Every Time Jon Moxley Lost The AEW Championship

Hamish Woodward

Nobody in AEW has held the AEW Championship more than Jon Moxley – which also means nobody has lost it more than him.

Jon Moxley lost the AEW Championship three times in AEW, owing to his record-breaking number of reigns with the belt. He has been a constant presence in AEW since its beginning, always ready to carry the ball when needed.

He was the second man to hold the title, doing so through the dark times of the covid pandemic. Moxley performed well in front of zero fans, and earned himself a spot as the de-facto main event in AEW.

His first title win was against Chris Jericho at AEW Revolution 2020. He defeated Le Champion in the main event, despite being attacked and blinded weeks prior to the show, by The Inner Circle.

He defended the title 9 times (still a record) before Jon Moxley lost the AEW Championship to Kenny Omega.

vs Kenny Omega – AEW Winter Is Coming 2020

Kenny Omega beat Jon Moxley at the first Winter is Coming to put an end to his first AEW Championship reign.

Omega won an AEW Eliminator tournament to earn this title shot, beating Adam Page at Full Gear to win the tournament.

He used his title shot at the inaugural Winter is Coming event. This show saw the debut of Sting in AEW, although the main event proved even more shocks were in store for the fans.

During the match, Kenny Omega’s friend Don Callis joined the commentary desk. He was a fellow Winnipeg native, and helped to get the Chris Jericho vs Kenny Omega match in NJPW over the line.

At the end of the match, Callis attacked Moxley and helped Omega win the match, taking the AEW Championship from Jon Moxley and ending his reign at 277 days.

vs CM Punk – AEW All Out 2022

His second reign with the title was much shorter, and in hindsight filled with much more controversy.

Jon Moxley won the AEW Championship from CM Punk on AEW Dynamite just two weeks before All Out 2022. He had already won the Interim title against Hiroshi Tanahashi at Forbidden Door, and kept hold of that belt until CM Punk returned from injury.

He beat Punk in just three minutes, the shortest AEW Championship match in history. This legitimised his title reign and set up a rematch with CM Punk at All Out.

CM Punk defeated Jon Moxley at All Out 2022 to win the AEW Championship, ending his reign at just 11 days (although that does not count his time as interim champion).

Jon Moxley did not defend his AEW Championship during this reign, losing the belt at the first time of asking.

vs MJF – AEW Full Gear 2022

CM Punk’s second reign would last less than a week, and the belt would soon be back on Jon Moxley’s should.

After Punk was stripped of the title after All Out 2022 (you can read more about that situation here), a mini-tournament was set up to decide the new AEW Champion.

Jon Moxley won the belt by defeating Bryan Danielson in the final, becoming the AEW Champion for a record-third time in the company. He was tasked with carrying the company in the absence of CM Punk & The Elite, and was proved to be a reliable hand for Tony Khan.

However, he would lose the belt soon after to one of AEW’s top young stars, in a controversial main event finish at the pay per view.

MJF defeated Jon Moxley at Full Gear 2022 to win the AEW Championship. This was his first reign with the title, and he became the youngest AEW Champion in history (aged 26).

After returning from hiatus at All Out 2022, MJF won the Casino Ladder Match, earning himself a match against Jon Moxley for the title.

He cashed in his chip at Full Gear 2022, winning the match with the help of the Blackpool Combat Club’s William Regal. After he turned on Moxley, MJF pinned the champion to pick up his first gold in AEW.

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