AEW Rumors: Semifinals world title tournament match in jeopardy?

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AEW is running a World Title Eliminator Tournament on Dynamite to determine either Jon Moxley’s next challenger or Eddie Kingston’s first opponent.

The semifinals of the AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament are set. Hangman Page vs. Wardlow and Kenny Omega vs. Rey Fenix are locked in as the semifinals matches on the next episode of Dynamite, and it looks like Omega and Page are set to collide in the final as emerging rivals after the conclusion of their tag team.

But Omega’s semifinals match may be in some doubt. According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, via Cultaholic’s Aidan Gibbons, Rey Fenix suffered a neck injury during his quarterfinals victory over Penta El Zero M.

Meltzer says that Fenix dealt with soreness in his neck as a result. Because the match between Omega and Fenix was set to be pre-taped, he is unclear about the status of the semifinals match between the two of them.

Would Kenny Omega squash Rey Fenix on AEW Dynamite, too?

Omega didn’t have a difficult time beating his opponent in the quarterfinals. Sonny Kiss replaced his original opponent, Joey Janela, and the match was likely booked as a squash in which Omega’s arrogant entrance lasted longer than the match itself. One-Winged Angel, 1-2-3-. It’s unfortunate Kiss had to be on the receiving end of such a loss, so AEW would be wise to use this loss as fuel for Kiss in the coming weeks.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Omega does something similar to Fenix, who is an incredibly talented wrestler as well but can afford to take a quick loss. He may get a comeback “hope” spot, though, since it is one round later in the tournament.

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Hopefully this match still takes place, and I’m sure they will come up with a great solution if worse comes to worse. AEW has shown they are adept at thinking on the fly, no doubt. But above all else, I hope Fenix is OK. Head and neck injuries are scary, and we’ve seen a few too many of those recently. Caution is the best policy.