• “Vince McMahon would watch a lot of AEW matches and just say ‘oh that’s garbage!'” – Jon Moxley
During a recent interview on Cincy 360 With Tony Pike, former AEW World Champion Jon Moxley (fka Dean Ambrose in WWE) was asked what WWE CEO Vince McMahon probably thinks about AEW matches.
Here’s what Moxley said:
“Vince McMahon would watch a lot of AEW matches and just say, ‘Oh that’s garbage! They’re not selling, slow it down this crap. Blood and guts!’ But he wouldn’t be paying attention to the 15,000 people going nuts and out of their mind.
So I feel a little bit vindicated, because I said a lot about what wrestling should be, and that’s what AEW was going to do. And that’s what we did. Now look where we are?
So I’m kind of like, I’m going to have a little bit of a flex and a little bit of an ‘I told you so’ moment.
It’s crazy to see when this was all an idea a few years ago, and Tony Khan was sitting at my kitchen table and being like ‘we’re going to have real TV, we’re going to do real touring, it’s the real thing.’ And it’s like ‘really? Wow.’ It just seemed almost unrealistic, you know?
To take the gamble to come here and be like ‘you guys are doing that, I want to be a part of it. Maybe we’ll fall flat on our face and all look stupid, and this will be a big disaster. But if it’s successful, that would be really cool because that’s what wrestling needs.’
Looking at it now, two and a half years later, I don’t think it could’ve gone any better. I don’t think we could’ve imagined it going any better.
I’ve talked a lot of crap about what I think sucks in wrestling and I think characters should be authentic. And I don’t like stupid, hokey crap. I don’t like scripts and writers. I’ll never read a script for the rest of my life. You can bet your a$$ on that. That’s not the way interviews should be done and characters should be done.
A guy like Eddie Kingston is Eddie Kingston 24/7. He finishes a cigarette, walks into a building and goes into a ring. That’s not a put on character going on here, and that’s what wrestling should be, letting guys be themselves and have their own creativity.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (September 9, 1996) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1996, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Civic Center in Wheeling, West Virginia and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 10: Mind Games’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Faarooq Asad vs. Savio Vega
2. The Stalker vs. T.L. Hopper
3. Crush vs. Freddie Joe Floyd
4. The Undertaker vs. Salvatore Sincere