AEW All In London was quite a show, but the coffin match needed to be changed. This was a real bummer for AR Fox fans, because he didn’t get to make the trip to the UK.
There was some heat on AR Fox over this situation. There was something wrong with his paperwork, and he hasn’t worked an international event in years. There is apparently a reason for that.
Sean Sapp noted behind Fightful’s paywall that AEW feels that AR Fox was not forthcoming about his situation with All In. The company booked him anyway, even though he apparently knew wrestling in London would be an issue.
We’re told that AR Fox was planned for the match with Swerve Strickland against Sting and Darby Allin at All In, unlike the situation with Rey Fenix where he was never truly set for the match and was planned to be removed. It was noted to Fightful that Fox hasn’t worked international dates since 2016, and the company did not feel like he was forthright about his ability to work outside the country, though we haven’t heard exactly why he couldn’t. Ultimately, the late switch caused what we saw unfold on Dynamite, with AR Fox taking a pin, losing to Nick Wayne.
We’re told that despite being well liked in the company, there was heat on him for the situation.
The report went on to note that, “There was some discussion regarding his status with the Mogul Embassy Affiliates and whether or not he should stay, but ultimately the split was decided on.”
We will have to see how AEW is able to work AR Fox into things from this point on. He has a lot of potential, and is finally getting a chance to perform on a national stage. Sadly, he couldn’t get things sorted in time for All In London.
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