The Maryland Athletic Commission recently fined All Elite Wrestling $10,000 due to a match that took place on November 9th, 2019 from the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland at the company’s Full Gear PPV Event. This was the Unsanctioned Lights Out Match between AEW World Champion Jon Moxley and one-half of the AEW World Tag Team Champions Kenny Omega.
It was noted in the consent order that was filed by The Maryland Athletic Commission that AEW was the promotion responsible for the Unsanctioned Lights Out Match between Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega that saw these licensed talents suffer lacerations that caused blood to be introduced into the ring. The commission then said that administrative charges against All Elite Wrestling were appropriate for violations against the Maryland law pertaining to pro wrestling contests and related regulations.
The Maryland Athletic Commission then determined that AEW violated multiple regulations, including the Conduct of Wrestling Contest and Responsibility of Promoter. AEW then agreed to pay a civil penalty to the Maryland Athletic Commission in the amount of $10,000 within 30 days of the consent order.
It was then mentioned that even though the Maryland Athletic Commission recognizes AEW for taking the necessary precautions and measures to ensure the safety of both competitors and that AEW merely used materials and substances for the effect of bleeding that both talents had, which was all of course just scripted, blood was still introduced during the match.
You can check out the consent order below:
AEW fined $10,000 by Maryland State Athletic Commission. Consent Order attached. pic.twitter.com/dsgGI6HuL6— Justice (@ChrispyCruiser) May 6, 2020