Following last night's AEW Double or Nothing PPV, AEW owner Tony Khan updated the media on the injury status of Rey Fenix. Fenix was originally booked for Double or Nothing but was injured on last week's AEW Dynamite during a brouhaha after his match with Orange Cassidy, forcing a last-minute change of plans. Joey Janella replaced Fenix in the Casino Ladder Match, which was ultimately won by debuting former Impact Champion Brian Cage. Rey Fenix's injury appears to be minor and Tony Khan said he will be back soon.
Rey Fenix made his return to Dynamite a few weeks ago and was soon after announced as a participant in the Casino Ladder Match. Fenix took a nasty fall on a botched dive on last week's Dynamite, but reports prior to the PPV suggested his injury would not keep him out for long. Fenix, like many of AEW's stars, was absent from the Georgia tapings that saw the company through the initial phase of coronavirus pandemic lockdown. Fenix made his return a few weeks ago, but without his brother and tag team partner Pentagon Jr., who remains stuck in Mexico due to travel restrictions.
Fenix and Pentagon are both accomplished singles wrestlers but have spent most of their time in AEW in the tag team division. During the pandemic lockdown, the Lucha Bros drifted off AEW's tag team rankings. Fenix appearing on his own and what would have likely been a major showcase in the Casino Ladder Match could have led to the start of a singles run in AEW. That might still happen, but if Fenix is out for long enough that Pentagon can return to AEW, the company could also decide to put them back in the tag division. Based on Khan's comments, it seems reasonable to expect that Fenix will be back significantly sooner than Britt Baker, who was also injured on last week's Dynamite and who Khan said would be out for six weeks. Matt Jackson, who was also injured on that cursed Dynamite, ended up being okay to wrestle in the Stadium Stampede match at Double or Nothing.