Concern For Jon Moxley Following Scary AEW Grand Slam Match

Rey Fenix defeated Jon Moxley tonight at AEW Grand Slam in a match that saw Moxley take a couple of nasty bumps to the head, potentially leaving him concussed. The closing moments of the match caused a great deal of confusion in Arthur Ashe Stadium, with referee Rick Knox seemingly failing to count a legitimate pinfall. A few moments later, Fenix pinned Moxley to capture his first singles championship in AEW.

Following the match, Moxley was checked out by medical officials at ringside. However, AEW commentator Excalibur later announced that Moxley was able to leave the ring and head to the back without assistance. As posted on X, AEW co-owner Tony Khan, Moxley’s wife Renee Paquette, Blackpool Combat Club allies Claudio Castagnoli and Wheeler Yuta, and apparently Orange Cassidy were all spotted standing outside Moxley’s trailer following the bout. It remains to be seen if Moxley suffered an injury and will miss time, or is just recovering after a series of frightening impacts. Either way, the team at Haus of Wrestling wishes Moxley the best.

With his victory tonight, Fenix now joins Kenny Omega as only the second person in the promotion to win a singles title, a tag team title, and a trios title. The luchador has been a core member of the AEW roster since the promotion’s inception, with Fenix and his brother Penta El Zero Miedo facing Matt and Nick Jackson of the Young Bucks at the very first AEW show in 2019. He and Penta would go on to capture the AEW World Tag Team Championships in September 2021, as well as the AEW World Trios Championships alongside Pac in September 2022.

Moxley held the AEW International Championship for just 17 days after Moxley defeated Cassidy for the title at AEW All Out. Prior to his loss, Cassidy had held the belt for a whopping 326 days, helping establish the International Championship in the eyes of fans.