In a recent interview on Cincinnati’s ESPN 1530, professional wrestler Jon Moxley shared his thoughts about his final conversation with Vince McMahon and looked back at his headlining match against Orange Cassidy at AEW All Out 2023. 🎙️
Moxley left the WWE in early 2019 after feeling underappreciated and undervalued by the company. He revealed that even Vince McMahon admitted to taking him for granted during their last interaction.
“I remember speaking to Vince,” Moxley began, “and he said something along the lines of ‘we may have taken you for granted.’ It was a moment of honesty between us.”
It wasn’t an easy decision to leave WWE – it had been home for years. But Moxley felt like he needed more from his career than what was being offered there.
His debut at AEW’s inaugural event, Double or Nothing in May 2019 marked a new chapter in his wrestling journey. This move turned out to be quite beneficial as it gave him an opportunity to showcase abilities which were previously overlooked.
“AEW provided me with a platform where I could truly express myself,” said Moxley. “My match against Orange Cassidy at AEW All Out 2023 was one such instance where I got the chance to really shine.”
The bout with Cassidy is now considered one of the highlights of Moxely’s career post-WWE era, demonstrating both wrestlers’ prowess and ability within this industry.
Despite leaving WWE on somewhat rocky terms, Jon doesn’t bear any ill will towards them or Vince McMahon personally; instead choosing focus on future opportunities rather than dwelling past grievances.
He concluded: “I’m grateful for my time in WWE but equally excited about what lies ahead.”
This candid reflection reveals not only personal growth but also how pivotal moments can shape careers dramatically when given proper recognition they deserve.