Jon Moxley was unable to work his scheduled match at All Out due to medical issues. He was slated to work against Kenny Omega, but Pac had to replace the former Dean Ambrose.
During the media scrum following All Out, Tony Khan was asked about Jon Moxley’s MRSA issues and how AEW was able to book Pac so quickly. It turns out that AEW and Pac were really close to making a deal already, but that doesn’t change the fact that Moxley’s situation was still very serious.
“It was very fortunate. We were already deep in negotiations with Pac about coming in and we’d been working on something for him to come in and the situation became right for him to come in and I was expecting he’d probably be here — I was hoping he’d be here tonight anyway and then it worked out that he was able to work the match wrestling.”
“It was a true — I don’t wanna use the term ‘life saver’ because it was a scary situation with Jon [Moxley] so I don’t wanna get into his personal medical situation. He’s the one who wanted to break the news to everybody. He did. He wanted to be here more than anybody and you know nobody’s tougher than Jon. It was a really scary deal and I’m glad that he’s okay and I’m glad that we were able to give people a quality match that people were excited about.”
“I do think when Jon’s healthy he does want to have a great match with Kenny [Omega] and he will have a great match.”
Tony Khan didn’t put a date on Jon Moxley vs Kenny Omega. He didn’t want to put a time table on Moxley’s return “because Jon couldn’t be here right now, but I do want to bring people the match.”
Hopefully, Jon Moxley will be able to rest up and come back by the October 2nd AEW debut on TNT. He made that promise to fans so it’s a very good chance that he will do whatever it takes to keep it.
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