AEW All Out 2020: 3 Reasons Why Jon Moxley Should Retain The Title

AEW, Jon Moxley (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)
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1. Jon Moxley hasn’t received a fair shake

Does anyone remember when and how Jon Moxley become the AEW world champion? He ended the first championship reign of Chris Jericho at AEW Revolution on February 29th, 2020. The fans in the Wintrust arena on that night exploded in unison as Moxley outlasted ‘Le Champion’ in a hard-fought brawl.

Notice how I said, “the fans exploded”? Two weeks after Moxley won the AEW championship, a global pandemic struck and left our population quarantined. Unable to enjoy the events and normal ongoings in our lives, wrestling fans were left either watching shows at home or patiently waiting as COVID-19 left businesses shut out of everyday operations.

It’s been extremely difficult to judge Jon Moxley’s AEW title reign. With crowds out of arenas across the country, All Elite Wrestling opened up shop at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida. They’ve been running shows to entertain the fans at home for the last five and a half months.

Moxley has turned back every opponent thrown in front of him. Darby Allin, Brodie Lee and Brian Cage have all been credible competition. All 3 put on some quality bouts with Moxley. Can you name a wrestler who could get a solid world title match out of Jake Hager?

Moxley brawled with Hager all over Jacksonville with no one in the stands. He retained the title in a slugfest that left them both with faces only a mother could love.

AEW is now allowing 10% capacity in Daily’s Place. Working in front of a live crowd is much different than a vacant building. With that being said, how can anyone formulate a fair opinion on Jon Moxley’s title run when we’ve never seen fan less arena’s in our lifetimes?