During AEW Dynamite / Fyter Fest, Taz revealed that the AEW World Championship match between champion Jon Moxley and Brian Cage has been moved to AEW Fight For The Fallen on July 15th. Fight For The Fallen will be a show dedicated to helping COVID-19 charities. More info on that show is coming soon.
The reason Moxley was not on TV is that he is at home taking care of wife Renee Young, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week. Moxley had already taken two COVID-19 tests, both coming back negative. Tony Khan and Moxley decided to take extra precaution and that is why the match was postponed.
During the promo from Fyter Fest, Taz referred to Moxley’s tests and said
“as you know, we don’t run a sloppy shop.”
That line was taking a direct shot at WWE’s lack of testing procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. WWE has since changed their process after over 30 WWE personnel reportedly got the virus.
Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio, that people in WWE were not happy with Taz’s comments.
“boy were there people upset with that line … there were people very upset with that line. How do you even argue it, right?”
Meltzer said WWE can’t argue what was said since what was said about AEW’s testing is true. AEW has been doing COVID-19 testing at their shows since the pandemic started. WWE was only been doing temperature checks.
Meltzer went on to say.
“That’s the reason Moxley is not on this show [Fyter Fest] is because WWE was so lax in doing so that they had an outbreak, that’s what happened,”
Check out the clip below from Taz’s promo at Fyter Fest.