Exclusive: Who Jon Moxley Was Originally Scheduled To Face At AEW WrestleDream Prior To Suffering Injury At Grand Slam

Jon Moxley was scheduled to meet an old foe at AEW WrestleDream prior to Grand Slam.

At AEW Grand Slam, Jon Moxley defended the AEW International Championship against Rey Fenix in singles competition. The match would start off outside the ring, with Fenix landing a huge senton onto Moxley on the outside, catching Moxley on the crown of his head.

Moxley would seem out of it for the remainder of the match, leading to a botch at the end by the referee as Moxley’s shoulders were pinned to the mat as the crowd rained down boos. They would then try the finish again, with the match ending following the three count. Moxley would eventually leave the ring under his own power after the finish, but was deemed to have suffered a concussion after medical assessment.

Fightful Select reported earlier today that this injury caused changes to be made to not only the match finish, but the immediate aftermath also. The report stated that Moxley was to be challenged to a match at WrestleDream by a “non-AEW name.” spoke to sources about who Moxley’s opponent was scheduled to be and were told that the original “non-AEW name” previously reported was none other than “Filthy” Tom Lawlor. We have also been told that should Moxley be cleared for Sunday’s show, the match will be back on.

The two men are familiar foes, previously facing off at DEFY Wild Ones in singles competition last April, with Moxley defeating “Filthy.” Lawlor has previously been scheduled for a match with AEW before, originally set to face Adam Cole at Forbidden Door earlier this summer, but this match was canceled due to Cole not being cleared for the matchup.

Additionally, Lawlor responded to a fan earlier today who had guessed Tom was Moxley’s dance partner for Sunday evening, where he would deny the assertion, pointing to a more obvious choice. However, it is worth noting Lawlor’s history of sarcastic and borderline satirical social media posts.

Snake bitten? Probably. Scheduled to face Mox? Wasn’t me. There’s a more obvious answer

Tom Lawlor

As of this writing, Tom is not booked for any show on Sunday night, but is scheduled for a Relentless Wrestling event in Spokane on Saturday, just over 400 miles away from Seattle meaning the journey is more than doable for the former mixed martial artist.

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