Eddie Kingston is definitely one of AEW’s most popular superstars. He is highly regarded as one of the greatest speakers of modern professional wrestling. Recently Kingston spoke on how Jon Moxley tried to get him a job in WWE when he worked there as Dean Ambrose.

Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston go way back to when they were independent wrestlers fighting for numerous wrestling promotions. Jon Moxley eventually got signed onto WWE under the ring name Dean Ambrose in 2011.

On a recent episode of the ESPR Wrestling Podcast, Eddie Kingston disclosed how Jon Moxley, a good old friend, attempted to get Eddie into WWE with him.

“My only interest was making money. I didn’t care where it was, and I used to tell a lot of young guys on the independents, ‘Don’t be a mark or a fan for letters. Be a mark and a fan for dollar signs. So it didn’t really matter where I was as long as I got paid.”


“But Jon [Moxley] would definitely try. He has his ways, you know what I mean. He would hit me up once a year for like three years, ‘Hey, I sent your tape to [William] Regal. And I wouldn’t have his number saved because he changed his number. And every year, I’d be like, ‘Who’s this?’ ‘It’s Mox!’ ‘Yo, what’s up Mox?’ ‘Nothing.’ Then the next year, ‘Hey, I sent more of your stuff to Regal and WWE.’ Then I’d be like, ‘Who is this? Oh it’s Mox.’ ‘What’s up,’ no answer again. It was like that for three years in a row.”

Moxley made his debut as Dean Ambrose at Survivor Series in 2012, alongside Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns as part of the iconic wrestling stable, The Shield. Moxley enjoyed very successful run in WWE, scoring several championships and awards. Ultimately, Moxley departed from the company in 2019 due to issues with Vince McMahon’s creative process.

Eddie Kingston, on the other hand, spent a long time fighting for Ring of Honor while working for other independent wrestling promotions here and there. Eddie got his big break when he got signed onto AEW in 2020. Before getting signed onto AEW, Eddie also worked for TNA IMPACT and NWA.

Durign his time in AEW, Eddie finally got to share the ring on the big screen with his long time friend Jon Moxley, becoming rivals and allies throughout their time together. The two faced off as rivals at the main event of Full Gear 2020 where Moxley beat Kingston to retain the AEW World Title in an I Quit Match.

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Talha Asad Iqbal

Talha Asad Iqbal is an mechanical engineer who just loves everything wrestling. From spending his childhood collecting wrestling action figures to spending his adulthood writing about wrestling, he really seems to enjoy wrestling a bit too much. Outside wrestling and his work, he loves spending time in the gym and playing video games.

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