Despite being only 37, Jon Moxley’s body pays the price for wrestling with the AEW star receiving diagnosis of 70-year-old arthritis patient

Jon Moxley FKA Dean Ambrose was rightly dubbed the Lunatic Fringe due to his insane streak of hardcore matches and how he puts his body on the line and breaks the physical barriers. A Jon Moxley match is likely to involve a lot of blood and guts.

All the dangerous bumps he took in his career are taking a toll on his body as he has been carrying AEW on his back and wrestled in some hardcore matches throughout his career in WWE and the independent circuit and recently revealed his troubles with arthritis.

Jon Moxley reveals his arthritis troubles

Jon Moxley recently discussed his career history, rough schedule, Orange Cassidy’s historic reign as the previous AEW International Champion, and even appreciated his Bryan Danielson labeling him as the best pro wrestler who ever lived in an interview with Bleav in Pro Wrestling. He’d go on in length to discuss about his injuries and physical health.

He was quoted, “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’s like a 72-year-old man. I don’t move very well in the mornings, but thank god shows are at night because by then I’m pretty loosened up.” He then talked about being home in Cincinnati after being on the road for so long.

Moxley was placed 3rd in PWI 500, with only his shield brothers topping him which affirms the fact The Shield is one of the most industry-shaping groups of the modern era. With the pace Mox has been going coupled with multiple career-shortening bumps he takes on a weekly basis, it doesn’t seem like his body will support him unless the spirit of late great Terry Funk is with him.

Jon Moxley

Moxley suffered recurring MRSA Infection in 2019

Before the inaugural AEW All Out in 2019, Moxley was scheduled to face Kenny Omega after debuting at the first-ever AEW PLE Double or Nothing which caused shockwaves throughout the entire industry. However, due to a recurring MRSA Infection returning in his elbow, Mox had to pull out from the fight and apologize to the fans in a series of tweets.

Instead, PAC faced Kenny Omega and opened the show to a critically acclaimed match. Jon Moxley went through two surgeries after tearing his triceps and to clean his MRSA infection in 2017 and ended up on the shelf for 9 months. He mentioned how he nearly died due to the infection almost reaching his bloodstream.

With AEW having MJF as the World Champion and a roster full of immense talent vying for the belt, Jon Moxley should be on vacation having guided AEW through very tough times and leading by example. Instead, he appears on television weekly for the fans, and may he continue to do so in good health.

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