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Jon Moxley off AEW All Out due to 'serious case of MRSA' in elbow


Jon Moxley's elbow injury will prevent him from wrestling at All Out.

On Twitter today, Moxley announced that he'll have to miss his match against Kenny Omega at the pay-per-view because a serious case of MRSA has returned in his elbow: "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."

Dave Meltzer notes that Moxley is expected to be out of action for four weeks. Moxley added that he expects to be ready to return in time for when AEW debuts on TNT on Wednesday, October 2: "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."

Moxley vs. Omega had been set up when Moxley made a surprise appearance at Double or Nothing and laid out Omega at the end of the show. Cody Rhodes tweeted that AEW will actively try to reschedule Moxley vs. Omega for down the road.

Cody also wrote that a replacement match for All Out will be announced soon.

All Out is taking place at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.