Jon Moxley Reveals What Made Vince McMahon Hated About The Shield

Jon Moxley on his AEW debut.

Current AEW star Jon Moxley has spoken about which element of The Shield Vince McMahon made Vince McMahon furious and that he absolutely hated.

The former AEW World Champion joined Chris Jericho’s Talk Is Jericho podcast to discuss his new book, and gave a couple of “spoilers” for stories which are included.

Jon Moxley discussed some of the challenges he faced in getting the book produced, and in particular when it came to his time in WWE as Dean Ambrose.

With no access to the WWE media library, Jon Moxley went in to the challenges in getting certain good pictures from that time and his solution.

Getting a picture of The Shield was really hard. We had a few photographers who had pictures of The Shield that they owned that were at shows but none of them were any good. I was looking for that one definitive picture, and I just couldn’t find it.

I guess I’m giving a spoiler for the book, but hopefully won’t make any difference. I was like, okay, you know what, screw it. If we can’t find an acceptable picture of The Shield, everybody reading this book knows what The Shield looks like.

They know who frickin Roman Reigns looks like. They know what I look like. They know what The Shield look like. They already know. We don’t need to show them a picture of it. I went screw it, we’ll go the opposite direction. We won’t have a picture of The Shield.

Instead Moxley went in search of some of the old gear, and this brought him to a story about how the trio used to wind Vince McMahon up.

I found like my one old SWAT vest they had and a pair of boots a The Shield mask that we wore for big shows that Vince hated, even though we would have sold millions of them. We had these cool Sub Zero ninja masks. We busted them out at WrestleMania, and we looked cool as f*ck, I’m not gonna lie.

The next night Vince was just furious. He’s like, ‘They can’t see your faces! Get rid of the masks!’ And the merchandise guys were mortified. They’re like, ‘They’re already coming up with designs. We’re gonna sell millions of these.’ Vince was like, ‘No, you can’t see their faces!’

We did it in Australia again just to p*ss him off, and we didn’t tell him, like years later, and boy, they got p*ssed again. Vince just hated those masks. So I put my Shield gear, basically, on the floor of my garage and lit it in an artistic, stylistic way, and that’s the only picture of The Shield, just a picture of my old gear.

Jon Moxley’s wife Renee Paquette was recently vocal on the WWE Chairman, speaking of a time she was chastised by him whilst on commentary.

Jon Moxley entered an inpatient alcohol treatment program earlier this week, for which we wish him every success.

With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.

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