Jon Moxley shared some advice for those who are new to watching wrestling.
The former AEW Champion joined Throwing Down with Renee & Miesha to promote his soon-to-be-released book and discuss his journey into the world of professional wrestling. Moxley then attempted to pitch the product to Miesha Tate, a former UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship, providing a different way of looking at it that might make it more accessible.
"Yeah, you'll watch a wrist lock or a figure-four or a chokeslam or something that's completely fake and you just won't be able to wrap your brain around that people are buying that this is real," Moxley began by saying. "What you have to understand is this isn't like in the 60s or 70s when they were actually trying to fool people into thinking this is real, and bad guys and good guys can ride in the same car or be seen at the bar together, right. The business was very protected and you're actually trying to fool people into thinking these are real fights. That is not the case in 2021. There's real fighting, which is what you do, and there's this. Fans are very, very passionate about it. Nobody's being fooled into thinking they're watching a legitimate thing. That's a completely separate sport now in 2021. What it is, it's like the Marvel Universe for instance, right? In real life, nobody can shoot fucking spider webs out of their fingers, or whatever, you know, but in the Marvel Universe, there's a guy who can and that's accepted and you know that. So when he shoots somebody in the face with a spider web, Spider-Man, you totally accept it. You have to understand the universe and then once you accept that, okay, this is like this fictional universe we're living in, then you're into it."
Moxley believes that there is one type of story or match or style that could hook a non-fan. He continued on to say that he hopes his book can serve as a gateway for somebody to become a wrestling fan.
Jon Moxley defeated Dark Order's 10 on the most recent episode of AEW Dynamite to advance to the semi-finals of the World Title Eliminator Tournament. He will face Orange Cassidy next, with either Bryan Danielson or Eddie Kingston awaiting the winner in the finals.
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