Jon Moxley did commentary for three matches at AEW WrestleDream leading to some swear word usage and a lot of fun.
At AEW WrestleDream last Sunday in Seattle, Jon Moxley was not part of the show in terms of having a match.
The reason that Moxley didn’t wrestle at WrestleDream is that he suffered a concussion during an International Title defense against Rey Fenix on the Dynamite Grand Slam episode on September 20th. Fenix won the title because Moxley told him to win due to Moxley’s concussion. Since then, Moxley has been kept out of the ring just to have a bit of a break.
Since Moxley wasn’t wrestling at WrestleDream, AEW used him in a different role: commentary. Moxley was an announcer for matches involving his Blackpool Combat Club group. That meant Moxley was on commentary for Claudio Castagnoli’s win over Josh Barnett on the pre-show, Wheeler Yuta’s loss to Ricky Starks and Bryan Danielson beating Zack Sabre Jr. in a “dream match.”
Another thing that Moxley brought to commentary were swear words. Moxley swore several times and even said he was fined for it. Excalibur mentioned a “swear jar” when Moxley dropped swear words during the show.
While speaking to Sports Illustrated, Moxley admitted that commentary is harder than you think.
“It was pretty fun. It’s actually a lot harder than you think. I remember doing it once or twice in WWE–there are guys on the headset, counting down, camera shots, video packages, and you don’t want to talk while anyone else is talking. There is a lot of traffic to navigate. Hopefully, I didn’t make the other three guys’ lives more difficult.”
“I’ve been paid to star in a movie, and I’m not a real actor. I got paid to write a book and I’m not a real writer. I’m barely a real wrestler. So this is another thing that someone paid me to do that I am completely unqualified to do. I don’t know how I keep getting so lucky.”
Jon Moxley will receive an International Championship rematch on “Title Tuesday” episode of AEW Dynamite
This coming Tuesday on a special “Title Tuesday” edition of AEW Dynamite that is switching nights due to the MLB Playoffs, Jon Moxley will get his rematch to win back the AEW International Title from Rey Fenix.
AEW has announced six big matches for that October 10th edition of AEW Dynamite, which will go head to head with WWE NXT.
* International Championship: Rey Fenix vs. Jon Moxley
* Bryan Danielson vs. Swerve Strickland with the winner receiving a TNT Title match.
* AEW Women’s Championship: Saraya vs. Hikaru Shida
* Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Chris Jericho
* Jay White vs. “Hangman” Adam Page
* Adam Copeland vs. Luchasaurus
After Rey Fenix won the title from Mox and injured him at Grand Slam, Mox returns for the championship rubber match TUESDAY! pic.twitter.com/cSebj9v2FD
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) October 5, 2023