As previously reported, Luchasaurus was pulled from an AEW Tag Team Title Tournament First Round Match he was scheduled to compete in with Jungle Boy against The Lucha Brothers (Rey Fenix and Pentagon Jr.) due to a hamstring injury.
An update was recently provided on Luchasaurus’ injury that it wasn’t as bad as originally believed. According to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, his injury was only a strained hamstring and not a full tear.
Despite Luchasaurus’ injury not being as awful as initially believed, an exact time-frame for his in-ring return has not been determined, but this type of injury usually takes only a month or so. While a full tear with a much-needed surgery usually takes 6-8 months. More information and updates will be provided on Luchasaurus’ injury and status once it is made available.
Marko Stunt would then replace Luchasaurus just hours before AEW Dynamite went on the air, in a match that saw The Lucha Brothers come out on top and advance in the next round of the tournament. It was also noted by The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that as a result of Luchasaurus’ injury, parts of that week’s episode of AEW Dynamite had to be re-written.
It was indicated that the original plans had The Lucha Brothers’ match against Jurassic Express as the opener, but AEW officials didn’t like the idea of putting Stunt in a high-pressure situation, which is why they decided to switch the order of the AEW Tag Title Tournament Matches and place The Best Friends’ Match against SCU as the opener instead.
This worked out much better for them as they were able to work out the Christopher Daniels injury angle for him to be pulled from the match and replaced by Scorpio Sky. Scorpio Sky being put in the match then helped build his stock and further his career as they ended up winning the match with him securing the victory for their team.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter