AEW star, Jon Moxley is a true risk taker when it comes to pro wrestling, but unfortunately, it looks like Moxley’s in-ring style is catching up to him. During a candid interview with Bleav, the former AEW and WWE World Champion stated that a doctor told him that he has the arthritis of a 70-year-old man:
“The doctor last year told me that I have the Arthritis of a 70-year-old man. And that was quite humbling. That was a year or two ago. So by now, it is like a 72-year-old man. I don’t move very well in the mornings. But once I get like, dude thank God shows are at night because by then I’m pretty loosened up.”
“If wrestling shows took place in the morning like Saturday Morning Superstars, if we started doing those early territory-style Studio TV Tapings on Sunday mornings I’d be… I would retire. I’d be done. Because a lot of times I can’t even move before noon.”
Moxley went on to add that it’s not just the bumps and bruises that have had an impact on his body, as the sheer amount of travelling has ultimately hindered his well-being.
“…Let’s never get on an airplane for the rest of my life. That would be fantastic or take a really long car drive. Yeah, that’s a pretty physical style and often take a good beating in the ring. And a lot of stuff I like to do recreationally is just physical as well. So it was a very physical lifestyle.
“But nothing to me is worse or does more damage than just the traveling. For years it was like traveling was my job. The wrestling part was kind of a reward at the end of the day. But your life becomes traveling at a certain point in this game. It’s really amazing how that adds up on your body and your joints and stuff.”