One of AEW’s biggest stars is wrestling more than just opponents these days. He’s also squaring off with his demons. Jon Moxley, who previously wrestled in the WWE under the name Dean Ambrose, is stepping away from the ring to enter rehab for alcohol addiction.
Tony Kahn, AEW’s founder, shared the news late Tuesday night.
Jon Moxley has allowed me to share with you that he is entering an inpatient alcohol treatment program. Jon is a beloved member of the AEW family. We all stand with him and Renee, and all of his family and friends, as he shifts his focus to recovery.
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) November 3, 2021
“Jon Moxley has allowed me to share with you that he is entering an inpatient alcohol treatment program. Jon is a beloved member of the AEW family,” said Kahn in a tweet. “We all stand with him and Renee, and all of his family and friends, as he shifts his focus to recovery.”
Kahn’s announcement continued: “Jon is making a very brave choice to get help, and we’re embracing his choice and supporting him however we can. I’m proud to call Jon a friend, and like many of you, I’m also a fan of Mox and look forward to a time in the future when he is eventually ready to return to the ring. Until then, thank you for supporting Jon and respecting his privacy at this time.”
The 35-year-old Moxley’s real name is Jonathan Good. He’s held titles in both the WWE and AEW and is married to Renee Paquette, a former WWE broadcaster. Moxley had been scheduled to perform during Wednesday’s “AEW Dynamite” telecast.
“Jon is every bit of the badass we all know him to be. I couldn’t be more proud of him for getting to proper help he needs, and being given the space to put his health first. Couldn’t possibly love this man more,” tweeted Paquette.
The OutKick family wishes Jon the best in his recovery.
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