Jon Moxley’s Concussion Caused Major Change Up In WrestleDream Plans, Rick Knox Carrying Heat In Company

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Jon Moxley’s concussion caused a major changeup in WrestleDream plans.

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.

Fightful Select now reports that the audible being called on the finish led to changes being made to WrestleDream. It has also been reported that referee Rick Knox has come under fire for not counting to three.

Fightful has learned the originally, a non- AEW wrestler was supposed to come out on AEW Dynamite and challenge Jon Moxley for WrestleDream. However, when the match result changed, so did the plan to come out and make a challenge. We haven’t learned who it was. We were contacted by several talent on the roster that said while they like Rick Knox, there was heavy heat on him within the company, as this wasn’t the first time something like this has happened.

Fightful Select

We will have to wait and see if AEW will adjust plans, and who the non AEW talent was set to be.

Moxley was able to leave the ring under his own power after the scary situation, but it is incredible to note Moxley had the wherewithal to call the audible once he realized he was hurt.

Any further updates on Moxley’s injury status will be posted to when the news breaks.

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