AEW News on Jon Moxley Signing Multi-Year Contract with AEW, When He Will Make In-Ring Debut

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There was a big surprise at the end of last night’s first ever All Elite Wrestling show called Double or Nothing. It was the AEW debut of Jon Moxley, who is the former Dean Ambrose. Moxley lives in Las Vegas where Double or Nothing took place, so it was easy for AEW to keep it a secret although a lot of us expected it to.

Here’s a clip of the Moxley arrival.

After the show, AEW sent out a press release letting us know more about Moxley joining the company.

AEW Signs Superstar Jon Moxley to Multi-Year Deal

— Mox Makes Presence Known at DOUBLE OR NOTHING —

Las Vegas, NV (May 25, 2019) – In a night jam-packed with intense showdowns and incredible clashes, AEW rocked the wrestling world even further with a surprise appearance by international wrestling star Jon Moxley to close out DOUBLE OR NOTHING.

AEW confirmed tonight that it has officially signed Moxley to a full-time, multi-year agreement effective immediately. Moxley, who was twice voted as Most Popular Wrestler of the Year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated, will make his in-ring debut at FYTER FEST in Daytona Beach, FL, on Saturday, June 29.

“The arrival of Jon Moxley at Double or Nothing was the perfect ending to one of the most important nights in wrestling history,” said Tony Khan, President and CEO of AEW. “There was no better way to conclude an evening of new beginnings than with the introduction of the best free agent wrestler in the world. The chaotic scene that unfolded in the closing moments of Double or Nothing was emblematic of the unpredictability and explosiveness that Jon Moxley will bring to AEW. We’re very proud that Jon has signed a multi-year contract, and he is officially on the All Elite Wrestling roster!”

All Elite Wrestling AEW is a new professional wrestling promotion headlined by members of The Elite (The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, Cody and Brandi Rhodes, and Hangman Page) and Chris Jericho. For the first time in many years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a growing roster of world-class male and female wrestlers who are poised to bring new spirit, freshness and energy to the industry. The inaugural event under the AEW banner is DOUBLE OR NOTHING on May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, followed by FYTER FEST on June 29 in Daytona Beach, followed by FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN on July 13 in Jacksonville. For more info, check out @AEWrestling (Twitter), @AllEliteWrestling (Instagram), /AllEliteWrestling (FB), AllEliteWrestling (YouTube), and additionally,

Moxley is expected to feud with Kenny Omega after they got into a brawl at the end of Double or Nothing and Moxley slammed Kenny off a stage onto the floor.

It was reported by Wrestling Observer Radio that Moxley will be able to work select independent events in North American and international indies as long as it fits the schedule. Moxley is expected to be a regular when AEW TV starts in October. He’ll be one of the top stars in the company.

In a post-show interview, AEW President Tony Khan said that he started talking with Moxley as soon as he was a free agent in late April.

As for Moxley, he’s not much of a social media guy, but he did tweet this picture with Cody Rhodes giving the middle finger to the camera.

TJR Thoughts: I’m happy for Moxley. He was frustrated in WWE, so he let his contract run out and now he can have more creative freedom with AEW. That’s a great thing for him and I think he’ll be a wonderful fit there.