Jon Moxley has become one of the biggest stars in wrestling over the past few months since he opted not to re-sign with WWE when his contract expired back in April. Moxley instead shocked the world by turning up at AEW Double or Nothing and announcing that he had signed with Tony Khan’s promotion.
Moxley then appeared on the Talk is Jericho podcast where he pointed out that he had wanted to leave WWE for a while but had decided to do it the right way, by waiting for his contract to expire.
As far as Vince McMahon and Triple H were aware, Dean Ambrose wanted some time off to heal his body and his mind and they expected him to make his return in 2020.
WWE was so convinced that Ambrose would be returning that according to Rajah, there was already a plan in place for the former World Champion to make his return at the 2020 Royal Rumble.
While there’s no news on whether or not Ambrose was going to win the match since he’s the only member of The Shield to not have picked up that famous accolade, it’s obvious that the company wanted The Lunatic Fringe back in the fold.
The site went on to state that there’s an interesting clause in Moxley’s new AEW contract as well, even though he signed a three year deal with All Elite Wrestling, he has the option to opt out of the deal after just a year. This would mean that Moxley could be a free agent once again by May next year, but right now his AEW career looks to be flourishing.
Moxley won his debut match against Joey Janela at Fyter Fest and now looks forward to his match with Kenny Omega at All Out on August 31st. Moxley will also be part of the on-going G1 Climax which kicks off tomorrow night and his first match will be on July 13th.