Jon Moxley knows a thing or two about holding a championship in pro wrestling and he believes the wrestler is there to make a title feel more important.
There will be a new AEW Triple Crown Champion crowned at the AEW Worlds End pay-per-view on December 30 in Long Island, NY. That’s the night where the Continental Classic tournament finals will take place. The winner will walk away with the new AEW Continental Championship that is combining with the ROH World Title and NJPW Strong Openweight Title.
Jon Moxley is the only three-time AEW World Champion who has also held the International Title. Before joining AEW in 2019, Moxley held the WWE Championship as well as numerous other championships while he worked there.
While talking to Chris Mueller of Bleacher Report, Jon Moxley admitted there are a lot of belts/titles in pro wrestling, but that what matters is that the wrestler gets the belt over.
“There are a lot of belts. Belts come and go. They’re what you make them. I’ve never seen a belt get anyone over in my life, personally. I’ve seen people get belts over. They come and go, and they’re devices. If you treat them as important, they become important. If you treat them like a joke, they become a joke. People don’t pack arenas to look at shiny pieces of metal and jewels.”
As he continued, Jon Moxley spoke about the AEW talent having a goal of making the Continental Classic a great tournament.
“Maybe this will be the only one, maybe it’s a Brawl for All situation that only happens one time, or maybe it becomes an annual thing. There are those things like G1s and stuff like that. Those prestige tournaments that build up a reputation.”
“King of the Ring used to be like that where it was a destination to prove yourself for young guys.”
“Being the first one, I think everybody involved in it wants it to be good. You’ll always be connected to it, being the first one to win it, so that would be cool. Especially if it becomes a big important thing people look forward to in the future. I think there’s a little bit of competitiveness and a little bit of pride-in-your-work kind of thing.”
“Even though we’re all competitors against each other, there’s almost like a team spirit attitude. Everybody is going in to bust their ass and make this the best tournament possible.”
Who Will Jon Moxley Face Next In The AEW Continental Classic?
The Continental Classic tournament will continue on the December 13th edition of AEW Dynamite for the company’s “Winter Is Coming” episode. Currently, these are the standings in the Gold League bracket featuring Jon Moxley.
* Swerve Strickland (3-0-0 = 9 pts)
* Jon Moxley (3-0-0 = 9 pts)
* Jay White (2-1-0 = 6 pts)
* Rush (1-2-0 = 3 pts)
* Jay Lethal (0-3-0 = 0 pts)
* Mark Briscoe (0-3-0 = 0 pts)
A huge match that was announced for Dynamite on December 13th will see the 3-0 Moxley face off against the 3-0 Swerve in a huge matchup that could determine who wins the group. The top two men in the group will move on to the semifinals of the tournament.