I'm sure some will call it a "hot take" to say Jon Moxley is a "wrestling legend", but honestly...he's earned it. As of this writing, he's in his first reign as the IWGP Heavyweight Champion for New Japan Pro Wrestling.

But lets go back a little bit first. He really broke onto the national stage in WWE under the name Dean Ambrose. His WWE resume is incredible. He's the 27th Grand Slam Champion in history (meaning he won the World Title, Tag Team Title, and Intercontinental Title in his career) and only the 8th ever Grand Slam Champion (meaning he was a Triple Crown and won an extra title, his being the United States Title).

After his WWE run, Mox joined All Elite Wrestling, or AEW. When he left WWE for AEW, it threw the wrestling world into a fit. He instantly became a top guy in the promotion...where he's remained. In his AEW career, he's a three time World Champion, 1 time International Champion, and has won multiple top tournaments in the promotion.

Through AEW, he's been able to wrestling with the previously mentioned New Japan Pro Wrestling (where he's currently their top champion). In New Japan he's won their United States Championship twice, and has headlined their pay-per-view events.

He's got the resume to be called a legend.

But going all the way back to before the titles, and before being a top guy, Moxley was a pink-haired enhancement talent for WWE. Named Jon Moxley too.

His first couple of WWE appearances were in tag team matches, but his first singles match came in January of 2007. That singles match was on WWE Heat, and it happened at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City. That night, Moxley took on veteran wrestler Val Venis...here's the video:

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