WATCH: AEW Champion Jon Moxley Makes Bloodsport Debut for a Barbaric Showdown

Published 10/12/2020, 8:59 AM EDT


Jon Moxley finally made his Bloodsport Debut against Charles Dickinson. The audience in the arena cheered as Moxley made his way to the open ring. There is no ounce of doubt that he came prepared and was ready to make the main event a truly wild one!

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Moxley won the match by putting his opponent in a rear-naked chokehold.

Interestingly, this epic match would not have taken place had the pandemic not prevailed. Originally, Chris Dickinson was booked against Josh Barnett, back in April. However, Barnett pulled out soon after COVID-19 hit.

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Jon Moxley took the opportunity to express his concerns about COVID-19 and the importance of social distancing. Therefore, once the match ended, Moxley addressed the crowd about the same.

He believes that independent wrestling is a must. Hence, it is imperative everyone follows the rules that will allow independent wrestling to make its mark.

“Please wear masks, social distancing, wash your hands, don’t shake no hands. We need independent wrestling, it’s the lifeblood of this sport.”

Jon Moxley vs. Chris Dickinson was a cracker of a contest

The match between Jon Moxley and Chris Dickinson was truly a battle of diverse styles. On one hand, there was Dickinson who is a true representative of raw independent wrestling. On the other hand, we had Jon Moxley, the prodigal son of the independent scene who had made his mark in WWE and AEW.

Chris Dickinson expressed the originality that independent wrestling brings forth during an interview.

“It’s pro wrestling in its purest form. Because of Josh Barnett and GameChanger Wrestling, you’ll see a style you just won’t ever see on television, anywhere. No fluffy stuff. No angles. It’s pro wrestling, the way it was designed to be presented.”

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Additionally, Jon Moxley showed his enthusiasm about facing Chris Dickinson.

“Dickinson will be chomping at the bit for me, but this is what I love to do. It’s all about fighting and physicality. That’s exactly what I want to do, and on that canvas with Dickinson is exactly where I want to be.”

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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