All Elite Wrestling (AEW) star Rey Fenix is set to make his in-ring return to action soon. This may be of opportune timing, as AEW has restarted touring for the first time in 16 months.
In the latest edition of his Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer stated that Fenix is ready to return to the ring.
Fenix has been sidelined by a groin injury, causing him to miss action, including the Double or Nothing PPV in May. The injury may have potentially occurred during a match in Mexico.
Fenix’s last match in AEW pre-injury was a win against Best Friends’ Chuck Taylor. That was in an April 26 broadcast of AEW Dark: Elevation.
It is not known when Tony Khan will bring Fenix back on TV. However, Fenix and tag partner Pentagon Jr. will defend championship gold next month. Better known as the Lucha Brothers, they will defend their AAA World Tag Team titles at AAA TripleMania XXIX August 14 in Mexico City. Their booked opponents are Laredo Kid and Hijo del Vikingo, and Black Taurus and a mystery partner in a triple-threat tag team bout.
How could they book Fenix upon returning to AEW TV?
Meteormoric rise to Lucha Brothers vs. Young Bucks for tag title gold
Fenix’s absence has been felt in AEW, as his tag partner has been alternating in tag matches. Sometimes he would be in matches with Death Triangle member PAC. More recently, he’s been in matches with Eddie Kingston, including a recent challenge for the AEW World Tag Team Championship.
Perhaps the AAA World Tag Team Champions have something to say about Matt and Nick Jackson’s holding the titles hostage. This is especially true since the Young Bucks won them off FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) in November.
The two tag teams have faced off many times, with the last faceoff being at AEW All Out in 2019.
How soon they bring Fenix to TV will depend on this storyline being pursued.
Singles feud with Andrade
Another direction that could be pursued is a singles feud with Andrade “El Idolo”.
Arguably the best luchadors in the world, this could be a proving ground opportunity for Fenix or Andrade. The end game: being the best luchador in the world.
Should this be a booking decision, it could very well become a Match of the Year finalist.
It should also be noted that fans have been calling for this since Andrade signed with AEW.
Do you have any other booking recommendations for Rey Fenix’s return to AEW television? Let us know in the comments.
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