AEW star Jon Moxley has recalled asking Bryan Danielson about his WWE-produced book and says Danielson wouldn’t have done it if he had his time again.
Moxley has just released his own life story but in a conversation with the man he defeated for the AEW World Title, Chris Jericho on his Talk Is Jericho podcast, the Ohio-native says he was offered the chance to write a book while part of WWE, and there was a whole load of money on the table to do it:
“They wanted me to write a book in WWE. They asked me to, like one of their WWE books, and I was like, ‘Ah, I don’t know, man. I’m not a former president or anything, man. Nobody needs to hear my story. I’m not that interesting,’ and they put a bunch of money on the table.”
“I was like, ‘Ah, maybe,’ so they talked to me with this ghostwriter guy. I didn’t know how the process worked. I was like, ‘I don’t have time to write a book. I’m on the road 300 days a year.’ So the guy talks to me, he’s like, ‘Yeah, basically, I’ll just ride around with you and follow you, and you just tell me stories and I’ll put them into words.’ And it made me so uncomfortable, and I was like, ‘I don’t know, man. If I was going to tell my story, I would tell it my way,’ but I kind of felt some pressure.”
Jon Moxley then revealed that he turned to Bryan Danielson who had released a WWE-produced book while there as Daniel Bryan. Danielson’s response was enough for Moxley to know to walk away from that deal:
“I remember I actually asked Bryan Danielson, who’d written a WWE book, which was good, I thought. And I was like, ‘Yo, if you could go back in time, would you do that book?’ And he said no instantly. He’s like, ‘It wasn’t exactly how I wanted it to be,’ and I was like, that’s all I needed to hear.”
“That’s what my instinct was telling me, so I told them, no, and they’re like, ‘Really?’ And it was a lot of money on the table, but I was just like, ‘No, it makes me feel really uncomfortable. I don’t want to do it, so I’m not doing it.’ And that was it.”