Hurricane Ian is continuing to affect public events in Florida. Both WWE and AEW were forced to take drastic measures to avert the calamity. AEW was forced to made multiple changes to Dynamite this week due to the hurricane as well.

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Sean Sapp reported from behind Fightful’s paywall that the hurricane caused several AEW stars to miss the September 28, 2022, edition of Dynamite in Philadelphia.

AEW Dynamite was heavily affected by the Hurricane in Florida. As made public by Tony Khan this week, those who lived in the area were not required to attend tonight’s AEW Dynamite in Philadelphia.


Grapsody’s Will Washingston learned a couple of those absences that led to big changes on the show. Former AEW World Tag Team Champion Swerve Strickland was scheduled to be at the show, but couldn’t travel to the event. His tag team partner Keith Lee was solo, working in a backstage segment with The Acclaimed.

Another name that was scheduled for the show, who couldn’t make it was Samoa Joe. On an ROH-heavy show from Philadelphia, the ROH TV Champion was slated to be at the event. We’ll have more on these absences and how they affected the show on Day After Dynamite, on Thursday.

WWE postponed NXT live events due to the hurricane as well. The Southeastern United States will continue to see strong winds and rain over the weekend. Ringside News will continue to update our readers on the situation.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym. 

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