Jon Moxley has a penchant for bleeding when wrestling and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T believes he knows the reason why.
Over the last few months, the member of the Blackpool Combat Club has bled profusely in the majority of his matches to the point of ridicule and criticism.
Moxley comes from a hardcore background having wrestled in CZW’s Tournament of Death and multiple deathmatches such as the Barbed Wire Boards And Pits Of Glass Taipei Death for IWA Mid-South throughout his career.
Upon leaving WWE after seven years in the company where the use of blood is very rare, it seems he is making up for lost time and it has not been surprising to see him revive the hardcore style of violence in AEW, NJPW and GCW.
After taking part in many wild and bloody brawls the likes of which have not been on television for years, Booker T claims that Moxley is trying to emulate the hardcore legend, Terry Funk.
WWE Hall of Famer Booker T Believes The AEW Star Is Attempting To This Generation’s Terry Funk
Taking to his Hall of Fame podcast, the former WCW and WWE World Heavyweight Champion stated his reason for Moxley’s constant bloodletting.
Maybe Jon Moxley is trying to create something. Maybe he’s trying to be that Terry Funk of this era. Maybe he wants to go down and leave that as his legacy. … Maybe that’s not for you, but maybe a lot of people like it. Maybe that’s his niche.
He might be thinking, ‘Well, I’m getting hit in the head every night. Why wouldn’t I bleed?
Terry Funk is a legendary hardcore wrestler. His long career saw him compete in many blood-soaked battles like the No Ropes Barbed Wire Exploding Barbed Wire Boards & Exploding Ring Time Bomb Death Matches for IWA, FMW and ECW.
Moxley is currently involved in a feud with The Elite. The heated rivalry revolves around the BCC attacking those around Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks with a screwdriver.
After several bloody beatdowns, it seems the two warring factions are on a collision course inside AEW’s version of WarGames, Blood and Guts meaning there is a lot more crimson to come.
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