Unfortunate news struck AEW’s All Out weekend when it was revealed that a MRSA infection in Jon Moxley's elbow will keep him out of the August 31 event and his scheduled bout with Kenny Omega. Replacing him will be PAC, Who was originally scheduled to be with the AEW brand from its May 25 debut show, Double Or Nothing.
Dave Meltzer has reported that Moxley is expected to miss four weeks of action. Also, Meltzer reports that while AEW has wanted PAC from the start, it remains to be seen whether or not PAC is signed on for any AEW dates beyond All Out.
In regards to Jon Moxley's other commitments that weekend, Starrcast has revealed via Twitter that Moxley will not be making the event's meet and greets or his scheduled stage show due to this illness.
Like you, today we learned that Jon Moxley is unable to wrestle due to injury, but that’s all at this point. If he is unable to travel for #Starrcast, we will issue refunds for his Meet & Greet and attempt to replace his panel on stage.— #StarrcastIII (@StarrcastEvents) August 24, 2019
Updates forthcoming when available.
One of Moxley's final commitments before AEW started on TNT in October was the September 14 Bloodsport show where he was scheduled to take on Josh Barnett. A Twitter interaction between the two suggests that match is currently off as well, although Moxley has full intentions of having the bout once he is fully healthy.
@JoshLBarnett We're gonna get this one back. I didn't set myself on fire for nothing— Jon Moxley (@JonMoxley) August 23, 2019
Get healthy and heal up well...I want you at your best. https://t.co/KQelhh2NC2— ------ ------------------ (@JoshLBarnett) August 24, 2019
Bloodsport II is still a 100% go BTW.— ------ ------------------ (@JoshLBarnett) August 24, 2019
The Bloodsport show, run by the GCW promotion appears to be continuing forward without this bout. Fightful has reached out to GCW for comments and we will provide any updates to the story should any more information be made public.