After Jon Moxley shocking defeated CM Punk on Dynamite, a new report has offered an update on what’s next for the new Undisputed AEW World Champion.
On the August 24th episode of AEW Dynamite, CM Punk and Jon Moxley squared off to crown a new Undisputed AEW World Champion. Moxley had become Interim Champion in Punk’s recent absence with a broken foot, but now it was time to determine one true champion.
Despite the match being one of the most anticipated AEW bouts in recent memory it went on in the middle of the show and was over in under five minutes. Punk landed a vicious kick to Moxley in the early going, which in storyline reinjured his foot.
Sensing the end was near, Moxley went on the attack, pinning his rival following a second Death Rider. In typical Moxley fashion he managed to flip off the camera in the process.
However, while the new champion later cut a promo backstage, no mention was made of what the future may hold for AEW’s first-ever two-time World Champion. Something that has surprised many, given that All Out will take place on September 4th.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer revealed that the plan for the pay-per-view is for a rematch between Punk and Moxley. While also urging the promotion to announce the bout as All Out currently has no main event and World Title match scheduled.
“It should be revealed quick. They probably should reveal it today on the internet because it’s getting late. We’ve only got a couple of days, like just over a week. But it is Punk and Moxley. I don’t know whether they’re going to add stips [stipulations] for whatever, but that is the main event.
It should be announced. They should probably get a promo from Punk up, like as quickly as possible if not, Friday.
I know at the taping Punk didn’t do anything live but they should probably do something from a backstage standpoint. But they need to… waiting till Wednesday for the main event, you can do it, the decisions to buy pay-per-views is usually a last minute decision anyway, but it’s probably better to get the main event out a couple of weeks ahead of time, and Friday would be eight days ahead of time.”
Ahead of the show Punk had been forced to deny that he was unhappy in AEW, after he reportedly went into business for himself in a recent promo where he attacked Hangman Adam Page. Punk claimed that he loves AEW while Tony Khan said the issues were a result of “unresolved anger” between the pair.
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