Jon Moxley used to work in WWE from 2012 to 2019, where he was known as Dean Ambrose. Ambrose had a tremendous career in WWE where he won several titles but ultimately left the company after frustrations with his booking.
It is well known by now that prior to debuting as part of the Shield, WWE wanted Jon Moxley to debut on the main roster as part of a feud with Mick Foley. In the end, that never happened.
While speaking with Busted Open Radio, Mick Foley talked about his rivalry with Jon Moxley in WWE. Foley admitted that it did affect him mentally. He even blew a gasket after Moxley mentioned Foley’s children.
This angle with Moxley, it required me to go to some dark places. The problem was, I couldn’t get out of them. It wasn’t like when I would go cut the Kane Dewey promo in the basement of Paul E’s cameraman while his mom was doing the ironing and my wife and two kids are at a park two blocks away, and I would come out of there fresh as a daisy and I am ready to go. When I would get into the storyline, I couldn’t get out. It was like this cloud.
I don’t want to be overly dramatic, but it was around me all the time and it was affecting me. Especially when I saw Moxley writing about my children. So, I come up to him at a TV taping with Dusty. I asked Dusty if he would come up with me, just so I could talk to him. I said, ‘hey man, whatever you do, please stop mentioning my children.’”
Mick Foley also wished Jon Moxley all the best when he went into rehab last month. We will have to wait and see when Jon Moxley will make his return to AEW television.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes