“Just being in the ring was weird” Jon Moxley opens about his comeback from alcohol rehab

Former WWE Champion Jon Moxley opens us about what he had to go through to make in ring comeback after alcohol problems

Jon Moxley
Former WWE Champion Jon Moxley

Jonathan David Good popularly known as Jon Moxley is a former WWE Champion who currently works for All Elite Wrestling. Jon Moxley started training to be a wrestler at the age of 18 under for Les Thatcher in the Heartland Wrestling Association where he previously sold popcorns. Jon Moxley made his debut as a professional wrestler in 2004. Only a year into his career Moxley won the HWA tag team championship twice with different partners. In 2006 Moxley won the HWA Heavyweight Championship against Pepper Parks. In 2010 Moxley defeated Roderick Strong to win FIP World Heavyweight Championship which he went on to hold for 441 days before relinquishing it 2011.

Jon Moxley signed with WWE in 2011 under a developmental contract which saw him move Florida Championship Wrestling under a new ring name of Dean Ambrose. Moxley made his WWE main roster debut in 2012 along with Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins as part of the Shield during a match between CM Punk and Ryback. At Extreme rules in 2012 Moxley defeated Kofu Kingston to win the United States Championship which was his first title in WWE. Since then during his time with WWE Moxley managed to win WWE Championship, Intercontinental Championship and the tag team championship becoming a Grandslam Champion in the process.

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Jon Moxley is set to face Hiroshi Tanahashi at Forbidden door for the vacant AEW Championship

Jon Moxley
Former AEW Champion Jon Moxley

Jon Moxley signed with AEW in 2019 after running down the length of his contract with WWE. Moxley made his AEW when he appeared at Double or Nothing and attacked Kenny Omega and Jericho after their match. Moxley made his in-ring debut at Fyter Fest against Joey Janela in an unsanctioned match which he went on to win. Jon Moxley shortly after that challenged Chris Jericho for a match for the AEW World Championship. Jon Moxley defeated Jericho at Revolution to win the AEW World Championship.

Jon Moxley after a record setting 277-day title reign dropped it to an old enemy Kenny Omega. After almost a year and half with AEW Moxley entered a rehabilitation program for alcoholism. Jon Moxley was out for two months and returned in 2022 looking physically better. Moxley had mixed feelings about his return to the ring and shared what he was going through in an interview on The Oral Sessions with his wife Renee Paquette :

“When I first wrestled again – so, I came back in January [2022], and it was weird. Like, just being in the ring was weird. It felt strange. “I came back and did a promo, and that was cool because I didn’t have to do anything physical. I just got to talk. I was like, super relaxed.”

Jon Moxley also expressed his difficulties while stepping back into the ring:

“So my first match back, you think it’s just going to be like, ‘OK, well, now you’re sober, so you’re just going to feel like a million dollars.’ It doesn’t really work like that. It was weird. It was like my legs were in quicksand. I didn’t have any adrenaline. Not that I didn’t have any adrenaline, so much as like, I wasn’t nervous or like – it’s hard to put into words.”

Jon Moxley is now fully recovered and works along William Regal, Bryan Danielson as part of the Blackpool Combat Club.

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