Jon Moxley debuted at AEW Double Or Nothing 2019 and instantly made an impact, as he went on to become one of the biggest stars in the company as well as pro wrestling in general. That said, Moxley’s most recent match was criticized for being the worst televised match in history.

Last week’s episode of AEW Dynamite kicked off with Jon Moxley squaring off against Tomohiro Ishii in a very bloody and brutal singles match. In the end, The Purveyor of Violence won the match.

Jon Moxley and Tomohiro Ishii had only ever faced each other in singles competition once before, which was their iconic battle in the 2019 G1 Climax tournament for New Japan Pro Wrestling.

While speaking on the Jim Cornette Experience podcast, the pro wrestling legend talked about the aforementioned AEW Dynamite match. He lambasted Jon Moxley and stated that the match was the worst televised match in history.


“They stood up and did freestanding headbutts where you don’t grab the other guy’s head, you just [go] back-and-forth. You can obviously tell they are not trying to, really (…) they’re bonking each other’s head just enough to f******** hurt, but it looks phony as s***, and they did 12 of them.

You can tell they’re obviously holding back, but that was just for them to get Moxley’s blood on Ishii’s head so it could look even more grizzly. It still looked fake because they weren’t headbutting each other and trying obviously to avoid doing that. I wrote ‘this is the worst televised match in major league wrestling promotion history.”

Jon Moxley won’t be present on AEW Dynamite this week as he is currently in Japan. With a Blood and Guts match set to take place very soon, it remains to be seen how AEW will book The Elite vs The Blackpool Combat Club’s feud till then.

What’s your take on this story? Do you agree with what Jim Cornette said? Let us know in the comments!

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