This week’s AEW Dynamite faced several last-minute changes, including one match being added to the show just 90 minutes before!
Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that both Rey Fenix vs Jeff Jarrett and the three-way bout between Brian Cage, Claudio Castagnoli and Nick Jackson were heavily affected by the changes. Meltzer notes that Fenix was cleared to compete shortly before the show began, hence why his match with Jarrett was added so late.
Meanwhile, the three-way match was added just 90 minutes before the show began. Nick Jackson was not supposed to wrestle at the event and did not bring his ring gear as a result, so was forced to wear makeshift gear for the match when Tony Khan asked him to compete at the last minute.
“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.”