Jon Moxley: WWE Promos Suck Because They Cram In 5000 Unnecessary Words
Mox is one of the best in the game on a microphone
One the reasons for Jon Moxley leaving WWE and Dean Ambrose behind in 2019 and heading to AEW was due to a dislike of WWE’s creative approach.
Now, on a Q&A episode of Renee Young’s Oral Sessions, Moxley compared typical WWE promos against the process of writing his book:
“It's like a, kinda like a wrestling match or a promo,” said Moxley “That's why WWE promos f****** suck, cause they jammed 5,000 f****** words in there that aren't necessary. Say what you want to say, mean what you want to say, get your point across. ‘I'm going to beat your ass on Saturday night because I don't like you,’ boom, done. Sometimes in a match, it's like, okay, we planned on all these f****** spots, but what is this story? What are we trying to get at? You're the good guy, you’re the bad guy. You're big, you're small, you're tall, you're short. Whatever the contrast of styles or the story we're telling is, why do we have all this? Sometimes you just look at it and go, you know what? We don't need all that extra s***.
“I probably wasted like a month on a bunch of shit that I just went, ‘I don't f****** need this. This is just -- I don't even know why I'm putting this in here. It f**** up the flow,’ and just, I don't know. I just s***canned it all and wasted a month of work. Cause I was just like, it doesn't serve the purpose of the book, and I almost looked at it like an album, like you have an opening track, and you go up, and you go down, and you have like a ballad, and then you come back up or whatever, you know, and you have a close. So once I started to get a kind of get a feel for what I wanted to want it to be, it was really easy to just s***can stuff. Not because there was nothing hiding or leaving. If I'm leaving it out it’s because it just doesn't fit.”