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Moxley On The First Person He Spoke To Regarding AEW & More

At the recent New York Comic Con, All Elite Wrestling took part in a press/media interview that featured several of the company’s top stars including AEW World Champion Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, Jungle Boy, Nyla Rose, Awesome Kong, and Brandi Rhodes.

During the interview, Jon Moxley talked about a number of topics including who the first person actually was that came to him to speak about AEW and advised him to join the company.

This is what Jon Moxley said:

“For me it was all just crazy timing; I had been planning on leaving where I was before for a few months, and I actually started talking to – the first guy that knew besides my wife, the only other guy that knew was Chris [Jericho].” “It was on the phone and this was before any of this other stuff started happening and I said, ‘Dude, I’m out of here. I’m done.’ And he said, ‘Dude, you need to come work with us.’ And I’m like, ‘What?’ And then not five minutes later probably, I get call from Cody Rhodes and he started explaining to me all this top secret stuff they had. And I’m like, ‘Woah.’ And here we are.”

AEW World Champion Chris Jericho then talked about how All Elite Wrestling doesn’t particularly use scripts for their promos. Jericho also talked about how popular All Elite Wrestling already was even before their first-ever show on television started.

This is what Chris Jericho said:

“I think that this is something that is very interesting to me, is the fact that there are so many people that can say we weren’t watching wrestling anymore, we kind of drifted away from it and now we’re back watching AEW. I think a lot of our fanbase is kind of the lapsed fan that disappeared over the years because they were bored or they weren’t feeling what was being done inside the ring.” “But now, as we mentioned with no scripts and all that, it gives us the chance to be the artists that we are and use the instincts that we’ve honed after doing this for years, and years, and years, and years to know how to put on a show, to know how to put on a match. Most importantly, how do you get your character across? There’s nobody in the world that can play Chris Jericho better than I do, so don’t give me a f–king script and tell me, ‘This is what Jericho’s going to say.’

“And on top of that, to know that the very first show was a huge success after all the waves that we’ve created in this industry and around the world without having one minute of national television time to our name, there was a lot of speculation. ‘Oh, what’s it going to be? Who’s going to watch? Bloo bloo blee blah blow bloo.'” “We saw who’s going to watch – the numbers are huge, the demos are huge, and now we are a viable, major league wrestling company that only has upwards to go.”

You can check out Jon Moxley and Chris Jericho’s comments in the video below:

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