On Friday night just minutes before AEW Rampage and Battle of the Belts IV, All Elite Wrestling owner Tony Khan announced that Jon Moxley has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the company.
With the extension, this now guarantees that Moxley will stay with the promotion until at least 2027, with Moxley also seeing his roles being expanded in the new deal. The current AEW World Champion will be coaching and mentoring talent.
Also in the contract is that Moxley will be an exclusive act to AEW, and will only be working with the company’s partners such as New Japan Pro Wrestling outside of AEW. There, Moxley is a two-time IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion.
Jon Moxley had this to say about his new deal:
“I love AEW and the spirit of both the company and its fans. I cherish our shared passion for the sport of professional wrestling, and I’m going to dedicate everything I have in mind, body and spirit to helping AEW be the best it can be going forward.”
Tony Khan said in a statement:
“Jon Moxley is on the best run of his already legendary career, and this five-year extension ensures that he was not only here for AEW’s meteoric rise, but also remains a key part of the sustained success we’re witnessing, just days after the three-year anniversary show for ‘AEW: Dynamite,’” said Tony Khan. “Jon is a great world champion for us in his third reign. His wrestling mind is invaluable, and our roster is lucky to have the opportunity to utilize him as a mentor and a coach as we continue to build the stars of today and tomorrow.”
AEW World Champion Jon Moxley is scheduled to defend his title against Hangman Adam Page in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio on a special Tuesday edition of AEW Dynamite on October 18. The show begins at 8:00 PM ET on TBS.