Over the last nine days, new coronavirus cases in the United States have more than doubled from 18,307 on June 15 to 37,945 on June 24.
All Elite Wrestling President Tony Khan announced AEW World Champion Jon Moxley and QT Marshall would miss last night's episode of Dynamite because they had come into contact with someone who had tested positive for COVID-19.
Khan tweeted: "Since last week’s show, in his everyday life, QT had brief contact with a non-wrestling acquaintance who since tested positive for COVID-19. Rather than risk bringing QT to our test site, our doc asked him to stay home & take a COVID test back in GA to protect the rest of us here."
He later wrote: "Recently @JonMoxley had contact with someone who had contact with someone who has COVID-19. Mox did the right thing & warned us. Doc asked him to stay home & get tested to protect us here at our test site. Cage will be in action tonight on #AEWDynamite ahead of their title fight.
"Jon Moxley can get slammed on a car, crawl through tacks & fall through the stage, but it’s every bit as cool that he came forward & told us he’d had secondhand exposure to COVID. We test everyone here at #AEWDynamite, but Jon protected everyone onsite like the great champ he is."
Moxley was scheduled to be in action last night with Taz on commentary, but his challenger at Fyter Fest Brian Cage faced Jon Cruz instead. SCU also replaced The Natural Nightmares in their match against FTR.