When it comes to traveling to wrestling shows, Jon Moxley is not a big fan of that part of the business.
For the past four years, Jon Moxley has been one of the top stars in All Elite Wrestling. He is the only three-time AEW World Champion in company history and two weeks ago at All Out he defeated Orange Cassidy to win the AEW International Championship.
That win by Moxley over Cassidy was a significant one due to Cassidy having over 30 successful title defenses of the International Title while holding that championship for about ten months.
This past Wednesday on AEW Dynamite, Jon Moxley showed that he was a fighting champion by defeating Big Bill by submission in a match where Moxley was bloody mess, which is typical for a lot of his matches. Moxley usually wins matches by pinfall, but he also picks up submission wins sometimes to show how versatile he is.
Jon Moxley hates the traveling part of the pro wrestling business
When a pro wrestler competes all over the world like Jon Moxley has been doing for 20 years and over a decade at a high level, it means you have to travel a lot. That means no matter how sore you are, you have to get on a plane or get into a car for a long drive to make it to the next show.
In an interview with Bleav/ESPN 1530’s Rick Ucchino, Moxley wasn’t shy about talking about how much he hates the travel part of pro wrestling.
“Oh my god! It’s best [when I don’t have to get on] an airplane to go to the show. It’s such a treat. Let’s never get on an airplane for the rest of my life. That would be fantastic or take a really long car drive.”
“Yeah, that’s a pretty physical style and often take a good beating in the ring. And a lot of stuff I like to do recreationally is just physical as well. So it was a very physical lifestyle.”
“But nothing to me is worse or does more damage than just the traveling.“
“For years it was like traveling was my job. The wrestling part was kind of a reward at the end of the day. But your life becomes traveling at a certain point in this game. It’s really amazing how that adds up on your body and your joints and stuff.”
On next week’s AEW Dynamite Grand Slam episode airing on September 20th, Moxley defends the International Title against Rey Fenix. It should be a tough test for Mox considering how versatile and talented Fenix is.