Jon Moxley’s debut at AEW Double or Nothing in 2019 was a huge moment for the fledgling wrestling promotion, and he quickly established himself as one of the company’s top stars. However, Moxley’s recent comments about backstage drama and controversies in AEW have led some to speculate about his future with the company.
During an appearance on the Wrestling Outlaws podcast, former WWE star EC3 shared his thoughts on Moxley’s comments, suggesting that the wrestler may eventually want to leave AEW.
EC3 acknowledged that Moxley has had great success in both WWE and AEW, and may not be motivated by money. He suggested that Moxley’s comments may be a way of pushing for change in the company, or even signaling that he wants out.
“First thing it comes down to when you are financially secure and you don’t need it. I mean everybody likes having more money but I think the fact that he has had such great runs and great deals in both companies that like, he’s not a money guy. He’s not like buying frivolous things. He’s probably well-saved and very happy and being content… Even if by taking that risk [Moxley’s AEW comments] if that was taken away, he’d be like ‘hm, whatever. I can go back to WWE or I’ll make 8-billion dollars doing indies.
Having that freedom, I think, allows him to shoot straight. While he did it while under the banner of the company as opposed to not under it, because now was the time to do it. Perhaps he wants to instill change or put the fire under the a*ses of the people in charge, or he wants out, or he just doesn’t care and he is open, honest and will speak his mind, which I respect…”
Moxley’s recent comments about AEW’s backstage drama have generated a lot of discussion among fans, with some questioning whether there are larger issues within the company. Moxley himself has creative control over his opponents in AEW, and is currently feuding with The Elite as part of The Blackpool Combat Club.
It remains to be seen whether Moxley will eventually leave AEW, but his comments have certainly raised questions about the company’s future and the potential for change within the wrestling industry as a whole.