Jon Moxley Signs Five-Year Extension With AEW
The champ is sticking around
AEW World champion Jon Moxley has signed a five-year extension to remain with AEW, according to a press release put out by the organization Friday.
Moxley has been with AEW since May of 2019, when he debuted at the company's inaugural event, the first Double or Nothing in Las Vegas. He spent the previous eight years signed to WWE.
The new deal keeps Moxley with AEW through 2027. The press release also notes that Moxley will also working as a mentor and talent coach, and will work, "...exclusively for AEW and its international partners, including New Japan Pro Wrestling."
AEW's press release reads (h/t Fightful):
JON MOXLEY SIGNS FIVE-YEAR EXTENSION WITH AEW, EXPANDING ROLES INTO MENTORSHIP AND COACHING
October 7, 2022 – AEW CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan announced that AEW World Champion Jon Moxley has signed a five-year contract extension. This ensures that one of professional wrestling’s top stars will remain in All Elite Wrestling through 2027, while expanding his responsibilities to include mentoring and coaching talent. Moving forward, Moxley will work exclusively for AEW and its international partners, including New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he is a two-time IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion.
Moxley has had an incredible run in 2022, most recently recapturing the AEW World Championship at "AEW: Dynamite GRAND SLAM” against Bryan Danielson, pitting the Blackpool Combat Club’s top stars against one another for the grandest prize in professional wrestling. He defends the AEW World Championship next against Hangman Adam Page in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, on Oct. 18 on a special Tuesday edition of “AEW: Dynamite,” live on TBS at 8 p.m. ET. Moxley will kick off the action on tonight’s live episode of “AEW: Rampage,” the first night of year four of AEW on TNT at 10 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. CT.
“Jon Moxley is on the best run of his already legendary career, and this five-year extension ensures that he was not only here for AEW’s meteoric rise, but also remains a key part of the sustained success we’re witnessing, just days after the three-year anniversary show for ‘AEW: Dynamite,’” said Tony Khan. “Jon is a great world champion for us in his third reign. His wrestling mind is invaluable, and our roster is lucky to have the opportunity to utilize him as a mentor and a coach as we continue to build the stars of today and tomorrow.”
“I love AEW and the spirit of both the company and its fans,” said Jon Moxley. “I cherish our shared passion for the sport of professional wrestling, and I’m going to dedicate everything I have in mind, body and spirit to helping AEW be the best it can be going forward.”