Last night’s episode of AEW Dynamite kicked off with a powerful promo from Jon Moxley, who just returned to the company following a stint in rehab.
Jon Moxley is BACK! And he’s got a thirst for blood.
The former AEW Champion made his long-awaited return to AEW on this week’s edition of AEW Dynamite. It all went down in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, January 19. Mox’s music hit as soon as the show kicked, and the fans went wild. Mox hit the ring, grabbed a mic, and got down to business by dealing with a heckler who yelled some lame insult at Mox. Quick as a flash, Mox told the guy to “go f**k” himself.
Mox then cut a passionate, heartfelt promo. He addressed his demons, celebrated his ongoing recovery, and then put the AEW locker room on notice. “You thought I was dangerous before? These days all I drink is blood!” Mox said. The crowd popped and Mox left the area via the crowd as the opening segment drew to a close.
Later in the night, “All Ego” Ethan Page challenged Moxley to a match at Beach Break which goes down next Wednesday.
Last November, Moxley entered an alcohol treatment program that necessitated a hiatus from the world of wrestling. As a result, Mox was forced to pull out of scheduled appearances with AEW, GCW, and NJPW.
At the time, AEW president Tony Khan took to Twitter to announce that Mox was undergoing treatment for alcohol addiction. “Jon Moxley has allowed me to share with you that he is entering an inpatient alcohol treatment program,” Khan tweeted on the evening of Tuesday, November 2. “Jon is a beloved member of the AEW family. We all stand with him and Renee, and all of his family and friends, as he shifts his focus to recovery,” he added.
Mox’s last match was against Jimmy Jacobs at an indie show on October 30. His last AEW match was a victory over Ten in the first round of the AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament on October 27.