Jon Moxley made his debut at AEW Double Or Nothing 2019 and since then he’s had a terrific time in AEW, becoming the AEW World Champion and being involved in high-profile matches.

Jon Moxley’s no-nonsense and devil-may-care attitude has reflected well in his matches and fans have certainly been enjoying seeing him in AEW and NJPW for the past couple of years.

While speaking in an interview with Cincy 3:60, Jon Moxley talked about how he got  X’s “Wild Thing” as his entrance music. Moxley revealed that he initially thought using the song as his entrance music for just the barbed wire deathmatch at AEW Revolution was too much.

“So we’re doing this Exploding Barbed Wire match,” Moxley said. “And I was being compared to the innovator of that, who’s called Atsushi Onita, who’s a Japanese wrestler who came out to that (song). A month before Tony (Khan) was like, we’re talking about it and Tony, who is the owner and booker and so forth, he goes ‘should we get ‘Wild Thing’ for that?’ Just for one night for the Exploding Match. And I was like ‘no that’s too derivative. No it’s too much.’ And then a week before I started thinking about it again and I was like ‘well it might be cool for one night. People might get the reference. Just for that one night I was like ‘let’s do it.’ By then it was too late and we couldn’t get the rights for it or whatever.


“But then it came through a couple weeks later, and I was in the ring with Yuji Nagata. And I thought it was the ‘Season of the Witch’ playing. I was like ‘why is Season of the Witch playing right now?’ And after the match, I heard it was like the original, the Troggs ‘Wild Thing.’ I was like ‘oh, they must’ve got ‘Wild Thing’ after all. That’s my music now.’ And they then changed it to the X version, the Major League version. So it kind of just happened by accident. But if the people like it, I like it. So that’s all that matters. I’m into it, it’s cool.”

Jon Moxley could be facing off against NJPW star Hiroshi Tanahashi at AEW All Out on September 5th. We will have to wait and see how his feud with Tanahashi will be booked.

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.

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