Always have a plan B. With the wrestling world changing in such a big way over the last few months thanks to the Coronavirus, there is very little in the way of sticking to a plan these days. You never know how messed up things are going to be from one way to another and that can wreck some serious chaos on any wrestling promotion. It seems to be the case in AEW at the moment, but they have a backup plan for one of their upcoming marquee matches.
Over the next two weeks, AEW is presenting its Fyter Fest event, which will be quite the stacked pair of cards. The big match of the two weeks will be for the AEW World Title with Jon Moxley defending against the seemingly unstoppable Brian Cage. That is going to be a heck of a showdown, but there is a chance that it might be taking place later than expected due to the Coronavirus. Moxley is currently isolating after his wife Renee Young was diagnosed with the Coronavirus. Now though, AEW might have a backup plan in place.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Moxley is taking regular tests for the Coronavirus. Should he test positive, AEW’s plan is to film the match with Cage in an empty arena and add it into Fyter Fest for the July 8 broadcast. Moxley is staying at home with Young, though they are isolating themselves in different parts of their house. There is no word on what AEW will do if Moxley cannot wrestle.
The feud has been set up pretty well. Check out the build to the title match:
Opinion: I’m not sure how smart it is to have Moxley wrestling anywhere if he tests positive, even in an empty arena. That doesn’t do much good for either Cage or the referee, but AEW seems pretty set on having this match air on the 8th. Hopefully it doesn’t come to such a measure as there is a chance Moxley won’t test positive, but if they are going to film the match, the might want to get it done as soon as possible after a negative test if they can, which is easier said than done.
What do you think of AEW’s plan? How do you see the match going? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!