Jon Moxley has been out for long that most are wondering when the 36-year-old will be returning to the wrestling ring. It appears the answer to that has been revealed with the reigning GCW champion set to defend his title against “The Notorious 187.”
This was announced no less by Game Changer Wrestling on Twitter, revealing that Moxley will be back in harness at “The Wrld on GCW” on Jan. 23 in New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom.
It will be the first match for Moxley since Oct. 30 where he won over Jimmy Jacobs at The Wrestling Revolver’s Tales From The Ring 4 event.
The upcoming event will also be Moxley’s first TV or PPV since the October 27 episode of AEW Dynamite, where Moxley defeated Ten in the first round of the AEW World Championship Eliminator tournament.
It can be recalled that Moxley took time off to address his alcohol problem. He entered rehabilitation and there was no official timetable on when he could return.
The closest to that was an update from All Elite Wrestling prexy Tony Khan, revealing that Moxley was doing fine in December.
He appeared opposite Matthew Carlins of WrestlingInc.com and gave a positive update on the wrestling icon.
“From talking to [Moxley’s wife] Renee [Paquette], he’s doing better and better, which is awesome,” Khan said. “And [I’m] so excited about that.”
Before stepping away temporarily, the buzz was that Moxley would be facing Bryan Danielson in the finals of the AEW World Championship eliminator tournament at Full Gear. Instead, Danielson was pitted against Miro.
Moxley is also formerly known as Dean Ambrose in the WWE. He rose to fame being part of “The Shield” before the group was dismantled with each member, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins, groomed for individual paths.
Reigns is the current WWE Universal champion while “Freakin” Rollins has had his share of WWE gold. Ironically, both are set to collide at the 2022 WWE Royal Rumble set for Jan. 29 with the Universal title on the line.