Jon Moxley debuted at AEW Double Or Nothing 2019 and became one of the mainstays of the company since then. He is also confident when it comes to AEW getting more fans thanks to its diverse product. It seems Jim Ross has an interesting take on Jon Moxley going to rehab.

Jon Moxley’s body underwent a lot of wear and tear over the years of him competing in various violent matches. It led to him developing an addiction to Alcohol. Due to this, Moxley was entered into a rehab program.

While speaking on his Grilling JR Podcast, Jim Ross talked about Jon Moxley opting to go for rehab and how brave he was for doing so. Ross stated that this would have been seen as a sign of weakness in previous eras of pro wrestling.

“I admire Jon Moxley for what he’s done. The courage it takes to stand in front of your peers, your world, the fans, your family, your wife, friends, everybody is extraordinary. I’ll always have amazing respect for Jon Moxley and we all should. Eddie didn’t want to go that route, but in today’s world, he probably would’ve because it’s more accepted. Then, it was a sign of weakness. We made the only decision that we could make because he didn’t want to change. I told him, ‘As long as you don’t want to change, we’re not going to be able to use you.’

The things he did required finite execution and it was very easy for Eddie to get hurt or hurt somebody because he’s just a little bit off. He wasn’t a mat wrestler, but all that high-flying stuff he did, he could’ve either hurt himself or hurt his opponent. I love Eddie, I still love Eddie. Ironically, the anniversary of Eddie’s death in Minneapolis was this past Saturday when we were in town. It was brought to my attention that he died in the Mariott, one block away from where we stayed. I know it was made specifically that we are not to stay at the Mariott because it would’ve been a hard pill for people to swallow. We made sure that Mariott was not in the picture.”

Tony Khan recently stated that Jon Moxley is doing better every day. Jon Moxley received a lot of support from fans and the entire pro wrestling world. We certainly hope Jon Moxley will be able to conquer his demons and come back a whole new person with a new lease on life.

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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