AEW Makes Changes To All In
Changes made to AEW All In
As expected, All Elite Wrestling made changes to the All In card during Wednesday's episode of Dynamite.
Jon Moxley defeated Rey Fenix in the opening contest of Dynamite and the situation only worsened for the Lucha Brother as Santana (now named Mike Santana) and Ortiz returned to help Blackpool Combat Club beat down Fenix following the match. Penta El Zero Miedo and Eddie Kingston then ran down for the save, only to be overwhelmed before Orange Cassidy and Best Friends finally arrived to even the odds.
Fenix was taken away from the arena on a stretcher and it was announced the Stadium Stampede Match had been changed to a five vs. five clash as a result. The updated lineup is Eddie Kingston, Penta El Zero Miedo, Orange Cassidy, and Best Friends vs. Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli, Wheeler Yuta, Mike Santana, and Ortiz.
Santana had been out of action for over a year since he suffered a serious knee injury in 2022's Blood & Guts Match. Ortiz remained on TV during Santana's absence but he hadn't been seen on TV since April. Santana and Ortiz have had personal issues for some time but obviously they are willing to work together.
Fenix reportedly is unable to travel to the United Kingdom at the moment as he is looking to establish residency in the United States.
That wasn't the only change to All In on Dynamite, however. AR Fox and Swerve Strickland suffered a loss to Nick Wayne and Darby Allin on the Wednesday night show after Wayne pinned Fox. The result only enraged Swerve Strickland, though, who told Fox the Dynamite match had been a test for the former EVOLVE star and he had failed. The Mogul Embassy then turned on Fox, kicking him out of the faction only weeks after he joined the stable.
Even though AR Fox mutilated Nick Wayne a couple of weeks ago, Wayne and Allin re-established their friendship with him. The betrayal by Strickland also left him without a tag team partner for All In, but that quickly changed as Christian Cage made his way down the ramp, insulted Nick Wayne's dead father Buddy Wayne, and revealed he would team with Swerve at All In.
With the change, the match is now Sting and Darby Allin vs. Swerve Strickland and Christian Cage in a Coffin Match.
AEW All In will emanate from London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday, August 27.