was just for that specific run.”
“I guess we’re just kind of on a verbal, non-specific verbal agreement. Because I know I love going there, they love having me, and so they know I’ll just keep going as long as they give me good opponents and fun matches and good stuff. They know my priority is I work every Wednesday, and as long as I got free time, I’ll do New Japan whenever. So that’s just where it’s at right now.”
NJPW currently has a tournament going on, and Moxley stated that he will face the winner, but the time and place still remain a mystery due to the Pandemic.
Moxley will be defending his AEW World Heavyweight Championship against MJF on All Out next week. He has been the top champion of the promotion for over six months now and even secured the #1 spot on the PWI 500 this year.
Moxley joins his former Shield buddies, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins as superstars to stand at #1 on the iconic list.