Being one of the top wrestlers in the entire world usually means a pretty hefty paycheque. While that is probably true for Jon Moxley, he is more than content to not spend money.
During his appearance on Renee Paquette’s Oral Sessions Podcast, Moxley discussed why he doesn’t spend money. In short, he is so used to not having it he saves everything he gets. Here is the quote, courtesy of Wrestling News:
“I’m so used to having no money so I horde it all. I think the benefit to that is I never got expensive tastes. I don’t need to buy anything. I don’t buy anything. My truck is five years old. I bought that in cash and I will drive that until the wheels fall off. I don’t feel the need to buy another house. Being famous, I don’t care for that. If I could make the same money and wrestle at the local rec center in front of 500 people every weekend, I would do that. I just want to wrestle. I can live off a nickel for the next 12 months if it came down to it. I’ve done it before.
Not so much for me. Not even for you (Renee) because I know you’re good. It’s for potential family in the future or people that I have to take care of like my mother or my sister and her family. What if something happened? I feel a responsibility to protect people if there was a need. Even leaving WWE, when you first start considering walking away from a check with a potential lot of zeros on it, the fiscal responsibility to your family, is this irresponsible? Is it selfish? But yea, always on mind is saving and being frugal and not trying to become somebody I’m not.”
Jon Moxley is currently the AEW World Champion and has held the title since February 29, 2020. He is currently scheduled to defend the title next week on AEW Dynamite against Kenny Omega.