AEW has cancelled a pair of Dynamite tapings on the 2nd of December and 30th of December. The shows were to be taped in New Orleans, Louisiana and Rio Rancho, New Mexico respectively.
The primary reason for the postponement of the tapings is the health and safety of AEW’s employees. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in multiple events, PPVs and tapings getting canceled.
In spite of that, wrestlers have continued to put their bodies on the line, both inside and outside the ring. AEW has been running shows throughout the pandemic from Jacksonville.
The Elite, Jon Moxley, Cody Rhodes, SCU and the majority of the women’s division are all present at Daly’s Place for AEW Dynamite and PPVs.
Fans who purchased tickets for the above events will receive a full refund, and can even receive a refund at the point of sale. AEW has not yet announced the rescheduled show dates, but fans in New Orleans can use the same tickets to watch the rescheduled show.
The December 2nd episode of Dynamite had the potential of being the best episode of Dynamite ever. Kenny Omega was set to face Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship. This match was going to set the world on fire, and absolutely no one can deny it.
Moxley and Omega beat the absolute pulp out of each other at 2019’s Full Gear PPV. The unsanctioned ‘Lights Out’ match was bloody, gory, and at times difficult to watch, but it was one of the best matches of 2019, across any promotion.
Omega played it smart this time by declaring that the match will be a sanctioned one, with the ‘lights on’. Moxley may have bested Omega in a match with barbed wire, broken glass and thumbtacks. However, Omega will definitely have the upper hand in a straight up wrestling match.
Moxley’s NJPW G1 Climax run was proof that the Death Rider can hang with the best wrestlers in the world. He beat the likes of Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi and even Minoru Suzuki. This should cast come doubt over Omega, who also competed in the G1 Climax, winning the tournament in 2016.
Omega vs Moxley will now be aired live from Daly’s Place in Florida. It is unfortunate that fans in New Orleans would be missing out on such an iconic clash, but AEW will surely put a smile on the faces of disappointed fans in New Orleans.