Jon Moxley is not just working for AEW because he is also headed to NJPW for a program against Juice Robinson. This was something that they announced following his big Double Or Nothing surprise, but that was the plan.
Dave Meltzer explained on Wrestling Observer Radio that although Jon Moxley inked deals with other companies they had to keep things under wraps until his big debut with AEW was over.
“When people saw the Moxley thing people thought ‘okay, [AEW and NJPW] are working together, they’re really not. Moxley made a separate deal with New Japan which had nothing to do with AEW when he went to sign with AEW which I’m pretty sure he did the AEW thing first as soon as he was able to do so. When he did so he did ask for the ability to do New Japan so then he went to New Japan.”
“I know Moxley had a deal with everybody which is why nothing has been announced that nobody could announce his name until he did the big [Double Or Nothing] reveal at this show. So that’s why New Japan was doing the teases.”
Moxley’s deal to work the NEW show against Pentagon Jr was also done a long time ago, but they weren’t allowed to announce anything until after May 25th when Moxley made his big debut for AEW. This obviously means that AEW is the #1 company for Jon Moxley, but he can still work elsewhere.
Therefore, since other companies wanted Moxley to come and work for them they had to keep their deals with the former Dean Ambrose a secret until Double Or Nothing was over.
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