Forbidden Door Opens Again as Jon Moxley Challenges Top NJPW Legend

Published 08/26/2021, 11:29 AM EDT
TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 10:Jon Moxley enters the ring during the New Japan Pro-Wrestling G1 Climax 29 at Nippon Budokan on August 10, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.(Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)


All Elite Wrestling Superstar Jon Moxley has an impressive record of wrestling various wrestlers in different promotions. Another wrestler with even more impressive stats is New Japan veteran Satoshi Kojima.

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Jon Moxley to take on Satoshi Kojima in Chicago

On Wednesday night at Dynamite, the former WWE United States Champion claimed he sent a contract to Japan. However, only the veteran Kojima had the bravery to acknowledge his open challenge.

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The 50-year-old is is a former MLW World Heavyweight champion, NWA World Heavyweight champion, and two-time IWGP Heavyweight champion.

Kojima and Moxley haven’t faced each other before, but the former AEW Champion has an outstanding record against Japanese wrestlers. During his stint in Japan, he beat the likes of Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi and Tomohiro Ishii at the G1 Climax.

When he won the IWGP US Heavyweight Championship, Moxley defended against a slew of New Japan stars. The likes of KENTA, Yuji Nagata, Minoru Suzuki and Juice Robinson fell to the Death Rider.

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CM Punk has changed the game in pro wrestling

Ever since CM Punk stepped foot in the AEW ring, the world of pro wrestling has gone berserk. Fans of All Elite Wrestling and WWE alike haven’t stopped talking about his debut.

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As expected, the ratings of AEW have gone through the roof, which means WWE had to level with them. A majority of fans feel that Brock Lesnar coming back was a panic plan from WWE officials.

However, there is a two time WWE Hall of Famer who feels that Punk’s promo wasn’t as good as it could have been. The legend is none other than King Booker T.

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“CM Punk came back, and he had 10 full television minutes to go out there and make his point as far as Punk is coming back. He had the perfect crowd to be able to go out there and really… I’m talking about, have a party up in that United Center. But, CM Punk came back and took his moment and chose to talk about WWE. That right there was a total miss as far as I’m concerned.” (H/t Ringside News)

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Aditya Pran Mahanta

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

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