Jon Moxley was forced to pull out of his AEW featured bout with Kenny Omega at this Saturday’s All Out pay-per-view due to what he described as a serious case of MRSA, which was contracted while wrestling the last few months in New Japan Pro Wrestling.
For those of you unaware, Jon Moxley is the former Dean Ambrose in WWE, a terrific wrestler and a huge draw for AEW. And MRSA is a serious staph infection that can become deadly if left untreated. Fortunately, both Moxley and AEW decided that his health was more important than making the Aug 31st match with the “best bout machine.”
Obviously, Moxley was upset; but he stated that he plans to be healthy and ready by the time AEW begins airing their weekly shows in October on TNT. Executive VP Cody also assured fans that the fight would take place sometime down the line. Omega, however, was a bit less diplomatic about the situation taking an opportunity to further the feud on Twitter.
A new foe has appeared
Meanwhile AEW worked quickly to fill the huge void left by Moxley on the All Out card and secured PAC to go against Omega. PAC (FKA Neville in WWE) is set to make his long awaited AEW debut. PAC was originally set to face Adam “Hangman” Page at May’s Double or Nothing Pay-Per-View, but couldn’t come to terms with AEW for an appearance. It was reportedly due to creative differences between PAC the then Dragongate champion and AEW. He fread that a loss during his debut would look bad for Dragongate, as he was that brands current title holder.
AEW did a fantastic job giving fans what they wanted to see, which was Moxley and Omega. Moxley made his AEW debut by instantly starting a feud with Omega and, when the match couldn’t happen as scheduled, AEW gave fans the next best thing. When news of PAC’s signing came down the pike back in January, Kenny Omega was instantly listed as a dream opponent. So expect this to be a good match with both competitors giving fans a great match.
Good things come to those who wait
Smart money would be on Moxey/Omega happening shortly after Moxley is cleared for competition; perhaps, even as soon as their weekly show on TNT begins airing Wednesdays this fall. While fans will have to wait a bit longer to see Kenny Omega step into the ring with Jon Moxley, Pac vs Omega is a more than suitable consolation prize.
In the meantime we here at the Turf wish Jon Moxley a quick and speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him in the ring soon.
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