Last month, Jon Moxley defended his International Championship against Rey Fenix at AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam. Thirty seconds into the match, Moxley suffered a mild concussion. However, referee, Rick Nox didn’t notice that Moxley was concussed. Therefore, he let Moxley continue to wrestle. The referee received a huge backlash from fans after the bout.
Recently, Jon Moxley did an interview with The Messenger, where he suggested that the industry needs better safety protocols. Moxley stated that an experienced wrestler and a doctor should watch the events in a separate feed. He added that the doctor must stop the match as soon as he notices a wrestler being concussed.
“Maybe a really experienced wrestler and a really experienced doctor, who are trained to see signs of that sh–, are watching it on a separate feed….”
“If a guy f—ing spins around or something and the doctor goes, ‘Is he OK?’ Moxley suggested, ‘The wrestler can tell him…”
“As soon as the doctor sees a sign of somebody being concussed, he just hits the f—ing red button, Boom! this is over. No matter how much time is left. No matter if it’s on live TV. It’s just over, and you figure it out from there.”Jon Moxley
WWE currently has the best safety protocols. Last July, Rey Mysterio defended his United States Championship against Santos Escobar. Rey was knocked out in the first few minutes of the match. The referee then immediately stopped the bout.
Last night, Candice LeRae faced Xia Li in a singles match on WWE RAW. Xia delivered a Spinning Head Kick on Candice. The Poison Pixie was knocked out due to Xia’s kick. The referee then stopped the match and declared Xia Li the winner.
Later, WWE aired the footage of Candice being checked by a medical person. This was clearly an angle.
After the segment, WWE seemingly responded to Jon Moxley’s comment. Wade Barrett said, “We [WWE] have the best medical staff in the world.”
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