Injuries are always going to be a part of pro wrestling, regardless of the style or years of experience. For promoters and creative teams, these injuries are inevitable, often occurring unexpectedly and at inopportune moments for business.

Tony Khan has experienced this reality since the launch of AEW in 2019 and has recently faced such challenges, prompting him to make significant adjustments to his creative plans. That trend of injuries hasn’t changed, and Bryan Danielson is the most recent of those big setbacks.

These developments come at a crucial time for AEW as they build towards their upcoming Full Gear pay-per-view event later this month and their Worlds End show on December 30th. Additionally, AEW is actively pursuing a new television deal for 2024, so this is a perfect storm kind of situation for Tony Khan’s company.

According to the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer has reported that these injuries have significantly impacted AEW’s original plans and strategies.


“The injury situation has greatly affected the booking as so many plans are made and have to be changed and when they are changed, it’s start from scratch and develop new plans, especially since Danielson, Cole and Jon Moxley were all figured into key things and so much had to be changed which created a domino effect on all the plans.”

Several of AEW’s top stars, including Adam Cole, Jon Moxley, and Bryan Danielson, have recently faced injuries. Cole required ankle surgery, while Danielson is sidelined with a broken orbital bone. Fortunately, Jon Moxley has made a successful return to action following a concussion.

We will have to see how this turns out for everyone involved. Obviously, Bryan Danielson would rather be cleared, because this was not part of the plan. With Worlds End coming up on December 30th, there is some hope that Danielson will be medically cleared for that event.

Keep checking back with us here at Ringside News for more on this story, and so many more in the pro wrestling world. You never know what will happen next, especially when injuries are a part of the situation.

What could AEW do to limit injuries to their roster? Let us know what you think about this in the comments section!

H Jenkins

H Jeknins is a News Correspondent at Ringside News, keeping wrestling fans updated with timely and accurate reports on all things wrestling.

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