Jon Moxley: Vince McMahon Would Watch AEW And Say, 'That's Garbage,' But Not Hear Fans Going Nuts

Jon Moxley is proud of the steps AEW has taken since its inception.

AEW held its first pay-per-view in May 2019 with Double or Nothing, which closed with the debut of Jon Moxley.

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This past Sunday at AEW All Out, CM Punk made his in-ring return after seven years away from the sport and AEW added Adam Cole and Bryan Danielson to its roster.

Speaking on Cincy 360, Moxley discussed the growth of AEW and how he's now taking his victory lap.

"It's cool," he said about the new additions. "It's crazy to see when this was all just an idea a few years ago. Tony Khan sitting at my kitchen table and being like, 'We're going to have real TV and real touring.' 'Really?' It seemed almost unrealistic. To take a gamble to come here and be like, 'If you guys are doing that, I want to be part of it. Maybe we'll fall flat on our face and we'll all look stupid and this will be a big disaster, but if it's successful it would be really cool because that's what wrestling needs.' Looking at it two and a half years later, I don't think we could have imagined it going any better. I've talked a lot of crap about what I think sucks in wrestling. I think characters should be authentic and I don't like hokey crap or scripts and writers. I'll never read a script for the rest of my life, bet your ass on that. A guy like Eddie Kingston is Eddie Kingston 24/7. He finishes his cigarette, walks into the building, and it's the same guy. There is no 'put-on' character going on here. That's what wrestling should be. Letting guys be themselves and having their own creativity whether they are Orange Cassidy or a crazy high-flying team like the Young Bucks who think up the most ridiculous and action-packed sequences. No one is trying to tone each other down or say, 'that's too much.' Vince McMahon would watch a lot of AEW matches and say, 'That's garbage. They're not selling. Slow it down. It's crap.' Blood and guts or whatever, but he wouldn't be paying attention to the 15,000 people going nuts. I feel vindicated. I said a lot about how I felt wrestling should be that's what AEW was going to do and that's what we did. Now, look where we are. Now, I'm going to have a bit of a flex."

Chris Jericho and Moxley were the two biggest jumps from WWE to AEW before the company debuted on television in October 2019.

Moxley is set to face Minoru Suzuki at Wednesday's AEW Dynamite. You can view the current lineup for the show by clicking here.

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