Jon Moxley is set to welcome Satoshi Kojima to AEW this Sunday at All Out.
Moxley is a former IWGP United States Champion has battled other NJPW legends like Minoru Suzuki, Tetsuya Naito, and Yuji Nagata.
Though fans may have been disappointed with Kojima as Moxley's opponent given the tease of Hiroshi Tanahashi, Moxley promises to deliver violence on Sunday.
“Kojima is an icon; he’s someone that is decorated as f---,” Moxley told Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated. “AEW has a very educated fan base, but I’m guessing there are still some people that haven’t heard of Kojima or understand what he’s done. He was IWGP and All Japan Triple Crown champion. Kojima is a legit legend. It ain’t no f---ing secret Kojima can still go. The fighting spirit is indelibly etched into Kojima’s brain. We have the greatest fans in the world, and it’s a treat for the fans of Chicago to see this man live and in-person."
Moxley continued by saying, “There are no question marks in this match. If you know me or Kojima, you know what you’re going to get. This is a fight that isn’t going to get out of the opening round. Kojima is here to be celebrated. With that being said, I’m still planning on committing egregious, felonious assault and trying to end his career, and he’d be insulted if I felt any other way. It’s an honor to share the ring with him, and I can’t wait to throw with him. He still has gas left in the tank, and there’s still something he wants to prove. He’ll be staring across from the baddest motherf---er in the business. I don’t expect it to be long, I don’t expect it to be pretty. It’s going to be violent, and I can’t wait to get in there with him.”
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