Last week AEW announced that one of the main events for All Out on Aug. 31st would be Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega. Moxley aka Dean Ambrose from his WWE days made his first appearance for AEW at the Double or Nothing event on May 25th.
Chris Jericho defeated Omega in the show’s main event but quickly after the finish, Moxley stormed the ring through the crowd and hit both Jericho and the referee with his Dirty Deeds finisher. He then began to brawl with Omega up the ramp before tossing him off the giant poker chips on to a table.
Omega discusses Moxley with GameSpot this week, they talk Moxley joining AEW and how he’ll fit in after spending nearly 10 years with the WWE.
“… When I see him nowadays, when I see these backstage promos, when I see the stuff that he’s done in Japan, when I see the stuff that he’s doing around the world, I see this new enthusiasm,” Omega said.:” I see the spark. I even see the physical condition that he’s in. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen. This is not the Moxley that came from that other place. This is a Jon Moxley that’s reborn. I have to assume that this is a new entity, that this is a new person, and he has a type of enthusiasm and that sort of never-say-die attitude.
“But the problem is, is that he’s kind of coming into my world,” Omega continued later saying. “And, I don’t want him to think that it’s going to be easy for him. I don’t want him to think that he’s going to get a free ride. You can talk the best game in the world. You can. You can brawl like the best of them. But the fact of the matter is, I made my name by being the best. I made my name by having the greatest 20-minute matches, 30-minute matches, 60-minute matches, and I’ve shown that I can do it in all styles of professional wrestling. Now, finally, he has the platform to show if he can be that multifaceted tool. So this is going to be the grandest stage for him, and this is going to be the biggest test for him as well. Yes, he can brawl. Yes, he can talk. But now, can he wrestle? Now, can he win? Now, can he fight? Now, can he have the type of performances that AEW is going to command from him? This is the real test.”
Moxley will make his debut in AEW at the Fyter Fest event on June 29, taking on Joey Janela. Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks will take on Pentagon Jr., Fenix, and Laredo Kid. Stay with Pro Wrestling News Hub for live coverage of Fyter Fest.