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Jon Moxley

Jon Moxley

Real Name: Jonathan David Good
Billed Height: 6’2”
Billed Weight: 231 pounds
Spouse: Renee Paquette

Accomplishments

Major Titles Held

1 Time WWE Champion
1 Time AEW Interim Champion
3 Time Intercontinental Champion
1 Time United States Champion
2 Time WWE RAW Tag Team Champion with Seth Rollins
Money in the Bank winner 2016
Headlined 15 WWE PPVs
Headlined 5 AEW PPVs

Jon Moxley grew up in Cincinnati in a low income family. He often shoplifted because he didn’t have any money. He dropped out of high school after his first year to train to be a wrestler.

Jon started training and wrestling for Les Thatcher’s Heartland Wrestling Association (HWA). He made his debut in 2004 and wrestled for them until 2011 while wrestling for other independent promotions as well. It was in HWA where he first started being billed as Jon Moxley. He won both the HWA and HWA Tag Team Titles during his time there. Jon also wrestled on and off for Full Impact Pro, IWA, and CZW.

2011-2012: Jon Moxley in FCW

Jon signed a developmental contract to WWE. He started in their developmental territory, FCW, the forerunner to NXT. He took on the name of Dean Ambrose and immediately started a program against Seth Rollins. Ambrose made a name for himself in FCW by following that up with a feud with William Regal. The two would feud for the next 7 months on FCW TV, culminating on FCWs last TV show in which the match was ruled a no contest when Ambrose continually kneed Regal’s head in the turnbuckle.

2012: WWE main roster debut with The Shield

Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns, together known as The Shield, made their debut at The Survivor Series. They made an immediate impact by attacking Ryback in his match against CM Punk, allowing Punk to retain the WWE Championship. The Shield were immediately pushed as a main force on the heel side of the roster. Their first match took place at the following PPV, TLC, defeating Ryback and Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan), and in the process, established themselves as a force to be reckoned with.

2013: The Shield feud with John Cena, working with Triple H (The Authority)

The Shield continued their winning ways starting off 2013 by defeating John Cena, Ryback, and Sheamus at The Elimination Chamber PPV. At WrestleMania, they defeated Big Show, Randy Orton and Sheamus. Ambrose defeated Kofi Kingston to win The United States Championship at Extreme Rules. In August, The Shield aligned themselves with Triple H as part of The Authority. Ambrose would continue to defend the United States championship throughout the year. He also continued to dominate the roster with Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins as members of The Shield.

2014: The Shield feuds with The Wyatt Family, Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins

The Shield and The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, and Erick Rowan) began feuding with each other. After The Shield had a falling out with Triple H, Triple H reformed Evolution which consisted of himself, Batista, and Randy Orton. The Shield would go on to beat Evolution at Extreme Rules. Triple H ordered Ambrose to defend his United States title in a 20-man Battle Royal which was won by Sheamus, thus ending Ambrose title reign just short of one year. Following another victory by The Shield over Evolution at Payback, Seth Rollins turned on The Shield and aligned himself once again with Triple H and The Authority. With Rollins gone from The Shield, Ambrose and Reigns went their separate ways as singles stars. Ambrose would go on to feud with Rollins, but came up short against him in a 6-man Money in the Bank match, as well as at Battleground, SummerSlam, a falls count anywhere match on RAW, and at Hell in a Cell. He then went on to lose to Bray Wyatt at Survivor Series and TLC.

2015: Dean Ambrose matches against Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Roman Reigns

Ambrose's losing streak continued into 2015. He continued to feud with Bray Wyatt to start the year and lost an Ambulance match to Wyatt. He then got eliminated from the Royal Rumble and lost to Wade Barret at Fastlane in his quest to win the Intercontinental Championship. He finally won against Luke Harper at Extreme Rules. Ambrose then got some shots at the WWE Champion Seth Rollins. He came up short in a Triple Threat match at Payback. He beat Rollins by DQ at Elimination Chamber, and lost to Rollins at Money in the Bank. Ambrose reformed his team with Roman Reigns at SummerSlam to defeat Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper. Rollins would suffer a knee injury that forced him to vacate the WWE Title. A tournament took place with the finals to be held at Survivor Series. Reigns defeated Ambrose in the finals to win the championship. Ambrose closed out the year by winning the Intercontinental title from Kevin Owens at TLC.

2016: WWE World Champion, Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens, Brock Lesnar, AJ Styles, Chris Jericho and drafted to SmackDown

Dean Ambrose competed in the Royal Rumble, but came up short. He lost the Intercontinental title back to Kevin Owens on RAW in February. A match was held at Fastlane to determine the number one contender for the WWE Title at WrestleMania between Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Brock Lesnar in which Reigns emerged victorious. Ambrose challenged Lesnar to a No Holds Barred Street Fight at WrestleMania which saw Lesnar win the match. He then got a WWE Title shot at Roadblock against Triple H, but came up short once again. He finally got back to back wins over Chris Jericho at Payback and Extreme Rules. He would go on to not only win Money in the Bank, but also cash it in on Seth Rollins to win the WWE Championship. Shortly thereafter, Ambrose was drafted to SmackDown. In a match that would feature all three of the former members of The Shield, Ambrose retained the WWE Title in a Triple Threat match against Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins when Ambrose pinned Reigns. Ambrose would drop the title to AJ Styles at Backlash. The following month, Style retained the title in a Triple Threat match against Ambrose and John Cena. Styles would once again retain the title against Ambrose at the TLC PPV.

2017: Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz, drafted back to Raw, Shield reunion

Dean Ambrose started the year on a winning note by defeating The Miz to win the Intercontinental Title on SmackDown. Shortly after WrestleMania, Ambrose was moved to RAW in the Superstar Shake-Up, which was another name they used for the draft. Ambrose lost the Intercontinental title back to The Miz at Extreme Rules. In August, Rollins and Ambrose reunited and they would go on to defeat Sheamus and Cesaro at SummerSlam to win the WWE RAW Tag Team championships and defeated them in a rematch at No Mercy. In October, Reigns would also reunite with Rollins and Ambrose. The Shield were back together. Ambrose and Rollins dropped the tag team titles back to Sheamus and Cesaro in November. Ambrose suffered a tricep injury in December that would keep him out of action for nine months.

2018: Return from injury, Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins

Dean Ambrose returned from his injury in August. At Hell in a Cell, Seth Rollins and Ambrose failed to win the RAW Tag Team champions Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler. Roman Reigns, Ambrose, and Rollins teamed up at Super Show-Down to defeat Braun Strowman, Ziggler, and McIntyre. In October, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose defeated Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler to win the RAW Tag Team Titles, however, after the match, Ambrose attacked Rollins. Ambrose would go on to defeat Rollins for the Intercontinental championship.

2019: Dean Ambrose leaves WWE

Dean Ambrose dropped the Intercontinental title to Bobby Lashley to start the year. Shortly after the Royal Rumble, Ambrose announced that he would not be renewing his contract with WWE. Ambrose had grown more and more frustrated over the last year with the creative direction the company was taking with his character. You could see the look of frustration and disbelief on Ambrose’s face in playing out the last two months of storyline on RAW.

2019: Jon Moxley signs with AEW

Dean Ambrose, now under the name Jon Moxley, made his AEW debut at Double or Nothing attacking Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega. It was announced that he had signed a multi-year deal with AEW. He made his in-ring debut at Fyter Fest in June defeating Joey Janella in an Unsanctioned match. Moxley would close out the year by defeating Kenny Omega at Full Gear in a Lights Out match. He then challenged Chris Jericho for Jericho’s AEW Championship.

2020: Jon Moxley wins AEW Championship from Chris Jericho

Jon Moxley won the AEW title from Chris Jericho at Revolution and would go on to successfully defend the title against Brodie Lee at Double or Nothing and MJF at All Out. Moxley’s former friend, Eddie Kingston, became jealous of Moxley and they entered a several month feud ending with Moxley defeating Kingston at Full Gear in an I Quit match. In December, Moxley lost the AEW Title to Kenny Omega.

2021: Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega in Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match (AEW Revolution)

In March, Jon Moxley received his rematch against Kenny Omega at Revolution in an Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match that saw Omega retain the championship. Moxley and Eddie Kingston renewed their friendship and took on The Young Bucks for The Bucks AEW Tag Team Titles, however, they were not successful in their quest. In October, Moxley entered a rehabilitation program for alcoholism.

2022: Jon Moxley returns from alcohol rehab, joins Blackpool Combat Club, becomes interim AEW World Champion

Jon Moxley returned from a successful stay in rehab to the delight of his fans. Bryan Danielson wanted to team with Moxley, but Moxley said he wanted to wrestle him first. They met at Revolution. The match escalated into a brawl when William Regal, who had been let go by WWE, came down the aisle to break it up. Moxley and Danielson shook hands. Regal would go on to tell the story of how people think he helped Danielson and Moxley in their early years, but it was them who helped him. They would join forces to form a group known as The Blackpool Combat Club. Wheeler Yuta would later join the club not long after this. CM Punk had won the AEW Title from Adam Page at Double or Nothing in June. A week later, Punk announced that he needed foot surgery that would keep him out of action. He explained that he wanted to relinquish the AEW Championship, but Tony Khan didn’t want him to. A tournament was held for the Interim AEW Championship, won by Jon Moxley in the finals over Hiroshi Tanahashi at the Forbidden Door PPV. When Punk returns, he will fight whoever the Interim Champion is at that time to unify the championship.

WWE/AEW Title Defenses

Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, AJ Styles, Chris Jericho, Roman Reigns, Alberto Del Rio, Dolph Ziggler, Bray Wyatt, Jake Hager, Brodie Lee, Brian Cage, Darby Allin, MJF, Eddie Kingston, The Butcher, Lance Archer, Brody King

PPV Main Events

2014:

WWE Payback: Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins defeated Batista, Randy Orton, and Triple H in an Elimination match

WWE Hell in a Cell: Seth Rollins defeated Dean Ambrose in a Hell in a Cell

WWE TLC: Bray Wyatt defeated Dean Ambrose in a TLC Match

2015:

WWE Payback: Fatal 4-Way for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Seth Rollins ( c ) defeated Randy Orton, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns

WWE Elimination Chamber: WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Seth Rollins ( c ) defeated Dean Ambrose

WWE Money in the Bank: WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Seth Rollins ( c ) defeated Seth Rollins in a Ladder match

2016:

WWE Fastlane: Triple Threat match: Roman Reigns defeated Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins

WWE Roadblock: WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Triple H ( c ) defeated Dean Ambrose

WWE Money in the Bank: WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Seth Rollins defeated Roman Reigns ( c ) to win the title. After the match, Dean Ambrose cashed in his Money in the Bank to defeat Seth Rollins to win the title

WWE Battleground: Triple Threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Dean Ambrose ( c ) defeated Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins

WWE Backlash: WWE World Heavyweight Championship: AJ Styles defeated Dean Ambrose ( c ) to win the title

WWE TLC: WWE World Heavyweight Championship: AJ Styles ( c ) defeated Dean Ambrose in a TLC match

2017:

WWE Elimination Chamber: WWE Championship: John Cena ( c ) defeated Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles, Bray Wyatt, The Miz, and Baron Corbin in an Elimination Chamber match

WWE TLC: 5 on 3 Handicap match: Kurt Angle, Seth Rollins, and Dean Ambrose defeated Braun Strowman, The Miz, Kane, Cesaro, and Sheamus in a TLC match

2019:

WWE Fastlane: Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns defeated Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley, and Drew McIntyre

AEW Full Gear: Jon Moxley defeated Kenny Omega in an Unsanctioned Lights Out match

2020:

AEW Revolution: AEW Championship: Jon Moxley defeated Chris Jerich ( c ) to win the title

AEW All Out: AEW Championship: Jon Moxley ( c ) defeated MJF

AEW Full Gear: AEW Championship: Jon Moxley ( c ) defeated Eddie Kingston in an I Quit match

2021:

AEW Revolution: AEW Championship: Kenny Omega ( c ) defeated Jon Moxley in an Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch

2022:

AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door: AEW Interim Championship: Jon Moxley defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the title

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