Jon Moxley To Defend The AEW World Championship On Tonight's Dynamite

A change of plans...

On tonight's episode of AEW: Dynamite, Jon Moxley was scheduled to team with Will Hobbs and Darby Allin in a six-man tag team match against Lance Archer, Brian Cage and Ricky Starks. 

Those plans have now changed, however, and Moxley revealed he will be defending the AEW World Championship on tonight's show instead.

The world champion tweeted: "Change of plans. I'm putting up the title tonight. Live TV babe. #AEWDynamite."

Tony Khan later announced The Maestro Of Mayhem will go one on one with Eddie Kingston. The Mad King earned the title shot as he was never eliminated from the Casino Battle Royale at All Out. 

The AEW President wrote: "Tonight on #AEWDynamite Live on TNT at 8pm ET/7 CT, JonMoxley v. Eddie Kingston for the AEW Championship! There were questions about if Eddie’s Battle Royale elimination was valid (Lance + Eddie were the final 2, Lance threw him off the top but not over), now Eddie gets his shot!"

The match was scrapped after Lance Archer revealed he tested positive for COVID-19. The Murderhawk Monster tweeted: "When I returned from our last show, a family member was ill when I got home. I found out later a friend who had taken my family member to the Vet for our Dachshund was COVID positive. While at home, now I’ve also gotten sick tested positive. I feel ok, expect to see me in 2 wks."

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