When Jon Moxley parted ways with WWE he explained his reasons for leaving on a tell all episode of Talk Is Jericho, and he made it clear that he didn’t enjoy a lot of the things he was doing from a creative standpoint.
Moxley talked openly about the problems he had with the creative process in WWE, and Roman Reigns recently shared his thoughts on Moxley’s experience during an interview with ESPN.
The Big Dog noted that there’s no personal animosity between the two of them, and that they will always have a good relationship, but he doesn’t agree with the things that Moxley said.
“I’ll tell you straight-up: I disagree with what [Dean] Ambrose said about the creative process. I love the guy. I love him to death. He’s my brother. And wrestling ain’t gonna stop that. On a personal level, me and that dude can hang out, have a beer or two and just talk. And even when we don’t talk, that’s just our relationship.
When it comes down to it, creative-wise, that’s on you. Communication is communication. When you go in there and you talk to boss, you gotta let him know. He even made comments about the things I had to say, but that was in a different place. I was brand-new.
We’ve worked our asses off for Vince [McMahon] in this company, and he respects that, and he wants to know our opinions. You have to speak up for yourself. I’m in a position now where he listens to everything I have to say, what I’m feeling.
Early on, when you don’t have any equity, when you haven’t put in any time, you should do what the boss says. But once you earn that equity, once you got the keys to the car — which Ambrose was clearly in that position because all three of us [were] — you have to speak up for yourself and do what’s right for you.
Regardless, I love the dude, man. We came from the bottom and got to where we are now, and he’s a huge part of that. No type of business rivalry or any of that crap will ever affect the personal relationship I have with either Seth or Dean. We’re all gonna do our thing. We’re having fun. I’m enjoying where I’m at. I enjoy being with the WWE. I’ll never be anywhere else.”
One way or another it doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing Roman Reigns and Jon Moxley on the same show any time soon, as Moxley is signed to a multi-year deal with AEW, and as Roman stated above he doesn’t plan on working any other wrestling company that’s not WWE.