A veteran AEW wrestler is out of action, but Dave Meltzer has commented on what sort of injury is the reason for an in-ring absence.
Rey Fenix has been out of action since October 10th, 2023 when he lost the AEW International Championship to Orange Cassidy on Dynamite. Fenix was dealing with an injury before that match, but he worked through it as best he could and dropped the title to Cassidy.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer shed some light on Fenix’s health status while making it clear that Fenix is not getting a hip replacement surgery, which apparently has been rumored somewhere.
“So the story that Rey Fenix was getting a hip replacement or had a hip replacement is inaccurate. Yes [ a double hip replacement], that’s inaccurate.”
“I don’t know exactly what the whole story is. But I’m one of his friends who just said that he did not get a hip replacement.”
It was not mentioned when Fenix may be able to wrestle again. He has missed nearly five months due to his injury.
Rey Fenix Has Held Three Different Championships In AEW
During his five-year AEW career, Rey Fenix has held three different championships. Fenix and his brother Penta are former AEW World Tag Team Champions. The brothers and PAC, who are collectively known as Death Triangle, are former AEW World Trios Tag Team Champions. They were also part of an incredible Best Of Seven series with The Young Bucks & Kenny Omega for those Trios Titles as well.
As a singles wrestler, Fenix is also a former AEW International Champion. That title win happened when Jon Moxley suffered a concussion in a match and Fenix got the win and the title so that they could end the match.