AEW President Tony Khan clarified whether or not Cash Wheeler’s recent legal trouble will affect his planned match at AEW All In.
On August 18th, news emerged that Cash Wheeler had been arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm. The alleged incident took place on July 27th, and according to a police report, Wheeler was accused of driving erratically and “pointing a black semi-automatic handgun out of the driver’s window at him with a strong stare.”
During Wheeler’s arraignment on August 18th, a judge granted his release from jail on a $2500 and ordered that he have no contact with his alleged victims. He was also ordered to surrender all weapons in his possession within 12 hours of his release as he was not to have any weapons on his person.
With news of this arrest, fans began to wonder whether or not the planned AEW World Tag Team Title match between FTR and The Young Bucks would still take place at AEW All In on August 27th. Court documents from Cash Wheeler’s arraignment indicate that he is not being asked to surrender his passport. In addition, the court has not imposed any restrictions on him traveling internationally, and because he has not been convicted of a crime, he should have no problem traveling to the UK.
Sports Illustrated reported earlier today that Wheeler was still expected to wrestle at the event, and speaking on a media call ahead of All In, AEW President Tony Khan addressed the situation, saying that he wants to make sure all facts are in place before making a definitive statement. After praising previous bouts between FTR and The Young Bucks as some of the best in AEW history and saying Wembley Stadium was the perfect place for their rubber match, Khan said:
“And as for things that have happened outside of the ring, I can’t comment on the specifics at this time, because I still don’t know everything, still learning facts, but based on the information we have, you know, at this time we’re still keeping an eye on that situation. And at this time, I think it’s a very inconclusive situation. It differs from other times where we’ve come in and weighed in on a situation or acted on a situation based on the evidence because in this case, and everything we’re looking at, I don’t think we have those facts right now.
“So at this point, I think it’s rather inconclusive, but I do very much look forward to the match and we’ll keep an eye out throughout this weekend. As long as it’s… depending on the situation and what’s happening.”
Tony Khan “Hasn’t Seen Enough To Make The Change” FTR Vs. The Young Bucks At AEW All In
Later in the call, Tony Khan addressed the AEW World Tag Team Championship match once again, saying that with the information available to him regarding Cash Wheeler’s arrest, he sees no reason to change plans for the match between FTR and The Young Bucks.
“And I will, as I say this, I am now going to knock on wood 10 times that it stays this way. Now, as of right now, I have no reason to believe as of now that there will be a status change to the tag team title match, obviously, we’ll keep an eye on that situation.
“I’m not saying I’m taking it lightly, but as of what I’ve seen right now, I haven’t seen enough to make the change there. And I’m not expecting to, but I will keep an eye on it. And I’m taking this that seriously, but it is also one of the most important matches in the history of the company, and I’m very excited about it. And as it stands right now, I think it’s going to be one of the greatest tag team matches we’ve had.”
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