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Mox is the answer to any & every problem in pro wrestling

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It took Jon Moxley three minutes to beat CM Punk and unify the AEW World title on the Aug. 24 Dynamite. Moments later, he cut a promo backstage that was more than a third of the match’s runtime.

Not a bad night’s work.

As with last night’s unification match, his entire 2022 run, his propensity to blade, etc., not everyone is going to dig the promo. But I dig it. It’s in character, true to the story they’d been telling with Mox’s interim title run, keeps the heat on for a rematch with Punk, and draws a line in the sand for anyone else who wants to step to the now first-ever two-time AEW World champion.

The incorporating of famous lines by his old co-workers Roman Reigns and John Cena is a fun way to declare yourself the answer to all of pro wrestling’s problems.

“Oh, I’m sorry. Was that not how that was supposed to go? Best in the World, my ass.

“All the people who are surprised right now, they’re the same people that wanted to write my obituary the moment CM Punk came back. They’re the same people that wanted call me interim champion — the same people who always write me off.

“Those people? They don’t matter. They never did. Cause the truth is, the answer to every problem, any problem you might have in professional wrestling. The answer is always Jon Moxley. There is only one Jon Moxley. There is nobody that can do what I do like I do. I am professional wrestling. I’m not just some guy, I am THE Guy in this industry.

“There are no limitations on what I can do, and I don’t follow any rules. Everybody’s always asking, ‘When is it gonna be my time? When is my time coming?’ I’m telling you, my time is right now. Right this minute, 2022 we’re living in my time is now.

“My time is right god damn now!”

Is he the answer to any pro wrestling problem? He’s been the one Tony Khan’s turned to during challenging times like empty arenas or an injured champion. But his appeal isn’t quite as broad as people who are “THE Guy” for WWE.

So debate away. And check out the rest of the highlights from last night’s Dynamite. As usual, AEW doles out YouTube videos slowly. But we’ve compiled what they’ve released as of this morning in a playlist, and tried to catch you up with the rest of the episode via Twitter clips below that.

  • Did Jericho Push Daniel Garcia Over the Edge
  • ‘Lionheart’ Chris Jericho v ‘American Dragon’ Bryan Danielson at ALL OUT
  • FULL MATCH: Jon Moxley is the New AEW Undisputed World Champion
  • Watch the Shocking Conclusion to the Main Event

For complete results and the live blog for Dynamite this week click here. To read a complete recap & review of all the night’s events click here.

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