It has been announced that AEW star Jon Moxley will be returning to action for the first time since October on January 23rd.
AEW President Tony Khan revealed on social media in early November that Jon Moxley had entered an outpatient alcohol treatment programme. Khan said in his statement that Moxley had made a “courageous” decision and that the organization would assist him in every manner possible.
Moxley had just defeated Jimmy Jacobs at REVOLVER Tales From The Ring 4 in what would turn out to be his final bout for over three months when the announcement was made.
It has now been confirmed that Moxley will be returning to the ring on January 23rd at The Wrld on GCW. The event held at the legendary Hammerstein Ballroom will see Moxley defend his GCW World Championship against Homicide.
Just Signed for #TheWrldOnGCW:
*GCW World Title Match*
Janela vs Cardona
Allie vs Ruby
Gresham vs Blake
Team Bandido vs Team Gringo
Sun, Jan 23rd – 8PM
LIVE from The Hammerstein Ballroom! pic.twitter.com/5lz9YewFax
— GameChangerWrestling (@GCWrestling_) January 15, 2022
Moxley was competing in the AEW World Title Eliminator tournament when he stepped away from the ring. The former World Champion was set to face Orange Cassidy in the semi-finals after defeating Ten of the Dark Order. Instead, Miro took Moxley’s place, crushing Cassidy and losing to Bryan Danielson in the Full Gear final.
Danielson fought AEW Champion Hangman Adam Page to a time-limit draw in the months that followed, before losing in a bloody rematch.
On October 9th, Moxley defeated Nick Gage in his most recent match in GCW.
It is currently unclear as to when Moxley will be returning to AEW.