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Backstage News On When AEW Was Aware Of Jon Moxley’s MRSA Diagnosis

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Jon Moxley announced Friday that he would no longer be competing at All Elite Wrestling’s All Out event due to a MRSA diagnosis. All Elite Wrestling was quick to announce PAC as his replacement to face Kenny Omega at the pay-per-view on 8/31.

According to Fightful Select, specific people in the company were made aware of Moxley’s diagnosis this past Wednesday (8/21).

“AEW sent word on a need to know basis on Wednesday that Moxley would be out of All Out” – Fightful Select

Mike Johnson of PWInsider reported that AEW already had plans for PAC to be at the event. The company was able to shift his surprise appearance into a wrestling role due to Moxley not being able to compete.

Jon Moxley is also out of Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport event on 9/14. He is expected to be out of action for 4 weeks. The company is hopeful he will be cleared for the TNT debut on 10/2.

 

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Cody Rhodes Injury Update, Not Medically Cleared For Action Following AEW Full Gear

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Cody Rhodes is not medically cleared for in-ring action following his AEW Championship match against Chris Jericho Saturday night at AEW Full Gear.

All Elite Wrestling issued a statement indicating Rhodes suffered costochondral separation, sometimes known as a rib separation during his match with Chris Jericho at the PPV.

Rhodes also received 8 stitches following a nasty bump on the entrance ramp which split him open above his eyebrow.

Tony Khan stated during a post-event media scrum, Cody was cleared to continue to the match after ringside physician Dr. Sampson gave the green light.

It’s unknown when Cody will be next evaluated to compete inside an AEW ring.

 

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Tony Khan Comments On Altercation Between Jimmy Havoc And Exaclibur

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Tony Khan seems to think the altercation between AEW’s Jimmy Havoc and Excalibur this past Thursday was no big deal.

Khan stated, “I wouldn’t call it a fight, I’ve seen a lot worse in the world of Football, both in England and the NFL, and I saw a lot worse tonight. They scrapped around, but it was cool the next day, and it was cool today”.

The incident occured Thursday night at Jimmy’s Famous Seafood in Baltimore, MD during a birthday celebration for AEW announcer Tony Schiavone.

The original report from Bodyslam.net states Excalibur put Havoc in a chokehold prior to the altercation behind broken up by security. Havoc was reportedly intoxicated during the incident, and felt remorseful after.

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Jon Moxley Defeats Kenny Omega In Brutal Unsanctioned Match At AEW Full Gear

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Jon Moxley defeated Kenny Omega in a brutal match to close off the AEW Full Gear PPV.

The match was promoted as a “Lights Out Match”, which would be “unsanctioned”, and not be counted towards AEW’s win loss records.

Moxley was back in his element, channelling his persona from his death match days CZW, while Omega came along for the ride, and was able to hold his own.

In the end, Moxley was able to gain victory after executing Paradigm Shift DDT on the exposed ring boards.

Jon Moxley’s wife, WWE announcer Renee Young reacted to the match on Twitter

Check out some highlights below.

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