Jon Moxley’s big Double Or Nothing surprise was quickly followed by an announcement that Mox was joining New Japan Pro Wrestling. He won the IWGP United States Title in his first match and although he had to lose the title due to weather and travel issues, he is going back to Japan.
While speaking to Chris Van Vliet, Jon Moxley said that as long as he’s still wrestling he will work in Japan. He also expanded on how different AEW is from WWE when it comes to accepting work outside of the company.
“As long as I’m wrestling I’ll always wrestle in Japan. That’s another cool thing about AEW is that guys can kinda do other stuff outside of AEW. You know everybody’s a little different with different things they want to do. There’s guys wrestling in Mexico, there’s guys wrestling in Europe. There’s guys doing other stuff on the side because the schedule is a little different and you don’t have to run everything through everybody to get approved.”
“If you wanna do a movie on your off day in WWE you have to ask permission, but now you can just — everybody’s a little different. I could pretty much do whatever I wanna do whatever itch I wanna scratch creatively or do with my free time I can do. Also, it’s weird because I was never really comfortable being home because I never really had a home. I was always on the road or a different town or couch surfing or whatever before WWE.”
Jon Moxley will be a part of Wrestle Kingdom next year, we’re just waiting on his opponent to be confirmed. It seems as though this run in NJPW won’t be his last either as he is with a company that supports his “creative itches” no matter where they seem to take him.
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