Jon Moxley speaks out on his rumored appearance at WrestleMania XL’s chaotic finale

WWE said that this year’s WrestleMania XL surpassed all the benchmarks and became the greatest WrestleMania ever owing to record-breaking attendance, product sales, and online buzz. The show could have been even more exciting if Jon Moxley had shown up out of the blue at the end of the main event, especially with the Shield’s theme playing.

The main event of Night 2 of WrestleMania 40 was a nail-biter that included a slew of legendary WWE wrestlers, including John Cena, The Rock, and The Undertaker. The audience went wild when the theme music from The Shield blared, and Seth Rollins came out to assault Roman Reigns with a steel chair. For a moment, fans in the arena held their breath, anticipating Jon Moxley, aka Dean Ambrose, to storm in and deliver his signature DDT to Reigns.

However, that moment never came. In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Moxley addressed the fans’ expectations of seeing him at the WrestleMania 40 main event. He put an end to speculation about a possible surprise appearance by saying he wasn’t even in Philadelphia when it happened. He said, “It’s cool that people thought it was me. But I was asleep.”

Some fans wondered if WWE had tried to reach out to Moxley about making an appearance at WrestleMania. They wondered why, with all the amazing plans that had already been made, WWE couldn’t simply book Moxley for a single night.

Did WWE contact Jon Moxley for WrestleMania finale?

Although fans may have sentimental hopes for Jon Moxley to make an appearance at WrestleMania, given his current AEW contract, which is a rival organization of WWE, it was practically impossible. Contacting him for just one night would likely be rejected by AEW as it wouldn’t align with their contractual agreements.

Jon Moxley
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If Moxley were a free agent like CM Punk was, arranging a one-night appearance might be feasible. But approaching him would be impractical given that he is still signed with AEW. While the sports entertainment industry thrives on staged drama, there are strict rules that often outweigh emotional desires and fan service.

Did you miss him when the Sheild theme appeared out of nowhere in the Grand Mania finale? Share your thoughts in the comment section. 

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Oh, hi, this is Md Robin Ahmed, a WWE fan and I everyday go through a slew of popular WWE stories on Sportszion. Watching Big Show's Showstopper was the beginning of my passion for WWE, though I have to say that his Chokeslam is not one of my favorite moves. Over time, my love for professional wrestling has intensified, mostly due to the Shield, and my all-time favorite wrestler in WWE is Big Dog. I would give everything to be able to be within a few feet of him to witness his iconic Superman Punch and Spear. My major is engineering, but I'm most happy when I'm doing something artistic that doesn't put me under any pressure. Watching them wrestle and discuss their matches is always fun for me. And I've finally discovered a career that gives me fun since it allows me to with my dream heroes lifestyle. So, Welcome! I'd love to hear from you on LinkedIn and Facebook.


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