Jon Moxley Pulls Out of AEW's 'All Out' Due to Injury; PAC to Face Kenny Omega

Jon Moxley announced that he will have to pull out of his match against Kenny Omega at All Elite Wrestling's All Out show due to injury.

After reports and speculation on the nature of the injury, Moxley confirmed on Twitter that he is suffering from MRSA, an infection in his elbow that he reportedly got while wrestling in Japan. Moxley released this statement to his more than 781,000 followers.

I'm absolutely gutted to have to deliver this news but I'd rather it come directly from me. In a nightmare scenario, a serious case of MRSA has returned in my elbow. The timing couldn't be worse. In this circumstance I am forced to pull out of the fight 8/31 vs Omega at All Out .

— Jon Moxley (@JonMoxley) August 23, 2019

Moxley continued, "I apologize to all involved, most importantly the fans. I am 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."

The first AEW live show on TNT is set for Wednesday, October 2.

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The former Dean Ambrose was set to take on Kenny Omega in a highly-anticipated bout in Chicago. Moxley caused the wrestling world to erupt when he surprisingly arrived at the end of Double or Nothing, All Elite Wrestling's first show to attack Omega following his loss to Chris Jericho in the main event.

Omega would get his revenge on Moxley following "The Death Rider's" victory over Joey Janela at Fyter Fest.

All Elite Wrestling was quick to announce PAC as Moxley's replacement for All Out. PAC was set to make his AEW debut at Double or Nothing to take on Adam "Hangman" Page, but some "creative differences" stemming from PAC's apprehension to losing clean while still holding the Dragon Gate championship forced AEW to put Page in a show's Battle Royale to determine the first number contender for the AEW Championship, which he would win.

Saturday, August 31st, 2019 - @Sears_Centre - Chicago, IL
LIVE on Pay Per View

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) August 23, 2019

The current All Out has eight confirmed matches so far:

  • Women's Casino Battle Royale
  • Private Party vs Angelico and Jack Evans
  • Joey Janella vs Darby Allin vs Jimmy Havoc
  • The Dark Order vs Best Friends
  • Riho vs Hikaru Shida
  • The Young Bucks vs Lucha Bros. - AAA World Tag Team Championship Ladder Match
  • Cody Rhodes vs Shawn Spears
  • Adam "Hangman" Page vs Chris Jericho - AEW World Championship Match

AEW's All Out is set for Saturday, August 31.

What do you think of Moxley's injury? What do you think of PAC replacing him and going up against Omega? Let us know in the comments section below.

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