On February 29, 2020, at Revolution, Jon Moxley defeated Chris Jericho by winning the AEW World Championship for the first time. He departed WWE in April 2019, subsequently reverting to his previous Jon Moxley character and debuting for AEW at their premiere event Double or Nothing.
Shortly after, he also started working in NJPW and won the IWGP United States Championship in his debut match, becoming the first and only wrestler to have held the WWE and IWGP United States Championships. He won the AEW World Championship in February 2020.
Moxley has also competed in several other regional promotions including Heartland Wrestling Association (HWA), Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), and Dragon Gate USA (DGUSA). In a new interview with Wrestling Inc, the former WWE superstar talked about the culture of AEW: “The culture is great; everyone is having fun.
Obviously right now, things are a little different as it’s tough to face a challenge like this as a new company. I’m not an expert on business but I know from the people I talk to; the situation is not ideal to say the least.
We’re doing what we can and doing everything as safely as possible. All that aside, it’s an amazing group of creative, young, energetic people. The main thing is that all of these people are getting to be themselves and it’s creating positivity.
Everybody is getting to express themselves and having whatever kind of match or promo they want. It’s basically like an indie locker room. Everyone is there on purpose as if they weren’t in AEW, then they would be somewhere else in pro wrestling.
It’s the type of people who would do pro wrestling for free. It could be awhile before [we’re back together] but we’ll be plugging along until then”.