BY BLAKE OESTRIECHER – JUNE 5, 2019
Dean Ambrose cashed in his chips when he left the biggest pro wrestling promotion in the world, and the man now known as Jon Moxley is already proving that leaving WWE was worth the gamble.
Earlier this year, the former WWE Champion rejected a five-year contract offer from WWE that would have him paid him a downside guarantee of at least $1 million annually, and WWE kept offering him more and more money to convince him to stay. Moxley, however, bet on himself, choosing to walk away from a lucrative contract offer and the comfort of being a fringe main eventer in the world’s No. 1 wrestling company to take a chance on himself.
Boy, has it paid off thus far… After debuting at All Elite Wrestling’s Double or Nothing event on May 25, it was revealed Moxley has inked a multi-year, full-time deal with AEW that will allow him to work for independent promotions and other top companies across the world. Moxley is already doing just that. He already wrestled his debut match for New Japan Pro-Wrestling just this week in a match against, ironically enough, former WWE/NXT star Juice Robinson, and – lo and behold – he picked up his first non-WWE title by defeating Robinson for the IWGP United States Championship. Likewise, Moxley has already been announced for a handful of indie shows against top indie stars… Read More HERE