In the second match of AEW All Out, the new GCW World Champion, Jon Moxley, bested New Japan Pro-Wrestling legend Satoshi Kojima. The evening prior, at Game Changer Wrestling‘s The Art of War Games, Moxley shocked the fans in attendance, as well as those around the world, when he defeated Matt Cardona for the GCW World title. Entering All Out as a new champion, Moxley was able to best Kojima. The victor’s night wasn’t done, however. Making his AEW debut, at All Out, was Minoru Suzuki.
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Minoru Suzuki Makes AEW Debut
Once Minoru Suzuki stepped into an AEW ring for the first time, it wasn’t long until he was exchanging strikes with Jon Moxley. During this exchange, Moxley staggered, though the current GCW World Champion stayed with his elder. Forearms turned into kicks, which turned into lariats. Suzuki ultimately trapped Moxley in his patented rear-naked choke before planting him with the Gotch-style piledriver. Suzuki left Moxley laying, though it’s safe to say that this won’t be their final encounter.
In early 2020, Minoru Suzuki was locked in a heated feud with Jon Moxley. The feud in question ultimately led to them facing off at NJPW The New Beginning in Osaka, where Moxley defended the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship against Suzuki. Despite the challenger’s best efforts, it was Moxley that walked away with the gold. Given that Suzuki has been announced for upcoming GCW events Highest in the Room and Get Lost Alot, does “The Wrestling King” have the GCW World title in his sights?
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