Jon Moxley sustained a concussion during his bout against Rey Fenix at AEW Dynamite Grand Slam on September 20, 2023.
During the September 20 episode of AEW Dynamite, Jon Moxley lost his AEW international title to Rey Fenix but the news is circulating that the change in the title was not part of the original plan. The plan changes because Moxley got injured before the match.
Moxley’s injury occurred very early in the match. Even before the match officially began, there was a moment when Fenix executed a dive off the ramp, landing on Moxley’s head, which left Moxley noticeably affected.
Despite being injured, Moxley persevered through the match. The conclusion saw Fenix secure the victory by pinning Moxley after executing two Fenix Drivers.
The positive update is that Moxley managed to exit the ring unassisted after the match. Dave Meltzer also provided an update, stating that Moxley received a diagnosis of a mild concussion and clarified that neither of the piledrivers caused his injury.
The call for the title change came during the match. The referee was not aware of the audible call and stopped the pinfall count after the first piledriver from Fenix. Fenix had to repeat the spot after which the referee counted for pinfall.