Jon Moxley spoke with Yahoo! Sports ahead of tonight’s AEW Full Gear pay-per-view. There, he takes on Kenny Omega in an unsanctioned, “lights out” match that is expected to go on last.
Moxley spoke highly of the magnitude of the match, saying, “I’d say this is definitely the money match right now. You can tell when there’s a spark between two guys in the ring and there’s this combustible energy, an electricity you can feel.
“Our lives intersecting at this exact moment, it’s hugely fortunate for all involved. It seems like fate.”
After Moxley assaulted Omega during his AEW debut at Double or Nothing on May 25, the two were on a collision course for All Out on August 31. That match was scrapped a week before the show, due to Moxley being plagued with a staph infection in his elbow.
“I’ve really put my foot to the gas pedal since Double or Nothing and actually overextended myself a little bit,” Moxley stated. “You have to look at the silver lining in stuff. It could be one of those things where it was a big match before on a big show and it sold a ton of tickets in just a few minutes. Now it seems like it’s even bigger and the show is even bigger.”
Moxley found that silver lining in his affliction, and noted how they were able to use it to enhance the story.
“It’s a great thing creatively for AEW,” he said. “You take this scenario and you get thrown a curveball and you take it and make it real, take it in whatever direction you want it.
“You don’t have to worry about going through red tape, using big words, reading a paragraph or something like that. If you have something to say in AEW, you just say it.”