Jon Moxley, a prominent figure who etched his mark in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) universe and currently a top star in All Elite Wrestling (AEW), has his eyes set on another accolade. Ever since his dramatic entrance into AEW at Double or Nothing 2019, Moxley has been in the limelight, holding a prominent position in the AEW realm.
Recently, Moxley showcased his formidable wrestling skills in the New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) Strong Independence Day events that occurred at Korakuen Hall on July 4th and 5th. The first night saw Moxley teaming up with Homicide to challenge the daunting duo of El Desperado and Jun Kasai.
The intensity escalated the following night as Moxley participated in a thrilling Death Match against El Desperado.
Moxley Eyes IWGP Championship
During an interview with Tokyo Sports, Moxley was queried on the possibility of taking on the current IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, SANADA.
In his response, Moxley brought forth his illustrious past as a former WWE and AEW World Heavyweight Champion, and mentioned his unfulfilled desire to clinch the IWGP World Heavyweight Champion title. A historical analysis of the IWGP World Heavyweight Title reigns reveals an intriguing fact, pointed out by Moxley himself.
No professional wrestler to date has held the world title in all three major promotions, namely WWE, AEW, and NJPW. Should Moxley manage to secure the IWGP championship, he will etch his name in the annals of wrestling history as the first-ever individual to achieve this rare trifecta.
Currently, Moxley and his fellow AEW star, Kenny Omega, share the distinction of being the only wrestlers from AEW to have won two out of these three prestigious titles. Yet, this seemingly insurmountable achievement of winning all three awaits a worthy contender. Given his illustrious career trajectory, Moxley seems well on his way to potentially making this wrestling history.