Champion Pulled From Recent AEW Match Due To Illness

3 weeks ago by Connel Rumsey

Champion Pulled From Recent AEW Match Due To Illness AEW

A current champion was pulled from a recent scheduled match in AEW after coming down with an illness.

Current IWGP Tag Team Champion Kyle Fletcher recently appeared backstage on the May 10 episode of AEW Dynamite, where he laid out International Champion Orange Cassidy, seemingly setting up a future match between the two.

Fletcher then went on to defeat Action Andretti at the Rampage tapings that night, but he was not in action at this week’s tapings.

Per Fightful Select (subscription required), Fletcher was originally scheduled to be in action at the May 17 AEW tapings, but was pulled after coming down with an illness.

Fletcher and Mark Davis of Aussie Open captured the IWGP Tag Team Championship from Bishamon back at NJPW Sakura Genesis on April 8.

Here are the results from the May 17 episode of AEW Dynamite:

Christian Cage and Luchasaurus attacked TNT Champion Wardlow with a ladder, setting up Cage vs Wardlow in a ladder match at Double Or Nothing

Darby Allin & Orange Cassidy def. Big Bill & Lee Moriarty

Sammy Guevara def. Exodus Prime

Karen Jarrett appeared and helped Jeff Jarrett, Jay Lethal, Satnam Singh & Sonjay Dutt attack FTR

Toni Storm & Ruby Soho def. Hikaru Shida & Britt Baker

The 21-man Blackjack Battle Royal at Double Or Nothing for Orange Cassidy’s International Championship was announced

Tony Khan announced upcoming dates and locations for AEW Collision, but said the location of the premiere would be revealed next week

Roderick Strong def. Chris Jericho in a Falls Count Anywhere match thanks to help from Adam Cole

Jack Perry def. Rush

Darby Allin and Sammy Guevara ran out to help Perry when he was being attacked by Le Faccion Ingobernables

Jay White def. Ricky Starks via DQ when Starks used a steel chair that had been introduced by White’s partner Juice Robinson

Don Callis came to address turning on Kenny Omega, which turned into a big brawl between the Blackpool Combat Club and The Elite, including Adam Page returning and rejoining The Elite and setting up an Anarchy in the Arena match for Double Or Nothing

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