Jon Moxley has explained the reason behind his scheduled time off following AEW All Out.
At All Out 2022, CM Punk defeated Jon Moxley to regain the AEW World Championship. However, Punk got injured during the match and was suspended due to a backstage altercation with Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks.
The AEW World Title was vacated and Moxley was on the following episode of Dynamite, revealing that he wasn’t originally scheduled for the show.
Speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Mox explained the reason behind his scheduled vacation following All Out.
“I was going to be gone and off TV for six weeks. It wasn’t that I needed a vacation. I was feeling good and feeling hot, but it had to do with what we were going to do for a story. Going into All Out, I was thinking, ‘After I get through this match, that’s it for a while.’ I wrestled the match, and we kicked each other’s ass. I was happy, Chicago was happy, everybody was happy. I went outside to smoke a cigarette with Eddie [Kingston] in celebration. That vacation lasted about 30 minutes. By the time I went to bed that night, I was pretty sure we were going to pretend that vacation was never going to happen. But it’s all good; you just roll with the punches.”
Jon Moxley signed a five-year contract extension with AEW that will see him with the company until 2027.
As previously reported, Moxley also opened up about his decision to re-sign with All Elite Wrestling in this same interview.
Stay up to date with Jon Moxley’s win-loss record in 2022 (for televised matches) at this link.
Check out WrestleShop.com for all your favorite WrestleTalk merch, the WrestleTalk Magazine, wrestling shirts for grown-ups, and more!
- Irate Jon Moxley Responds To CM Punk In Expletive-Filled Retort
- Major Change Confirmed For WrestleMania 39 Match
- Major AEW Star To Be Out ‘For A While’ After Suffering Legitimate Injury
- What Happened In Cody Rhodes’ Massive Pre-WrestleMania Match Against Solo Sikoa
- Jon Moxley On AEW: ‘I Have Never Seen So Much Bulls**t Drama In One Place In My Entire F**king Life’
- Rumor Killer On WWE Star Taking ‘A Long Time’ Away From The Company
- Vince McMahon Era Rule ‘Effectively Dead’ Under Triple H
- NXT Star Makes Main Roster Debut
- WWE Star Debuts New Entrance Theme On Pre-WrestleMania Raw
- NXT Star Makes Cameo You Probably Missed On WWE Raw