NFAMADWF: "This fucking sucks"

Timing is everything. In life, in love and in professional wrestling. A Styles Clash must be done perfectly, and in sync. A tombstone piledriver, while seemingly much easier than a styles clash, needs to be executed perfectly (See: Undertaker/Goldberg for a NONperfect example). But timing doesn't limit itself to in-ring work, for professional wrestling.

And yesterday, we were reminded that injuries take place, and they don't give a shit about the timing.


The hottest pro wrestler (in viral terms, not appearance, though, I guess he's an attractive guy), Jon Moxley, announced from his official twitter account that due to injury he'd no longer be able to perform at All Elite Wrestling's biggest PPV to date, "ALLOut". Subsequently, AEW turned a now steaming pile of dog shit into a pretty great match: Kenny Omega v. PAC.

If you are like me and addicted to pro wrestling social media, you'll have seen the beautiful comments towards Moxley, ranging from "get better soon," to "you'll come back stronger," etc.

But one guitar string of stupid has been strummed a little to long for this dude to keep on humming along:

"This is what you get for letting talent wrestle for someone else," is the common ideology. Now, on the surface, I get that it's a knee jerk reaction to having an amazing match pulled from underneath our feet. It sucks. If fucking sucks, as Moxley himself wrote on his twitter.

But I want to pose a few theories upon you, my wrestling brethren.

How is this any different than Mox getting injured at an untelevised house show against a jobber in front of a thousand people? The end result is the same: No Moxley in your main event. You'll reply with "Well, he's not making money for another company at the house show," Which I will again reply: No Moxley in your main event.

So what is the benefit of having Moxley wrestle outside of the AEW banner?

Good will towards other promotions. Which could create talent sharing between companies. Creating matches we'd never thought we'd see. Or matches we thought we'd never see again.

Moxley will heal. He will get stronger And he will come back again like a bull in a China shop. And hopefully we see him back at the G1 next year.

And maybe someday we'll see Okada/Omega IV.

- Dennis  @thewrestleverse

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