That’s a big one. The Coronavirus has changed the way everything works, both in wrestling and in the world as a whole. One of the biggest changes has been the efforts of everyone to try and shield themselves from the virus, which is often done by quarantining themselves if they think they have come into contact with it. That can make for some rough outings, but it is what a top AEW star is doing.
There are a lot of big stars in AEW and, as is so often the case, the World Champion is at the top of the list. That is some pretty exclusive company to keep as AEW has only seen two people holding the title. Being the World Champion is certainly a status symbol, and it is made even bigger if the champion has a history coming into the company. One of the two men to hold the World Title is going to be going away for the time being though.
AEW President Tony Khan has announced that AEW World Champion Jon Moxley has been in contact with someone who has been in contact with someone who has the Coronavirus. As a result, Moxley will not be appearing on this week’s edition of AEW Dynamite. There is no word on Moxley being diagnosed with the Coronavirus or if he has been tested. Moxley was scheduled to wrestle on this week’s show and will be replaced by Brian Cage.
Recently @JonMoxley had contact with someone who had contact with someone who has COVID-19. Mox did the right thing & warned us. Doc asked him to stay home & get tested to protect us here at our test site. Cage will be in action tonight on #AEWDynamite ahead of their title fight pic.twitter.com/TWbskkzU2Z
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) June 24, 2020
Hopefully Moxley is back sooner than later. Check out what he can do when healthy:
Opinion: This might not be the most popular thing in the world but it is the absolute right thing to do. There is nothing wrong with making sure that everything is ok and missing a week as a result. I’m not sure what is going to happen with Moxley but if he is healthy and clean, there is no reason for him not to be back sooner rather than later. Hopefully that is the case and he will be back healthy and ready to go.
What do you think of Moxley’s time in AEW? Who will take the title from him? Let us know in the comments below.
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