Jon Moxley made his debut at AEW Double Or Nothing 2019 and became a megastar there in no time. He won his first AEW World Title at AEW Revolution back in 2020 and afterwards, he won the title two more times. He also underwent a presentation change and that led to him feeling imposter syndrome as well.
Moxley made a name for himself becoming the Purveyor of Violence, never being afraid of causing havoc whenever possible. His no-nonsense attitude helped him win over fans in a huge way.
In May 2021, Jon Moxley began using an ’80s cover of The Troggs’ classic as his entrance music, first debuting it for his walkout prior to his match against Yuji Nagata on the May 12, 2021 episode of Dynamite.
While speaking on The Justin Kinner Show, Moxley stated that it was Tony Khan’s idea for him to come out to the song. Moxley admitted that he felt imposter syndrome at first for a good reason.
“None of that was my idea. A guy named Atsushi Onita, who’s a legendary deathmatch Japanese wrestler, a lot of people compare me to him, he stole that from ‘Major League’ in the 90s, and he made it his, and he was known for it.
Somehow it became my music, but I didn’t know until I was coming out. Tony Khan decided it would be cool. But I had imposter syndrome with it at first. Like ‘Oh, this is not mine. This is Charlie Sheen’s music and Onita’s music.’ I felt weird about it.”
But the fans liked it. So I tried it on for awhile … Once I got used to it, after the pandemic ended and we started getting whole crowds again of arenas going nuts, fans got into it.
Ultimately, it’s all about the fans. If the fans like it, I like it. I started getting used to it, and now it feels like my song. I’ve appropriated it for myself.”
Jon Moxley defeated Adam Page on the February 1 episode of Dynamite. We will have to wait and see what the company has planned next for the former AEW World Champion.
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