AEW star Jon Moxley has discussed the impact that fatherhood has made on his life and career.
The three-time AEW World Champion married fellow wrestling personality Renee Paquette in a private ceremony in April 2017 after a four year romance and the pair welcomed daughter Nora to the world on 15th June 2021.
In a recent discussion with Bleacher Report, former WWE Champion Moxley opened up about the impact fatherhood has made upon him, revealing that it fuelled him to continue to improve:
“By the time I had a kid, I was already a veteran of this. I was already paying the price physically for a lot of the s–t I did in my younger years.
I was already at the stage where I was telling younger kids ‘You might not have to do that move every single night because you’re going to pay for it in 10 years.’
I already became the kind of guy who was aware of my own mortality by the time I had a child, so it really didn’t change anything. If anything, it made me appreciate it more and want to do a better job.”
Moxley would go on to speak about the importance of being a role model for his daughter and for young people in general and revealed that he no longer took success for granted:
“Now everything I’m doing, I’m setting an example. I have a lot of young people that I coach and people that I work with, and I got young kids in Cincinnati I teach wrestling to.
I’ve got a lot of people that are looking at me, so if I go out there and don’t work hard or take anything for granted or don’t take the kind of advice I would give to my daughter, if whatever I would tell her doesn’t match up with what I did, there would be a problem there.”
Jon Moxley Aiming To Compete For Many Years To Come
Jon Moxley, who recently had high praise for Orange Cassidy, also spoke of his desire to enjoy similar career longevity as the likes of Chris Jericho and Minoru Suzuki and doesn’t believe Fatherhood will be a stumbling block for his plans:
“If anything [fatherhood] just made me appreciate life more and made me want to do this for as long as I can. I don’t know if she will ever get to watch me do it live and in person.
She’s two and a half. When I look at some of my main rivals like Chris Jericho and Minoru Suzuki, they’re still going hard and still at the top of their game, so I think I’ve got a lot of years left. I don’t plan on ever retiring. At some point, I will just get too old to do it.”
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