Rey Fenix will reportedly miss AEW’s upcoming Double Or Nothing pay-per-view due to a recent injury suffered in the ring.
Dave Meltzer has reported in his latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the Mexican star will be unable to compete at Double Or Nothing. The injury Fenix is suffering is reported to have stemmed from a recent match the luchador had in his native Mexico. There is no word on how long the AEW star will be out of commission for at this time.
Had Fenix been able to compete he would likely have been part of the giant Casino Battle Royale match alongside his brother Penta El Zero Miedo. Fenix and Penta’s other partner in Death Triangle, Pac, is challenging Kenny Omega in the main event for the AEW World Championship.
Fenix has some history in AEW’s battle royals. At Revolution in March 2021, Fenix won the Casino Tag Team Royale. That win granted Fenix and Pac an AEW Tag Team Title match that was won by defending champions, The Young Bucks. That match took place on the 14th of April edition of Dynamite and was awarded five stars by Meltzer.
Since then Rey Fenix has competed in two matches for All Elite Wrestling. He teamed with Pac, Penta, and The Sydal Brothers to defeat The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, Konosuke Takeshita, and Michael Nakazawa at AEW’s first house show. Following that bout, Fenix defeated Chuck Taylor in a match that aired on AEW Dark: Elevation.
Twenty names are now advertised to take part in the big over-the-top-rope battle royal match, with the winner to receive a future AEW World Championship match. The ‘Joker,’ as the 21st entrant is known, has often been a surprise with the last Joker being a debuting Matt Sydal at All Out 2020.