Jon Moxley received new entrance music in AEW, the latest instance of Tony Khan opening his wallet to license a piece of popular music. Moxley has actually received two versions of the same song so far.
It was noted in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Tony Khan only bought the rights for “Wild Thing” by the Troggs to play once before the Yuji Nagata match. That was the only time the original 1966 classic was played.
Moxley’s song will still be Wild Thing, but it is a different version. From now on they will use the more recent rock version by X from 1989, the same version of the song that was used in the movie Major League.
Tony Khan signed a deal to get the version of “Wild Thing” from the movie “Major League” for Jon Moxley, which debuted on the 5/19 show. The original 1966 version by The Troggs only for the Yuji Nagata match, with the idea of making that a special one-time thing. The version they will be using going forward was from the punk band X from 1989
Jon Moxley’s personality seems to fit the Wild Thing song perfectly. Using the version from that 1989 Charlie Sheen baseball film seems to fit Mox even better.
We’ll have to see if Tony Khan uses the original Troggs version again, but it was just a one-off for now. You can check out a clip from the movie Major League below.
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