Jon Moxley recently did an interview with New Japan Pro Wrestling. The IWGP Untied States Champion shared his thoughts on Shinsuke Nakamura and performing in the G1 Climax.
“Well, Shinsuke Nakamura is in WWE and doing very well. I never got to wrestle him sadly, but he heard that I was likely going over to be in the G1 and he was very pleased, said it was a great life experience. Karl Anderson, who I’ve actually been friends with since I was 18, since we’re both from Cincinnati. I asked him about the G1, a few others as well, and everybody was great and said ‘yeah, go for it.”
For more on the Moxley interview check out wrestlingnews.co’s article.
According to NJPW’s official website Jon Moxley will not be participating in the opening day of this year’s G1 CLIMAX.
“Jon Moxley has been confirmed as a participant of G1 CLIMAX 29. Unfortunately, Moxley will miss the G1 CLIMAX 29 Opening Day taking place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX on July 6, 2019.
Additionally, he will not be in attendance at the G1 CLIMAX 29 Press Conference taking place on July 5, 2019.
Moxley will join the G1 tour on July 13 in Tokyo.
We apologise to fans who were looking forward to seeing Moxley in Dallas, and appreciate your understanding.”
NODQ.com is reporting that AEW will not allow Moxley to participate again with NJPW until July 13 in Tokyo.
Last night at Northeast Wrestling Brass City Brawl Jon Moxley faced and defeated Darby Allin. After the match Moxley got on the mic to praise Allin.
“That was one crazy match,” Moxley began. “Because Darby Allin is one crazy bastard. You guys are fortune enough to be in a high school gym like this tonight to see independent wrestling, up close and personal, with the most passionate types of wrestlers you’ll find anywhere in the world right now.
“I didn’t even know who this guy was before this week, but I’m telling you right now, you better be damn grateful that you got to be here tonight and witness Darby Allin. Sometimes, crazy equals money, and Darby Allin is going to be a big star real soon.”
For more on Moxley’s match check out Wrestlinginc’s article.
Earlier this week Jon Moxley defeated Juice Robinson to claim the IWPG United States Championship. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that AEW is still deciding if they will acknowledge Moxley’s Championship at their next show.
“In a few weeks Jon Moxley will wrestle his debut match for AEW when he faces Joey Janela at Fyter Fest, and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that it hasn’t been decided whether or not All Elite Wrestling will acknowledge his IWGP US Title reign.
The key points are that NJPW has no relation with AEW, but they do have close ties to ROH, which is a competitor for AEW.
However, a huge percentage of AEW fans are likely aware of Moxley’s title reign, and to not acknowledge it would be to ignore the elephant in the room.”
For more on AEW’s dilemma check out stillrealtous.com’s article.
Impact star Rich Swann recently sat down with Wrestlinginc on their weekly WINCLY podcast. The X-Division Champion touched on a variety of topics, including his thoughts on Jon Moxley and AEW.
“I think he’s always been a great talent,” stated Swann. “How he handled his thing is how he handled his deal, you know what I’m saying?
“What a great time for pro wrestling for him to just be on WWE TV about a month ago and then come to a new brand of pro wrestling and make history. I thought it was awesome. I watched [Double or Nothing] and thought it was cool. It’s definitely gonna be good for all of pro wrestling because when one place rises up, we all rise up.”
For more of Swann’s thoughts check out wrestlinginc’s interview.