All Elite Wrestling made a major change to the World Title Eliminator tournament as Rey Fenix is out and Penta El Zero M is in. Fenix is out due to a shoulder injury suffered this week on AEW Dynamite. Penta El Zero M will take on Kenny Omega next week on Dynamite.
#EddieKingston & #LuchaBros announced that Fenix has vacated his win over his brother @PENTAELZEROM due to injury. Penta has been declared the winner by forfeit & will face @KennyOmegamanX in the World Title Eliminator Tournament semifinals on #AEWDynamite Wed at 8p on @tntdrama
Fenix worked a first-round match against Penta this past week on Dynamite. The injury happened when he jumped up and hit a twisting head scissors on Penta and landed badly on his neck and shoulder.
In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that the change was coming.
“I believe Penta wrestled because of the Fenix injury.”
Meltzer goes onto say that Fenix told his friends he “was okay” but all Elite Wrestling management decided to pull him out of the match as a precautionary measure.