Samoa Joe has been a consistent veteran in the pro-wrestling community. After spending time in WWE, Joe joined AEW, where he has prospered. The AEW World Champion recently expressed that he wants to be done dealing with “petty stuff” at AEW. In a recent interview, he gave praise to his fellow AEW colleague Jon Moxley, but for an interesting reason.

Joe spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, where the conversation became about Jon Moxley. Joe lauded Moxley, saying that he wasn’t surprised when Moxley challenged a titleholder other than him. He added that the decision to do so was undeniably a tactical one.

“Moxley doing that doesn’t surprise me at all. If I were Mox, I’d look to take someone else’s belt, too. He wants to fight any other champion in the world but me. There was thought behind what he did. Let’s not deny that.”

He further said that AEW is wonderful in its nature as a marketplace, where people can seek out challenges that are better suited to them. Joe then challenged Mox, saying that he would like to give him “a better perspective” on his championship reign if he wants it.


If Mox wants to parade that belt around the real world’s champion, I’d be more than happy to give him a better perspective on where his championship reign really stands.”

Moxley previously issued a challenge to Tetsuya Naito for non-title match, which is set to take place at the NJPW Windy City Riot in Chicago sometime in April 2024. Joe, on the other hand, is set to defend his AEW World Championship against HOOK during the upcoming AEW Dynamite episode on January 17.

Would you like to see a match between Samoa Joe and Jon Moxley take place? Let us know who you think would emerge victorious if the two titans decided to lock heads in the comments below.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/contributor from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017.

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