AEW World Champion Jon Moxley defeated Jake Hager inside an empty Daily’s Place but hasn’t had quite the live audience reception he deserves since winning the title from Chris Jericho. The upstart promotion is firing on all cylinders to provide a weekly dose of entertainment for fans, but their plans are “in flux” due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic.
Originally scheduled to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, AEW Double Or Nothing will now take place from an undisclosed location on May 23rd. The actual build for the grand PPV got ruined by the pandemic but the company has still managed to pull off decent storytelling, heading into the event.
On Wrestle Talk, Moxley discussed his work ethic during these difficult and unprecedented times – the reigning champion will continue to shed every ounce of sweat and blood to entertain fans watching at home.
“Needless to say everything got screwed up. Plans for everything going forward are in flux and yeah, I don’t wanna give anything away or anything like that, but for me it’s about taking every… you know, the future’s real weird right now it’s all kinda touch-and-go, yeah obviously.”
If AEW is permitted to fill Daily’s Place to 25% capacity, there could be around 1,300 fans in the outdoor venue.
“Circumstances aside I’m gonna get in the ring whether there’s nobody in the audience or 1,000 people in the audience, whatever it is. I just take whatever opportunities are presented and make the most of it and work my ass off in the ring and just put in 100% effort.”
Moxley will work an actual taping when he returns to Dynamite live next week. While his challenger for Double Or Nothing is yet to be announced, it’s likely that the top title match will be made official either this week or the next.