It has now been nearly two months since Dean Ambrose said goodbye to WWE and reinvented himself as Jon Moxley.
Since then, he has won the IWGP United States Championship, set up a match with Kenny Omega at All Out, and entered himself in this year’s G1 Climax. Oh, and he beat up Enzo Amore and Big Cass.
Speaking to NJPW1972.com about his New Japan debut, Moxley admitted that he was happy to be doing some proper wrestling again after being relegated to being an entertainer in WWE.
“The whole experience was great. I’ve been watching NJPW, and New Japan is professional wrestling. I love professional wrestling and I feel for a few years that I had been relegated to being an entertainer. So I was excited to just go in, no pre-conceived notions, no baggage of thinking about who this new Jon Moxley is. Just going out and seeing what happened.
“It was all like an acid trip to be honest. With the jet lag, the new environment, the new fans, this friend I used to have now being a guy I’m fighting, this new gear that makes me feel naked… it was just madness. But I started to feel my groove. I started to get in the zone, and that felt really good.”
Put this interview next to the Chris Jericho podcast appearance and you start to get the sense that Jon Moxley probably won’t step through WWE’s doors ever again. And why would he after everything he revealed?