We’ve got a full transcription of the former Dean Ambrose’s big interview on Talk Is Jericho coming your way here in a bit, but just to really drive Jon Moxley’s big point home, here’s an excerpt where he talks what he hopes to accomplish with Chris Jericho, Tony Khan, Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks and Team All Elite Wrestling...
“One thing that I want to do is cause like, if I have something to prove, it’s that I want to prove that your creative process, the WWE’s creative process sucks. It does not work. It’s absolutely terrible. And I’ve said that to Vince. I’ve said that to Hunter. I’ve said that to Michael Hayes. I think that - I can’t even tell you how their system works. It’s some kind of system of meetings that take place in Stamford with the home team, it’s writers and producers and production meetings and nobody knows what’s approved and what’s not and like the bureaucratic red tape you have to go through to get anything approved is just - it’s crazy.
It doesn’t work. It’s killing the company. I think Vince is the problem. And not so much Vince, but Vince and whatever the structure that he built around himself, probably starting I’d imagine like 2002 after the sale of WCW, and he started building this infrastructure around himself - this team of writers and whatever and producers and however he does it, and this is how WWE is and this is what the product is, the product sucks. Great talent, amazing talent, none of this is their fault, you know?
So I’m hoping, if I have a goal with AEW is that’s we prove that Vince’s way sucks. I mean this is not what I’m gonna focus on, because it’s not about competing with WWE. I don’t think that’s any of our any of our mission. We’re just gonna be over here doing our best. Putting on our best product. And if a byproduct of that is it pushes WWE to re-evaluate their creative process, and it makes Vince - not that he’s gonna step aside, we all know he’s gonna die in his chair - but maybe he’ll listen to somebody else’s ideas. Maybe he’ll be open to doing it a different way.”
Mox says he never even looked at the contract WWE offered him to re-sign because he truly believed working there caused him to lose his love for life.
We’ll find out what an energized Jon Moxley looks like, and start to see if he can accomplish his goal of showing Vince McMahon his way doesn’t produce good shows, later this month.