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Jon Moxley wins GCW title, set for death match against Nick Gage


AEW's Jon Moxley is the new Game Changer Wrestling World Champion.

At GCW The Art of War Games on Saturday night, Moxley defeated Matt Cardona to win the GCW World title. It had been hyped going into the show that Cardona would be issuing an open challenge for the championship.

Cardona initially introduced Frank The Clown as his opponent. After hitting a belt shot, Cardona quickly defeated Frank The Clown to retain the title.

G-Raver then made his way out with a group of druids. Cardona took out a couple of the druids, then everyone in the ring left until there was only Cardona and one druid remaining. The druid hit a Paradigm Shift DDT and then revealed himself to be Moxley. Moxley gave Cardona a Paradigm Shift onto light tubes and pinned him to win the GCW World Championship.

After his title win, Moxley was confronted by former GCW World Champion Nick Gage. Moxley told Gage that he knows where to find him if he wants a title shot. Gage cut a promo saying that -- since Moxley is GCW World Champion -- their match will be happening in GCW. Gage announced that he'll be facing Moxley in a death match for the title at GCW's show in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Saturday, October 9.

Cardona defeated Gage to win the GCW World Championship this July. At tonight's show, Cardona came out wearing "Death Match King" gear and with a spinner title belt. Cardona called himself the GCW Universal Champion.

Gage's Team MDK defeated Rickey Shane Page's 44OH! in the War Games match at tonight's GCW show. The War Games cage was then left up for Cardona's open challenge.

Earlier this year, GCW started building to a Moxley vs. Gage match with Moxley appearing twice and brawling with Gage.

The Art of War Games took place at the Grand Sports Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Moxley is facing Satoshi Kojima as All Out takes place at AEW All Out in Hoffman Estates this Sunday night.