Jon Moxley Awarded Fifth Career 5 Star Match Following Recent NJPW Appearance

Jon Moxley

Ever since leaving WWE in 2019, Jon Moxley has appeared in multiple wrestling promotions. Aside from making AEW his long-running wrestling home, he has also wrestled for GCW, and Revolver while regularly stepping inside the ropes for NJPW.

At New Japan Pro Wrestling’s most recent show, Dominion at Osaka-Jo Hall in Japan he teamed with his Blackpool Combat Club stablemate ROH World Champion Claudio Castagnoli and Shota Umino to face the formidable trio of Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tomohiro Ishii in a match for NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championships.

The match was highly praised by fans and pundits alike, especially the Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Dave Meltzer who gave the outing 5 stars calling it the “best Never trios title match in history.”

Jon Moxley Has Five 5 Star Rated Matches

The recent award means that the former All Elite Wrestling World Champion has collected Meltzer’s 5 star rating for the fifth time in his career.

Most recently, Moxley appeared in the manic Double or Nothing main event that saw the BCC clash with The Elite’s Kenny Omega, Hangman Adam Page and The Young Bucks in Anarchy in the Arena, which was awarded WON’s top rating.

The other matches he competed in that claimed the controversial star rating is his wild and bloody Texas Death outing against Hangman Page at Revolution. 2022’s Double or Nothing also saw Moxley receive 5 stars when he teamed with Eddie Kingston, Bryan Danielson, Ortiz and Santana against the Jericho Appreciation Society in the first Anarchy in the Arena match.

The first of Moxley’s 5 star awards came against the Stone Pitbull Tomohiro Ishii on day 4 of NJPW’s gruelling tournament the G1 Climax in 2019.

Speaking of the G1 Climax, at Dominion, NJPW released this year’s participants and aside from the plethora of New Japan talent the list features the surprising additions of ROH’s Eddie Kingston and Pro Wrestling NOAH’s Kaito Kiyomiya.