Jim Ross Hails Jon Moxley As Biggest Acquisition Of AEW, Says Pre-Shows Shouldn’t Be Fillers

Moxley is currently signed to AEW under a lucrative $6 million/year deal

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Jon Moxley (formerly WWE’s Dean Ambrose) has put the entire world on notice with his magnificent AEW debut, IWGP United States title reign and recent victory at Fyter Fest. His podcast shoot interviews have caused a huge stir in the pro wrestling business and the ex-Superstar is hotter than ever.

WWE Hall Of Famer and current AEW employee Jim Ross recently appeared on Busted Open Radio to promote the upcoming Fight For The Fallen pay-per-view. It was at this time Good Ol’ JR called Moxley “the biggest get” for AEW.

“It is the biggest get for us I think. The timeliness of him coming fresh off WWE television, I know he wasn’t always happy with his creative, but he spent a lot of time on TV, had eyes on him and he has name recognition. He is young, athletic and passionate. He comes to work with a chip on his shoulder. He is full of energy. He is a big get, his passion and work ethic rubs off on the other guys.”

Moxley is hands-down the biggest signing of AEW till date. There’s definitely Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho onboard, but no one matches up to the former Grand Slam Champion.

Ross further talked about the Buy In for Fyter Fest and how it was a major disappointment in his opinion.

“Honestly, I wasn’t crazy about it, I do not think it sold enough of what we were doing on the main show. I didn’t think it was what we needed to be doing. Now, I like comedies, when I’m drinking those are my go-to.”

While WWE also has a messy history of booking fillers on the PPV pre-shows, AEW must do things differently, else the booking itself will bring doom upon the new promotion.

“I think we have to be selling a good sampling of what we do in the main show. If you have a pregame show for a pay-per-view, those matches shouldn’t just be filler, they should be something.”