Jon Moxley Addresses CM Punk Squash

Jon Moxley stares down CM Punk AEW Dynamite 2022

New AEW World Champion Jon Moxley has addressed his controversially quick victory over CM Punk on the latest AEW Dynamite broadcast, unifying the official and interim titles.

‘The Death Rider’ and ‘The Best in the World’ have shocked the wrestling world on more than one occasion this year. Not only was their monumental AEW World Championship unification clash taking place on an AEW Dynamite rather than a pay-per-view, but Moxley captured the championship, clean, in a matter of minutes.

Speaking with Tony Pike and Rick Ucchino on Cincy 360, Jon Moxley has discussed the surprisingly quick victory for such a crucial AEW contest:

“I don’t get paid by the hour. Belts come and go, I’ll lose this one at some point, somebody will beat me, I’ll get back on the horse and get another one. I’m not gonna quit for seven years or feel sorry for myself. That’s not how these things go. The win last night felt good, all this stuff is what you make it. If they say, ‘You’re interim champion, no matter how hard you work, you’re not the real champion.’

It felt obvious it would be leading to a confrontation with me and CM Punk. It was an inevitable collision that happened last night. I knew the minute I walked into Forbidden Door, I was going to work with him at some point. If you get mad about that [being interim champion] and bring negativity, your performance gets affected.

If you use that as fuel and, ‘You want to call me an interim champion, take it and shove it up your a**.’ Having that chip on my shoulder and using it as fuel, that’s what I’ve been doing the last several months coming to the ring and defending the belt. I showed what that mentality and energy can do when I showed up last night and beat the brakes off that b*stard.”

Jon Moxley pinned CM Punk in just over three minutes to win the championship, executing two Paradigm Shifts have CM Punk appeared to injure his ankle. The injury isn’t expected to be legitimate.

Mox continued, referencing the rumoured rematch between the duo that is reportedly scheduled for All Out in CM Punk’s hometown, rather than Moxley’s:

“That was some business I had to take care of and now the train rolls on. If I knew, I wouldn’t tell you. When I say anybody, anytime, any place, I’m at a Flying J outside of Columbus, if somebody wants to throw down in the parking lot, let’s do it. When I say that, I’m talking seriously. I got out and do stuff that people talk about. I’m what everyone pretends to be.

All these guys sitting at home tweeting about what they should be doing, meanwhile, I’m at an indie show in front of 400 people, stapling dollar bills to foreheads. Now I get to walk into Chicago, his [Punk’s] hometown, and we’ll see how the story unfolds from here.”

As it currently stands, both Jon Moxley and CM Punk remain absent from the All Out 2022 card.

H/T to Fightful.