AEW star Jon Moxley made a name for himself in WWE, where he was known as Dean Ambrose. Together with Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, the three debuted on the main roster back in 2012 and were known as The Shield.
The Shield would go on to become one of the most dominant and popular stables in the history of the WWE and truly elevated that statuses of all three Superstars involved. The Shield would break up and reunite on a few occasions. After Jon Moxley’s departure from WWE back in 2019, it seems the Shield is done for good.
While speaking on Oral Sessions podcast, Jon Moxley talked about the gear The Shield wore, which included tactical vests and steel-top capped boots. Moxley stated that those boots would often ‘break people’s faces open’ and that led to them changing their boots to something lighter.
“I don’t spend much money on shoes. Like I just want it to fit. And I got a big goofy foot, I wear a fourteen wide so I wore Payless shoes forever just because they always had fourteens. I just want a comfortable pair of shoes man, I’m about function over fashion. Mostly the shoes I wear, I wear Under Armour tactical boots, a pair to work in, a pair for real life and I kinda alternate them. I always – it just seems every few weeks, I Amazon a new one just to make sure I’ve got a fresh pair coming in.”
“That’s what I wrestle in. We started wearing combat boots with The Shield and tried different brands that were lighter. We started out in like these steel-toed mothef*ckers and we were breaking people’s faces open so we found some lighter, more nimble athletic tactical boots.”
Jon Moxley is currently content working in AEW while Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns continue to be top Superstars in WWE, with Reigns being a very dominant WWE Universal Championship.
h/t to Inside The Ropes for the quotes.