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Jon Moxley Removed From Match Against Kenny Omega At All Out

Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega were set to square off in an extremely hyped up bout at the Aug. 31 All Out event, but the dream match will have to wait another day.

Moxley took to Twitter and revealed that he has an MRSA infection in his injured elbow, and thus has to be removed from his match against Omega. Moxley said he's set to undergo surgery this week and apologized to fans, though he expressed confidence that All Out will still be an excellent show.

This is obviously extremely disappointing news for Moxley, Omega, the AEW and the wrestling world. The former was obviously excited about his second match in AEW, and it was going to come against one of the biggest competitors on the planet.

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It was previously reported by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Moxley was dealing with an elbow injury, and it was suggested that he may have suffered an infection on it while competing in Japan.

A week ago, Moxley defeated Pentagon Jr. in a Northeast Wrestling match, and the Observer outlined that the former decided to fight through the injury - though he was cautious about not bumping it the elbow.

Related: Jon Moxley Suffers Elbow Injury

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Since debuting with AEW at Double or Nothing in May, Moxley has mainly competed in New Japan Pro-Wrestling. He wrestled his first match for AEW at Fyter Fest, defeating Joey Janela. Omega then appeared and attacked Moxley - thus setting the stage for their big match at All Out.

This unfortunately isn't the first time where an elbow injury forced Moxley to miss time. While competing as Dean Ambrose in WWE, he suffered a torn triceps in Dec. 2017 and was sidelined for eight months. Hopefully, the surgery goes smoothly - and Moxley will be able to return in short time.

What This Means

While Moxley prepares for surgery and recovery, AEW now has to decide who will face Omega, their biggest star, at the All Out event. The main superstars all have opponents (Cody will face Shawn Spears, Chris Jericho vs. Adam Page), so AEW officials will have to think of something quickly. Even without Moxley, there's enough talent on this card for the All Out event to make for a special night.

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