Rey Fenix took a nasty bump on the May 20 episode of Dynamite, which caused him to miss the Double or Nothing pay-per-view a few days later. It sounded like Fenix would be okay, he just needed a week or two recover. AEW expected that he would be good to go as Cody Rhodes’ challenger for the TNT championship next week, on June 10.
Yesterday’s (June 3) episode of Dynamite was taped last week, with that upcoming match in mind. But it turns out that Fenix is not healthy enough to compete yet, so they tried to edit his name off the broadcast. Here is how Dave Meltzer described the situation on Wrestling Observer Radio:
“Originally it was gonna be Fenix against Cody next week, but Fenix is not ready yet. When the show was taped last Tuesday, there were all these references to Cody against Fenix on the show. When they got the word [that Fenix was out], which was very late in the week, they went back through the whole show, to edit all the references to Fenix out. One of them snuck in, they missed it. So there was a reference during the match in the commentary that Fenix gets the winner...They tried, it’s more than most companies would do.”
Fans who caught the slip-up on commentary in the main event of Dynamite may have been confused, so now this clears up any uncertainty. AEW tried to erase his name out of the broadcast, but they missed one instance.
Fenix will not be competing on Dynamite next week. Cody will instead defend the TNT championship against Private Party’s Marq Quen.