According to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, AEW’s plans for Jon Moxley were much different than they originally played out.
On the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Radio, Meltzer stated that the original plan wasn’t for Moxley to make his next defence against Kenny Omega at all. The next in line to the throne was supposed to be Lance Archer but strangely AEW dropped the programme without warning.
Noting that this was the plan as of AEW Full Gear on November 7, Dave even went on to mention that the company had already put wheels in motion for the pair to clash with it being said ‘The Murderhawk Monster’ was waiting in the wings to challenge either Moxley or Eddie Kingston.
Another hint was dropped for what was to come during the pay-per-view itself in the promo that Jake Roberts and Archer himself gave during their video package.
Instead, AEW is going with Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega on the December 2 edition of Dynamite which came as shock to the journalist who didn’t think the promotion would give away such a high calibre match on free television.
The reasoning Dave Meltzer gave for the presence of such a bout so soon, instead of waiting for AEW Revolution in February, was that AEW may have found it difficult to stretch the storyline out over three months.
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