At AEW’s first pay-per-view after debuting on TNT, Full Gear, Jon Moxley defeated Kenny Omega in an unsanctioned match that main evented the show.
The match divided opinion. While some loved the action, others felt that it went slightly too far, with some of the spots being too brutal.
One of the spots in the match saw Jon Moxley blade, and it has been reported that a former WCW commentator decided to contact the Maryland State Athletic Commission (MSAC) about the spot.
Dave Meltzer noted in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the MSAC is currently investigating AEW for the spot. On the matter, Meltzer wrote the following:
“Former WCW announcer Chris Cruise contacted the Maryland State Athletic Commission regarding the Omega vs. Jon Moxley I Quit match at the Full Gear PPV show on 11/9. He asked about commission rules on blading, and allowing matches to continue if a performer is bleeding either intentionally or unintentionally and if there was a commission doctor at the show. After repeated requests, he was told that the commission prohibits wrestlers from deliberately lacerating themselves or their opponents, or introducing human or animal blood into the match, none of which happened in that match. The commission noted that they were at the match and there was a doctor assigned to the show. The commission also stated they were conducting a formal investigation into the match and thus, since the investigation is ongoing, they can’t comment on questions regarding the match. I’m not sure what the investigation would be on.”
If AEW is found guilty for disobeying commission rules, it is likely that they could face a rather hefty fine. Make sure you stay tuned to WrestleTalk.com for the latest on this interesting story.