A ton of wrestlers have ended up writing books recounting their travels and stories. Someone who is currently writing a book is former AEW World Champion Jon Moxley.
In a recent interview with Fight Game Media, Moxley revealed that WWE once offered him a book deal. He turned it down because he wasn’t comfortable using a ghostwriter. Here is the quote, courtesy of Fightful:
“Maybe in the middle? I don’t know. I’ve never written a book. I don’t even know how I got sucked into this because I never had the desire to write a book. I’m not a former President. I don’t need a memoir. I don’t have a pressing desire or need like ‘I have to tell my side of the story.’ I don’t actually know how to write. WWE wanted me to write a book. I was like, ‘I don’t have a desire to do that.’ They gave me an offer and everything and they had me talking to this writer and he was like, ‘We’ll talk and hang out on the road and I’ll put it into words.’ I got real uncomfortable with the thought of somebody else writing…if you write a book, it’s your words and it wasn’t going to be my words.
So, I was uncomfortable with it. It was money. I asked another guy who wrote a WWE book what the process was like because they crank those out. I was like, ‘If you could do it again, would you do it?’ He was like, ‘No, because it wasn’t the book I wanted it to be.’ That was all I needed to hear. I told [WWE] I wasn’t interested and turned it down. I’m not into the idea of a ghostwriter. I sent in some samples and they loved it and were into it. I sent a couple more and then I was committed. It is hard. I’m using Chris Jericho’s editor, the guy who did his books. We’re working on it. No news or information. It’ll probably be terrible or the best book ever.”
Jon Moxley will be in a pair of big matches in the coming weeks. He will be defending his IWGP United States Championship against KENTA at NJPW New Beginning in USA and then he will challenge Kenny Omega for the AEW World Championship at Revolution.