Jon Moxley Wins IWGP World Title at NJPW Windy City Riot 2024

Friday’s Windy City Riot 2024 event for New Japan Pro Wrestling in Chicago, Illinois featured Jon Moxley defeating Tetsuya Naito to become the new IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.

Following the match, Moxley gave a speech to the crowd reflecting on his victory and the amount of young talent NJPW has that he feels are ready to graduate to the next level. Moxley stated that since he is on the top of the mountain and champion, that makes him the boss and called out Shota Umino for the first person to “graduate” and receive a title shot. This led to Ren Narita coming out instead and attacked Moxley. Narita then grabbed a microphone and stated that he was next for Moxley instead. Following Umino running out to save Moxley and chased Narita out of the ring, Moxley responded congratulating Narita for graduating to a “dead man.”

As a result of his victory, Moxley became the first wrestler ever in wrestling history to win the IWGP, AEW, and WWE World Championships in their career.