In an unexpected turn of events, Rey Fenix will not be gracing the ring at AEW All-In. The announcement came to light shortly after the August 16th airing of AEW Dynamite, where Orange Cassidy defended his International Championship title against Wheeler Yuta.
While Cassidy emerged victoriously, the win was tainted by a subsequent attack from Yuta and his Blackpool Combat Club cohorts. The atmosphere was tense until the Best Friends arrived, offering backup for Cassidy. The dramatic scene further unfolded with the unexpected arrival of Eddie Kingston, accompanied by The Lucha Brothers.
Fired up, Kingston announced that for the much-anticipated AEW All-In event, he would team up with The Lucha Brothers, Cassidy, and Best Friends to challenge Blackpool Combat Club and three allies of their choice in a thrilling Stadium Stampede match.
However, as the wrestling community awaited the showdown, AEW President Tony Khan revealed potential alterations to the All-In match card, hinting at unforeseen "real-life events". This mysterious statement was soon clarified by an exclusive report from Fightful Select, confirming the withdrawal of Rey Fenix from the event's lineup.
Is an Injury Sidelining Rey Fenix?
Contrary to some speculation, Fenix's exit is not injury-related. Reliable sources suggest visa and travel issues as the root cause, but an official confirmation is still pending. Inside sources assure fans that AEW has a strategy to address Fenix's sudden absence, ensuring the event remains as exhilarating as promised.
While Rey Fenix's departure leaves a significant void, the future of the Stadium Stampede match remains uncertain. Will AEW introduce a replacement? Or might they recalibrate the number of participants? Given that the Blackpool Combat Club is yet to finalize its team members for the bout, a variety of outcomes could unfold.
As the wrestling community awaits further updates, one thing is for sure – AEW All In promises to be a spectacle, even with these unforeseen twists and turns.