Jon Moxley Recalls Refusing To Lose To John Cena In WWE
Moxley wasn't willing to lose
Following their WWE debuts at Survivor Series 2012, The Shield quickly became one of the hottest stables in the company.
The group almost had their momentum halted early in their main roster runs, though, as WWE originally planned to have The Shield lose to John Cena, Ryback and Sheamus at Elimination Chamber 2013.
A loss wasn't something Moxley was going to let happen, though, and the former AEW World Champion recalled refusing to lose the match in his book, MOX.
"If [we] went out there with Cena and took the f*ckin' schmootz and got pinned like everybody else, we would then become everybody else. It would kill us. I remember... being in the car with an uneasy feeling in my stomach. 'I ain't f*cking doing it. Whether they fire us or we get Cena'd and killed off... we're dead either way," Moxley penned.
"We would go on a long undefeated streak in six-man tags. The writers kept trying to beat us. We refused time after time, standing our ground together. It got downright awkward sometimes, but we had strength in solidarity. We knew the equity in what we had built and were not willing to give it away."
The Shield ultimately won the match at Elimination Chamber and they remained undefeated until June 2013 when they lost to the team of Kane, Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton.
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