Jon Moxley has some new music for his entrance in AEW that is sure to make a packed Daily’s Place’s collective heart sing come Double Or Nothing.
The former AEW World Champion opened Dynamite with a defence of his IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship against NJPW’s Yuji Nagata. Nagata entered the arena with his second, Ren Narita ahead of the champion, who made his usual entrance through Daily’s Place to the ring. Not only was Mox accompanied by Eddie Kingston, but he was also accompanied by the strains of The Trogg’s classic ‘Wild Thing’ filling the Jacksonville air.
After a fiercely competitive bout, Moxley retained his championship in what was his fourth defence of the title during his second reign as champion. Moxley first held the IWGP US Title in June 2019 by defeating Juice Robinson at the Best Of The Super Juniors final. He was then forced to vacate the championship as he was unable to defend it at the King Of Pro Wrestling event in October 2019. This was due to a typhoon that hit Tokyo preventing Moxley and other overseas-based competitors from being at the show.
Jon Moxley’s second reign as champion began at WrestleKingdom 14 in January 2020 when he beat Lance Archer in a Texas Death match. With the pandemic shutting down international travel, Mox’s title defences had been few and far between. He defended the title against Juice Robinson and Minoru Suzuki before having to wait a year before his third defence against Bullet Club’s KENTA.
Jon Moxley is not the only AEW star to have music licensed for his entrance. Jungle Boy enters for his matches to Italian band Baltimora’s ‘Tarzan Boy.’ Orange Cassidy will saunter to the ring for his AEW Title match at Double Or Nothing to the sound of ‘Where Is My Mind?’ by Pixies. Tony Khan also licensed Tom Waits’ ‘Ol’ 55′ for the heart-wrenching tribute video to honour the late Brodie Lee.
Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston have been challenged by AEW Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks to face them at Double Or Nothing. So far, the match has not been made official. This came after Kingston and Moxley had trashed The Elite’s locker room after The Bucks had defeated SCU.