AEW Champion Chris Jericho has stated that Jon Moxley wasn’t able to work with the system at WWE like he was. Jon Moxley, formerly known as Dean Ambrose, quit WWE earlier this year and then, a few weeks later, he made his appearance at AEW’s Double or Nothing event, attacking Chris Jericho and then Kenny Omega to close out the show.
Jericho talks about Moxley's problem with WWE's system
In a recent interview with Wrestlezone and 101WKQX host Kevin Kellam, Moxley stated that Jericho was smart enough to not mess around with him. When asked if he had watched the interview, the AEW Champion told Kellam:
“I saw it. Well, the thing is—here’s the best part—Moxley is not Dean Ambrose anymore. This is a completely different guy, he’s motivated. He knows exactly who he is and he went through the system in WWE and he wasn’t able to harness and work with it—I was. I could work in WWE for years,” Jericho said, “because I understand how to take what they want and make it good. He couldn’t do that to that extent.”
Moxley's AEW career so far
After leaving WWE, Jon Moxley revealed how unhappy he was at the company and was hell-bent on leaving once his contract expired, regardless of whether AEW signed him or not.
He had his debut match for AEW against Joey Janela at Fyter Fest in an unsanctioned match, following which he was attacked by Kenny Omega to kickstart a rivalry. The two faced each other in an unsanctioned Lights Out match at Full Gear, which Moxley won.
In the recent episode of Dynamite, after Chris Jericho successfully defended his title against Scorpio Sky, Moxley appeared through the crowd to stare down the champion as the show closed out with Le Champion taunting Moxley with his title.
Could we see Moxley feud with Jericho next?