Jon Moxley walked to the ring to "Wild Thing" by The Troggs on the May 12 episode of AEW Dynamite and he's used the song, switching to the Major League version for his next appearance, ever since.
Speaking to Tony Pike & Rick Ucchino on Cincy 3:60, Moxley revealed there was a plan for him to use the song for his exploding barbed wire deathmatch at AEW Revolution, but he initially turned it down.
"I'm a huge Major League fan, it was one of my favorite movies as a kid. When we were doing the exploding barbed wire match, I was being compared to Atsushi Onita, who came out to Wild Thing. A month before, Tony [Khan] was talking about it and he goes, 'Should we get Wild Thing for that?' just for the one night, for the exploding barbed wire. I was like, 'No, that's too derivative. It's too much.' A week before, I started thinking about it again and I was like, 'Maybe, it might be cool for one night. People will get the reference. Ah, let's do it.' By then, it was too late and we couldn't get the rights for it. It came through a couple of weeks later and I was in the ring with Yuji Nagata. I thought I was hearing Season of the Witch (by Donovan) playing. I was like, 'Why is Season of the Witch playing?' After the match, I heard it was the original, The Troggs 'Wild Thing,' and I was like, 'Ohhh, they must have gotten Wild Thing, I guess that's my music now.' Then they changed it to the Major League version. It sort of happened by accident, but the people like it and I like it," said Moxley.
Moxley competed on the 100th episode of AEW Dark on August 3, defeating Brick Aldridge. If you missed anything from AEW Dark, check out the stream and results by clicking here.
Elsewhere during the interview, Moxley weighed in on Domino's being upset with Nick Gage using a pizza cutter on AEW Dynamite. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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