All Elite Wrestling is set to present AEW All Out, the final PPV before their TV debut, from Chicago next Saturday. However, the company suffered a major setback, when their biggest acquisition, Jon Moxley, had to withdraw from the event due to an injury.
Moxley was set to face Kenny Omega in a high-stakes singles matchup on the PPV and was replaced by PAC (f.k.a Neville in WWE). One of the top luchadors in the world, Fenix, reportedly got injured last night at an independent event. According to F4WOnline, Felix grabbed his leg during the match and was ‘weakly’ towards the end.
Fenix teamed up with his brother Pentagon Jr. against Teddy Hart and Juventud Guerrera at an event in Rhode Island. The company, Big Time Wrestling issued a statement saying that Fenix will be alright for an event tonight, which indicates that the injury wasn’t a very major one.
The complete statement from Big Time Wrestling is as follows:
- 1. Scott Steiner is the new heavyweight champion, having won it in front of 1600+ in Pawtucket.
- 2. We are happy to announce Rey Fenix will be WRESTLING as scheduled tonight in Enfield, CT.
- 3. He never had a broken leg or anything close to it.
- 4. Wrestling “reporters” should report on our great shows, high attendance, and fan experience rather than waiting for a story and reporting it with absolutely no verification
- See you in Enfield and as always thank you to our fans for the continued support!
As far as Jon Moxley is concerned, initial reports state that he will be out for four weeks minimum, and could be fit in time for the debut episode on TNT. His scheduled match with Kenny Omega could take place at the debut show or could be postponed to a PPV scheduled at a later date.
AEW letting their star wrestlers compete on the independent scene, just one week before a major PPV is a bit surprising.