Jon Moxley Strikes Gold in Mixed Grappling Tournament

Diversifying his triumphs, Moxley excels beyond the wrestling ring.

by Atia Mukhtar
Jon Moxley Strikes Gold in Mixed Grappling Tournament

Establishing himself beyond the squared circle, Jon Moxley, the erstwhile AEW World Champion, bagged a gold medal in a recent mixed grappling tournament. At the age of 37, Moxley is not only a recurrent presence on AEW television, but he is also frequently seen battling in Japan and on the independent circuit.

This showcases his diligence and commendable work ethic in the realm of professional wrestling. Exemplifying his multifaceted skillset, Moxley emerged victorious in the NAGA Cincinnati Grappling Championship, which took place on July 15th in Cincinnati.

He triumphed in the Men's No-Gi / Beginner / 225 – 249.9 (Superheavyweight) / Master (30+) division, besting Chris Sailor by points. This was first reported by Fightful, an authoritative source for fighting news. The NAGA is renowned as the largest mixed grappling tournament circuit in the world, hosting athletes from across the United States, spread over various weight classes and experience levels.

Family Celebrates Moxley's Victory

Adding a heartwarming personal dimension to this success story, Renee Paquette, Jon Moxley's wife and a well-known AEW interviewer, took to social media this past Saturday. She shared a delightful snapshot that was more than just a family picture.

It was a photo of their adorable young daughter, Nora, gripping the newly won gold medal with her tiny fingers. Through this image, not only did Nora's innocence shine through, but it also served as a proud declaration of Moxley's triumphant achievement at the recent mixed grappling tournament.

Jon Moxley is slated to join his comrades from the Blackpool Combat Club - Claudio Castagnoli, Wheeler Yuta, and Konosuke Takeshita - along with PAC, who is making a comeback on the July 19th episode of "AEW Dynamite". The show promises to be a spectacular event, headlined by a thrilling Blood and Guts cage match against The Golden Elite.

This formidable group, consisting of Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, The Young Bucks, and Adam Page, is all set to collide with Moxley and his team in what is expected to be an intense face-off in Boston, Massachusetts.

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