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Jon Moxley Recalls The Shield Being Forced To Change Wrestling Boots

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Jon Moxley has recalled a part of The Shield’s trademark outfit needing to be changed due to their propensity for “breaking people’s faces” with what they were wearing.

Moxley debuted under his WWE name of Dean Ambrose alongside Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns at Survivor Series 2012. Declaring that they were the hounds of justice and the shield against unfairness in WWE, they helped CM Punk retain his WWE Title against Ryback. Although in that appearance they wore turtleneck sweaters, their fashion choices soon gave way to their trademark tactical gear. A part of which was steel-top capped boots.

Filling in for his wife Renee Paquette on her Oral Sessions podcast, the former AEW Champion took questions and soon got on to his sartorial choices. An avid jeans wearer, Moxley took questions on the best jeans to work out and wrestle in before turning to footwear.

Jon Moxley stated:

“I don’t spend much money on shoes. Like I just want it to fit. And I got a big goofy foot, I wear a fourteen wide so I wore Payless shoes forever just because they always had fourteens. I just want a comfortable pair of shoes man, I’m about function over fashion. Mostly the shoes I wear, I wear Under Armour tactical boots, a pair to work in, a pair for real life and I kinda alternate them. I always – it just seems every few weeks, I Amazon a new one just to make sure I’ve got a fresh pair coming in.”

“That’s what I wrestle in. We started wearing combat boots with The Shield and tried different brands that were lighter. We started out in like these steel-toed mothef*ckers and we were breaking people’s faces open so we found some lighter, more nimble athletic tactical boots.”

Renee Paquette recently took to social media to announce the birth of her and Jon Moxley’s first child. The couple were expecting a daughter and Paquette announced on a previous episode of her podcast that they planned to name their daughter Nora after Paquette’s grandmother.

Credit: Oral Sessions

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