Jon Moxley Makes History With Huge Title Win

Jon Moxley

Jon Moxley has captured gold – but not in AEW – as the Blackpool Combat Club star becomes New Japan Pro Wrestling’s top star.

Since leaving WWE in 2019, Jon Moxley has made a name for himself in both AEW and NJPW. Within a year of AEW’s existence, Moxley had captured the AEW World Championship from Chris Jericho and he has gone on to hold that title two more times. Those last two title successes came as a result of the ill-fated reign of CM Punk as Moxley won the vacant title following Punk’s suspension after his backstage fight at All Out.

Now at NJPW Windy City Riot, Jon Moxley has defeated Tetsuya Naito to capture the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. In doing so, Moxley becomes the first American to win the title that was brought into existence in 2021. The last American to hold the IWGP Heavyweight Championship which pre-dated the new title was AJ Styles in 2015.

Jon Moxley Win Makes History

As a result of his title success, Jon Moxley has become the first man in history to hold the WWE, AEW, and IWGP World Championships. Chris Jericho and CM Punk have held both the WWE and AEW versions of the world title while Kenny Omega held the previous IWGP Title alongside being AEW World Champion. But now Moxley has trumped them all.

Moxley was on many WWE fan’s minds at WrestleMania 40 when The Shield’s music hit in the main event between Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns. However, there is a very good reason why Jon Moxley was not involved in WWE’s showpiece event.

On Instagram, Moxley’s wife Renee Paquette posted photos of the new champion after the match.