Former AEW Champion Jon Moxley has revealed his desire to bring Christian to All Elite Wrestling!
In an exclusive interview with Inside The Ropes‘ Lead Writer Gary Cassidy, Mox was asked which one person he’d bring into the company if he had free reign, naming Big Japan star Masashi Takeda and his recent opponent Harry Smith, AKA Davey Boy Smith Jr, before excitedly revealing the one name he called “next-level” – praising Captain Charisma for his excellent wrestling mind.
I’ll tell you, a guy I’d like to see here is Christian. I don’t know if that was a one-off for him in the Royal Rumble but he looked frigging good to me, looked like he was in great shape, he looked sharp, man. I tell you, he’s one of the guys that’s – the wrestlers know it more so than anybody – Christian is so good. Like, his brain and his execution, and his mind for wrestling is just like next-level.
Christian made his shocking return to the ring at the Royal Rumble and, with speculation rife that we may see at least one more match from the former WWE star, Moxley reminisced about his experiences with the WWE legend.
“First time we worked with him, you know, we’d come in and we’re doing these six-mans with The Shield, really pushing the pace and trying to make the most exciting matches and we’re pushing these guys to like, all these dream team guys, we’re pushing them to be like, ‘No, let’s do another thing and another thing, let’s add more to do another save and another thing, and let’s do a triple this,’ or whatever. And we’re really pushing the pace, you know, and like thinking, like, “All right. Yeah, nobody can keep up with us. This is awesome.”
Former AEW Champion Moxley opened up about his moment of realisation when in the ring with Christian, saying he’d be an extremely exciting acquisition with no “creative hindrance” in All Elite Wrestling.
“And then we work with Christian one night. I remember me and Seth looking at each other going, ‘Damn, Christian is good,’ Christian made us feel like, ‘Damn, he’s like… We thought we were really f***ing good. He’s like next-level.’ The people who work with him know, in the industry, you know, his respect level is huge, the things that he could do with the wrestlers in AEW and all the creative kind of freedom, but, you know, taking things but there’s no hindrance on anything creatively here, obviously, we’re having a frigging Exploding Death Match, so the things Christian could do at AEW, I would be extremely excited to see that. That would be that would be my number one dream guy.
Jon Moxley challenges Kenny Omega for the AEW World Championship in an Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match at AEW Revolution on March 7th via Fite TV for viewers outside the United States.