Jon Moxley was on the most recent episdoe of Talk is Jericho. Moxley opened up on a number of topics including his frustrations with WWE creative and Vince McMahon.
“So one day I come into TV like normal. At this time, I think I’m on SmackDown, I’m a good guy, a babyface. A pretty major good guy on the show, basically the lead good guy on the show at this point. I come in and get a backstage promo handed to me from a writer—writer is going to be a key word in this podcast you will find and the word script—I get a script handed to me by a writer, right? And it’s a backstage promo and it’s me describing the things I did on the way to the arena that day,” Moxley said. “These are things that an idiot would do. Like things along the lines of like driving backwards on the street in a unicycle or sharing a pizza with a homeless man on the street, just weird stuff like that. So I’m like, ‘I’m not saying any of that.’ So I’m like, ‘Change all that. Rewrite it just as something normal.’ Go about my business, writer comes back to me later. Vince redid it, put all that stuff back in, so I’m like, “Uh, now I have to go in and talk to Vince.”
I’m like, ‘Yo, I can’t say all this stuff, it’s ridiculous.’ And he’s like, ‘Oh, it’s such good shit! Oh, this stuff, this is the reason people like you. It’s why they connect to you cause you’re different – this is you!’ And I’ve had a million conversations with him that are almost this exact same conversation about similar promos or things.
And I said, ‘So I’m an idiot?’ And he goes, ‘No! It’s you! You’re different.’ And I’m like, ‘Okay.’ And I don’t know where we landed on that particular promo, whatever, but that kind of sums up the battle I’ve been fighting for six years.”
For more quotes from the episode check out Mandatory’s article.