Bully Ray Sees A Bit Of Steve Austin & Other Legends In Jon Moxley

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Bully Ray has opened up about why he feels that AEW’s Jon Moxley reminds me of the legendary “Stone Cold” Steve Austin along with some other wrestling legends.

During his WWE Hall of Fame career, Bully Ray performed as Bubba Ray Dudley as part of the Dudley Boyz tag team with D-Von Dudley. They are one of the most decorated tag teams in wrestling history with multiple title reigns in every major wrestling company. As a singles wrestler, Bully Ray was also a TNA World Champion as well.

These days, Bully Ray is a regular co-host on Busted Open Radio. Recently, he compared the two-time former AEW World Champion Jon Moxley to two more WWE Hall of Famers Steve Austin & Terry Funk along with Japanese wrestling legend Atsushi Onita. Following Moxley’s promo on the September 7th edition of Dynamite where he talked about wanting to cement his legendary status in AEW as he goes for his third AEW World Title reign, Moxley was praised heavily while being called the “heart” of AEW amid all the chaos in the company.

“Jon Moxley last night on Dynamite, who opened the show face to face with MJF. Tommy [Dreamer] in my opinion, if we take a third of Steve Austin, if we take a third of Atsushi Onita, a third of Terry Funk, shake it up nice and pour it up into a rock splash, you get a Jon Moxley. I see a little bit of everybody in him.”

The comparison between Moxley and Austin is not new since Moxley is known for not being the friendliest while also having a serious look on his face most of the time, just like Austin did during his run in WWE. The “Rattlesnake” Austin was known as the “toughest son of a bitch (S.O.B.)” in WWE among other things.

Bully Ray also claimed that Moxley reminded him of another popular wrestling babyface, the late great WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes:

“And I think he is probably the most beloved guy in the company right now. I am sure that is up for debate and when I say beloved I am talking about true emotional attachment to Jon Moxley the human being not the moves that Jon Moxley does. It’s about him and the words he speaks. It’s kind of like Dusty [Rhodes], I am not comparing Jon Moxley to Dusty because we should never compare anybody to Dusty.”

Jon Moxley was known as Dean Ambrose in WWE with a main roster run that started in late 2012 until early 2019. After Moxley let his WWE contract expire without re-signing, he made his AEW debut at the company’s first PPV Double or Nothing 2019.

You can watch Jon Moxley in action this coming Wednesday, September 14th on Dynamite when he faces Sammy Guevara in the Grand Slam Tournament of Champions to crown a new AEW World Champion. The winner of that match will face whoever wins the Chris Jericho-Bryan Danielson in the finals in New York City on September 21. If Moxley wins the AEW World Title, he’ll be the first three-time World Champion in AEW history.