Jon Moxley Explains Why Fans React Differently To WWE & AEW

Apr 19, 2020 - by Steve Gerweck

Jon Moxley was recently interviewed on Wrestling Observer Live. During the interview, he spoke about his experiences working for WWE and now AEW.

Moxley was asked why he thinks that wrestling fans react differently to WWE and AEW. He ended up saying that it comes down to the trust that the fans have for each company.

Here is what he said (credit to Cageside Seats for the quotes below):

“When fans go to a WWE show…they want everything to be good, but the second they feel like they’re getting screwed with, they’ll turn on the whole show. And you get things like the wave and the CM Punk chants and stuff like that. We don’t have any of that, because our fans know we’re not gonna screw them over…Part of going to a WWE show is you want to middle finger Vince.”

“You have to give them what they want. WWE just kind of had the mentality of ‘we know better than them, we’ll give them this guy’… All you have to do is give them the guy they want. It’s not a true meritocracy in WWE…but fortunately we’re not gonna make those same mistakes in AEW. If something’s not working or sucks, we’re gonna know, and we’re gonna be like ‘this doesn’t work and it sucks’, we’re not gonna be like ‘no trust me it rules’…ultimately the fans can trust us to always deliver in the long term.”

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