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Cody Rhodes discusses signing Jon Moxley and what it means for AEW

Cody got his top draft pick.

Jon Moxley made his surprise debut at AEW’s Double or Nothing PPV last night, confronting old rival Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega after their main event matchup.

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Following the event, AEW was quick to issue a press release confirming that Moxley has been signed to a multi-year deal, and doing so squashed all rumors that Moxley may show up again soon in a WWE ring.

AEW in-ring talent and Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes was asked during an informal press conference following Double or Nothing who he would like to sign next from WWE.

“The one guy I would have wanted was Jon Moxley and we did sign Jon Moxley to a multi-year deal, a really wonderful deal for AEW and our presentation as the alternative so that’s the news tomorrow and that’s the guy that I wanted because what a story, you know? Because on one end you have this veteran guy in Dean Malenko who left WWE after 10 years to come play ball with us and then you have Moxley who was right in the thick of it.”

“I mean The Shield was the hottest thing. I got to be in there with those guys and my brother and my dad, [Moxley] took the last bionic elbow [from Dusty Rhodes] so people have a connection with him and he has a connection with the fans.”

“I don’t know if you saw this, but when he was in the ring he was literally unhinging and coming out of whatever shell that was put over him so I was really happy. I’m not happy that he went after Kenny [Omega], but I was really happy.”

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