Jon Moxley left WWE and it doesn’t seem like he misses it much. He hasn’t even wrestled all that many times since his WWE contract expired, but he can obviously already feel the freedom in a big way.
ESPN recently spoke to Jon Moxley where he compared his time away from WWE to his years in Vince McMahon’s company. As a WWE Superstar he had to stick to a very strict script both in and out of the ring. This made it feel so constraining that it was like McMahon was in the ring during the actual 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.’”
Jon Moxley’s next match for AEW is currently slated to be against Kenny Omega at All Out on August 31st. Until then, Mox has the G1 Climax to deal with which could be a ton of fun to watch as well. His unscripted violence gimmick is certainly speaking volumes right about now.