That could get complicated. We are less than a week removed from AEW Revolution and the big story coming out of the show is Jon Moxley being crowned the new AEW World Champion. It is the first time that someone has lost the title and that puts us in a new world as far as AEW is concerned. At the same time, it puts us in a new world where other wrestling companies are concerned as well.
One of the interesting things about AEW is their wrestlers getting to perform elsewhere. While it is rare to see them actually get in another company’s ring, it does happen from time to time. That can create a few conflicts of interest, as each company is going to want to protect their talent. In Moxley’s case, that has suddenly become a lot more complicated in a hurry.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there is some uncertainty about Moxley’s future in New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he is currently the United States Champion. AEW would be hesitant to have their World Champion lose a match clean, meaning it is not clear how Moxley’s future New Japan bookings will be handled. Moxley is currently set to defend his title against Zack Sabre Jr. at Sakura Genesis on March 30 and there is no indication that the match will be changed due to any influence by AEW.
Moxley seems like he could be champion for a long time. Check out his title win and the fallout:
Opinion: I can see AEW’s issue here as Moxley is their full time employee and it would be a bad hit to their title should he lose the United States Title in Japan. It isn’t like back in the day when you could wrestle elsewhere and have no one see it, so Moxley losing wouldn’t be something that could be hidden. I’m not sure how this is going to go, but New Japan could get creative with a way to get the title off of Moxley, if they have to.
Which title will Moxley lose first? Who will take either of them from him? Let us know in the comments below.
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