Jon Moxley: Former WWE Superstar opens up about how depressed he was working in WWE. Say’s he got physically sick every Monday because he was worried about the sh*t, they’d have him do.
Jon Moxley, formerly known as Dean Ambrose made headlines after his sensational debut at AEW’s all or nothing. The former WWE champion is still in the headlines. This time however, it’s for opening up about his time in the WWE.
On his return:
“I thought about maybe coming back on SmackDown and feuding with Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles or coming back as a heel…Anything but what I have been doing for the last couple of years. They had The Shield booked for this big show in Australia. So there’s no way I’m gonna be a heel any time before then and basically it was like I’m just coming back as Seth’s partner, which I love tagging with Seth, you’ know great matches, but it’s more of the same. Basically, their idea for me coming back was as everyone expected, no shock nothing different, just good old Lunatic Fringe.”
On how Vince went on back on his words after promising him that he would return on SummerSlam:
“So they have this promo segment going on and I didn’t realize the way that they wrote this…I’m sitting behind the curtain waiting for that pop. It’s all going to be worth it, nine months. It’s all going to be worth it. Then the way it’s written; Seth goes ‘if you’re going to have a Scottish Psychopath in your corner then I’m gonna have a lunatic in mine’. So it muddled the pop into like four different reactions….It’s a small example of how they ruin everything.”
He told Jericho that Promo’s were the things he loved the most about wrestling and the WWE made him fall out of love with it. Moxley went on about how little control he had over his character and how he would get sad knowing that nothing would change.
He absolutely hated referencing Roman’s Leukaemia in one of his promos. Moxley mentioned that he was excited to return to wrestling when he was injured. However, he was not excited to return to WWE and if there was no promotion other than WWE he would have still left.
According to Jon Moxley,
The conversation he had with Vince, when he informed the WWE chairman that he wasn’t re-signing with the company, was very emotional from both ends.
“It got a little emotional, you know what I mean? On both sides. And I took the opportunity to say everything I wanted to say because I had been having this conversation in my head for months.”
He told Vince that he felt physically sick in his stomach every Monday when a writer would go up to him with a script.
Soon after, Moxley lost to EC3 in a squash match and even took a bump from Nia Jax. He was convinced that this was WWE’s attempt to bury him on his way out. Vince however, straight up denied the accusations. Instead he called a potential match against Nia an attraction, however storylines between the two were dropped.
Regarding the squash he received at the hands of EC3, Moxley said:
“They had EC3 come in as a babyface and defeat me in two minutes… The crowd does not like this because it is transparent what’s happening, and this is not good for EC3 because now he’s gonna get the backlash. So it was an unfair position for him to be put in.”
When Seth was upset about him leaving, he told him that he was a ‘wild animal’ that had been domesticated for far too long. He explained it to Seth as it being the end of Harry and the Hendersons where Harry is set free.
Moxley revealed that he was paid a mere 500 bucks for his final match. A live event that was turned into a special to celebrate ‘The Shield’. One of the stars of the special; he received a mere 500 bucks to wrestle for a company he gave many of his years to.
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