We previously reported that Jon Moxley is in a complicated situation with AEW & NJPW. Mox is the current AEW World Champion and also the IWGP US Champion but he won’t be able to return to Japan right now due to the global pandemic and his obligations to AEW.
While appearing on Wrestling Observer Radio, Moxley discussed the details of his relationship with New Japan Pro Wrestling. Mox said that he does not have a contract with NJPW currently and his previous deal expired at Wrestle Kingdom.
Well, I don’t have a contract with New Japan. I had one that was from June when I started up until WrestleKingdom. It was just for that specific run.
However, Mox said that he has a verbal agreement with the company and the two parties love working together. NJPW understands that AEW is his priority and he can only go to Japan when he has free time.
I guess we’re just kind of on a verbal, non-specific verbal agreement. Because I know I love going there, they love having me, and so they know I’ll just keep going as long as they give me good opponents and fun matches and good stuff. They know my priority is I work every Wednesday, and as long as I got free time, I’ll do New Japan whenever. So that’s just where it’s at right now.
Moxley made a reassuring statement on his future in NJPW as the IWGP US Champion. He said that he and NJPW are working on something that will allow him to wrestle again for the promotion. According to Mox, he will be in a NJPW again and things will be “all good”.
I will say that we’re working on it. I don’t know exactly when or where I will meet the winner of the tournament that’s going on, but it will happen. It’ll be all good.
Moxley is all set to face MJF in an AEW World Championship match at ALL OUT on September 5th. Apart from that, Moxley was also named the #1 Pro-Wrestler in the world by PWI 500 yesterday.
It will be interesting to see how and when Moxley makes his way back to NJPW where he has a number of opponents waiting to get a shot at his IWGP US Championship.
Thank you to 411 Mania for the quotes