In an unexpected turn of events, Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) has been compelled to remove El Hijo del Vikingo from their highly anticipated upcoming shows due to an undisclosed injury. The announcement, delivered via Twitter, came as a blow to fans who were eagerly awaiting Vikingo's participation in an All-Star Scramble match at Night One of GCW's Homecoming event in Atlantic City, New Jersey this weekend.
The championship-caliber match was set to feature Vikingo facing off against Komander, Ninja Mack, Gringo Loco, Arez, and Alex Zayne. However, in light of Vikingo's unfortunate injury, GCW has had to reshuffle the deck. Alex Zayne has been withdrawn from the scramble match as well, paving the way for a new showdown.
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Stepping into the spotlight, Alex Zayne will now engage in a compelling singles confrontation against the former ROH World Television Champion, Tony Deppen. Meanwhile, the scramble match will include Cole Radrick and Dante Leon, who have been enlisted to fill the void left by Vikingo and Zayne.
Nevertheless, the lineup remains formidable, with Komander, Mack, Loco, and Arez ready to deliver an electrifying performance. El Hijo del Vikingo's recent wrestling endeavors have showcased his exceptional prowess. Having triumphed at AAA TripleMania XXXI in Mexico City on August 12, where he successfully defended his AAA Mega Championship against a formidable trio, Vikingo's athleticism and skills have been remarkable.
Yet, a concerning incident unfolded backstage as he concluded his title defense, as video footage captured him collapsing, prompting immediate medical attention. Reports from PWInsider have suggested dehydration and insufficient nourishment may have contributed to this setback.
As of now, it remains uncertain whether this injury is connected to his earlier collapse. Vikingo's stature has grown significantly in American wrestling, with his debut in AEW against the illustrious Kenny Omega in March of this year making waves.
His subsequent appearances on AEW television, including a recent bid for the Ring of Honor World Tag Team Championship alongside Komander on the 200th episode of "AEW Dynamite," have only solidified his reputation as a rising star.
In this unfortunate turn of events, the wrestling world eagerly awaits Vikingo's swift recovery, hoping he will soon return to the ring to captivate audiences again with his remarkable talents. Until then, fans can anticipate a dynamic display of skill and athleticism as GCW's Homecoming event takes center stage this weekend.