Jon Moxley recently released a tell-all book about his career in pro wrestling. He’s also been a mainstay at the top of the card in AEW since his arrival there after leaving WWE. He’s been around the block a few times, and his opinion carries weight.
That opinion was strongly expressed by Mox during a recent interview on Wrestling Observer Radio. Moxley, who is participating in the AEW World Title Eliminator tournament, praised his potential finals opponent Bryan Danielson. He also had lot of good things to say about Eddie Kingston and the recent match between the two on Rampage.
“It’s probably my favorite match I’ve ever watched in my life. I’m super biased because it’s my best friend and I love Bryan. I believe Bryan is the greatest wrestler that has ever lived. Tell me he’s not. He’s the f*cking man, and I love Eddie so much. I was f*cking hyped. When me and Eddie have big matches, we basically corner each other. The presence of Eddie makes me better. Sometimes gets a little hyped up and he hypes me up too much when I’m trying to stay zen. I was like, ‘I’m going to corner Eddie for this match.’ I didn’t go out to the ring with him, but I’m there with him until he goes through the curtain. I’m watching him go through his process. His process is slightly different from mine, but he gets into his own zone and it’s a similar thing where it has to become real to him.
There’s a moment where he’s sitting in the locker room, I’m so tired. I was done, I’m drinking a beer, I’m covered in blood and happy. I see Eddie, sitting, twirling his thumbs, and I know this song he likes, World War 3 by the Ruff Ryders, he keeps trying to push it on me. I didn’t say anything, I just hit the song. It hits and I see his eyes switch, he starts pacing around the room, and I’m like, ‘This motherf*cker might go kill Bryan right now. This is so f*cking good.’ We walk to Gorilla, Bryan walks out, I grab Eddie by the shoulders and I said, ‘Look at this stupid Whole Foods shopping vegan motherf*cker, beat his f*cking ass!’ I could see it in Eddie’s eyes. It was real. It was so good. Two amazing workers doing amazing work. It’s probably my favorite match maybe of all time.”
Moxley must defeat Orange Cassidy on Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite in order to reach the tournament finals. Fans have expected that result since the brackets were announced. Expect a meeting between the two to be a violent clinic in professional wrestling.
Frustrated with his role and the restrictions placed upon him in WWE, the former Dean Ambrose made his surprise AEW debut at the Double or Nothing event. Mox’s appearance was a huge surprise to cap of AEW’s first event ever.
Jon Moxley then went on to defeat Chris Jericho for the AEW World Title at the Revolution pay-per-view. He became the first person to simultaneously hold championships in AEW and NJPW. Mox was the IWGP United States Champion at the time.
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