Jon Moxley won the IWGP United States Title from Juice Robinson at the June 5th BOTSJ Final. This was an intense battle that saw Mox debut a new variation of his Dirty Deeds move that will certainly need a name change.
The big question is whether All Elite Wrestling will allow Mox to appear at their upcoming events with his new title in tow. There are a couple of reasons why this is and isn’t a good idea.
WWE would never allow a Superstar to wear another company’s title to the ring, but that could be the case with AEW. Dave Meltzer discussed this during Wrestling Observer Radio where they explained that The Elite are still trying to work things out.
“So the answer to the question is I don’t have an answer because they haven’t made the decision. So is he going to wear the belt to the ring? Is the belt going to be acknowledged? The decision’s not been made.”
“My thought on this to me is that you don’t wanna be WWE and WWE would not announce it. I don’t know if Moxley should wear the belt. I don’t think he needs to, but I think because their fan base knows it’s almost like you’re hiding it so I would say if I was gonna make the decision I would say he should wear the belt in the ring. They should say that he won the belt from Juice Robinson in Tokyo on June 5th and just go with that and not harp on it.”
There is no relationship between New Japan and AEW. The contracts between Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley with both companies is their own separate doing. Kenny Omega is no longer listed on the NJPW website because he couldn’t work for them due to his new Executive Vice President role as well as being a performer fro AEW.
It makes sense that AEW would allow Moxley to wear the IWGP United States Title in the ring, but NJPW might be the ones who have an issue with it. Because AEW and NJPW are still not working together officially. That would mess up their current working relationship with ROH.
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