Professional wrestling is a sport that often walks the fine line between entertainment and genuine danger. The recent AEW Dynamite Grand Slam event at Arthur Ashe Stadium was no exception, with the Jon Moxley match ending in a manner that left fans and professionals alike deeply concerned.
Jon Moxley, formerly known as Dean Ambrose in the WWE, was defending his AEW International Title against Rey Fenix. The match took a concerning turn when Moxley seemed to sustain an injury following a move called the Black Fire Driver.
Observers noted that Moxley’s head appeared to be driven forcefully into the mat. What added to the alarm was Moxley’s gesture to referee Rick Knox, seemingly indicating him to start the pin count. This move was not part of the planned match conclusion.
However, Knox, perhaps sensing something was amiss, chose not to count to three, even when Moxley didn’t kick out. The match continued, and Fenix delivered another Black Fire Driver. This time, Knox counted the pin, bringing the match to an end.
Jon Moxley: Fan Reactions and Concerns
The unexpected finish did not go unnoticed. Many fans expressed their worries, especially given the nature of the move and Moxley’s apparent distress. The wrestling community was abuzz with speculation and concern for Moxley’s well-being.
In the aftermath of the match, there was significant speculation about Moxley’s health, with fears of a potential concussion.
However, Bryan Alvarez later provided an update stating that Jon Moxley is “okay.” This news brought a sigh of relief to many, though the exact details of his condition remain undisclosed.
Wrestling’s Unpredictable Nature
This incident serves as a stark reminder of the unpredictability inherent in professional wrestling. While the athletes train rigorously and matches are choreographed, the risk of injury is ever-present.
Moxley’s situation underscores the importance of quick thinking and adaptability, both by the wrestlers themselves and the officials overseeing the matches.