Report: Backstage News On Original Booking Of Stadium Stampede At AEW All In

More on AEW's plans for Stadium Stampede at All In

One of the headline matches at the AEW All In pay-per-view on Sunday saw Eddie Kingston, Orange Cassidy, Best Friends, and Penta El Zero Miedo pick up a win over Claudio Castagnoli, Jon Moxley, Wheeler Yuta, Santana, and Ortiz. 

The match was originally advertised as a six vs. six encounter with Rey Fenix alongside his Lucha Brothers tag team partner Penta El Zero Miedo, while Blackpool Combat Club had to find three tag team partners. Fenix was written out of the match, though, by a post-match attack from Blackpool Combat Club and the returning Santana and Ortiz on last week's AEW Dynamite. It emerged that Fenix would be unable to compete at All In in the United Kingdom as he is trying to establish residency in the United States. 

Although Fenix being removed at the last minute made AEW appear disorganised, the promotion knew all along that Fenix couldn't travel to the UK and the six vs. six match was booked knowing the former AAA Mega Champion would need to be removed, according to Fightful Select. There was no consideration to finding a replacement and the match was always scheduled to be a five vs. five affair. 

AEW's first plans for Stadium Stampede were reportedly completely different, however, with reports ahead of All In stating the match was originally set to be Blackpool Combat Club vs. Best Friends & Orange Cassidy vs. Death Triangle. Fenix's issues and PAC's injury meant AEW quickly moved on from that plan, though. 

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