Jon Moxley recently sat down with Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp and talked about the old WWE ways of doing things vs the new AEW ways. He also put over people from the WWE who helped him along the way.
Moxley On AEW Putting Matches Together
“It’s all collaborative. It’s dudes standing around talking,” Moxley says. “One guy has a general idea. If you don’t like it, we’ll think of something else and then we all build on the general idea. It’s all just free-flowing ideas and collaboration. It’s really fun to just have that, it’s real chill. Nobody’s gonna get mad at anybody for not liking their idea or changing their idea.
“Everybody’s just got freedom to throw their two cents in and maybe this way, maybe that way, different stuff.”
Moxley on Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble’s Influence
Joey Mercury, for me, was a huge influence in my early years in WWE, and Jamie Noble was, I think, he’s probably the best producer at putting together matches,” Moxley says. “He can see it from a wrestler’s perspective because he’s had so many amazing matches. Jamie Noble’s one of the most underrated workers, in my opinion. I watched him and Daniel Bryan from Ring of Honor the other day, it was on TV and I was like, “I forgot about that match. Man, Jamie’s so good.
Moxley On Michael Hayes
“Michael Hayes is up there – he’s got such a knack and an eye for TV and what works on a big stage, on live television. A lot of times I would be certain that I was right and then Michael made it very abundantly clear, and I got proven wrong many times, he’s just so smart. There’s a lot of great minds.”