There were some late changes to the most recent episode of AEW Dynamite due to injury concerns and other factors.
When it comes to live wrestling shows, there are always going to be things that come up that lead to changes to what was originally planned. That’s just the nature of a business that is scripted in terms of the results of matches, yet there are also other factors involved that lead to changes.
AEW is different than WWE in some ways because, for most television shows, they like to advertise every match beforehand. They have less impromptu matches and would rather let the audience know what’s coming.
This past week for the September 27th episode of Dynamite that was near Denver, AEW promoted some things well in advance while other things were only mentioned right before the show or during Dynamite itself.
Last minute changes involving two top stars on AEW Dynamite
In the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer wrote about how Rey Fenix was barely cleared for his match against Jeff Jarrett while Nick Jackson of The Young Bucks didn’t have his usual ring gear.
“The 9/27 Dynamite show in Broomfield, CT, show was changed around due to injuries at the last minute. Jon Moxley wasn’t there as he wasn’t cleared. There were other injuries and a lot of changes. Rey Fenix was injured on the same cannonball spot that Moxley was injured on, as he hurt his back. At first, he wasn’t cleared so Fenix vs. Jeff Jarrett wasn’t scheduled. But after doing physical therapy and an in-ring workout, Dr. Michael Sampson cleared him shortly before the show started so that changed the show as well.”
“The Nick Jackson vs. Brian Cage vs. Claudio Castagnoli match for a shot at Fenix was added about 90 minutes before the show started. Nick Jackson was only scheduled to come out with Matt and be part of the post-match of Matt’s match, but Khan asked him about doing the match. He said he’d do it but didn’t bring his gear. But he had enough stuff stowed away in the bins to wear makeshift gear.”
“Fenix seemed to hurt his knee in the match with Jarrett but he said he thought he would be fine for the PPV and the match with Nick Jackson on 10/4 in Stockton for the International title.”
Rey Fenix and Nick Jackson will be on opposite teams in a four-way match at the AEW WrestleDream PPV on Sunday. The Lucha Bros (Fenix & Penta) will face The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), The Gunns – Colten & Austin and the unique team of Orange Cassidy & Hook. The winners of that match will earn an AEW Tag Team Title match.