Last weekend, a snippet of video made the rounds on social media.
It was from a recent Jon Moxley appearance at an autograph show in Las Vegas, where Mox lives with his wife Renee Paquette, their new baby daughter, and their dogs. It showed that the AEW star, Nick Gage nemesis, and IWGP United States champion had changed up his look while he was out on paternity leave.
Jon Moxley is bald i REPEAT Jon Moxley is bald pic.twitter.com/ZJNQUICWCj— Soᥲᥕᥲx✨ (@Soawax_) July 4, 2021
It also led to this Photoshop job trending for a while. It’s a pretty cool glimpse at what we might see when Moxley returns to Dynamite next week and puts his New Japan strap on the line against Karl Anderson, but IT IS NOT REAL.
I don’t know how to feel about this….— Renee Paquette (@ReneePaquette) July 4, 2021
Now we even have confirmation from Dave Meltzer in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter:
When Jon Moxley returns on the 7/14 show in Cedar Park, TX, to headline against Karl Anderson in a U.S. title match, he will have a new look. He’s shaved his head.
Sorry for not busting out the “Breaking News” banner.
We’ll see what Mox really looks like with a chrome dome on Dynamite. It’s not really a look I ever envisioned for him, but as someone who spent a couple days in Vegas last month when the thermostat hit 117° F?
Totally get it.