If you watched the main event of the Jan.5 episode of Dynamite, you know that Rey Fenix got hurt on the spot where Luchasaurus chokeslammed off the apron through a table on the floor. The replay made it even cleared that his arm was caught underneath him and bent back near the elbow in an unnatural way.
WARNING: This video graphically depicts the injury from multiple angles.
Rey Fénix cae mal y ahora solamente queda esperar para saber por cuánto tiempo no lo veremos en acción. Lo más importante ahora es que se recupere correctamente. #AEWDynamite— (@TurnHeelWres) January 6, 2022
Medical staff immediately rushed to Fenix’s side, and he did not factor in the finish of the match (nor did it seem like he was supposed to). PWInsider reported he was rushed to the back for evaluation, and shortly after that Wrestling Observer’s Bryan Alvarez and Bodyslam.net’s Cassidy Haynes tweeted the Lucha Bro suffered a broken arm and was heading to the hospital.
Guys let me remind everyone that WE PUT OUR LIVES AND BODIES on the line for this sport. Be mindful of what we said to the performers. We love our fans and we do this because is our passion but be mindful. Today was scary. Please pray for my friend….— Thunder Rosa (@thunderrosa22) January 6, 2022
Insider was also among the first to share word that the newly signed Jake Atlas was hurt in his match on Rampage. The following contains spoilers for Friday’s show, although the match with Adam Cole was made on the Dynamite broadcast and the outcome is not a surprise:
While executing a springboard from the apron into the ring, Atlas was hit by Adam Cole with a superkick. Atlas hurt his knee coming down and began grabbing at it.
Atlas had trouble putting weight on his knee but still pulled himself up to get in position as they attempted to go for a Panama Sunrise to set up the finish but Atlas was unable to take the spot. Cole instead grabbed him in a kneebar and Atlas tapped.
Atlas was helped out by AEW officials.
A follow-up report from the site says Atlas “blew out his knee”, but notes the severity is unknown. Alvarez later tweeted Jake is scheduled for an MRI.
We’ll keep you posted on both men, hoping for a good diagnosis for Atlas and that Fenix’s arm isn’t as bad as it looked in that video.