A new report has appeared to confirm that Jon Moxley was a free agent before signing a new multi-year contract with AEW.
On October 7th it was announced that Jon Moxley had signed an new five-year deal with AEW. The new contract also confirmed that Moxley will take on an expanded role as a coach and mentor, while he will be exclusively working for AEW and their partners. This caveat seemingly ruling out further appearances in GCW and other independent promotions.
Following the announcement it was noted that the deal had been “quite a situation” but AEW were determined to do whatever it took to keep the star for the rest of his career.
There was also speculation that the AEW World Champion had been working without a contract prior to penning the new deal. A new report from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has now appeared to confirm that this was the case.
Meltzer noted that there was a time where the star was a free agent and that the announcement was moved forward in order to negate recent negative publicity around the company.
“There was a period where he was a free agent,” Meltzer said. “And obviously, was the champion…I don’t know the timing of the signing. I know the announcement was going to be made Tuesday in Cincinnati [October 18 edition of Dynamite]. But they jumped it up, and I could be wrong. But I presume because, you know, AEW has had a bad string of publicity.”
“So when he was world champion, whether the pen was to paper or not, he for sure promised he was staying,”
Since Moxley’s new deal was announced it has also been reported that some within WWE believe that his wife Renee Paquette will soon be joining him in the company.
Jon Moxley became the first-ever three-time AEW World Champion at Dynamite Grand Slam when he defeated Bryan Danielson.