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.

Jon Moxley’s body underwent a lot of wear and tear over the years of his competing in various violent matches. It led to him developing substance abuse issues and he entered rehab for alcohol addiction.

After almost three months away from the squared circle, Moxley returned in January of this year. Since then, he has been on a roller as Moxley is now the AEW World Champion.

While speaking with Sports Illustrated, Mox reflected on his climb back to the top of the card and his struggles before he had to go to rehab.


“A year ago, I wasn’t in the same head space,” Moxley says. “I was all f—ed up. I hated traveling. I was living in Vegas, felt like I was always in an airport, flying coast to coast, and I was sick of leaving my family. I thought about freelancing when my deal was up. Not that I would leave AEW, but I didn’t want to be there every week.

I was in a bad place. Then I went to rehab and all that, and now I’m in a totally different headspace. We’re living in Cincinnati, too, which is great. I look forward to going to TV every week. I get to see my friends in the Blackpool Combat Club. I’m not f—ed up. I have a clean headspace. My life is completely different than it was a year ago, and all for the better.

Jon Moxley will be defending his AEW World Championship against Adam Page very soon, so we’ll have to wait and see how the match will turn out to be.

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