Jon Moxley’s gimmick is very different from what he did as Dean Ambrose in WWE. Following his WWE departure, Moxley is more unscripted and unhinged. He tells a different kind of story in the ring.
Moxley spoke to Screen Geek, where he provided an explanation regarding his change in style following his WWE departure. He made this decision as he simply “emptied” his brain of every limitation. Now he does as he sees fit and shows the fans the version of himself he really wants to.
“I just basically walked right into AEW, you know, right in to the G1. The thing is, I didn’t really need any time to figure anything out, cause almost as soon as I had my first match in Japan, and just kinda emptied my brain of all preconceived notions. I was like, ‘Just rely on instincts and see what happens.’ I felt like I forgot how to wrestle, then two minutes later I’m beating the holy ever loving sh*t outta Juice Robinson, just beating the f*ck outta him, and I was like, ‘Oh yeah, this is what I used to do all the time! This is what feels natural!’ Just being a mean, aggressive, antagonist. That version of me was something WWE was never interested in so they missed out. But, who cares? Timing is everything.”
“This is the most exciting time in the business, I think, since I’ve been in the business – the most exciting times since I was like 12. And to be at the forefront of it, it feels so good. I’m addicted to this weekly TV now. At the end, when we hit 9:59, 10 o’clock, and we got our first two hours in, and we’re sitting in gorilla, and it was high fives all around… well, I guess it’s not ‘gorilla’… it was like we just won a football game and it was instantly like, ‘Oh, I can’t wait til next week!’”
Moxley will be facing off against Kenny Omega at AEW Full Gear on November 9th. It is sure to be an intense match as the two will give it their all, to prove who is the superior competitor.