BREAKING: AEW Superstar Jon Moxley Makes His Bloodsport Debut

Published 09/19/2020, 12:38 AM EDT


Jon Moxley is ready for another gruesome fight after Josh Barnett announced that Moxley will be appearing at Bloodsport. Twitter exploded after the news.

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This appearance comes after almost a year of anticipation. Josh posted a vignette on Twitter to hype up his appearance, with the brief clip confirming Moxley’s presence for October 11.

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He was originally supposed to face Barnett in the second edition last year. However, that never happened due to Moxley’s Staph infection and COVID-19. Ultimately, Barnett faced Chris Dickinson instead.

For the uninitiated, Bloodsport is a wrestling event promoted by Game Changer Wrestling. Unlike normal bouts that end with a pinfall, Bloodsport can only end in knockouts or submissions. Additionally, there is no traditional “ring”.

The MMA style matches often become stiff or “shoot-style” to channel the intensity of the event.

This will be the fourth edition of Bloodsport. Matt Riddle was one of the pioneers of the event but the last two matches have featured Barnett.

Josh Barnett is a trained mixed-martial artist and a former UFC Champion, currently signed to Bellator MMA. Moxley is a WWE alumnus and the current AEW World Champion.

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Fans react to the news

Although it is not confirmed whether Moxley and Barnett will face each other, fans were excited about the news.

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Apart from Moxley, Bloodsport will feature Killer Kelly of NXT UK fame and Erik Hammer of Catch Wrestling.

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With the confirmed appearance of Moxley, Bloodsport surely has the fans’ attention, new and old alike.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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