Jon Moxley On AEW Contract Extension: "I Don't Plan On Going Anywhere Else”

Jon Moxley recently signed a new AEW contract

Amidst a year filed with injuries, suspensions, and backstage turmoil, AEW recently received a boost when AEW World Champion Jon Moxley penned a new five-year deal with the company.

The new deal keeps Moxley ‘All Elite’ through 2027, and during an interview with Sports Illustrated, Moxley asserted his love for the company: 

"I don’t plan on going anywhere else. It's the best job in the world, and I'm very lucky to have it. In AEW, all I worry about is wrestling. That's my focus, and that's a joy. I love storytelling, I love promos, I love wrestling. I love coming up with ideas for other people, I love learning. For me, it's a perfect fit."

Moxley’s new deal will see him continue in the ring, but will also include opportunities for him as a coach and mentor figure to other talent:

"I’m a good gap between the old generation and the new generation. I come from the Les Thatcher system, so I understand paying your dues and respecting veterans. I’m also old enough to know what it was like to go to the post office and send stacks of my videotapes - ones I had to make - to promoters. I was also there for the advent of YouTube, and I was one of the first indy wrestlers to gain a buzz doing that. My friend had a video camera and a laptop, so I would cut promos every week on my indy shows and used YouTube to my advantage.

"When I started in 2004, there was WWE and some other indies, but there wasn’t much money in them. There was a big gap in between when you first started and actually having any success in the business. Now there are so many tools and so many promotions, and such a great fan base, and wrestling has evolved so much. It’s a great thing for the fans and the wrestlers. No one is shoving a script in your face telling you what you have to say. I wish I had this opportunity in AEW when I was 25. I hope the young people at AEW understand how cool this place is."

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