Jon Moxley bleeds too much in AEW. I don’t think that is a controversial statement. As he left this week’s episode covered in blood after a match with Evil Uno, many viewers once again groaned.
It was not long after he’d been blatantly caught blading during a match with Adam Page, early on in a match that really didn’t need it. This wasn’t the first time he’d been caught, and nowhere near the first time he’s been covered in blood on national television.
While the WWE resents the use of the “crimson mask” in wrestling, AEW seems to use it a bit too much. And for all their faults, it seems to be mainly due to Jon Moxley and his love for the hardcore match. He is an alumnus of CZW, a hardcore promotion where he cut his teeth prior to WWE and learnt the art of violence and bloodshed in his matches.
When he first came to AEW, Jon Moxley was lauded for his use of blood in matches. It was used sparingly and truly added to the spectacle. However, in the last year or so it has become too much for many fans to handle.
And that includes some former wrestlers, including former WWE star Bubba Ray Dudley. Now known as Bully Ray, he has had some controversial opinions on his podcast over the last few years but had fans in agreement with an opinion about Jon Moxley Bleeding too much.
Jon Moxley Bleeds Too Much
During the latest Busted Open Radio show, WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray claimed that he agrees with many fans who think that Jon Moxley bleeds too much in AEW.
“I’m in agreement with a lot of people where Moxley is bleeding a little too much. And it’s a little too much cause it really doesn’t mean anything. Imagine if Jon Moxley had not bled one time in the past month. but he would have bled last night. It would have meant so much more.”
“Blood was as much a part of the company [ECW] as the great wrestling or the gratuitous violence. It seems like lately, blood has become commonplace with Jon Moxley as if Jon’s the bleeder. ‘He’s gonna bleed every night like Terry Funk or Dusty Rhodes or Abdullah The Butcher.’ I just want it to mean something. “
“And last night if the only blood you saw was Jon Moxley’s blood spilled on the mat and on his face because ‘Hangman’ hit him with barbed wire brass knucks to set the table for what we’re gonna see in the Texas Deathmatch, then I get it. Then it means something… The blood meant less to me last night because I’ve seen it so much.”
Jon Moxley got his 100th AEW win on Wednesday, defeating Evil Uno in the main event of the show. He is set to take on “Hangman” Adam Page in a Texas Deathmatch at AEW Revolution, which is ironically a match type where blood would be very much welcome from the former WWE Champion.