Jon Moxley Talks About Helping The Indies During The Pandemic
Moxley has wrestled for numerous indie promotions in 2020 and 2021
Despite being one of the biggest wrestling stars on the planet, Jon Moxley is not one to rest on his laurels or forget where he came from, and since the world has slowly opened up again after the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Moxley has taken on numerous indie dates to help the industry.
Speaking with Robbie Fox on My Mom’s Basement, Moxley revealed he felt a sense of responsibility to help the scene:
“I love indie wrestling, and especially right now, they got hit really hard, really hard man with [the] pandemic and not being able to run shows and everything. A lot of those guys were starving because being an indie wrestler… I mean I never made s*** on the indies. The fact that guys are making good money now and they got good opportunities now. There’s just more opportunity, there’s more technology, there’s more stuff. There’s more ways to get your merchandise out and all that but when the pandemic hit, they just got killed, and I came from the indies so I almost felt like a responsibility to try to help, you know?”
“But I mean even like little matches. I worked with a guy named Schaff the other day at DEFY Wrestling on a completely random pop-in, like on a whim at the last second. I was on my way home from New York and they were like, ‘Hey, we’re in a bit of an emergency. What are the odds do you think you could — like this is a long shot but do you think you could make it up to Seattle?’ And I was like, ‘Let me ask my wife. Can we take a day trip to Seattle to save the day here?’ And she’s like, ‘Sure’ because we love Seattle, right? So like, ‘Let’s try to fly with the baby first. We haven’t done that. It’s only a 90-minute flight, right? Two hours?’ So we do that, pop in, do a nice, fun - I love matches like that where it’s just like, there’s a purity to them. [They] don’t have to be like the main event of WrestleMania, you know? I just love the purity of wrestling.”
H/T: POST Wrestling