While WWE was doing everything in its power to sign its current stars to long-term deals, it was also doing its best to sign some of the biggest names from indie wrestling from under the noses of AEW.
One of these was Rey Fenix, one of the most exciting talents in world wrestling alongside his brother Pentagon Jr. The masked Luchador has wrestled across the world, and despite fierce interest from WWE, he held firm and instead signed with AEW.
Speaking about the reasons for his decision in an interview with Wrestling Inc’s Nick Hausman, Fenix said:
“We are in every company now except for WWE… because their contracts are nuts. The time is coming up [to pick one promotion] – I don’t know if it’s WWE. I don’t know. The moment now is the best because I can wrestle whatever wrestler in MLW, whatever wrestler in AEW, in AAW, in Japan, in England, in Mexico…. I’m free and I love it.”
He was also asked about the nasty looking injury he suffered at a recent AAW show that kept him out of action for a couple of weeks.
“I feel great. Two weeks ago I had a little injury but that’s wrestling. Two months ago I had a muscle strain in my leg but now I feel great – Lucha Libre made me 100 percent.”
Fenix and Pentagon Jr will team to take on the Young Bucks at AEW’s first show Double or Nothing on May 25 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.