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. Moxley also feels he has a cheat code in the ring now.
Jon Moxley’s body underwent a lot of wear and tear over the years of him competing in various violent matches. It led to him developing substance abuse issues, and he entered rehab for alcohol addiction.
Moxley came back in January this year and since then has been regularly featured on AEW television. While speaking on The Sessions with his wife Renee Paquette, Jon Moxley stated that he feels he has a cheat code in the ring now after returning from rehab.
“When I first wrestled again, I came back in January, it was weird. It felt strange. I came back and did a promo, and that was cool because I didn’t have to do anything physical, I just got to talk. I was super relaxed. My first match back, you think, ‘Now you’re sober, you’re going to feel like a million dollars.’ It doesn’t really work like that. It was weird. It was like my legs were in quicksand.
I didn’t have any adrenaline, not so much that I didn’t have adrenaline, so much as I wasn’t nervous. It’s hard to put into words, but it used to be this big, long, giant process to get ready to go out and do a match, this transformation to get ready to go to the ring. People who don’t spend their lives partying too much probably take for granted just waking up in the morning and feeling good. I feel like I’m cheating. The novelty hasn’t fully worn off. Just waking up and being like, ‘Okay.’ I don’t have to worry about being massively dehydrated or feeling like crap. For me, it’s like I have a cheat code. The first match, I felt terrible. I felt off. It was weird. I can’t really explain it, I was like chemically imbalanced and it was strange. It got a little better the next match. I finally wrestled Bryan (Danielson) at the pay-per-view [AEW Revolution], more or less went to the ring like the first time I ever met him, just got in the ring and wrestled, and then I started feeling my mojo again, but it took me like a month.”
Jon Moxley will be squaring off Hiroshi Tanahashi for the Interim AEW World Title at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door. We’ll have to see who will win the match and become the champion.
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