Jon Moxley's Next AEW World Title Challenger Confirmed

No Holds Barred on 15 April, baby.

Jon Moxley Jake Hager

Jake Hager will challenge for Jon Moxley's AEW World Championship on the 15 April episode of Dynamite, the promotion has confirmed.

The bout was made official on last night's Dynamite. It comes following weeks of heat between the two, stemming from Hager's role in triple powerbombing Mox from the stage, forcing 'The Purveyor of Violence' off television for a short while.

The stipulation? No Holds Barred.


Hager has emerged as Moxley's top contender not only through his interactions with the former Dean Ambrose, but good old-fashioned wins and losses. 'The Big Hurt' is 5-0 in AEW, having only made his in-ring debut against Dustin Rhodes at Revolution in late February, and shot to number two the promotion's latest rankings - with only Inner Circle stablemate Chris Jericho ahead of him.

The latest episode of Dark saw Hager beat Moxley down after a quick squash victory, following-up from the previous week's Dynamite on which Jake was forced to powder after getting attacked by the champ.


A video package/interview segment encompassing all that's happened in the feud so far aired on yesterday's Dynamite, with Moxley claiming he'd put his life on the line for the gold.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.