Jon Moxley Reveals He Turned Down Doing A Stadium Stampede Match
Jon Moxley explains the origins of Anarchy in the Arena
Jon Moxley was involved with one of the most critically acclaimed matches of 2022 as he teamed with Bryan Danielson, Eddie Kingston, Santana, & Ortiz to take on The Jericho Appreciation Society in an Anarchy in the Arena Match at Double or Nothing. The bout featured many memorable moments, including Eddie Kingston trying to set Chris Jericho on fire with gasoline.
That wasn't the original plan, though. Jon Moxley revealed on The Sessions with Renee Paquette that other parties wanted to do a third Stadium Stampede but the three-time AEW World Champion quickly nixed the idea.
"That was the whole idea behind Anarchy in the Arena (at Double or Nothing). They wanted do a Stadium Stampede again and I was like, 'I ain't doing that.' That's how the conversation started anyway. It was like, 'I ain't doing that' or whatever. 'Okay, if I was gonna do it, I would do it once in one take, live in front of the whole crowd' and that was Anarchy in the Arena," Moxley said.
AEW held the first Stadium Stampede match at Double or Nothing 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The match was entirely taped, while the second Stadium Stampede one year later featured live and taped sections. The Elite defeated The Inner Circle in the 2020 clash, while The Inner Circle overcame The Pinnacle in 2021.
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