Jon Moxley Rejected WWE's Book Offer

"I was uncomfortable with it"

Jon Moxley is set to follow in the footsteps of Chris Jericho and Mick Foley as the former AEW World Champion is currently writing a book. 

The news was recently revealed by Tony Khan and Renee Paquette and the man himself was asked about the project on The Fight Game Podcast. During the conversation, Moxley noted he was maybe halfway through writing the book, but also revealed he turned down WWE when they asked him to pen a memoir. 

"I don't even know how I got sucked into this because I never had the desire to write a book. I'm not a former president. I don't need a memoir. I don't have a pressing desire or need like 'I have to tell my side of the story.' I don't actually know how to write. WWE wanted me to write a book. I was like, 'I don't have a desire to do that.' They gave me an offer and everything and they had me talking to this writer and he was like, 'We'll talk and hang out on the road and I'll put it into words,'" Moxley stated. 

"I got real uncomfortable with the thought of somebody else writing... if you write a book, it's your words and it wasn't going to be my words. So, I was uncomfortable with it. It was money. I asked another guy who wrote a WWE book what the process was like because they crank those out. I was like, 'If you could do it again, would you do it?' He was like, 'No, because it wasn't the book I wanted it to be.' That was all I needed to hear. I told [WWE] I wasn't interested and turned it down.

"I'm not into the idea of a ghostwriter. I sent in some samples and they loved it and were into it. I sent a couple more and then I was committed. It is hard. I'm using Chris Jericho's editor, the guy who did his books. We're working on it. No news or information. It'll probably be terrible or the best book ever."

H/T to Fightful for the transcription. 

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