It’s been a productive time for Jon Moxley outside of WWE’s confines. “The International Purveyor of Violence” has already won the IWGP United States title from Juice Robinson, and also defeated Joey Janela in a brutal “unsanctioned” main event at AEW Fyter Fest. He is also due to lock horns with Kenny Omega on August 31 at All Out.
Before then, Moxley is one of 20 men taking part in New Japan’s 2019 G1 Climax, where the former WWE Champion will compete on 18 different cards across ten cities.
Despite the grueling nature of the highly-anticipated round-robin tournament, Moxley expressed in an interview with ESPN that he feels prepared to handle its rigors, saying, “I expect it to be a grinding tour. But dude, I’ve done the most horrific WWE European and worldwide tours that you could imagine. Like no days off, 14 days straight, 25 minutes every night in the main event. Going through tables every single night.”
Added Moxley, “I could have done the G1 next year, done some more matches in Japan, got a feel for the style. I’ve gotta do this s**t in four weeks. Basically, this is a crash course in New Japan. This might be my one opportunity do it.”