Reigning AEW Undisputed Champion and GCW World Champion Jon Moxley will take on longtime rival and friend Nick Gage in a title vs. career match this fall.
GCW announced on Tuesday that the high-stakes match will take place during GCW Fight Club weekend on October 8-9 in Atlantic City.
Gage issued the challenge after Moxley successfully defended his GCW World Title against EFFY at GCW’s Homecoming event on August 13. While accepting the match, Moxley asked Gage to put his career on the line in order to receive a title shot. Gage, a former two-time GCW World Champion, teased his retirement from in-ring competition via a tweet last month.
Since winning the GCW World Title from Matt Cardona at GCW’s The Art of War Games last September, Moxley has successfully defended himself against Blake Christian, Tony Deppen, AJ Gray and Homicide. Moxley’s first title defense was, in fact, against Gage at last year’s GCW Fight Club.
In the meantime, Moxley is set to defend his undisputed AEW World Title against CM Punk this Sunday at the All Out pay-per-view. The supposed match was called into question last Friday after footage emerged on ‘AEW Rampage’ of Punk fearing he was aggravating his foot injury in his title unification match against Moxley at ‘AEW Dynamite’. last Wednesday. However, multiple reports suggested that Punk’s injury was part of a storyline in the lead up to his rematch against Moxley.
AEW has announced a promotional segment with Moxley for tonight’s AEW Dynamite, which will emanate from NOW Arena near Chicago, IL.