Regarded by those who know about these things as one of the world’s best professional wrestlers, one characterized by a theatrical, mentally unstable persona, it didn’t take world champion Jon Moxley more than two weeks to pin down a buyer for his family home near Las Vegas that came up for sale earlier this month at $650,000 and is already in escrow to be sold at an unknown price.
Moxley, real name Jonathan Good, who also competed/performed to great fanfare and success under the name Dean Ambrose, was pegged by Rolling Stone in 2014 as the Most Likeable Loose Cannon. Sports Illustrated named him Wrestler of the Year in 2019 and last year he topped Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine’s annual list of the top wrestlers in the world. In 2013 Moxley/Ambrose/Good began dating popular pro wrestling color commentator Renee Paquette, better known to ring watchers by her ring name Renee Young and to TV viewers as one of the main cast members on the reality TV series “Total Divas.”
Moxley/Ambrose/Good bought the home in Henderson, Nev., about 10 or 12 miles from the heart of The Strip, in 2015 for $475,00, and he and Paquette/Young were married there in an impromptu 1:00 a.m. ceremony by a 24-hour pastor in 2017. Only in Las Vegas, kids, only in Las Vegas.
Built in the mid-1990s along a street lined with all but identical neo-Mediterranean tract houses fronted by three-car garages and stamp-sized front yards, the two-story home is no great shakes, architecturally speaking. Still, with five bedrooms and three bathrooms in a bit more than 3,200 square feet, there’s certainly enough room to comfortably house a good-sized suburban family.
Wrought iron and glass doors open abruptly into a bi-level combination living and dining space with both wood and slate tile flooring. At the back of the house, the roomy and otherwise perfectly average kitchen is divided from an informal dining area by an angled island that looks over the double-height step-down family room where the fireplace is embellished in colorful faience tiles.
A wide, slender space with a view over a golf course through trees and wrought iron fencing, the backyard incorporates a free-form dark-bottom swimming pool along with a small dining loggia set a few steps above a tree-shaded lounging terrace.
No word on where the Moxley/Ambrose/Good/Paquette/Youngs are headed but it might be wise for the real estate agent of their next house to limber up for the negotiations.
The house is listed with Warren Rosegreen of eXp Realty.