AEW had confirmed that Joey Janela will be replaced on tonight’s episode of Dynamite as a precaution due to a match Janela took part in this past weekend.
Earlier in the day, independent wrestler AJ Gray revealed he had tested positive for COVID-19. This past Saturday, Gray wrestled Janela at Game Changer Wrestling’s “The Last Resort” event in California.
AEW and Joey Janela learned today that he had exposure to a known COVID-19 positive person at an independent show. For that reason we are pulling him until such time as he is cleared to return consistent with our protocols. pic.twitter.com/V8TJiAhuNF
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 21, 2020
AEW has stated that Janela will be replaced by Sonny Kiss in the Title Eliminator tournament that begins tonight as Kiss will take on Kenny Omega in the opening round.
Gray stated he tested negative three times after taking part in The Collective the previous weekend until learning of the positive result from this recent test that he said he took this past Monday.
Here we go again…. it wasn’t known cause I wasn’t positive until the test I took MONDAY…. https://t.co/etKi3zSANS
— Aj Gray (@RichHomieJuice) October 21, 2020