Joey Janela replaces Rey Fenix in the Casino Ladder Match

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2020/05/23/joey-janela-replaces-rey-fenix-in-the-casino-ladder-match/

AEW has announced another change to Saturday’s Double or Nothing pay-per-view with the news that Rey Fenix is off the card due to injury.

Fenix was set to compete in the nine-person Casino Ladder Match but sustained an injury during Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite. He will be replaced in the ladder match by Joey Janela.

AEW stated that Fenix is not expected to miss significant time. A mystery participant will still be included in the match that also features Darby Allin, Colt Cabana, Orange Cassidy, Kip Sabian, Frankie Kazarian, Scorpio Sky, and Luchasaurus.

The match begins with two participants and a new entrant joins the match every 90 seconds as they attempt to grab a chip hanging above the ring for a future AEW title shot. Participants can grab the chip at any time during the match.

.@ReyFenixMx is out of the #CasinoLadderMatch due to injury. Fenix isn’t expected to miss significant time. @JANELABABY is now entered in the Casino Ladder Match. 1 mystery wrestler is still TBA. DOUBLE or NOTHING is available on all major providers @brlive @FiteTV tomorrow 8/7c pic.twitter.com/0RKeirEhtU

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 23, 2020

I’m sure that will seal the deal for anyone who was debating whether to buy Double or Nothing. :roll_eyes:

You popped huge at this news, didnt you?

It was baby in the air time.

Yeah that is really disappointing. The match will be a lot worse now. I hope this makes AEW talent think twice about doing such stupid bumps on the go home show

I have nothing against Janela, but two replacements announced so closely to one another following Wednesday’s show just emphasizes the need for safety and coordination. It’s never good to be reckless within wrestling, especially now.