AEW World Champion and former WWE Champion Jon Moxley made a surprise cameo on WWE Backstage a few weeks back, and it wound it causing some heat for his wife Renee Young. For those who haven't been watching, the FS1 show has been operating via video conference calls over the past few weeks due to the coronavirus, with Young hosting the show from her Las Vegas home. During one episode Moxley pranked her by suddenly appearing next to her holding their dog, which caused her to jump. Xavier Woods and Booker T (wh were also on the show) laughed off the moment as a funny cameo, but Moxley explained in a recent interview that WWE officials weren't happy.
"Short answer is yes," Moxley said in an interview with PWInsider this week, before telling Mike Johnson that he'd tell him the full story off the record.
The former WWE Champio famously left the company in April 2019, and has since found plenty of success in both AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Elsewhere in the same interview Moxley described what it's like trying to pitch story ideas to AEW president Tony Khan versus trying to talk with Vince McMahon.
"He's business savvy, but also just an incredibly passionate wrestling fan," Moxley said. "He's so easy to get excited, if I go up like, 'Dude, I got this idea. What if we did this?' And he'd be like, 'Dude, that's awesome. What if we did this then? And then we can do that.' And he'll get all excited like a little kid. And I'll be like, 'Hold on, tone it down. Tone it down.' Which is cool. You want that.
"Whereas sometimes, I come in and talk to Vince and I'm all excited," he added. "I'm like,'"Dude, okay, here we go. We're going to do this, this, this. Then this. Then we do this on Raw. And then on pay-per-view this. What do you think?' And it's like talking to a door. Dude, hello, I'm giving you awesome. They're like, nope. We're just going to do the same old crap we always do. I'm like, whatever.
This week's AEW Dynamite will feature the semifinals in the TNT Championship tournament — Cody Rhodes vs. Darby Allin and Dustin Rhodes vs. Lance Archer. The two winners will clash at the Double or Nothing pay-per-view on May 23.