Since leaving WWE and his Dean Ambrose moniker behind, Jon Moxley’s been a busy man. He debuted for All Elite Wrestling at their first pay-per-view (PPV), setting up a feud with Kenny Omega in the process. Starting an industry-shaking appearance on Talk Is Jericho, he did a round of interviews detailing WWE’s creative process and his issues with it. Then he went to New Japan, won the IWGP United States title and entered the G1 Climax tournament.
But he still has time for the wrestling business’ version of the little guy, and last night (Fri., June 14) in Waterbury, Connecticut, Moxley made his debut for Northeast Wrestling at their Brass City Brawl show.
Mox faced fellow AEW talent Darby Allin in the main event, and it looked like about what you’d expect from a pair known for their willingness to get a little crazy...
The Main Event is in the ring for @newwrestling1 in Waterbury, CT as @JonMoxley faces @Darbyallin pic.twitter.com/jpGUUac2HA— Bobby Cruise (@realBobbyCruise) June 15, 2019
Mox doing what he does best.— (@hah_alexander) June 15, 2019
Wrestling is his life & none can tell me different.#JonMoxley #NortheastWrestling pic.twitter.com/HUNpm2jAIW
.@JonMoxley tied @DarbyAllin’s hands together behind his back, but Darby is relentless! Please excuse my yelling @newwrestling1 pic.twitter.com/JKwGsps8JJ— Annemarie (@annemariebearr) June 15, 2019
After picking up the victory, much as he did with his Young Lion opponent Shota Umino at Dominion 6.9, Moxley made sure to put over Allin as the future of the business:
.@JonMoxley speaking the truth right here! @DarbyAllin is the future of pro wrestling. I haven’t seen a match of his I haven’t enjoyed every second of. Tonight was no different. This main event was unreal! Thank you to you both @newwrestling1 #newwrestling pic.twitter.com/JWfByD8qg7— Tyler (@Tbennett91) June 15, 2019
The Death Rider has a few more dates with NEW lined up around his AW matches, and before he gets really busy with the G1.
And he’s loving every second of it. As he told TMZ Sports:
“I feel like I’m 18 again, right now. I’m just chomping at the bit to get in the ring. I’m like a little kid again.”