Jon Moxley has reflected on his rivalry with Kenny Omega ahead of the May 10 episode of AEW Dynamite.
To many fans of All Elite Wrestling since the beginning of the company, Kenny Omega vs. Jon Moxley might be viewed as the most important feud in company history.
The two top stars kickstarted their rivalry on the very first show in AEW history, Double Or Nothing 2019, when Moxley debuted and got into a physical confrontation with Omega.
In a new interview with Sports Illustrated, Jon Moxley reflected on their long standing feud and his debut with All Elite Wrestling. He said:
“That was surreal. We started fighting through the crowd, and I heard the crowd cheering ‘AEW! AEW!’ That gave me a feeling this was going to work. Before then, it was just an idea.”
“At the time, Kenny was known as the best wrestler in the world. I was coming off f***ing off [from] WWE, so I was in the news, and people wanted to see what I was going to do. I was a hot name, he was a hot name and we’d never entered each other’s universes before.”
“On the first show, we got all these incendiary ingredients lined up: Jericho, a TV deal, the Young Bucks. And then the real explosive fuel was me and Kenny at Double or Nothing.”
“That’s where the match got lit and we set it ablaze. It was the spark that ignited the whole blaze that is AEW, and four years later, it’s coming back around again. It feels really good, it feels like where we should be.”
Moxley and Omega will reignite their feud on this Wednesday’s May 10 episode of AEW Dynamite when they meet inside a steel cage, which will advance the ongoing heated storyline between The Elite and Moxley’s Blackpool Combat Club.
Further reflecting on his rivalry with Omega and on Tony Khan introducing the concept of AEW to him following the success of the AEW All In ticket sales, Moxley said:
“When me and Kenny entered each other’s spheres, AEW was just beginning,”
“Tony was sitting at my kitchen table telling me about this theoretical TV show that might exist and this theoretical promotion that might exist.”
“Now, four years later, we just sold 60,000 tickets to a country we’ve never been to without a match announced. There is definitely pride for those of us who’ve been here since the beginning.”
“I don’t know if you want to call me and Kenny the definitive rivalry, but it’s important. The cool thing is, this is four years later and we just sold 60,000 tickets to Wembley f***ing Stadium.”
The card for next week’s edition of AEW Dynamite is as follows:
No Holds Barred – Julia Hart vs. Anna Jay
Open House Rules match for the AEW Trios Championship – House of Black (c) vs. Bandido & Best Friends
AEW International Championship – Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Daniel Garcia
Double Jeopardy Match – Claudio Castagnoli vs. Rey Fenix
Steel Cage Match – Kenny Omega vs. Jon Moxley
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