An update has surfaced regarding Jon Moxley’s condition following the AEW Dynamite Grand Slam show on September 20.
Moxley, who dropped the AEW International Championship to Rey Fenix during the event, unfortunately sustained a legitimate injury during the match, and recent reports have confirmed this.
According to PWTorch, Moxley has been diagnosed with a concussion, which actually occurred during the pre-match brawl rather than during the match itself. Initially, the plan was for Moxley to retain the championship, but due to his condition, the match’s finish was altered to allow Fenix to secure the victory.
It appears that the decision to change the outcome may have been made by Moxley himself, as the referee was unaware of it, leading to an awkward moment where he didn’t count to three when Moxley was pinned and didn’t raise Moxley’s shoulder. This led to a second attempt at Fenix’s finisher and, subsequently, the referee counting to three.
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Fortunately, reports suggest that Moxley is not expected to miss much time in the ring, with Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer describing it as a “minor” concussion.
With the original plans for Fenix not including winning the AEW International Championship, it’s clear that future plans will need to be adjusted. It will be intriguing to see how his reign as champion unfolds.
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