It was previously reported that Lucha Bro and new AEW signee Rey Fenix suffered a stinger during a match last night following a springboard cutter gone wrong. PWInsider have since confirmed that it is, in fact, a muscle contusion of the neck that he has been diagnosed with. Fenix has now been discharged from hospital and advised to take several weeks off.
UPDATE on @ReyFenixMx – He has been treated and released from the hospital with a muscle contusion. He is feeling good and will be back up to 100% after some rest.
We thank you all for your concern and for making #LUCHACITY such wonderful time!
— AAW Wrestling (@AAWPro) February 9, 2019
As a result, the luchador will not take part in tonight’s House Of Glory event in a physical role as advertised but a non-wrestling appearance is not out of the question.
Fenix and Pentagon Jr. took on Myron Reed and AR Fox in the main event of last night’s AAW show. Following the incident, Penta hit Fox with a package piledriver and quickly pinned him for the win and, more importantly, the end of the match. According to PWinsider, Fenix did not tuck his head properly while performing the move, causing the injury.
Rey Fenix Injured at an AAW show 🤯
We wish nothing but the best for him and wish him a speedy recovery!
— TurnbuckleTopics (@TT_4You) February 9, 2019
Fenix lay still after the spot, telling those around him that he felt as if his arms and legs were on fire. This led to the initial reports of a stinger as the condition occurs when nerves in the neck are stretched after contact, causing burning or “stinging” pain.
With any luck, Fenix will be back to his high flying ways in no time. He and Pentagon Jr. are slated to take on the Young Bucks on May 25 at AEW Double Or Nothing.