It’s fair to say that Jon Moxley’s relationship with WWE and some of its stars has become a bit fractured since he departed at the end of April. But one person who seems determined to keep things friendly is his former Shield brother Roman Reigns.
Speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Roman admitted that, while the working relationship isn’t as strong as it was, he will always support Moxley in whatever he chooses to do.
“I don’t think our working relationship is going to be what it used to be, but I’ll always love that guy, he’ll always be my close friend, and I wish the best for him,” said Roman Reigns.
“We have a brotherhood, so I’m always cheering for him. I’ve shared so many great moments with Ambrose, or Mox. We have love for each other well beyond the wrestling, and it will always be that way.”
These comments come as a contrast to those made by WWE Universal Champion and former Shield member Seth Rollins, who condemned Moxley’s burial of WWE when he appeared on the Chris Jericho Podcast.
Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Seth said:
“I think it’s a little presumptuous of him to get on a podcast and talk down about the company that gave him such opportunities, and he referenced some of those, he did talk about how he was thankful for the time he spent here and the fact that he was able to learn, meet his wife and all that good stuff.
“Like I said, I love the guy. I love him, I’ll always love him, but at the end of the day, we share differing perspectives about what we want out of life and where we’re at in our own lives. I hope he does well, I’ve kept enough tabs on him to know he’s doing super well for himself right now and I’m happy for that, but I don’t think there’s any reason to hop on a soapbox and complain after the fact.”