Ever since WWE revealed back in January that Dean Ambrose had not re-signed his contract and would be leaving the company, many fans speculated that he would end up at AEW. Speculation was intensified when Ambrose revealed last week in a Twitter promo that he was once again going by the name of Jon Moxley, with some suggesting he was hinting at a move to the new promotion.
— Jon Moxley (@JonMoxley) May 1, 2019
British wrestling legend and AEW signee Jimmy Havoc was just one of many wrestling stars to respond to Moxley’s video, and clearly hinted that he’d be open to working with the former WWE Champion.
— Jimmy Havoc ジミー大混乱 (@JimmyHavoc) May 1, 2019
Prior to PROGRESS’ Super Strong Style 16 tournament last week, WrestleTalk’s Louis Dangoor had the chance to sit down with Jimmy Havoc hours before his final match in PROGRESS. Havoc confirmed that he would like to face Moxley in AEW, revealing that they were actually supposed to work together many years ago, but the scheduled match was cancelled:
“I’d love to wrestle him, yeah. Part of me hopes it’s a work and he’s staying there [with WWE] because I’d clap my hands. But I’d love to wrestle him, yeah. We were meant to do a no-rope barbed wire death match in Germany years ago. It was supposed to be a tag match. It was supposed to be me and Drake Younger against Sami Callahan and Moxley, but Sami got a staph infection, so they pulled me out the match which sucks”.
WrestleTalk also spoke with many other top independent stars like Darby Allin and David Starr at the PROGRESS show. Both confirmed that they had actually been approached by WWE, and revealed their respective reasons for rejecting the company’s approaches.
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