Jon Moxley has made several revelations about his time in WWE since he debuted in AEW at Double or Nothing on May 25th. In his last interview with PW Torch’s Wade Keller, Moxley explained why he was so frustrated with Brock Lesnar after their match at Wrestlemania 32 in 2016.
Jon said that The Beast arrived at the arena only three hours before the show and the two discussed their face-to-face meeting for the first time until the second match of the evening.
“I think he really believed he was doing me a favor. Lesnar thought that being in the ring with him was enough to do fantastic things for me. He didn’t want to be there. “
The former Shield member had launched the following ideas to make the match interesting, but all were rejected or ignored:
- One of Moxley’s ideas was that he could defeat Lesnar even though he was suffocated after being thrown on the iron pins. When he brought the idea to Vince McMahon, the WWE president simply replied “Maybe”
- Moxley proposed losing in a similar way as Randy Orton was defeated by Lesnar at SummerSlam 2016, through several nudges in the head, but the idea was rejected.
- Moxley suggested that he could spray pepper spray in Lesnar’s eyes at the beginning of the match before attacking him with weapons. Although Lesnar was willing to go ahead with this idea, he only accepted the day of the match and there was not enough time to make the segment work.
- Moxley wanted to start using ankle submission before Wrestlemania 32 and trained in a gym owned by Lesnar’s former UFC rival, Frank Mir, but this idea was also ignored.