Jon Moxley was able to break out of the WWE prison and now he is enjoying his freedom. However, he still has plenty of memories about WWE and they’re not all good ones like meeting his wife or experiencing the world with his best friends.
Mox told a story on Talk Is Jericho about getting handed a script by a writer during his final run. This promo was about Ambrose describing what he did on the way to the arena that day. “They weren’t things that a cool person does, that a relatable person does.”
Moxley said the things that were written for him to say weren’t what anyone who you would want to have a beer with would say, let alone something that would make you root for them.
“These are things that an idiot would do like things along the lines of driving backward on the street on a unicycle or sharing a pizza with a homeless man on the street just weird stuff like that. So I’m like, ‘I’m not saying that,’ just rewrite it change it to something. Vince redid it and put all that stuff back in. Now I’m like god now I have to talk to Vince.”
“If you can’t get it through without it getting in there now Vince has re-written it himself and now it’s out of the writer’s hands. I gotta go in and talk to Vince. I’m like I can’t say all this stuff, it’s ridiculous and he’s like ‘Oh it’s such good sh*t! This stuff! This is the reason why people like you it’s why they connect with you it’s because you’re different and this is you!'”
“I’ve had a million conversations with [Vince McMahon] that were almost the exact same kind of conversation about similar promos or that kind of thing. ‘This is such good sh*t this is what makes you you!’ And I said, ‘So I’m an idiot?’ So he says – ‘No it’s you — you’re different!’ I’m like ‘okay.'”
He said that summed up the battle he went through for six years. If he had an issue with the script and he went to Vince McMahon, The Chairman would just yell “that’s good sh*t!” and that’d be the end of it.
Vince McMahon’s Jedi Mind Trick is legendary and Moxley spoke quite openly about it. This is something McMahon does to make sure his vision is carried through with on WWE television. The biggest issue is that it also prohibits Superstars from expressing themselves or having any kind of comfort in their characters.
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