Backstage AEW News On Jon Moxley And Adam Cole Injuries

This past Wednesday night, AEW presented its now-annual Dynamite: Grand Slam event from Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, NY. The show featured some notable highlights, like Eddie Kingston defeating long-time nemesis Claudio Castagnoli for the ROH World Championship and MJF retaining his AEW World Championship in a main event classic against ROH TV Champion Samoa Joe. Unfortunately, the big event was also host to some negative news, as two roster members walked away from the event injured.

The first injury occurred during Jon Moxley’s AEW International Championship against Rey Fenix. Early in the match, Fenix dove off the entrance ramp onto Moxley, who was standing outside the ring, landing on top of the Blackpool Combat Club member’s head on the way down. From there, Moxley seemed to be out of it, as he had trouble with his footing and ultimately called an audible for the match to be ended after being dropped on his head, again, courtesy of a piledriver variation.

On today’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer stated that Moxley was “okay” following the scary incident but had no update on when he could return to AEW action. It was noted that he is going to have to pass concussion protocols in order to be let back into the ring for competition. However, Moxley is apparently “not feeling any weirdness,” and there are no grave concerns for his health at this time.

The second Grand Slam injury occurred during the main event between MJF and Samoa Joe. As MJF lay lifeless in Joe’s Cochina Clutch, Cole sprinted down to the ring to support his friend, leaping from the entrance ramp to the floor to be ringside and tweaking his ankle upon landing. Cole was noticeably hobbling for the duration of the match, and Metzer noted that everybody backstage was “really worried.”

With that said, Cole is still being advertised for this weekend’s AEW WrestleDream, defending his ROH Tag Team Championship alongside MJF against The Righteous, so it was speculated the injury is not as bad as believed. The Brochachos are advertised for this Wednesday night’s Dynamite, and it is possible Cole will address his injury on the show.