The Kenny Omega vs. Jon Moxley match from AEW Full Gear got a lot of attention because fans are not used to seeing those types of matches on pay-per-view these days. It was a polarizing match that had AEW fans talking but now there appears to be a negative cloud hanging over the match for other reasons.
As reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, former WCW announcer Chris Cruise contacted the Maryland State Athletic Commission to ask about their rules on blading and their rules on matches continuing after a performer bleeds, whether it’s intentional or not. The commission was also asked if a doctor was at the show.
Cruise got an answer after several inquiries and was told by the commission that performers are prohibited from deliberately lacerating themselves or their opponents. That did not happen during the match so they were well within the commission rules. The commission also states that human or animal blood is prohibited from being introduced into a match, and that did not happen either. The commission also noted that a doctor was assigned to the show.
The commission stated that they were conducting a formal investigation into the match and they wouldn’t be able to comment further. It’s unclear what the investigation is about since it appears that no commission rules were broken.
Earlier in the night at Full Gear, Cody Rhodes was busted open and the match was close to being stopped but the doctor who checked on him determined that he was fine to finish the match.