Jon Moxley is the AEW World Champion and thus his voice carries weight. One of the things that has been a talking point since the start of AEW has been the potential to work with other promotions. Now, Moxley has weighed in on it.
During the post-All Out media call, Moxley was asked about promotions banding together to make him a traveling world champion. He responded that he loved the idea and would like to see AEW work with any promotion, naming New Japan, Ring of Honor, Impact and NWA. Here is the quote, courtesy of Fightful:
“I love that idea. 2020, for me, was going to be an absolutely crazy, ambitious schedule and I only had the first half of it worked out, you know, I feel like 2019. I only really had half the year my first match as Jon Moxley was in June. So I only had really six months to work. I was like, now I got a full 12 months to work. I’m AEW World Champion. I’m going to take that belt all over the world. In Europe, whatever it would be, Australia, take it to Japan if need be.
I was going to kind of try to do like an old school world champion thing and take the belt around and really make it — I love that idea of working with the NWA and working with any other [promotion], I think it’d be cool, man, if like Ring of Honor, IMPACT, New Japan. I’m not shy about the fact that I wish we had some type of agreement with New Japan, I’m obviously still a part of that roster, and I think there’s a lot of benefits to it.”
AEW recently began working with NWA. This was seen in the AEW Women’s Championship match at All Out, where the NWA Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa challenged Hikaru Shida. Shida was able to retain her title with her running knee strike.
It remains to be seen how much the two brands will work together going forward.
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