Jon Moxley wanted to be a pro wrestler and he scratched and clawed his way to make it all the way to WWE. He became Dean Ambrose, a member of The Shield, and he made millions of dollars. Now he is an AEW star on the top of their roster, still living his dream. He also knows what it is like to have detractors in his life.
While taking over for his wife on Oral Sessions, Jon Moxley was asked if he has any advice for people who want to follow their dreams. Moxley had a very simple piece of advice for anyone, and it totally fits with his personality as well, “f*ck ’em.”
“Just do it, man. Go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go–f*ck everybody, middle fingers in the air–go for it. If that’s what you want, if you wanna be a pro wrestler, a musician, or an actor–just go for it. The funny thing is that as soon as you start finding any success people start coming out of the woodwork, people you thought were friends, or people you barely even know. People try to poke holes in it, ‘no that’s not even gonna work whatever, you’re not going to make it.’ Then when you do everything f*cking changes then all these people are your best friends in the world, like ‘Oh man! Brother I miss you!’ Then in the end, it’s like, ‘oh yeah really? F*ck you.”
“Just don’t listen to anybody just do what you’re gonna do the way you’re gonna do it. If you believe in yourself, that’s all. F*ck ’em.”
Jon Moxley has been famous for long enough that he has probably dealt with a lot of people coming out of the woodwork on him like this. He didn’t namedrop anyone specifically, but odds are if you’re someone that Mox was talking about there then it won’t be too hard to figure out.
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Transcription by Ringside News