Jon Moxley Was Fearful Of Being Fired By WWE Before The Formation Of The Shield

Jon Moxley Was Fearful Of Being Fired By WWE Before The Formation Of The Shield
Jon Moxley Was Fearful Of Being Fired By WWE Before The Formation Of The Shield
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Jon Moxley took some time this week ahead of AEW Full Gear to reflect upon the ten-year anniversary of the formation of The Shield.

AEW World Champion Jon Moxley recently sat down with Alistair McGeorge of METRO to discuss a wide variety of subjects. When talking about the ten-year anniversary of The Shield, Moxley admitted it was a big relief when the group got together so he could stop worrying about being fired.

“The biggest thing I remember about it is a feeling of relief,” Jon Moxley admitted. “I only remember the good stuff and how great it was. But at the time when you’re in that, there’s always the threat – people are getting fired all the time, a lot of people are there for a year or two, they never get called up and then they get fired.”

Jon Moxley expanded upon that thought, comparing his time in FCW to the Island of Misfit Toys.

“We were this island of misfit toys, and very occasionally somebody might get plucked out like a little toy from Toy Story, picking up the alien guy and he gets to go to this promised land of the main roster,” Jon Moxley said. “You always have this fear that you’ve never going to get called up, so this adds a lot of stress. You can’t just relax. Every day that passes down there before you get called up, you’re like, ‘Is this ever gonna happen? Am I gonna get fired today?‘ That weighs heavily on your mind. So once we actually debuted on that night, it was like, ‘Ahhh… we made it! And now the work begins.'”

Moxley spoke about the fact that he, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns had a big chip on their shoulder when they got to the WWE main roster, and they weren’t going to let anyone stand in their way of being successful.

“We had a big chip on our shoulder. From our time down there and our attitude, we had a huge chip on our shoulder. We are gonna make the most of this opportunity and f**k everybody in our way,” Jon Moxley said. “So we were very happy to be put in that high profile spot, and we wanted to be in that high profile spot because we were itching to prove that we belonged there.

“So, it was very comfortable for us. We can hang with all these dudes! We’re gonna come in and f**king blow their asses away. When young guys would come into the locker room, it was an uncomfortable feeling, everybody’s judging you, waiting for you to make a mistake. It was a more hostile environment back then, so we stuck together, ‘F**k these motherf**kers! They don’t like us? F**k ’em!’ We weren’t there to make friends.”

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