When Dean Ambrose, now known as Jon Moxley in AEW, left the WWE, many speculated that he wasn’t quite happy and no amount of money would have kept him.
That proved to only be the half of it. Fast forward around a month and Moxley revealed all on podcasts with Chris Jericho and Wade Keller about the frustration he felt in WWE and why he just had to get out.
Seth Rollins has become the undisputed face of the company at this point and as a former Shield brother of Moxley’s, he has a vested interest in his career.
However, it would appear he doesn’t appreciate Moxley talking ill of his place of work. Speaking as a guest on the latest Sports Illustrated Media podcast – transcribed by Pro Wrestling Sheet – Rollins opened up on Moxley’s comments.
“Ambrose can do what he wants. He’s a big boy, he’s got his big boy pants on. He can go out there and say whatever he wants, but the bottom line is not everybody’s equipped to handle the rigors of WWE and the schedule and how it affects you mentally and emotionally,” he explained.
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Rollins continued, “And Ambrose gave everything he had to the company for the entire time he was here. He put his heart and soul into the travel, into the schedule, into the injuries, into the work in the ring and all that stuff. But at the end of the day, he took his ball and he went home, or he went elsewhere at least. And I think it’s a little presumptuous of him to get on a podcast and talk down about the company that gave him such an opportunity.”
The Beast Slayer went on to suggest that Moxley needs to take a good look at himself first before publicly complaining.
“And like I said, I love the guy [Moxley]. I love him, I’ll always love him, but at the end of the day, we just share different perspectives about what we want out of life and about where we’re at in our own lives. I hope that he does well. I’ve kept enough tabs on him to know that he’s doing super well for himself right now and I’m happy for that, but I just don’t think there’s any reason to hop on a soapbox and complain after the fact.
“You need to take the first step, and that’s looking in the mirror and asking yourself did you do every single thing you possibly could to make yourself and your situation what you want it to be, and if the answer is yes you did, then you can go elsewhere and complain. If that’s where he’s at mentally then go right ahead, but if he hasn’t done that, he hasn’t looked in the mirror and made that decision, then maybe he should think about that. That goes for any other disgruntled talent past or present.”
Wow. Tell us how you’re really feeling Seth. In between this and Twitter feuds, Seth is a busy boy.