With over 80,000 tickets sold, All Elite Wrestling is poised to make history this coming weekend when they present their AEW All In London card. As it stands, the event has sold more tickets than any other pro wrestling event in history, surpassing WWE SummerSlam 92 for the UK record and WWE WrestleMania 32 for the overall record. Despite the runaway financial success of the show, it has also faced a few behind-the-scenes setbacks as well, including the relatively bad publicity this past week when Cash Wheeler, real name Daniel Wheeler, was arrested in Orlando on one charge of aggravated assault with a firearm.
The Wheeler news comes on the heels of injuries sustained by Bryan Danielson, Jamie Hayter, and Pac, which also threw hurdles in the way of Tony Khan as he attempted to book the show. The AEW President opened up about the setbacks earlier today on the AEW All In London media call and cautioned fans that more changes would be coming to the card. He noted that the alterations were due to “real world” problems that do not have anything to do with pro wrestling.
Fightful reports that one of those changes will be the removal of Rey Fenix, one-half of the Lucha Brothers, from the show. As it was described to them, Fenix is dealing with a travel or visa issue that will prevent him from appearing and is not injury related. They clarified that it had not been confirmed, and Haus of Wrestling is asking around for clarification.
Fenix is scheduled to team with his Lucha Brothers partner, Penta El Zero M, The Best Friends, and Eddie Kingston against the Blackpool Combat Club in a Stadium Stampede match. There is no word on whether Fenix will be replaced in the match or if it will be adjusted, possibly to a five-on-five contest, to accommodate his absence.