- New Japan Pro Wrestling just posted this clip of IWGP United States Champion Jon Moxley roughing up a reporter backstage at the Hiroshima Sun Plaza in Hiroshima, Japan this week. The video was shot following Moxley's submission win over Shingo Takagi at Wednesday's G1 Climax tournament event, which was the fourth night of B Block. Moxley is currently ranked at the top of the B Block with 8 points. The tournament will wrap on Monday, August 12.
"Look, I know I'm new to New Japan Pro Wrestling but please, can we get some air conditioning in some of these buildings? Jesus, it's like a sauna out there. I'm cooking. I'm cooking in this tournament too," Moxley said before grabbing two of the reporters and roughing them up a bit, asking them who they think will win the tournament.
"Do you believe me yet? Do you believe me yet? You having fun eating your words yet? People all over the world, do you like the taste of that, huh? How's it taste? You think it's a joke, you think I'm not serious? Believe it. I know it's hard for some of you to believe, but Jon Moxley is going to win the G1. I don't stand back, I don't let anybody take first place. I take first place from here on out. It belongs to me. OK, let's be real. Let's be real here. Shingo Takagi is not a junior heavyweight. Shingo Takagi is far from junior heavyweight, the man is a friggin' tank. Nearly took my head off. I want to see the results of his weigh-in. I'm glad he's in the heavyweight division where he belongs, he's a friggin' tank. He's like a rhinoceros. If he's a cruiserweight, I'm one of the Doobie Brothers. I just wanted to make that known," Moxley said.
- AEW's Fyter Fest event ended up being the second-biggest event to ever air on the B/R Live streaming platform, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The only event B/R Live has ever had that added more subscribers was The Match back in late November 2018, which was the Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson golf match.
Fyter Fest aired back on Saturday, June 29 from the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, and was free to B/R Live subscribers who were logged in. This was AEW's second official event, taking place one month after the big Double Or Nothing pay-per-view. Fyter Fest was headlined by Jon Moxley defeating Joey Janela in a Non-Sanctioned Match.
- MJF and Joey Janela had a Twitter exchange today after Janela responded to Chris Jericho's plug for his new "Talk Is Jericho" podcast interview with MJF. Janela jokingly claimed that MJF is making $125 per date under his MLW contract.
"Should've asked him about his lucrative $125 a date MLW contract, and the 5 times I made him cry...," Janela wrote.
MJF responded, "I watched you sign a contract without looking at it. Then have a full blown panic attack asking for changes. Also I wasn't crying for the 1,000th time sweat got into my eyes, you nerd."
As noted, MFJ recently inked a five-year extension to his original AEW contract.
You can see their tweets below:
I watched you sign a contract without looking at it. Then have a full blown panic attack asking for changes.— Maxwell Jacob Friedman™? (@The_MJF) July 26, 2019
Also I wasn't crying for the 1,000th time sweat got into my eyes, you nerd.