It’s been months since Jon Moxley parted ways with WWE, and now he’s one of the top stars in All Elite Wrestling.
Shortly after making his exit from WWE, Moxley appeared on Talk Is Jericho and he held nothing back while talking about why he was unhappy working for WWE.
Jon Moxley shared another story about his run with WWE during Starrcast this weekend, and this one revolved around him dropping an accidental F-bomb after a match.
“This was at pay-per-view. I believe I won (for the first time) or defended the United States Championship. I won the match and the referee was raising my hand and I yell out ‘Give me my f**king belt,’ blatantly. They (the production crew) cut it on delay. I had no idea I said this. I go to the back and everyone is acting a little weird. I sensed some weird energy. I remember Road Dogg coming up to me and asking ‘Did you just say f**k out there?’ I said ‘No, I didn’t cut a promo.’ He goes ‘No, in the ring?’ I’m like ‘No, I don’t think so.’ He goes ‘Oh’ and walks away. I didn’t think anything of it.
“The next day, somebody comes up to me, I won’t drop any names, but a higher-up type comes up to me and tells me he wanted me to go to the production truck and apologize to those in the truck, because they had to press a button for a five-second delay because, you know, that’s so hard. So I go to the truck, and they make me watch it. I had to sit down, like I’m being punished. They put it on and I was thinking I probably didn’t say it. And then I was like ‘Oh, I really did say it.’ I’m admitting that I was at fault and I was apologizing to them as to what I thought was a sincere and perfect apology.”
Moxley went on to say that he feels his apology may have had an impact on how he was perceived backstage.
“A little bit later, the same person comes up to me and says ‘I don’t think that was the right kind of apology for the push that we want to give you.’ I was like ‘What do you mean? I apologized.’ He goes ‘Look. I know that you’re a different type of cat.’ I was like ‘What do you mean? I totally apologized.’ Looking back years later, I must’ve came off as a dick. I didn’t mean to. But, I must have. I think that was a pivotal moment where they were like f**k this guy. That’s how they looked at me, however, they saw me, and that’s how they still probably look at me to this day.”
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