For the past four years, Jon Moxley has undeniably been one of the standout stars in the world of professional wrestling, particularly within the All Elite Wrestling (AEW) promotion. His recent victory at All Out, where he triumphed over Orange Cassidy to clinch the AEW International Championship, marked a historic moment.
Notably, Moxley became the only three-time AEW World Champion in the company's relatively short yet illustrious history. The significance of Moxley's win over Cassidy cannot be overstated. Cassidy had held the International Title for approximately ten months, defending it successfully in over 30 matches.
It was a monumental achievement that only added to the prestige of Moxley's victory. In a recent episode of AEW Dynamite, Moxley once again demonstrated his mettle as a fighting champion. He engaged in a fierce battle against the formidable Big Bill, ultimately emerging victorious through a submission victory.
It's worth noting that while Moxley often secures his wins through pinfalls, he occasionally employs submission maneuvers to showcase his versatility and prowess within the squared circle.
Travel Challenges for Moxley
What sets Moxley apart, however, is his candid admission of his disdain for the rigors of travel that come with the professional wrestling business.
Having spent over two decades competing all around the world, Moxley understands the toll that constant travel takes on a wrestler's body and mind. Despite the physical toll he endures in the ring, Moxley finds traveling to be the most grueling aspect of his profession.
In a recent interview with Rick Ucchino on Bleav/ESPN 1530, Moxley didn't mince words about his travel-related woes. He expressed a strong preference for avoiding airplanes altogether and, instead, opting for long car journeys if possible.
He humorously quipped, "Let's never get on an airplane for the rest of my life. That would be fantastic." Moxley's sentiments highlight the often-overlooked challenges that wrestlers face behind the scenes. While the in-ring action may be what fans see and celebrate, the countless hours spent traveling from one venue to another can take a significant toll on a wrestler's body and overall well-being.
As Moxley gears up to defend his AEW International Title against Rey Fenix on the upcoming AEW Dynamite Grand Slam episode airing on September 20th, fans can expect yet another thrilling encounter that showcases the resilience and versatility of the champion.
Fenix's exceptional skills and agility promise to test Moxley in ways that only add to the intrigue of this highly anticipated matchup.