The AEW World Champion Jon Moxley is thriving these days, but it wasn’t always easy for him as he opened up about why he went to rehab for a drinking problem.
In late 2021, Jon Moxley left AEW for a few months to deal with his drinking problem. Moxley entered a rehabilitation program so that he can get better because he didn’t feel good even though most wrestling fans were likely unable to tell by watching him on television.
When Moxley is in the ring, AEW fans know he’s going to give it his all. As the only three-time AEW World Champion in history, the popular Moxley is one of the biggest leaders in the company and he has been in that role since he arrived in 2019.
During a recent interview with Cincinnati.com, Moxley explained why he checked into rehab to help him get over his drinking problems.
“The simple short way to put is that you get to a certain point you’ve got a problem you can’t fix yourself. If your plumbing is backed up, you call a plumber. If your transmission is shot, you call a mechanic. At a certain point, when things are beyond your own control, you’ve got to call a professional and do a job that’s much more expedient, efficient and thorough than you can do yourself.”
Moxley went on to say it was the best decision he ever made in his life.
“It’s definitely the best decision I’ve ever made. I’m the kind of guy that wants to fix everything myself, and isn’t going to ask for help, necessarily, and obviously that’s a kind of embarrassing thing, y’know. That’s the main reason probably that a lot of people hesitate to do a thing like that because it’s a sign of weakness or it’s embarrassing. It’s whatever. It’s a lot quicker. It saves you a whole hell of a lot of trouble to deal with it head-on. But you’ve got to kind of get to that point, though, because you can try everything on your own first. The cliche is you’ve got to hit rock bottom or whatever.”
“Maybe instead of going through a year of hell, maybe I’ll bite this in the bud right now, and that would be cool.”
In early 2022, Moxley came back from rehab looking healthier than ever and has gone on to have one of the best years of his career.
Elsewhere in the interview, Moxley talked about how he was scared to have a seizure and how he was going through a personal hell. To his credit, he got help and got better. Good for you, Jon Moxley.