Top AEW Star Felt Imposter Syndrome After AEW Presentation Change

Top AEW Star Felt Imposter Syndrome After AEW Presentation Change AEW

Jon Moxley has opened up about his imposter syndrome surrounding AEW changing his entrance music to ‘Wild Thing’.

Moxley started to make his entrances to the ’80s cover of The Troggs’ classic in May 2021, first using it for a walk-out before his match against Yuji Nagata on the May 12, 2021 edition of Dynamite.

Speaking on the The Justin Kinner Show, Moxley noted that it was Tony Khan’s idea for him to enter to this song.

Noting that it took some time for him to get used to it, Moxley said:

“None of that was my idea. A guy named Atsushi Onita, who’s a legendary deathmatch Japanese wrestler, a lot of people compare me to him, he stole that from ‘Major League’ in the 90s, and he made it his, and he was known for it.

“Somehow it became my music, but I didn’t know until I was coming out. Tony Khan decided it would be cool. But I had imposter syndrome with it at first. Like ‘Oh, this is not mine. This is Charlie Sheen’s music and Onita’s music.’ I felt weird about it.”

“But the fans liked it. So I tried it on for awhile … Once I got used to it, after the pandemic ended and we started getting whole crowds again of arenas going nuts, fans got into it.

“Ultimately, it’s all about the fans. If the fans like it, I like it. I started getting used to it, and now it feels like my song. I’ve appropriated it for myself.”

Moxley’s most recent televised in-ring outing saw him defeat Hangman Page on the February 1 episode of Dynamite.

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Transcription via Wrestling Inc

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