In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jon Moxley discussed several topics, and revealed an interesting note regarding his current deal with New Japan Pro Wrestling.

“When I first came to Japan, I wanted to understand it and participate in it, that allowed me to learn and grow, I didn’t come in and say this is what I do and this is what we’re doing.

Everyone I wrestled, I learned from, I’ve really been able to grow a lot working with New Japan, it’s been a mutually beneficial relationship, they get me and I get them.

The first deal I signed with them was for six months, the shoe fit, so we kept going, we’re still on a handshake deal.”

The full interview is available at this link.