Jon Moxley called audible after suffering concussion in pre-match brawl, finish was changed mid-match

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor


Jon Moxley suffered a concussion in the pre-match brawl with Rey Fenix during tonight’s Dynamite before they entered the ring and the ref called for the bell to officially start the match.

The finish the match was changed during the match to Fenix winning and thus becoming AEW International Champion. Moxley apparently made the call during the match as Moxley knew something was wrong, but the referee wasn’t sure of the actual finish, thus the ref originally didn’t count to three even though Moxley didn’t lift his shoulder.

Moxley was diagnosed with a concussion after the match, but isn’t expected to much if any ring time.

Since AEW didn’t plan for Fenix to be the International Champion, it seems likely Moxley will get the title back in a rematch, although it’s possible they’ll just change plans entirely and go with Fenix or someone else.

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(Wade Keller is the editor, publisher, and founder of Pro Wrestling Torch and He has covered pro wrestling since 1987. He studied journalism and economics in college, interned at a major market broadcast news station (KMSP in Minneapolis/St. Paul), worked at KFAN radio for two years in the 1990s, hosted the “Ultimate Insiders” DVD series with international distribution, hosted the “Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast” on Podcast One and now on Spreaker, and has been a guest on the Steve Austin Podcast dozens of times as an analyst (nobody has been a guest with Austin more times). He has broken major pro wrestling stories in five separate decades and has interviewed some of pro wrestling’s most influential names in their longest insider interviews including Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Lou Thesz, Jesse Ventura, Jon Moxley, Jim Ross, Eric Bischoff, Bill Watts, Paul Heyman, Jim Cornette, Goldberg, Steve Austin, Vince McMahon, The Rock, Kevin Nash, and over 100 others including more than a dozen ex-WWE creative team members. He was inducted into the Tragos/Thesz Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 for “Excellence in Wresting on Professional Wrestling” in a class with Beth Phoenix, B.Brian Blair, Greg Wojciechowski, Jim Londos, and Matt Lindland. He continues to cover pro wrestling here at and on the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast.)

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