Jon Moxley’s first match under the All Elite Wrestling banner will have to wait as the former WWE champion will be undergoing elbow surgery which will keep him out of All Out.
Moxley was scheduled to take on Kenny Omega on the pay-per-view on August 31 but that match is now officially off. He apologized to his fans in a message on social media, adding that he is incredibly frustrated and pissed off. “I’ll have surgery this week to remove the bursa sac in my elbow and be done with it for good. Should be a quick recovery so I will be 100% for AEW Wednesday nights on TNT,” he said. Moxley added that this was a nightmare scenario as a serious case of MRSA returned in his elbow and even though the timing couldn’t be worse, the issue had to be tackled.
Meanwhile, Cody Rhodes said that this was very heartbreaking news but his health and safety is the most important thing. “We will actively try and reschedule this match down the road. A replacement match for All Out will be announced soon. Our thoughts are with Jon,” Cody wrote.
Moxley vs Omega was one of the marquee matches at All Out and despite not participating, Moxley said that he expects All Out to be an amazing pay-per-view and hopes that fans looking for an alternative will tune in regardless. “You will be blown away by AEW and be excited to be a wrestling fan. I’m looking forward to watching as a fan myself.”