Jon Moxley discusses his feud with Chris Jericho



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Jon Moxley discusses his feud with Chris Jericho

In his WWE career, Jon Moxley was the winner of the 2016 edition of Money in the Bank, which he successfully cashed against Rollins the same evening. His reign as US champion, which lasted 351 days (from May 19, 2013 to May 5, 2014), is the third longest in the history of the title (also considering the WCW version) and the longest ever in the WWE version.

He departed WWE in April 2019, subsequently reverting to his previous Jon Moxley character and debuting for AEW at their premiere event Double or Nothing. Shortly after, he also started working in NJPW and won the IWGP United States Championship in his debut match, becoming the first and only wrestler to have held the WWE and IWGP United States Championships.

He won the AEW World Championship in February 2020. Moxley has also competed in several other regional promotions including Heartland Wrestling Association (HWA), Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), and Dragon Gate USA (DGUSA). In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Moxley discussed his feud with Chris Jericho: “I’m extremely proud of the entire Chris Jericho saga.

We’d worked together many times before, but me and Chris are two different people now than we were four years ago. Chris has been the master of reinvention, going from ‘The List’ to ‘The Painmaker’ to ‘Le Champion.’ And Jon Moxley, not to speak in the third person and sound like a douche, is totally different than the person who last wrestled Chris Jericho as Dean Ambrose.

We didn’t overcomplicate it with a team of 30 writers. We had eight weeks to get from Point A to Point B, and we needed to hit the payoff just right, which makes the audience feel rewarded for investing their time. From the peaks and valleys, starting off by me considering joining The Inner Circle, then doing some comedy with the car, then getting serious, we hit the finish at the exact right point.

It’s an incredible feeling to have that expansive of a piece of work to hang in your collection, and it was incredibly rewarding to strike that power cord. That’s what pros do when pros are left to their own devices”.