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Jon Moxley says wrestling in WWE felt like Vince McMahon was in the ring with him

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Jon Moxley parted ways with WWE this year and he has already made it clear how unhappy he was working in the company. While he has not competed in that many matches yet following his departure, it is very obvious that he is enjoying his time wrestling without any restrictions.

ESPN recently spoke to Jon Moxley, where he made a comparison between his time spent in WWE and the time he is spending outside of it. During his time in WWE, he had to follow a very tight script both in and outside the squared circle. It felt so constraining to him that it was as if Vince McMahon was with him during a match.

“[In WWE,] it’s almost like Vince is in the ring with you, the producer is in the ring with you. It’s like you have two little bubbles on your shoulder, like three heads in the ring. All of a sudden when I got in the ring [in New Japan], five minutes into the match I was like, there’s no chatter. There was no producer-ref-Vince chatter. It was like silence. And I didn’t expect that. I was like, ‘Whoa, I’m alone again. It’s just me in the ring.’ And then I just started beating the [crap] out of Juice and I was like, ‘Oh yeah, this is what I used to do.’”

Moxley is currently scheduled to face Kenny Omega at AEW All Out on August 31st. He is having the best time of his career and it will surely only get better.


  • Rinn13

    I’m sure he’s right, but I’ve also never honestly been a Moxley/Ambrose fan. So good for him, but also whatever.

  • jedi

    Hes becoming Ryback….

  • BB

    Just finished watching the Moxley vs. Janela match and you could tell Moxley had a completely different vibe about him. I could feel him living his best life during that match through my tv, so good for him. Happy to see him thriving in a better working environment.

    It’s unfortunate that WWE is a vampire in a sense where it just completely sucks you dry mentally and messes with you. They’re overflowing with so much talent that they could easily put on a better show than AEW but because WWE is so closed minded and so over produced they self sabotage themselves. I want AEW to succeed just for the reason that maybe WWE will finally wake up, snap out of it, and see what the people want so they can start putting out a better product.

    But again, at the end of the day, until Vinnie Mac retires and leaves I don’t know how much anything will truly change.

  • Brian

    Glad he is happy where he is now.