Jon Moxley Talks Tony Khan, BCC vs. Elite Impact

Moxley Reflects on AEW Journey, Rivalry with Omega

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Jon Moxley Talks Tony Khan, BCC vs. Elite Impact

Jon Moxley and reigning IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega are set to face off in a Steel Cage match on Wednesday's AEW Dynamite. This marks their fourth singles match, with Moxley having made his AEW debut at Double Or Nothing 2019.

He attacked Omega after the latter's loss to Chris Jericho, leading to Jericho becoming the first-ever AEW World Champion. Recently, Moxley spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, discussing his AEW debut, the company's early days, and the upcoming Steel Cage match.

Moxley described his debut as surreal, recalling how the crowd chanted "AEW! AEW!" during his first appearance. He felt that the support from fans signaled that the company would succeed. At the time, Omega was considered the world's best wrestler, while Moxley had just left WWE and was in the news.

Their meeting in the ring was a highly anticipated event, and Moxley believes the spark ignited AEW. He also revealed that he had been hiding during most of Double Or Nothing, so hearing the first "AEW!" chants live was an incredible experience.

Moxley knew then that he had made the right choice by joining the new pro wrestling group. He recounted how AEW President Tony Khan pitched the idea at his kitchen table and how he couldn't have imagined the company's success.

Jon Moxley's AEW Pride, Rivalry

Moxley expressed pride in being part of AEW from the start, noting that they had recently sold 60,000 tickets to AEW All In at Wembley Stadium without announcing a single match. Reflecting on his and Omega's history, Moxley acknowledged the significance of their rivalry.

He's eager to test himself against Omega again, the same mindset he had at the beginning of their feud. After Moxley's debut angle at Double Or Nothing 2019, he defeated Omega in an Unsanctioned Lights Out match at Full Gear 2019.

However, Omega emerged victorious in their AEW World Title match on the Winter Is Coming edition of AEW Dynamite on December 2, 2020. Their most recent face-off was the Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch at Revolution 2021, where Omega retained the AEW World Title.

The upcoming Steel Cage match will further intensify the rivalry between The Elite and The Blackpool Combat Club. Moxley also expressed his desire to challenge himself against AEW Executive Vice Presidents, whom he greatly respects.

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