Jon Moxley recently returned to All Elite Wrestling after taking some time to better himself. Mox entered an inpatient alcohol rehab program in November. The time off seems to have done Jon wonders, as he looked to be in incredible shape upon coming back. Bully Ray thought Moxley owed more to the fans.

The former Bubba Dudley said that Moxley owed the fans an apology for going on a hiatus. Fan reaction was swift and brutal. Even Jon Moxley’s wife, Renee Paquette, couldn’t believe Bully Ray’s terrible take.

Renee discussed the situation on the latest episode of Throwing Down with Renee & Miesha. Paquette says Bully Ray has not apologized for what he said. The former WWE personality said her husband doesn’t care either way.

“So yeah, I mean, it sucks. So just for context for anyone who doesn’t know… Bully said that he thought that Jon should have apologized to the audience and apologized. [Bully said] he doesn’t necessarily have to apologize to the boys in the back and the girls in the back for the time that was taken off but people that have bought tickets and wanted to see Jon Moxley and blah, blah, blah. And there could not be a more bullsh*t trash take.

He wanted Jon to apologize to the fans. He took time off to take care of himself. Him being there and having longevity in this business is plenty. The guy has already put his body through the wringer with the job that he does, with the style of wrestling that he works. Like I said, he loves wrestling, he loves wrestling, he loves this business…Honestly, my first reaction to it was like, I just thought it was like some shock jock sh*t and I was like, ‘He doesn’t actually think that. There’s no way he actually believes that Jon needs to apologize for taking time off to better himself.’ By the way, three months is also nothing in the scope of what wrestling is, and also in the scope of his life. Three months is nothing so for him to go and do the things that he needed to do for himself, for our family and for our daughter, that’s for us. It’s not for anybody else. And I could not be more proud of him for doing that in a business that is so notorious with addiction issues.

We’ve seen the untimely passing of so many wrestlers. It has been a thing that has affected the business for such a long time. It’s a stigma that comes with the business so the fact that Jon is one of those guys in the spot that he’s in, and he’s going against the grain and doing the things that he needs to do, I think speaks volumes to the fans, not even just the fans [but] the people inside the business, to the other boys in the back [and] to the girls in the back that might be going through a similar thing. It happens to so many people. It’s unfortunately so common. So he went into what he had to do and no apologies.

There’s part of me that’s like listen, people don’t know the full story, they don’t know what’s going on. So you can kind of plead ignorance to that to a certain degree and that’s fine. Bully has not apologized for it and I don’t even need Bully to apologize for and I assure you, Jon could give a sh*t. It’s annoying to even be talking about at this point. The fact that Jon is back in wrestling and he looks like a million bucks and he feels good.”

Bully Ray’s take was universally mocked by wrestlers and fans alike. Renee Paquette is taken aback that he hasn’t apologized. Jon Moxley doesn’t care, he just wants to beat someone up.

What do you think of Renee Paquette’s take? Let us know in the comments!


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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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