Jon Moxley used to work in WWE from 2012 to 2019, where he was known as Dean Ambrose. Ambrose had a terrific career in WWE where he won several titles. In the end, he left the company after frustrations with his booking. It seems Vince McMahon scripted his matches as well.
Unlike in previous years, WWE Superstars are always handed a script that they have to remember and speak as part of their promos. A large section of the WWE Universe are not fans of scripted promos as they feel it highly restricts the characters of WWE Superstars.
Dean Ambrose returned to WWE television back in August of 2018. He also turned heel on Seth Rollins on the October 22, 2018 episode of Monday Night RAW. Moxley himself stated on several occasions that he hated his heel run for many reasons.
While speaking on his book titled Mox, Jon Moxley revealed how hands-on Vince McMahon was with him after his heel turn in 2018. Moxley stated that his matches started sucking after Vince McMahon started scripting them himself.
“He even went so far as to script my matches. They all sucked. He had begun to infiltrate the house shows now too, sending detailed formats to the stressed-out producers 30 minutes before bell time, and demanding I cut cheesy heel promos to the audience as I walked to the ring.”
Moxley said his heel run was the “lowest, most disappointing, infuriating, frustrating, agonizing” time in his wrestling career because of Vince McMahon’s interference. Moxley also stated that McMahon’s advice made him feel self-conscious as well. Moxley is now in AEW and since then he has never looked back and it is unlikely he will ever do so.
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