Jon Moxley has announced on Twitter that he will be pulling out of his match against Kenny Omega at the upcoming AEW All Out pay-per-view event due to a serious case of MRSA in his elbow.
I'm absolutely gutted to have to deliver this news but I'd rather it come directly from me. In a nightmare scenario, a serious case of MRSA has returned in my elbow. 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 .— Jon Moxley (@JonMoxley) August 23, 2019
He added that he is set for surgery this week and should be good to go when AEW debuts on TNT.
I apologize to all involved, most importantly the fans. I am incredibly frustrated and pissed off. I'll have surgery this week to remove the bursa sac in my elbow and be done with it for good. Should be a quick recovery so I will be 100% for AEW Wednesday nights on TNT.— Jon Moxley (@JonMoxley) August 23, 2019
In 2018, Moxley, then known as Dean Ambrose revealed he had two different surgeries on his triceps and nearly died from MRSA.
I ended up having two different surgeries. I had this MRSA, Staph infection, I nearly died. I was in the hospital for a week plugged up to this antibiotic drip thing, and I was on all these antibiotics for months that make you puke and crap your pants.
I wasn’t able to flex my triceps for a really long time, and then the first surgery didn’t really work, something went wrong in the process. Probably due to that infection. It’s kind of hard to say when that really even got in my body... By the time I got that second surgery, it was March I think. My arm was so shrunken and skeletal that it was weird. I hadn’t been able to move it or flex it in so long that I was starting to get scared I wasn’t ever going to get it back. To go from not being able to eat my Froot Loops, to being able to get back in the ring and throw people around and throw punches and do everything back to normal, it was a very gratifying feeling.