Jon Moxley is back on AEW Dynamite and he has put the entire world of professional wrestling on notice!
The January 19th episode of Dynamite already featured a stacked card but 24 hours before showtime things went up a level as it was announced that Jon Moxley would be making his long-awaited return.
By the time the big night arrived, fans didn’t wait to have to wait long to see their hero as the former AEW World Champion opened the show. As Wild Thing echoed around the arena, fans rose to their feet in one of the more heart-warming reactions in recent memory.
After dispatching a heckler in typical Jon Moxley style, the former IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion got straight down to business. There was no storyline and no theatrics, just one man speaking with searing honesty about his real life struggles.
Moxley thanked fans for sticking by him, saying that the scars on the inside are what make us what we are, and no one should be ashamed. The star said that he doesn’t run from his demons, only “beats the sh*t” out of them. He then promised to take professional wrestling by the balls, adding that “now more than ever, he’s truly free.”
Moxley closed by saying that he’d been through hell, not that he’d recommend it, but he’s back, he’s thirsty and he’s dangerous, but these days all he drinks is blood!
It was later confirmed that Moxley will be in action on the January 21st episode of Rampage when he takes on Ethan Page.
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The appearance was Moxley’s first on AEW Dynamite since October 27th when he defeated the Dark Order’s Ten in short order to advance to the semi-finals of the AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament.
On November 3rd, AEW President Tony Khan announced that Moxley was stepping away from the ring to enter an inpatient alcohol treatment program.
Moxley’s return to AEW comes after it was recently confirmed that Moxley would be appearing at The Wrld on GCW on January 23rd at the legendary Hammerstein Ballroom. At the event, Moxley will defend his GCW World Championship against Homicide.