Jon Moxley Crowned Interim AEW World Champion At AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door
Interim AEW World Championship: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Jon Moxley
Tanahashi and Moxley feel each other out early on, and they’re evenly matched. The NJPW takes Moxley down with a dragon screw. The former AEW World Champion hits a cutter. They trade blows, and Moxley throws Tanahashi off the second rope. He hits a piledriver for a two count. “The Purveyor of Violence” locks in a cloverleaf and transitions to a modified STF until Tanahashi reaches the ropes.
Tanahashi hits a senton, but Moxley clotheslines him over the ropes. The brawl spills to the outside, and Moxley slams Tanahashi through a table. Moxley kicks Tanahashi, and blocks a dragon screw before he goes for an arm-bar. Tanahashi gains the upper hand, and Moxley is busted open. Tanahashi dives onto Moxley outside the ring. “The Ace” takes control with a flurry of offense, inclusing a dive off the top. Moxley, bleeding like a stuck pig, locks in the Bulldog Choke.
Tanahashi stacks Moxley up for a two count. They trade blows, and Moxley drills Tanahashi with a lariat. Moxley locks in another choke and transitions to a sleeper hold. He hits the Death Rider for the win.
Winner and Interim AEW World Champion: Jon Moxley