Jon Moxley opens up about the chaos that led to the feud with Eddie Kingston.
The current AEW World Champion spoke with Fight Game Media and talked about the start of the feud with Kingston for Moxley's title. It all began when Lance Archer tested positive for COVID-19 back in September as he was going to share the ring with Moxley on opposite teams of a tag team match on Dynamite.
It was then changed to Moxley defending his title against Kingston, the first of two title matches. The most recent match between the two took place at Full Gear. Moxley was asked if the plan was always to have a match against Kingston at Full Gear or if plans changed due to the nature of the first match.
"I had a whole another set of plans for everything I was going to do with Lance and I had a whole different thing. I won't reveal it in case I go back to it and do something similar. The thing with Eddie was that it was a bridge for tonight. Like, we had this big advertised main event, but it's 2020. As we all know, and the fans are sympathetic, we show up, somebody could have been in contact with somebody and now everything is all fucking scrapped and you got to do something else. So the thing with Eddie, I was just focused on the night. But literally, as soon as the match and I choked him, he kept saying, 'I didn't tap.' I was like, 'Oh...it's so obvious. He didn't tap because I choked him out. It's going to be an I Quit match.' Four weeks of promos, easy money. I haven't handpicked an opponent. Whatever they put in front of me in this whole title reign, whatever opponent, whatever style, I just try and take on that new challenge every single time...I instantly saw the whole story in my head and I knew [Eddie] did too. Tony gave us the confidence and said, 'Do it,'" Moxley said.
Moxley would go on to defeat Kingston at Full Gear to retain the AEW World Title. For full results of Full Gear, click here.