As it was first reported by Dave Meltzer, Moxley was dealing with an elbow injury. Rovert tweeted that it was unlikely Moxley would be appearing at All Out because the ailment with his elbow has gotten worse.
Moxley took to Twitter to confirm that his elbow has reached an MRSA-level infection and that he'll be undergoing surgery Saturday.
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
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.— Jon Moxley (@JonMoxley) August 23, 2019
Still, I expect All out to be an amazing ppv and hope all the fans out there looking for an alternative tune in. You will be blown away by AEW and be excited to be a wrestling fan. I'm looking forward to watching as a fan myself— Jon Moxley (@JonMoxley) August 23, 2019
This fucking sucks.— Jon Moxley (@JonMoxley) August 23, 2019
AEW EVP Cody Rhodes replied to Moxley with the following:
Very heartbreaking news. Jon’s health and safety is paramount to all of us. We will actively try and reschedule this match down the road. A replacement match for All Out will be announced soon. Our thoughts are with Jon. https://t.co/EHoNpNrHwP— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) August 23, 2019
It is not yet confirmed if Moxley will appear at Starrcast.
What has been confirmed, however, is Kenny Omega's replacement. All Elite Wrestling quickly revealed that PAC has been pegged for the role.
PAC was scheduled to face Adam Page in May at Double Or Nothing, but for reasons that were never officially disclosed, the match instead took place in the weeks leading up to the show in the UK instead of the PPV.
AEW All Out takes place Saturday, August 31 from the Sears Centre near Chicago, Illinois. Fightful will be on the scene of the event.