Jon Moxley Didn't Initially Like Using 'Wild Thing' As His AEW Theme
Jon Moxley originally didn’t like using 'Wild Thing' in AEW
It’s become one of the most iconic entrances in All Elite Wrestling history, with Jon Moxley marching his way through the crowd to the strains of ‘Wild Thing’, with crowds singing along each and every week.
Originally used by death match legend Atsushi Onita, Moxley started using the theme in 2020, but as he revealed on The Justin Kinner Show, Moxley didn’t like using the theme at first, as he felt it didn’t belong to him:
"None of that was my idea," Moxley said. "A guy named Atsushi Onita, who's a legendary death match Japanese wrestler, a lot of people compare me to him, he stole that from 'Major League' in the 90s, and he made it his, and he was known for it. Somehow it became my music, but I didn't know until I was coming out. Tony Khan decided it would be cool. But I had imposter syndrome with it at first. Like 'Oh, this is not mine. This is Charlie Sheen's music and Onita's music.' I felt weird about it.
"But the fans liked it. So I tried it on for awhile... Once I got used to it, after the pandemic ended and we started getting whole crowds again of arenas going nuts, fans got into it. Ultimately, it's all about the fans. If the fans like it, I like it. I started getting used to it, and now it feels like my song. I've appropriated it for myself."
H/T: Wrestling Inc.