Jon Moxley was able to defeat MJF to retain the AEW World Title at All Out, but he used a banned move in the process. The stipulation stated that the Paradigm Shift was not allowed during their match, but Mox used it anyway.
While speaking to Wrestling Inc, MJF discussed that AEW World Title match. He still says “Dictator Jon” cheated, and he doesn’t consider that a fair loss. He then said that the former Dean Ambrose owes his best match in AEW to the Salt of the Earth.
“I wish I could say enjoyed it, but he cheated. He cheated. He used an illegal maneuver in order to beat me because that’s the only way ‘Dictator Jon’ could beat me. Let’s face the facts, I gave him the best match of his title reign. If you don’t believe me, just watch it back. It was bar none the best Jon Moxley match he’s ever had in All Elite Wrestling, and it’s all thanks to me. It’s unfortunate that he knew he was being bested by a better man, and he had to resort to such tactics as using such a disturbingly, debilitating maneuver that was outlawed in that match-up.”
“He cheated. That is something I would never do as an honest human being and as a good professional wrestler, but it is what it is. It’s a bittersweet thing to talk about, but yes, the cool thing is is that at the tender age of 24, I main evented a PPV for the biggest promotion in the world. So I’m really proud of that aspect. It’s unfortunate it ended the way that it ended, but I’m sure I will win the world title very soon.”
MJF said that he would never cheat because he’s an honest human being. The jury is still out on that one, especially after he told Chris Jericho that he’ll do “anything” to win. Then MJF followed that promise up by pulling off a win at Full Gear that was a bit shady depending on who you ask.
We’ll have to see if and when MJF gets another AEW World Title match. Odds are he’s far from finished climbing up AEW’s rankings to clinch another #1 contender spot.