Tony Khan has named Jon Moxley as AEW's most valuable player in 2022.
The AEW founder and CEO said as much during a recent appearance on the In The Kliq podcast. Calling Moxley a "great World Champion" throughout 2022, Khan praised Moxley for his consistency after returning from rehab in January, saying that no matter what was going on in AEW at any given time, Mox could be counted on as a leader and top star.
Said Khan (h/t Wrestling Inc.):-
"Well, 2022, Jon Moxley was certainly an MVP for AEW in so many ways. He was a great World Champion throughout the year. Also, really came back at the beginning of the year, after he took some time off to get his personal life in order and get his health in order. He has come back better than ever, looking better than ever. His motivation is through the roof, and week in, week out, Jon Moxley's having the best matches and he is consistently, to me, doing the best work of his entire career ... No matter what was happening in the company week in and week out in 2022, you could count on Jon Moxley to really be a leader in AEW and be one of the top stars."
Moxley has come to AEW's rescue during trying times on several occasions over the past few years. Most recently, he stepped up as World Champion following CM Punk's injury last summer, regaining the belt ahead of dropping it back to Punk once the now-suspended star had recovered, doing so at All Out 2022.
Currently feuding with 'Hangman' Adam Page, Moxley suffered a kayfabe concussion while facing his fellow former AEW Champion on 11 January.