Jon Moxley left WWE in 2019 in controversial fashion, leaving to sign with their chief competitor All Elite Wrestling. Now a three-time AEW Champion, his name (or his WWE name “Dean Ambrose”) is never spoken on WWE TV and his involvement in the legendary stable “The Shield” isn’t referenced on TV at all.
But is Jon Moxley banned from WWE? Would Triple H want him back in the company alongside former teammates Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns? And would Jon Moxley even want to come back to WWE, given all he went through before his release in 2019?
Is Jon Moxley Banned From WWE?
Jon Moxley is not banned from WWE. The company offered him a new contract before he left to join AEW, but the former WWE Champion was tired of working for Vince McMahon and decided to leave. He was positioned as a top star and was a fan-favourite, but he grew tired of the Dean Ambrose character and the inconsistent booking by WWE.
Vince McMahon was always happy with Jon Moxley and never wanted him to leave the company. They offered him millions of dollars to stay with the company, but the AEW Champion had his heart set on leaving the company as soon as he could.
However, he has since spoken about a potential return to the WWE. With Triple H in charge, he would not be subject tot he whimsical booking style of McMahon. That was the main issue he had with his time there, so with that changing he may be more inclined to sign for the company once again.
Speaking with Inside The Ropes, he confirmed that he would listen to a phone call from Triple H if he called, but that he doesn’t think it’s like he will leave AEW (especially having signed a 5 year contract earlier this year). However, “never say never”.
“You gotta say never say never, because you don’t want to run back what you said years later because you don’t know what’ll happen.“
“Just the creation of AEW was so vital to the wrestling industry, and that’s part of the reason why I’m so proud to be a part of it. I wouldn’t rule out ever doing business with them again, we had a mutually beneficial relationship for a long time.“
“If they called I would listen, but I highly doubt we would ever be on the same page. I’d be open to an idea. I don’t not like money. I got a kid on the way and gotta put it through college so ya know. I would take a phone call, but I highly doubt anything would materialize.”
Jon Moxley is set to main event AEW Full Gear 2022 against MJF, defending the AEW Championship. He is currently on his third reign with the AEW Championship, the most of any wrestler in the companies history.
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