Jon Moxley On Upcoming Deathmatch: The ‘Gloves Are Off’, I’m Not In The Business Of Under-Delivering
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It may be much to the chagrin of his wife Renee Paquette, but Jon Moxley is gung-ho about dabbling in the dark arts of exploding barbed wire deathmatches.
Moxley was on a recent episode of Wrestling Observer Radio with Dave Meltzer and the former AEW World Champion expressed his excitement about reclaiming his belt courtesy of steel thorns and C4.
“I would never have thought in a million years we would be doing this. I am a fan of these matches, never would have expected that I would get to do one in AEW. When this was brought to me quite some time ago, I’m not going to turn that down.”
He then mentioned about how out-of-the-box ideas can remain more “in-play” in AEW which is a much different aspect in comparison to Mox’s “Dean Ambrose” days.
“The idea was brought to me. I’m like a kid in a candy store! This is the cool thing about AEW and Tony Khan. One thing I can’t stand is promising something that I can’t deliver on. I used to say things like, ‘I’m going to put you through hell in a cell!’ But we all know no I’m not, it’s going to be the same as every other match. I’ve pitched so much stuff over the years. Everything imaginable, I have pitched. But it’s always the same stuff that we’ve always seen. Something simple like tearing the canvas off and tearing off the boards. I pitched that to Hunter, Vince and Seth, and they look at me like I’m f*cking stupid. They didn’t get it at all. Vince said ‘I don’t think the people will understand it.’ Of course no, can’t happen. Hunter liked thumbtacks when Cactus was putting him over, but whatever dude.”
Jon noted if he’s going to be in extreme matches such as the Omega bout forthcoming, then he’s going balls to the wall.
“Now, I’ve said to Tony, don’t put me in these situations unless we can deliver. Be careful what you wish for, I am not in the business of under delivering promises. In situations like this, the gloves are off. Any potential thing that me and Kenny can think of is a possibility. We both have this compulsion to take this to as high of a level as possible. We are both similar in the way we think. Our 2 creative brains will create a wild night in Jacksonville. I am 110% invested in this. We will see where this ranks in the former deathmatches we have to live up to.”
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