‘I ain’t f***ing doing it”- When Jon Moxley refused for The Shield to lose against John Cena

Jon Moxley once revealed the insights of him and The Shield refusing to lose a match in 2013

Jon Moxley
Jon Moxley and John Cena

Ever since transitioning careers from WWE to AEW, Jon Moxley has become a completely different animal. He recently defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to become the new Interim AEW World Champion at the Forbidden Door pay per view event. He will face CM Punk somewhere down the road for that title as Punk had to vacate that AEW World Championship after suffering an unfortunate injury.

Prior joining AEW, Jon Moxley worked in WWE for almost a decade where he was a 1- time WWE Champion, 3 time Intercontinental Champion, 2-time Raw Tag Team Champion with Seth Rollins. Ambrose was the longest reigning United States Champion in WWE history when he held the title for a record 357 days.

After going through multiple phases of ups and downs with his WWE run over the years things finally started to getting derail around 2018-19 where several reports emerged out stating that Ambrose was not happy with his WWE booking back then. After Roman got Leukemia things got even worse as Ambrose and Rollins were handed the breakup on Television.

Around the spring of 2019 Dean already made it clear that he will leave WWE for good once his contract expires. On Raw after Wrestlemania 35 after the show went off-air, all the members of the Shield including Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose himself cut an emotional promo seemingly giving Dean a perfect send-off from WWE.

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Why Jon Moxley and the Shield refused to lose a match in 2013?

Jon Moxley in The Shield
Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Jon Moxley (then Dean Ambrose) as The Shield

After Jon Moxley joined AEW, he launched his own book named the “MOX” in which he revealed various things from his WWE past which probably became the reason behind his and Shield’s success.

He said when The Shield faced John Cena, Ryback and Sheamus at Elimination Chamber 2013 they were asked to lose the match which would’ve counted as their first official main-roster loss but Mox along with his Shield brothers resisted. They were of the belief that had they lost that match in 2013 during their hot run, it would’ve destroyed their momentum and The Shield would’ve become one among many others. This led to Vince McMahon eventually change the result of that match. Here’s exactly what Jon Moxley had to say upon that incident,

If [we] went out there with Cena and took the f***in’ schmootz and got pinned like everybody else, we would then become everybody else,” wrote Moxley. “It would kill us. I remember…being in the car with an uneasy feeling in my stomach. ‘I ain’t f***ing doing it,’ I said. ‘Whether they fire us or we get Cena’d and killed off…we’re dead either way.”

Today all three of them including Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Jon Moxley are the top superstars of their respective companies and they’re enjoying their time at the top.

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