AEW came into being in January 2019 and held its first event called Double Or Nothing in May of that year. With AEW Dynamite debuting in October of 2019, the company has worked hard to provide an alternate product to what fans see in WWE since then. The tides have changed as it can be argued that AEW is no longer simply an alternative to WWE.

AEW has certainly grown in many areas since its debut back in 2019 and Jon Moxley was there right from the beginning, as he was determined to be one of the foundations of the company.

The company has become arguably the best destination for fans and pro wrestlers alike thanks to their focus on proper storylines and good booking for the most part.

While speaking to Rick Ucchino and Tony Pike on Cincy 360, Jon Moxley was asked about AEW’s level of success and how it happened. Moxley stated that it was due to AEW performers having a level of authenticity that isn’t seen elsewhere.


“Most of the stuff isn’t rocket science. That’s what I was saying a couple of years back and even before that when I was in WWE,” Moxley said. “Just let the performers be authentic and let them do what they do and go out there and kill it in the best way possible. Tony Khan is such a huge wrestling fan of all different styles, of all different eras. He’s so familiar with everything that he just wants to watch the wrestler be their best self. So when he puts a match together and we get the Young Bucks vs. Lucha Brothers, he’s like, ‘I can’t wait to see this.’ He’s not telling them what to do. He’s not going, ‘okay, I’m going to put your parameters. I’m going to keep you confined to make sure you only thirteen superkicks. Any more and I’m going to be on the headset yelling, ‘too many damn superkicks!” No, he just goes, ‘go out there and do your thing.’ That’s what it should be.

“All these other people trying to control things, producers, writers, whoever all these other talking heads are talking to the ref, talking to you. It should just be the performers going out there and doing what they do, doing their job. That’s what AEW is. If you haven’t seen wrestling in awhile, this is something different. And it’s the coolest thing going. If you’re a fan of sports entertainment, drama, anything man, there’s a little something for everyone in AEW. You have a variety show of a little bit of everything. You have very intense, violent, physical encounters if that’s your thing. You have crazy, high-flying action, you got the best tag teams in the world doing the most innovative, dramatic, crazy, exciting matches. We’ve got a great women’s roster of incredible, talented women. We’ve got everything. It’s the place to be.”

Jon Moxley defeated Minoru Suzuki on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite. We will have to wait and see what is next in store for Moxley.

h/t Wrestling Inc for the quotes.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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