Jon Moxley discussed struggling with pain after injuries and getting banged up in matches in a new interview, claiming he’s been in pain for 10 years now, saddening his legion of AEW fans. AEW Star Drops Brock Lesnar Meeting Bombshell.
Moxley told ITR Wrestling, “I usually feel like crap most of the day, every day. The best I ever feel is usually right after match, even if it was a very physically demanding match. My adrenaline is high, I’m loose, I’m on a high, I’m feeling good. When I walk into the back and I’m bleeding and sweating and everything and all busted up, that’s usually when I actually feel the best.”
“When you’re on the road every single night, that’s kind of the high you’re chasing at the end of the night. The travel’s the hard part. It’ll take years off your career, and when you’re going on well over ten years of just being in chronic pain all the time now, you just get used to it. It’s part of the deal. That’s I guess a byproduct of the whole thing – but travel is probably the biggest component of breaking your body down, but it’s part of what you have to do because you can’t Zoom in a f***ing pro wrestling match. You’ve got to you got to get there. You’ve got to go to Scotland, you’ve got to Japan and wrestle in these places live – and it’s all worth it, man.”
Moxley has gone back to having hardcore style matches since leaving WWE and signing with AEW, with two of the most famous matches coming against Kenny Omega.