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Jon Moxley (f/k/a Dean Ambrose of WWE’s The Shield) is out of All Out next Saturday night with a return of the MRSA staph infection that sidelined him for an extended period during his stint with WWE. AEW has already announce his replacement against Kenny Omega will be PAC (f/k/a Adrian Neville in WWE).
“In a nightmare scenario, a serious case of MRSA has returned in my elbow,” Moxley wrote on Twitter. “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. I apologize to all involved, most importantly the fans. I am incredibly frustrated and pissed off.”
Although this is a blow to All Out, he expressed confidence he will be fine in time for AEW’s debut on TNT on Oct. 2. “I’ll have surgery this week to remove the bursa sac in my elbow and be done with it for good,” he wrote. “Should be a quick recovery so I will be 100 percent for AEW Wednesday nights on TNT.”
The Mayo Clinic website describes MRSA as follows:
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is caused by a type of staph bacteria that’s become resistant to many of the antibiotics used to treat ordinary staph infections.
Most MRSA infections occur in people who’ve been in hospitals or other health care settings, such as nursing homes and dialysis centers. When it occurs in these settings, it’s known as health care-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA). HA-MRSA infections typically are associated with invasive procedures or devices, such as surgeries, intravenous tubing or artificial joints.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) August 23, 2019