A new report has shed more light on the new AEW deal signed by the current World Champion Jon Moxley that sees his role expand beyond just that of a wrestler.
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.
The contract sees Moxley become an exclusive act, 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. This looks like it will put to an end Jon Moxley’s other endeavours in GCW and other independent organisations for the time being.
Fightful Select has given an update that provides more details on the new contract for Jon Moxley. It’s reported that sources indicated that Moxley was working without a contract through the summer but that has not been confirmed. If true that would mirror the situation at the beginning of 2022 when Cody Rhodes was still appearing in AEW without a contract before he left to return to WWE. The report adds that AEW “would do whatever it took” to keep Moxley All Elite for the rest of his career.
The situation with GCW and Moxley’s exclusivity is mentioned with GCW said to be unaware of the situation until AEW announced Moxley’s deal via a press release. Jon Moxley is the current GCW Champion and is set to put his belt on the line in a ‘Title vs. Career’ match against Nick Gage.
Jon Moxley’s backstage influence and his recent input at talent meetings following the mess that occurred at All Out are said to have been positively received by those in the AEW locker room which perhaps explains his more expanded role in the company going forward.