AEW News: WWE legend offers to help Jon Moxley improve his finisher
What's the story?
Following the show, a WWE Hall of Famer offered to help Moxley tweak his well-known Dirty Deeds finisher.
In case you didn't know…
Dean Ambrose left WWE when his contract with the company expired at the end of April 2019. The following day, he posted a training video on Twitter which showed that he will now go by the name Jon Moxley, aka Mox.
With speculation running rampant about his next move in wrestling, Moxley appeared at AEW’s first pay-per-view, Double or Nothing, on May 25 and stood tall at the end of the event after slamming Kenny Omega from the top of a stack of casino chips onto the stage area.
Prior to that show-closing moment, the former WWE champion hit his trademark Dirty Deeds – a double-underhook DDT – on Chris Jericho and the referee. When he tried to do the same to Omega, the two men fell through the ropes, sparking a brawl which carried on into the crowd.
The Dirty Deeds move was very popular with audiences when Moxley used it during his time in WWE, so it was no surprise to see that he will continue to use it in AEW.
The heart of the matter
The man who made the DDT famous, Jake Roberts, took to Twitter after Double or Nothing to critique Jon Moxley’s version of his finisher.
The WWE Hall of Famer joked that Moxley’s move in AEW was better than Dean Ambrose’s move in WWE, and he even offered to give some advice to the former Shield member to make his move look even better.
Following his first AEW appearance at Double or Nothing, Jon Moxley will make his in-ring debut for the promotion against an as-yet-unnamed opponent at the Fyter Fest event in Daytona Beach, Florida on Saturday, June 29.