Jon Moxley turned down a massive WWE contract in order to let his deal expire. He joined AEW soon after that, debuting at the company’s first pay-per-view event. Now that he’s been around the company for a few years, it seems that Tony Khan is allowing Jon Moxley a lot of freedom that he wouldn’t get in WWE.
Tony Khan has given certain performers creative control of their character’s direction. While this might be a mistake for some people, it seems to be working out okay in AEW without any notable instances of creative headbutting. That being said, not everyone should have the power to book their own matches.
While speaking to Insight with Chris Van Vliet, Renee Paquette admitted that Jon Moxley has been picking a lot of his matches recently. This has afforded him the opportunity to work with who he really wants to wrestle.
“I also feel like, in the last however many years, he’s kind of been more or less handpicking what his matches were going to be and who his opponents were going to be,”
Jon Moxley is a heel in AEW, as part of the Blackpool Combat Club, and it’s a bloody, dangerous show. The BCC are known to extract ruthless violence whenever they feel the need. That has created some crimson-filled television segments, for sure.
We’ll have to see what Jon Moxley does next in AEW. Obviously, he has a fair amount of creative pull, but it’s anyone’s guess how much leeway Tony Khan will give his performers in terms of creative direction.
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