Jon Moxley is feeling better than he has in a long time and is ready for his Steel Cage match against Kenny Omega on the May 10 episode of AEW Dynamite. Moxley has been on a renowned run as a member of the Blackpool Combat Club and recently spoke with Sports Illustrated, where he talked about his history with Omega and his journey with substance abuse.

Moxley entered an inpatient alcohol treatment program in November 2021 and didn’t return to AEW until January 2022. He highlighted how Omega has been pushing him since day one in AEW and that he feels better now than he did in 2019. Although substance abuse issues are never truly over, he states that they are in the rearview mirror for him and he is mentally and physically in the best shape he has been in for a long time.

“Four years ago, a lot of people were ready to write me off. A lot of people thought I couldn’t even measure up to Kenny. He was coming off that New Japan run, and he was the greatest wrestler of all time. I felt an immense amount of motivation. I felt like, ‘I’m going to show all you motherf*ckers I belong on the top.’ So Kenny has been pushing me since day one in AEW. Now I’m far better than I was then in 2019, especially now that I’m not scared of dying of a seizure in the ring. Substance abuse issues are never really over, but it’s in the rearview. Mentally, physically, this is the best I’ve felt in a long time,” said Moxley.

Moxley also talked about how he has a lot of miles on his body, but he pushes himself to get everything he can out of it. He stated that he feels better than ever mentally and he’ll do whatever he wants.


“Let’s face the facts: I’ve got a lot of miles on my body. You only live once, and I don’t take it easy. I’ve pushed myself to get everything I can out of my body. Mentally, I feel better than ever. Right now, never in my life have I given fewer fcks about anything. I’ll do whatever the fck I want. I don’t give a f*ck. That may sound abstract, but it’s a powerful thing,” Moxley said.

Moxley previously reflected on his decision to enter an inpatient alcohol treatment program, emphasizing that he did it for himself and his family.

What do you think of Jon Moxley’s journey with substance abuse and his recent recovery? Do you think he is mentally and physically in the best shape he has been in for a long time? Leave a comment.

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